This stunning property offers the perfect blend of luxury, convenience, and outdoor adventure. Located just a short 15-minute drive from four major ski resorts – Snowbird, Alta, Brighton, and Solitude – you’ll have easy access to the slopes and beat the traffic going up Little Cottonwood Canyon.
Prepare to be impressed as you step into this magnificent home. The updated kitchen is a chef’s delight, boasting modern finishes and ample space to create culinary masterpieces. The spacious living areas provide the perfect setting for entertaining family and friends. With copper plumbing throughout, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your home is equipped with top-quality materials.
Situated on a generous corner lot, this property offers endless possibilities. The layout is ideal for adding an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) with some alterations, allowing you to expand your living space or generate additional income. Imagine having the flexibility to customize your home according to your needs!
This home has been thoughtfully designed with your comfort in mind. The primary bedroom is a true retreat, featuring enough space for a king-sized bed, a huge walk-in closet, and a luxurious en-suite bathroom. Whether you’re starting your day or unwinding in the evening, this private sanctuary provides the perfect escape.
Beyond the walls of this exceptional residence lies a world of convenience and natural beauty. Take advantage of the nearby parks, trailheads, restaurants, bus stops, coffee shops, and top-rated schools. Commuting is a breeze with convenient freeway access, ensuring you can easily reach your desired destinations.
The interior of this home is complemented by a range of desirable features. From the new windows and flooring to the high-efficiency furnace and newer water heater, no detail has been overlooked. The cozy fireplace creates a warm ambiance during the colder months, while the central air conditioning keeps you cool and comfortable all summer long.
Step outside and admire the beautifully landscaped yard, complete with a covered patio where you can relax and soak in the stunning mountain views. The lot size is approximately 8,712 square feet, offering plenty of space for outdoor activities and enjoying the great outdoors.
With a brick construction and an asphalt roof, this home is built to stand the test of time. The double pane windows, storm windows, and smart thermostat contribute to energy efficiency and lower utility costs. The property also includes a convenient storage shed and a hot tub, perfect for relaxing and unwinding after a long day.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make this magnificent property your own. Schedule a showing today and experience the true meaning of luxurious mountain living. Buyer to verify all details, including square footage and MLS information.
More info… https://parasrealestate.com/homes-for-sale-details/8403-S-KINGS-COVE-DR-SALT-LAKE-CITY-UT-84121/1875747/257/
Welcome to your own secluded paradise in the highly sought-after Silver Fork area of Big Cottonwood Canyon! This property offers a unique opportunity for those seeking a mountain home, a potential vacation rental, or a personal retreat nestled in nature. With three bedrooms and ample living space, this house is perfect for creating lasting memories with loved ones.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and indulge in the luxurious mountainside living this property provides. The three-car garage and loft workshop space above it offer both convenience and versatility. Imagine enjoying the serenity of the mountains, just a stone’s throw away from Solitude and Brighton Ski Resorts, without having to wait in canyon lines. The location is truly unbeatable, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.
What sets this property apart is that it includes the purchase of two adjoining lots, totaling approximately 1.61 acres. This provides ample space and privacy for your mountain retreat. The Silver Fork area has specific regulations regarding vacation rentals, but with the proper application and approval, you can explore the possibility of generating income from this property.
Additionally, the cabin comes with one water share from the Silver Fork Pipeline company, ensuring a reliable water supply. While we have attached an old survey and approximate plans for your reference, we recommend conducting your own survey to determine the precise boundaries of the lots. Buyer verification is advised for square footage, acreage, and all MLS information.
Inside, you’ll find a total of 11 rooms, including a den/office and a spacious great room. The natural ventilation keeps the interior cool and refreshing, while the carpeted floors add a touch of comfort. The cabin features one full bathroom, one 3/4 bathroom, and one half bathroom for your convenience. The kitchen is equipped with essential appliances, including a dryer, microwave, range hood, refrigerator, satellite dish, and washer. A cozy fireplace creates a warm and inviting ambiance in the living area.
The exterior of the cabin boasts a charming cedar and frame construction, blending seamlessly with the picturesque surroundings. The lot features a gentle slope, providing stunning mountain views and a sense of tranquility. Enjoy the outdoors on the covered deck, open patio, or take advantage of the basement entrance for easy access. The property offers secured parking and ample space for your vehicles.
This property falls within the Canyons School District, with Butler Middle School and Butler Elementary School nearby. For outdoor enthusiasts, the location is a dream come true, with endless opportunities for hiking, skiing, and other recreational activities.
Don’t miss this chance to own your very own mountain retreat in the Silver Fork area. Experience the beauty of nature, the convenience of a three-car garage, and the potential for a vacation rental. Take the next step and make this exceptional property yours today!
Discover the perfect blend of tranquility and convenience with this magnificent 6-bedroom, 2 full and 1 partial bathroom residence in the serene mountain setting of the Sutton Subdivision. Ideally located near Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons, this grand abode combines easy access to city amenities with the allure of the great outdoors.
Showcasing 5,210 square feet of luxurious living space, the house charms with tall ceilings, superb finishes, and a superbly designed layout. It features an elegant blend of carpet, hardwood, and tile flooring and comes complete with two roaring fireplaces to add warmth and ambience to your living space.
