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Year-Round Retreat

A couple’s longing for a mountain sanctuary leads them to picturesque Wolf Creek Ranch, where they and a talented team create a family getaway enjoyed throughout the seasons. BY BRAD MEE


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Designer Anne-Marie Barton “decked the halls� for the holidays. In the great room, a painting by Galust Berian hangs on the majestic stone fireplace. A ceiling clad in reclaimed wood and a framework of slip-peeled, precut Pioneer Log timbers add warmth and natural beauty to the space. OPPOSITE: A sense of permanence and scale defines the home. The main house offers more than 9,600 squarefeet of living space, with seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

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“If we could make our house a home, and then make it a sanctuary, I think we could truly find paradise on Earth,” penned author Alexandra Stoddard. The words perfectly describe the creation of Keith and Jennifer Gardiner’s spectacular mountain residence. “They wanted a generational retreat for themselves and their family,” says interior designer Anne-Marie Barton. She teamed with Think Architecture’s John Shirley and builder Chad Magleby of Magleby Construction to craft such a place: a warm and inviting estate that would serve as a year-round getaway located in Wolf Creek Ranch, a pristine 14,000-acre development just minutes outside of Park City. “The house was designed around a mountainranch concept,” says Magleby, who recalls walking the bucolic property with the Gardiners to determine the placement of the home on the 160-acre site. “When we zeroed in on where we would place the house, Jennifer got so excited she said could almost smell the coffee from the porch,”


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Urban Electric Company pendants hang above the kitchen island topped with leathered Uba tuba granite. Cabinets by Masterpiece Millwork & Door. UPPER LEFT: Walls of cut and chiseled stone frame the entry where a painting by Michael Coleman hangs above a white oak table crafted by Bradshaw Design. LOWER LEFT: The 160-acre estate serves as a mountain sanctuary for its owners. A 65-foot-long bridge crosses a man-made, 1.3-acre lake.

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Magleby recalls. Shirley, who also toured the property to perfect the dwelling’s orientation, adds, “As with all great homes, this design is truly a response to a fantastic site.” Jennifer’s love of art kick-started the estate’s design. The project began with an art studio that resembles an old homestead cabin, a small stone and timber structure. “It is one of the jewels of the whole property.” Shirley says. “Private, surrounded by aspens and on the water’s edge looking out towards the Wasatch, it’s one of my favorite parts of the design.” The large main house—with seven bedrooms and nine baths—and a separate barn/guest house appear to have been added later to the property. From the front, the home overlooks an acre-plus private lake designed by landscape designer Steven Gilbert. “What started as a small water feature became a key part of the entire project,” Magleby says of the trout-stocked lake. A large 65-foot bridge leads from the main drive, across the 18-foot-deep body of water to the home’s entry porch and motor court. “Great care was given to the approach,” Shirley explains. A mix of naturally rustic materials links the exterior of the mountain home to its site and elevates the interior’s style as well. Recurring reclaimed wood creates a sense of timelessness, cut and chiseled stone fosters the home’s handcrafted character, and artisan-crafted log timbers from Montana add raw yet refined beauty. “Rather than taking all the bark off, we left an under-layer of bark,” Magleby says of the log beams’ slip-peel treatment. “They’re somewhat rustic but also very elegant.” These two terms—rustic and elegant—aptly describe the home’s compelling interior.

A ceiling clad in reclaimed wood, a wood-planked wall, large window and lanterns by Gregorius Pineo tie the dining room to the mountain landscape. The oak-topped, painted table can seat 18 guests. The table and hutch are by Bradshaw Design. LEFT: The kitchen’s authentic pizza oven was a must-have for the family.


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Jennifer’s art studio occupies the small cottage on the lake. A custom work table by Bradshaw Design anchors the space while a funky, mixed-media bison art piece overlooks the room. UPPER RIGHT: Barton curated a collection of framed art pieces to hang above the uniquely upholstered bench in the home’s inviting entry. LOWER RIGHT: Kohler’s Bateau vessel sink sits on a white-oak floating vanity. Above, a barnwood oval mirror hangs on the wood-clad wall.


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RUSTIC ELEGANCE 1. Interior designer Anne-Marie Barton, principal of AMB Design. 2. A cast-iron, claw-footed tub by Cheviot bathes in light flowing through a guest bathroom’s window. 3. In the powder room, mirror tiles serve as a striking backdrop for an iron vanity by Lightning Forge and wall sconces by Urban Electric Company. The cork wallpaper is by Elitis and the leathered limestone vanity top is from European Marble & Granite. 4. A rustic stone fireplace anchors one of the home’s many guest rooms. Barton used luxurious draperies and rugs to add pattern and color to the calm, uncluttered interior.



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An antique rug, vintage pillow fabrics and custom built-in bunks create a warm, welcoming vibe in the home’s bunk room.

“He is a hunter and she is an artist,” Barton says, explaining Keith’s desire for rustic character and Jennifer’s desire for something more refined and European. Barton took the owners’ personalities and styles to heart

of split-peel log beams positioned high to allow light and views to flow unfettered inside. Here, and throughout the architecturally dynamic home, Barton embraced “European layering,” a direction she relished after having

as she masterfully created an eclectic mix that resonates throughout. “From each room you feel the entanglement of rusticity and elegance,” she says. “There isn’t tension; it’s a perfect marriage of both.” When one walks into the grand entry, these interwoven styles become immediately apparent. A Michael Coleman painting of a bull elk hangs on a stone wall above a more refined white oak Denison console crafted by Billy Bradshaw. A faded antique rug surprisingly overlays a steer hide to warm the stone floor while, above, a wood-planked and beamed ceiling overlooks the voluminous space. “From the beginning, everything merges throughout the home,” Barton says. The hero of the main house may be the majestic great room that opens both east and west, capturing views of both the Wasatch and Uinta mountains. The grand space is anchored by a towering stone fireplace and crowned by a reclaimed-wood ceiling and a framework

recently designed many clean-lined modern interiors . “It was glorious layering again,” she says. Collaborating with her clients for more than two years, Barton turned her discerning eye to creating, finding and gathering custom and antique furnishings, vintage fabrics, animal hides, artwork, tribal rugs and eyecatching collections for display. From two 10-foot-long, linen-upholstered custom sofas in the great room to the kitchen’s limestone hood and a pair of lanterns hanging over the oak-topped dining table, Barton selected and mixed unique pieces to ensure that the home felt warm, welcoming and, above all, a reflection of its owners’ tastes and style of living. The house appears to have been there for decades, Barton explains. “It’s not a quick-build chalet; it has depth,” she says. “It’s a family heirloom.” It’s an heirloom the Gardiners and their clan will enjoy for seasons and years to come. FALL 2 0 1 6


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A couple's longing for a mountain sanctuary leads them to picturesque Wolf Creek Ranch, where they and a talented team create a family getaw...

USD FA16 Year Round Retreat  

A couple's longing for a mountain sanctuary leads them to picturesque Wolf Creek Ranch, where they and a talented team create a family getaw...