Sunday, September 20, 2020

Home City Life At Home: New Life for the McIntyre Mansion

At Home: New Life for the McIntyre Mansion

Through a generous commitment by its new owners and the thoughtful design and careful physical restoration by Capitol Hill Construction, the William H. McIntyre Mansion in Salt Lake’s Avenues neighborhood is radiating a new vibrancy.

We are lucky to have so many interesting historical buildings in Utah. They make for interesting neighborhoods, tie us to the past and the area’s roots, evoke curiosity for how people once lived, and they remind us of the important role of beauty, workmanship, art, and aesthetics in home and building construction—something that can get lost in today’s cost-benefit analyses.

Set just east of the Capitol Building, this home has been a landmark in many couples’ lives as a location for weddings and receptions. Now, it has returned to again be a home for a family and to frame their memories. It’s an especially personal home because of the involvement of the homeowner as the designer for the interiors and as the one who personally selected all the furnishings and accessories. It is alive with care and attention.

It is only by looking at the before images that one can appreciate the depth and detail of Capitol Hill Construction’s efforts. The home is connected room-to-room and through the three floors by a consistency in the level of design, detailing, and lustrous woodwork. Much of the second floor and the entire third floor have been seamlessly recreated. Truly it is spectacular and a major work.

For the photographs, I had to enhance the natural lighting with care to not get too many reflections from the woodwork. The home’s chandeliers and unique light fixtures are an important part of the design, so I chose to photograph them illuminated and adjusted for color shift.

Versus today’s open floorplans, this home consists of many separate rooms along great halls that connect to one another by pocket doors. A challenge was to show the connections without losing the experience of being in the room.

Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website,, to see more of his stunning work.

Everyone could use a breath of fresh air! 🌞⁠

Be sure to follow social distancing rules on the tails. 🌲 Check the link in bio to read our convo with the Executive director of the @mtntrailspc foundation, Charlie Sturgis, about being part of the covid-19 solution. ⁠

Be gentle with one another, Salt Lake ❤️

Our September-October issue is on stands now! ⁠

Salt Lake magazine has traditionally devoted its September-October issue to travel, describing trips to destinations all over the world. This year, confined by COVID, we’re looking closer to home. ❤️⁠

Stay well and be sure to pick up our latest issue or subscribe to our magazine through the link in bio!


Happy Monday 🏞
Who else is dreaming of the weekend? 😴

“The power of the people is always stronger than the people in power." - Angela Johnson⁠

Check the link in bio to read our Q & A with protest organizers. ⁠

Photo credit: Max Smith @phhhhhhhhhhhotos⁠

It's getting HOT in here! 🌞 Check out our list of the best swimming spots in Utah to cool down at! Link in bio. ⁠

Have a safe and responsible weekend, Utah! Oh and P.S. Wear a mask ❤️⁠

📸: Photo courtesy of Utah Office of Tourism⁠

Something fishy is happening on the eastern edge of the Jordanelle Reservoir... ⁠

A municipality is attempting to annex unincorporated land across a county line without that county’s approval. If this sounds like madness, that’s because it is. Read the full story though the link in bio. ⁠

📸 Photo courtesy of: Utah Office of Tourism

Summertime slush! Soft cold slurpy sweet treats- the classic seasonal delight. 🍧⁠

Here’s where to get the best and how to make them yourself, check the link in bio! 🍭

We're a little red rock crazy this weekend if you couldn't tell. (But how could we not be!)⁠

🏜️ Check out 3 pup friendly hikes in our beautiful Moab 🐶 Link in bio! Happy Hiking! ⁠

📸: Utah Office of Tourism

We ❤️ Red Rocks! 🏜️⁠

Thinking about getting into car camping this summer? 🚘 We've got some tips on how to find the right rig for you! Check the link in bio. ⛺ And keep exploring!

Wondering how to navigate COVID-19 norms while enjoying the outdoors? ⁠

We had a Q & A with Charlie Sturgis, Executive Director of the @mtntrailspc, about being part of the solution. Check it out through the link in bio!