UPDATE:: This home is now FOR SALE! Contact me if you're interested in keeping or restoring this home: jetset dot azucar at gmail dot com. Good neighborhood, incredible views.
A first for MCM Utah--a home in Springville.
I rarely get down to Art City, but on an evening trip a couple weeks ago I noticed an amazing MCM home. As I drove around the neighborhoods, even more houses popped out at me. I decided I needed to go back during the day to snap a few pictures. Around that time a friend told me that I'd love a Springville home that is in her family. We went to check it out one fine morning, and what a find!
Yes, that's a residential butterfly roof. Incredibly lovely.
The house is a neutral colored brick, with barn red siding, and mint trim. I love the graduated windows and the use of the lot.
You can see both a garage (in mint/aqua) and a carport. The driveway slopes slightly down from the street, taking advantage of the lot. Notice the small windows on the western facade. These days we'd probably put large windows in their place, but in the late 50s, when this house was built, smaller windows on an exposed western side would have provided better energy efficiency. The plants must be original as well. Those yuccas were probably planted to give the house the Palm Springs feel. In fact, all of the plants are period--what a trip!
I'm entirely enchanted by this house--which my friend assures me is mostly vintage condition minus an 80s kitchen remodel) Whoever placed the house did so to echo and frame the mountains behind the home.
I don't know what it is about a butterfly roof, but they just enchant me.