This mid century in Holladay Utah by William Pereira is a stunning and rare example of a higher level of modernism. Higher level meaning that even in 1969 this wasn’t your grandma’s single level rancher. I like all of the finishes that are happening from stone to parquet flooring to warm woods on the wall. The size of the house and the 1.6 acres it sits on are impressive as well. It does look like the landscaping would need a refreshing. The home is being put on the market for the first time, could you imagine calling this place home?
“We requested a few notes on Pereira’s work from architect, author, lecturer, and preservationist, Alan Hess: ”William Pereira is famous for the major museums (LACMA), airports, skyscrapers, campuses, and city plans he designed to reshape the West in the second half of the twentieth century. He designed few residences, but those he did were for extraordinary clients such as tire magnate Leonard Firestone, Los Angeles Times publisher Otis Chandler, and his own house in Los Angeles. The house he designed in Salt Lake City is contemporary with the Firestone estate in Palm Springs, and exhibits similar confident lines and flowing spaces, inside and out. The Firestone house was recently restored by new owners as part of the tremendous revival of interest in Palm Springs’ excellent midcentury Modern architecture. Pereira’s Salt Lake City house holds the same potential to enjoy a unique piece of architecture.” – CityhomeCOLLECTIVE