7238 E 900 S Huntsville, UT 84317
Nov 3, 2020
May 10, 2022
** SOLD **
7238 E 900 S Huntsville, UT 84317
4 Bed | 4 Bath | 5000 SF | 4 Acres | MLS#
Both unique and rare, this home blends beautifully into the private four acre lot, and the many acres of Forest Service land that surround it. There will never be homes built nearby. No roofs will ever interfere with the views. This art curator's home borders Pineview reservoir and the estuary below with Powder Mountain and Ben Lomond as the backdrop to the North and Snowbasin’s peaks to the South. The architecture is exquisite yet unassuming, balancing the relationship with the surrounding natural setting. Designed by Mark Bates, this Huntsville, Utah home is a modern sanctuary to be protected in perpetuity.
The inconspicuous drive is tree lined and gracefully reveals this mountain modern home. A spectacular ¾ life size bronze of a thoroughbred mare and foal recline under the trees as the house comes into view. Wrapped in towering pines and aspens the front yard is private with a large pond and waterfall cascading in the foreground and Snowbasin’s five peaks in the distance. The entry path flows along the yard past two life size bronze wolves standing sentry in the flower beds, one of many thoughtful additions throughout the grounds. As you walk toward the entry the all-natural stone exterior and patinated steel wrapped windows create a sense of belonging here in the mountains. Massive timbers rise to support layered timber trusses creating a portico that sets the stage for the entry into this breathtaking home. As the French doors open into the great room, your gaze is drawn through the home by the welcoming vistas of the lake and mountains of the Ogden Valley that border the backyard. No wonder this space is a favorite wedding venue.
Walk into the modern great room with its massive picture windows revealing Pineview Reservoir and the meandering South Fork River. Watch the sandhill cranes fly across the horizon, while snuggled in front of the staggered double fireplace. With high ceilings this gathering area is open and bright but still cozy. This is a balance that is not always easy to attain but this home is intimate throughout. Additional glass French doors open to the north-facing back deck creating a natural flow between the indoor and outdoor living spaces.
The great room is linked by a half circle glass bar created by Stephen Teuscher. His artistry portrays the archetypal building blocks represented in subtle mandalas composing the elements of the universe; earth, water, fire, air, and ether. The bar serves to unite the room and encourages seating on both sides. The oversized kitchen features stainless steel appliances, a double extra-large refrigerator and freezer, double convection ovens, steam oven, a gas Thermador commercial cooktop, an island with prep sink, and custom cement counters with intricate flowing designs throughout. An open dining area has infinite room to expand for entertaining but rests quietly out of the way until needed.
Featuring main floor living, the master suite makes up the entire west end of the home. With floor to ceiling windows framing peaceful water views, a private exit to the outdoor hot tub, and a walk-in closet, the master is a sanctuary within a sanctuary. The bathroom features a textured cement counter with modern sinks, sunken jetted tub, and quartz shower with a Euro glass door.
The east wing of the main level features an ultra modern office with mountain views and built-in bookcases, which could easily be converted to a bedroom. The east wing has a full bathroom featuring a quartz shower, cement counters; and finishes with a spacious laundry room just off the vaulted ceiling three car garage.
The lower level is accessed from the main great room, or from the lower back yard. The glass railings framing the interior over width stairway feature the phases of the moon etched in the glass, a nuance easily missed at first glance. The large gathering room has high ceilings and a daylight French door walkout to the backyard, as well as two oversize flat screen televisions with customized surround sound. Situated next to the lower level bar is another great area for entertaining complete with a kitchenette. The first of the two downstairs bedrooms doubles as a yoga studio large enough for 12. It has a queen murphy bed, custom fold away desk, walk in closet with cabinets for storage, and an ensuite bathroom with a tub/shower combo. The second downstairs bedroom is a honeymoon suite with a lake view. Guests will love it, with its two person jetted tub, ensuite bathroom with cement counters and the large walk in quartz shower. There is one additional room perfect for a massage room, art studio, or podcast recording studio. It has wonderful acoustic quality.
Other features of the home include metal roof, custom built in sound system with outdoor speakers for dancing on the semicircular outdoor dance floor, air conditioning in the master bedroom, Minka-Aire ceiling fans throughout, exquisite modern luxury vinyl plank flooring, radiant heat throughout, attached three car garage with additional upper level storage, two water heaters, and private well. The original home burned, and it was completely rebuilt in 2015. The current owners are only part time residents leaving the home feeling brand new.
The outdoor living spaces are ample and varying on the four acres. Just off the large tiered back deck, a xeriscaped medicine wheel is aligned with Machu Picchu. Each of the many interludes in the yard is designed to embrace Utah's four seasons creating an ever changing landscape just out your door. Follow the path down into the lower acreage with its private year round creek which leads to the shade of the ancient willows creating a canopy of privacy on the east side of the property. Walk or bike eastward on the Winter’s Grove Nature trail along the reservoir and the Southfork River into Huntsville Town without ever touching the main road. Or, hike the trail westward along the lake through the dozens of acres of unoccupied federal land that fill the mile of unbuildable space between the house and the Anderson Cove Campground.
Located just off of Trappers Loop in Huntsville, this home is 8 minutes from Snowbasin, 25 minutes from Powder Mountain, 20 minutes from Ogden, and 45 minutes from Salt Lake International airport. The Ogden Valley boasts three downhill ski resorts, miles of trails for hiking and biking, skate skiing, the lake for water skiing, and so much more. With deer, fox, turkeys, and a menagerie of local birds as neighbors, come see how truly rare this Huntsville, Utah respite is.
*Square footage figures are provided as a courtesy estimate only and were obtained by county records. Buyer is advised to obtain an independent measurement. *Lot boundary lines drawn on photos are for illustration only. All property information to be verified by buyer.