May 7, 2017 Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Salt Lake City, Utah

Hello folks! Today’s mid-century modern gem in Salt Lake City is sure to not disappoint! Someone posted it on one of the mid-century groups a few weeks ago, I bookmarked the listing, got busy and forgot about it. Ha! But something made me think of it this week, and I knew y’all would like to see this one! Let’s check it out!

This home is located at 2738 E Pebble Glen Circle, Salt Lake City, Utah on a nice lot in a desirable neighborhood. It is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,828 square foot home built in 1965 that is being offered at $649,000. The listing is courtesy of Mony Ty at Caldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. For more information and additional photos you can check out the listing here. From the listing:

A faded name on the blueprint is all we know of Larry J. Rowsell. We understand he came to Salt Lake City from California, and left a short time after building a handful of beautiful modern homes in the 1960s. We are left with little knowledge of the man, other than the carefully considered details in his homes. He never let anyone else touch the designs of his kitchens or bathrooms, or even his closets or stairs. He designed every square inch of every single home he gave his name to, from the louvered drawers and cabinetry (made to mimic the louvered windows of course), right down to the tiniest rosewood drawer handle details. Clerestory windows perch above the walls of this home, adding light and air to the interior rooms, and giving wings to a roofline that flutters like a butterfly in Spring. Like most modern homes of the period, there is privacy from the street, and a wide open living space in the back. This may be a perfectly preserved time capsule of 1965, but it is certainly not a period piece; the design is just as relevant today as it was then. You wouldn’t call an Alexander Calder sculpture dated, now would you? This is not “less is more” architecture, in the words of Mies Van der Rohe. No, here, “God is in the details.”


(I think if it were my place I’d take out that bush so you could see the home better.)

(This railing… omg )
(Love the stacked brick fireplace wall and the clerestory windows!)
(Amazing organic feel in the kitchen- lovely wood grain, pebble glass, and love that the cabinet doors repeat the railing shapes.)


(The built-ins are attractive and functional!)

(IMO the wood knobs are a nice touch, tying the design together.)
(I believe I spy a Witco Wilrongo wall hanging!)


(The architect did a wonderful job tying the design elements together with the repeating pebble glass and wood.)
(Great tile!)


All I can say is WOW!! I’m totally a sucker for interesting rooflines, especially zig-zag and butterfly. And how about that listing description?! It’s sounds like it’s straight out of a literary journal! The only element I wasn’t in love with was the carpet, but I bet there is something nice under it. The outdoor space is amazing! What did y’all think?