In Utah, Kipp Edick of Architect Associates and Joe Sadoski of Signal Architecture+Research recently completed Host House, a Utah residence whose unassuming, cedar-clad facade conceals the size and spaciousness within.
White oak, blackened steel and polished concrete make up the color and material palette of the home, a subdued backdrop that highlights the clients’ extensive art collection and tasteful furniture pieces. A long corridor greets the visitors upon entry, which fluidly leads off to the various spaces on the ground level. At the core of the ground floor is a landscaped courtyard, enclosed on all sides by glazed walls, in full view from the social areas that include an open-plan kitchen, living room and dining area, as well as a master suite. Two more bedrooms and a lounge area are found on the second level, and the basement is fitted with a wine cellar, a food storage facility and a utility room.
Host House also embraces concepts of sustainability. It comes equipped with innovative ground-source heat pumps, heat-recovery ventilation systems, and a rainwater storage cistern for irrigation purposes. This is a residence that sets the standard of an ideal, modern home – one that is mindful of both beauty and purpose.
Photographer © Laura Swimmer