"A faded name on the blueprint is all we know of Larry J. Rowsell.Â Â We understand he came to Salt Lake City from California, and left a short time after building a handful of beautiful modern homes in the 1960s.Â We are left with little knowledge of the man, other than the carefully considered details in his homes. Â He never let anyone else touch the designs of his kitchens or bathrooms, or even his closets or stairs. Â He designed every square inch of every single home he gave his name to, from the louvered drawers and cabinetry (made to mimic the louvered windowsÂ of course), right downÂ to the tiniest rosewood drawer handle details.Â Clerestory windows perch above the walls of this home, adding light and air to the interior rooms, and giving wings to a roofline that flutters like a butterfly in Spring. Â Like most modern homes of the period, there is privacy from the street, and a wide open living space in the back. Â This may be a perfectly preserved time capsule of 1965, but it is certainly not a period piece; the design is just as relevant today as it was then. Â You wouldn't call an Alexander Calder sculpture dated, now would you? Â This is not less is more architecture, in the words of Mies Van der Rohe.Â No, here, God is in the details.Â "
* PRICE LOWERED - $680,000 TO $649,000