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Historic Salt Lake City Mansion With State Capitol and Mountain Views Lists for Nearly $13 Million

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When the original owners of this grand home at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains moved into the grounds in 1939, views of downtown were salt lake city had a special meaning.

“His mother, the son of the original owner, now in her 80s, loved being able to watch the lights go on and off in her parents’ downtown apartment at the Hotel Utah. told me,” Summit listing agent Suzanne Allred said. Sotheby’s International Realty in Salt Lake City. “It was a ‘Grand Dame’ hotel with apartments back then. “

The stately single-family home, which went up for sale last week for $12.95 million, is on Avenue, the first neighborhood established when Salt Lake City was founded in the 1850s, she said.

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Completely renovated in 2005, the home includes a two-story extension with windows surrounding the Utah State Capitol building. Balconies and tall windows throughout the home offer views of manicured gardens, mountains, and downtown Salt Lake City. The 11,801-square-foot home has five bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, and three partial bathrooms.

“The house is located in a hilly area and offers this quiet location with courtyards, gardens and a pool, yet a 10-minute walk to downtown,” Allred said. “If you prefer to be in nature then City Creek where elk and deer can be seen He is a 20 minute walk to He Canyon.”

Many rooms in the home overlook the State Capitol.

Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

According to the Realtor.com listing, the house is currently the second most expensive listing in the city. (Mansion Global is owned by Dow Jones. Dow Jones and Realtor.com are both owned by News Corp.)

“The owners wanted this home to be not just a family home, but a gathering place for community and charitable events,” says Allred. “Over the years, US presidents, senators, governors, mayors and celebrities have visited the home for charitable events.”

The owner, a late fund manager, and his wife have carefully remodeled the home to maximize indoor-outdoor connectivity and showcase their art collection. There are open rooms to entertain large crowds both formally and informally, as well as cozy spaces for families.

“I call this home ‘the gem of the city’ because of the incredible attention to detail,” Allred said. “One of his most unusual features is the glass floating staircase with his art installation in the ceiling. increase.”

Another favorite space is the two-story English Pine Library overlooking the State House.

“The bookshelf has two floors, with an upstairs gallery overlooking the library, gardens and the Houses of Parliament below,” Allred says.

Light floods the two-story library.

Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

Other features include hand-stenciled ceilings in select rooms, custom French chateau parquet floors, and extensive woodwork and tiles.

“The property’s landscape architect once said he liked creating ‘paradise islands in the city,’ and this home qualifies,” Allred said.

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