Photo by Cliff May architecture

Salt Lake Modern is hosting an exclusive tour of four privately-owned homes in Olympus Cove on Saturday, June 8 from 10–3 p.m. This is your chance to peek into the past while maintaining your position in the modern era. 

These homes are located just above Wasatch Drive, in a development started in the early 1950s when new construction technology allowed expansion along the east bench. All of the homes are reflective of the era and have eclectic decor and contemporary architecture. One home on the tour is by prominent Utah architect Ron Molen, known for his mid-century work. The tour also includes a pre-fabricated home by renowned architect Cliff May, developer of the California Ranch style home. 

The exact location of the homes on the tour is kept a secret until the tour begins, so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance for $15 or $20 on the day of the event. For tickets, visit Salt Lake Modern or call 801-533-0858 ext. 101; day-of tickets are available at the Adonis LDS Chapel, 4176 S Adonis Dr.

With consideration for the residents of these homes, tours will only be available from 10–3 p.m. on June 8, and attendees will be provided shoe covers or allowed to visit in their socks (no bare feet). The tour is approximately two hours to visit all the homes, and walking to all houses should only be done by those willing and able to navigate steep terrain.

Salt Lake Modern: Olympus Cove is sponsored by a committee of Utah Heritage Foundation, dedicated to raising public awareness of mid-century modern architecture in the Salt Lake region.

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