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1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA

1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA
1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA

The ‘glass box’ is always popular. So this 1950s Dean Gustavson-designed modernist property in Holladay, Utah, USA should have plenty of admirers.

1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA
1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA

According to the agent, this one has only been on the market once since it was constructed back in 1957.

1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA
1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA

Inspired by the work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson, the property here looks in fairly original condition, which is perhaps down to its lack of movement in the market. A house that has been well maintained and above all, loved.

1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA
1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA

However, it is worth pointing out that this place isn’t a time capsule. A look at the furniture and some of the finishes suggests recent work and furnishings that are a mix of the modern and the classic.

1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA
1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA

But the overall look and feel of the house has been maintained. The steel frame, the walls of glass, the wooden wall dividers, the walnut wood and brick internal walls for example. All look to be from the original era.

1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA
1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA

The layout is much as the architect intended too. Over 2,000 sq. ft. of living space, with a ‘tight core’ of essentials such as the kitchen, bathroom and utility / laundry room, with the rest of the space open and flexible. Right now, the space is laid out with four bedrooms, but you can tweak that in any way you like.

1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA
1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA

You also get three quarters of an acre of land, with a ‘privacy wall’, mature pines, an outdoor eating area / pergola plus outbuildings.

1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA
1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA

The latter includes a studio with a skylight, a workshop; a ‘duck and cover’ era bomb shelter and a building designed as an observatory. A four-car carport finishes things off.

1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA
1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA

A lot of building, which is on the market for $825,000.

Images and details courtesy of Estately. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA
1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA

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