What’s the best part of a resort vacation? For some, it’s the food. Others might say indulgent amenities, top-notch service, or endless options for play. What if you could have it all and call it home?
That’s what a Houston couple wanted, so they purchased a home at Stein Eriksen Residences (SER) in Deer Valley. This unique residential community comprises 15 homes and 41 condos and is part of the Stein Collection, which includes the Stein Eriksen Lodge, The Chateaux Deer Valley, and The Residences at the Chateaux.
“These [homes] put the mountain modern architectural style on the map,” says Pierrette Tierney, vice president of Business and Development of Magleby Construction, pointing to the exposed steel I-beams, elevated flat-pitch roofs, and natural elements. Reclaimed barnwood and stone blend with corner detailing and exposed steel powder-coated gunmetal gray. But the home’s thoughtful details extend beyond architecture and construction.
The Stein Collection has decades of experience catering to discerning clientele, so it’s no surprise that the SER include guest services—full-service concierge and bell teams, spa concierge, ski locker, and restaurant teams. “Our owners are elite travelers,” says Jacqi Tewksbury, resort manager. “They’ll call ahead and let us know they’re coming home. We’ll pre-stock groceries, arrange transportation … whatever they need. They’re part of the Stein family.”
This particular home, located within yards of the resort hub, is just a few steps away from the 7-8-8-0 Club restaurant and lounge, Silver Aspen Spa, Stein Eriksen Sports, infinity pool, and fitness center. Combined with unobstructed views of the Uinta Mountains and Deer Valley Resort, as well as slope-side access, the home’s location and amenities were ideal for this Houston couple. They just needed a little more space to fit their family.
So, they hired project architect John Shirley, principal at Think Architecture, to combine two lots into one. “The design concept was to wrap the home around an outdoor living space,” says Shirley. “We wanted to bring light into the enclosed loggia, so we used a frosted aqua glass that didn’t darken the main interior.” Enclosed on three sides and open to stunning views, the loggia is still private from neighboring homes.
“From their deck you can see down Main Street, over to the Canyons Village, and beyond,” says Shirley. “We maximized those views with floor-to-ceiling glass in the great room and wrap-corner butting seams on the windows.” The 8,200-square-foot home features seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and four fireplaces. The lower level includes a game room and ski-in, ski-out mudroom with custom lockers and boot warmers.
Main-floor living can be challenging to accomplish in mountain homes because of grades and steep slopes. But Chad Magleby, president and CEO of Magleby Construction, worked with Shirley’s design to create a great room that includes a kitchen, dining, and living room as well as a master bedroom suite on one floor. Impeccable attention to detail includes a marble fireplace surround with vein-cut joints. “We took multiple slabs of marble and joined them together on the veins so it looks like a single slab,” says Magleby. “I was in awe of the technical proficiency.”
Interior designer Fern Santini, owner of Austin, Texas–based Fern Santini Inc (and the homeowner’s sister), added her signature flair to the home. “My sister has a great design sensibility and she’s willing to push the envelope,” says Santini. “From the get-go, we wanted the interior to be textural and contemporary with an inviting soul. Moody in the evening and sparkling in the day.”
She focused on glamorous lighting and sumptuous furnishings to accentuate the views. “The building products have hard surfaces: wood, steel, glass, and marble,” she explains. “We wanted to balance them with luxurious textures in furnishings and rugs.” For example, cashmere, lambswool and silk. “Contemporary, opulent materials feel like heaven and enhance the architecture,” she says.
Since the homeowners entertain often, they wanted beautiful yet comfortable furniture. Santini designed sitting spaces with swivel chairs so people could interact at every angle. This kind of thoughtful design coupled with lavish furnishings adds glitz and glam—as well as comfort—to this modern mountain home. The best part: They get to feel like they’re on vacation every day.
Architect: John Shirley, Think Architecture
5151 S 900 East, Ste 200, Salt Lake City, 801.269.0055, thinkaec.com
Contractor: Magleby Construction
1816 Prospector Ave, Ste 100, Park City, 801.785.9998, maglebyconstruction.com
Interior designer: Fern Santini
4414 Burnet Rd, Austin, Texas, 512.300.2303, fernsantini.com
CUSTOM STONE BLEND
2276 S Daniels Rd, Heber City, 435.654.3334, rjmasonryinc.com
RECLAIMED BARN WOOD
Montana Reclaimed Lumber Company
39 Jays Way, Gallatin Gateway, Montana, 406.763.9102, mtreclaimed.com
Tempered and laminated glass with custom colored resin: Glass Images & Creations
1804 S Columbia Lane, Orem, 801.225.4009, glassimages.org
White oak cabinets & solid, white oak door in entryway: Masterpiece Millwork and Door
1291 W Center St, Lindon, 801.406.9944, masterpiecemill.com
Rifted white oak hardwood flooring planks: KT Hardwoods
7858 S 1300 West, West Jordan, 801.639.9877, kthardwoods.com
Structural exposed steel beams: Arches Intermountain Fabricators
525 W Airport Rd, Heber City, 435.657.2822, archesfab.com
Knox Custom Fabrication
685 W 600 North, North Salt Lake, 801.936.5669, knoxcustom.com
Rocky Mountain Hardware
1020 Airport Way, Hailey, Idaho, 208.788.2013, rockymountainhardware.com
Marble countertops: European Marble & Granite
2575 S 600 West, Salt Lake City, 801.974.0333, europeanmarbleandgranite.com
Marble tile floor: A.H. Tile-N-All