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235 A ST, Salt Lake City UT 84103
This dreamy cottage is a cup of English countryside in the Aves, and is seated on precisely .59 acresâ€“an unheard of bit of earth around these parts. The original owner commissioned the space for his British bride, in the hopes of gifting her a bit of England in her new stateside home. The result is the embodiment of a storybook cottage. Particular rooms we die for: the entryway landing, the kitchen (a modestly-sized number, completely remodeled by the current owners, that functions flawlessly in the space), and the main living area (with original, raked-cement cathedral ceilings, and a stunning fireside). If we had to choose a fourth favorite room, it would undeniably be the cutting garden off the front of the house (with roses and peonies accessible by kitchen windows through September). And the fifth, if we had to, would be the backyard. The sensational, fully-landscaped backyard (all three tiers of it) faces west, affording those within it not only smashing sunset views, but views of the Capitol building, the Salt Lake Temple, and all of downtown, as well. Nooks, crannies, and an air of timelessness abound in this garden, which has been maintained since the home was built, nearly 100 years ago. The home is historic from the exterior, but the finishes, craftsmanship, and styling are unparalleled. The roof, boiler, and front and back decks are all brand new; the tiles in the kitchen (imported from a monastery in France), the pantry's hidden subzero drawer, and the wood-burning stove in the sunroom are all thoughtfully-fitting additions, too. The solid wood doors, leaded glass windows, and Japanese maple out back, however, are all original, and stand as true testaments to the timelessness of good style. It's a quiet elegance, here, and precisely the sort of house we live to love. Square footage figures are provided as a courtesy estimate only. Buyer is advised to obtain an independent measurement.