The “Home |+1” project from Cityhome Collective manages to solve a problem with which many new home designs are faced—how do you fit two residences on the same plot? Well, apparently, the Cityhome Collective team has managed to resolve the issue, while also allowing both residential structures to preserve their own visual, functional and stylistic identity. The project is located in Salt Lake City, USA. It includes a main home and an adjoining cottage, perfect for guests, live-in staff or one’s extended family, be they temporary or permanent tenants. The red brick buildings enjoy a wonderfully landscaped backyard, fenced for privacy, designed with a lawn and gravel, plus a Jacuzzi, great for relaxing at the end of a busy day spent in the bustling city. The suburban charm of the two homes is reiterated in the design of the interiors, which feature weathered wood paneling, lofted ceilings, an open space living room-cum-dining room, antique furniture in darker tones of wood and apparent brickwork.
New home designs tend to go against the recession’s rule of thumb, which dictates that selling property is not very good idea right now. The home, currently up for purchase, features a main building designed by Ron Molen, with four bedrooms, an open plan day area, an office with lofted ceilings, a fitness/media room with hardwired speakers and a kid’s climbing wall. There is also a private, Scottsdale-style front patio with a fire pit, a ten-person swim spa with swimming and rowing equipment, a three-car garage and many more. The smaller of the two homes comes with two bedrooms, a lovely fireplace and newly renovated kitchen and bathroom.