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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Presented without comment


Note: All quoted descriptions in this post are the homeowner's.

Today's Wall Street Journal "House of the Day" is a "light and timeless" 25,000 sq ft estate* on 1.6 acres in Salt Lake City, Utah. Built in 2000, homeowner Linda Rasmussen was desirous of "a home with a more European aesthetic."


  "Nothing's dark. I kept it light and timeless."


 "Everything's subtle and well done. It's not garish."


 "It was built to entertain and have people in."


"It's large but homey."

There are deck chairs in the rotunda.

*Can a house on less than two acres be considered an "estate"?

House of the Day 3/15/12 [The Wall Street Journal]
House listing  [Summit Sotheby's]
Home's website [official site]

24 comments:

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Lol. Oh dear, someone's got delusions of grandeur again...and possibly dyslexia.
Cheers, Alcira

nerochronicles.com

Design Junkie said...

I have a comment. But I shall keep it to myself.

Juliab said...

I was going to say "No comment" but I think I'm going to have nightmares over those kitchen stools tonight.

mrs. anderdaddy said...

How many flower arrangements does a kitchen need? Also, Jesus is on the kitchen counter, preaching to an empty stool.

Raina Cox said...

mrs. anderdaddy - He is remote controlled. One push of the button and your meal is automatically blessed.

hush said...

Eat the rich.

David said...

Timeless? I'm thinking late 90's/early aughts.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Unfortunate to be sure.

Tara Dillard said...

When I advise exterior lighting the 1st pic would be used to show everything I would not do.

Won't go further.

Have a Conservatory & dinner waiting.

Garden & Be Well, XO T

meenal bishnoi said...

Timeless?? 'stuck in time' is more like it! xx meenal

maison21 said...

*so* subtle. *so* well done.

Nick Klaus said...

@Tara,
It's terrible lighting, but it makes those two trees flanking the entry feel so special.

I Just noticed the wall isn't beige; it's a faint faux finish in beige. Not an amateur job, but still gag-inducing.

The Down East Dilettante said...

Which night school gave this architect a degree? There is no excuse, none.

Margaret said...

Visiting RH yesterday I saw a mini wooden rotunda the size of, let's say Barbie's kid sister would comfortably roam around in, that I actually loved (stop judging), but my daughter hated. She said, "..It conjures up bad images of Roman soldiers doing bad things" (on less than 2 acres).

life, in small chunks said...

Apparently someone doesn't know what the word garish means?

Raina Cox said...

life, in small chunks - Do the obscenely wealthy have a different dictionary than the rest of us?

Vickie H. said...

LOL!!!
And the comments are priceless!!!

Teri said...

I totally missed Jesus the first time! I was too busy checking the dictionary to see if the definition of subtle and garish had been changed.

I believe that when people accumulate too much wealth, they lose all sense of taste and common sense.

Annette said...

Europe just gave a collected gag over this interpretation.

littlebadwolf said...

blorpff

Rose said...

One word: oppressive.

Turner Pack Rats said...

as Ernest used to say "Ewwwww!!!

Jessie said...

Your reply to Mrs. Anderdaddy is priceless! I love your originality and creativity.

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

magazine chic said...

Horrible. All of it.