Thirds time’s a charm for this historic home
Second Wind West is nestled high in the Wasatch Mountains in the historic mining town of Park City, Utah. It was originally built in 1890 and was one of the only two-story homes in this area at this time. When the Park City Ski Area decided to construct the Town Lift in the mid 1980’s, they offered the historic homes on the proposed ski run free lift and relocation. A local realtor relocated the house to Woodside Avenue in Old Town Park City. He added the garage, lower level and upper level in the early 2000’s.
The current homeowner purchased the house in 2014. Although it was previously remodeled the home lacked flow. Small closed off rooms and a foyer that was dark even in the daylight hours, were the main issues. Opening up the walls from the foyer into the living room, dining room, back hall, and lower staircase created an open, light-filled space. Vaulting the ceiling above the foyer and main staircase and adding two skylights brought daylight into the interior of the house. The added benefit is a large, light filled, modern open space.
The modern clean lines are defined and highlighted by architectural details such as horizontal paneling, wood paneled ceilings, steel/wood/and glass floating stairs and a steel I beam. Extensive use of tile further the textures and give the home a clean and subtle modern look. Every material, including floors, tile, cabinets, ceilings and walls have a gray tint or hue. Key to the house’s design was storage. This was added by a two story addition on the back of the house. The addition provided a larger mudroom and a bath and extra storage on the upper level. The cabinetry was designed much like what you would find on a boat and with the look of built in furniture. Each room maximizes the space available. The house still maintains the historic character of Old Town but incorporates the clean modern design needed for the future.
This 4000 square foot, 5 bedroom, 5 ½ bath house has a mixture of modern, traditional, and global design and brings a unique and unexpected energy to this project. This project was a complete renovation of living space.
Design by Nancie Perlowitz
Raised in California, Nancie had a successful career as a designer and merchandiser in the garment business in San Francisco and New York City. After six years in New York and the birth of her second son, she decided to retire from clothing design and the extensive travel it required. She changed careers and enrolled in Parsons School of Design to become an interior designer. Immediately, she was recognized for her keen eye in transforming the nonfunctional to the functional. This began her journey working on everything from New York City lofts to luxury homes in Southampton New York, Sandspoint New York, Short Hills New Jersey, and apartments on Central Park West. She has specialized in both Interior Design and Exterior Design. Working with and without architects, her innate talent for design allows her to turn ideas into reality. Specifically, she has transformed this outdated Old Town Historic house into a new age industrial modern home.