Imagine working in your dedicated home office and then unwinding in the spacious formal or informal living and dining rooms. The kitchen is an absolute delight with its modern amenities, making meal preparations a joy. The oversized bedrooms offer ample privacy and comfort, and a basement space with a wet bar is ideal for entertainment and gatherings. The master bedroom, situated on the second floor, offers a private sanctuary for rest and relaxation.
This home also has a full complement of appliances, including a central vacuum system, ceiling fans, and a full alarm system, ensuring comfort and security. The house also features a fully equipped laundry room with both electric and gas dryer hookups for your convenience.
Step outside and be captivated by the view of the mountains and valley from your park-like backyard. Listen to the soothing sounds of the nearby creek from your back deck, and relish the seclusion provided by the full fencing and mature landscaping. The outdoor patio is perfect for barbecues and parties, and the three-car garage offers ample parking and storage space.
Located within the Canyons School District, this home offers access to quality education with Canyon View Elementary, Butler Middle School, and Brighton High School all nearby.
Offered at an attractive price, this stately property is an investment in your future and a testament to your success. Experience this breathtaking home today and start living the life of your dreams. Buyer to verify all MLS information, including square footage. Property is actively listed as of current date.
More info… https://parasrealestate.com/homes-for-sale-details/8793-S-SUTTON-WAY-SALT-LAKE-CITY-UT-84121/1884309/257/
The Paras Team shares personal thoughts and tips for coping during the coronavirus pandemic, plus market info and ways to support your local businesses (see list of operating businesses).
Kids in Focus: Mom of Five Shares Ideas & Insight
I’m happy to share my thoughts and ideas—I hope they’re helpful! Here’s my “Activities to Do with Kids” list:
Let every kid pick a different theme and make the day fun with that theme. Examples could be Hawaiian Day, Disney Day, Superhero Day, etc. Think of fun activities and meals to go along with the theme. You could do this once a week or every day if you’re on spring break.
Coordinate with neighbors to do a scavenger hunt. We did a teddy bear scavenger hunt in our neighborhood, and the kids had so much fun decorating the windows with their stuffed animals, then walking around the neighborhood admiring everyone else’s displays! Here’s a website for ideas.
Cross E Ranch is doing a drive-through baby animal tour! What a fun way to get out of your house and enjoy the baby animals and springtime!
My kids enjoy baking, and we’ve done a lot of that! They pick out the recipe (that uses ingredients we have on hand), help make it, help clean up, and help eat it, of course! We’ve also enjoyed leaving goodies on the doorsteps of neighbors we think might need some cheering up! (Granite Bakery was selling 10 pound bags of flour for $5 last weekend and last I checked!)
Sidewalk chalk is always a fun activity, and letting the kids leave positive messages in their own driveways or on their friends’ or families’ driveways is a great way to spread your love!
Another activity to spread love and positivity is to decorate your own windows with hearts, or decorate a loved one’s with messages facing the inside of their house to read.
My kids love movie nights, and we’ve been taking turns choosing them. It’s been fun for me and my husband to share classic favorites with them!
My personal thoughts on keeping kids sane and healthy right now:
This is a time of big feelings for all the kids. They’re missing out on the end-of-year activities they’ve worked so hard for all year: cheerleading competitions, dance recitals, music performances, art shows … the list goes on and on. They want to be in school with their teachers and friends. And it’s a massive, terrible disappointment for all the high school seniors! No graduation, no prom, no signing year books, no saying goodbye.
There’s also much fear and unknown for parents. Most parents are dealing with some sort of pay-cut; there are limited food supplies, earthquakes, and a lot of fear. It’s important to let yourself feel the sadness, fear, and anxiety, but also to see and feel the positivity and love. Your kids will likely mirror your attitude.
Never before and most likely never again will we have the time to spend together like we have these last 5-plus weeks and counting. Get to know each other. Spend quality time together. Catch up on sleep! Make memories. Laugh. Amidst the fear and anxiety, make love win!
We’re protecting our society by staying apart and sacrificing—and there’s something very beautiful in the very thought of that. We’re doing it because the people in our lives are the most important things. We can and will get through this. Until then, enjoy the journey!
P.S. If all else fails, buy a trampoline!
4 Tips for Outdoor Recreation
I don’t know about you, but I’m not much of a homebody. Staying inside for long periods of time can be not only bad for my physical health—but also my mental health!
Luckily, we live in a beautiful state with many outdoor spaces to explore. Whether I’m hiking, running, walking, or biking, these are the tips I follow to continue to explore safely:
Avoid popular trails. If the parking lot is full, go find somewhere else to go.
Stay close to home. We have been advised to stay in our counties so we don’t burden other counties’ resources if we end up getting sick or injured.
Give others plenty of space. Be friendly and give people the space they need. Recommendation is 6 feet.
Be safe. Don’t make search and rescue come find you! By putting yourself in a dangerous spot, you are not only risking your life, but the lives of others.
Let’s work together to follow these simple guidelines so we can stay sane during these trying times. We’ll get through this!
Outdoor Décor: 4 Small Ideas with Big Impact
Audrey Reynolds, enjoying quarantine with her chickens.
Best easy tips for freshening up outdoor spaces?
Add color! Planters in coordinated colors not only brighten up your space but you get to add greenery! Try planters and plants in varying heights and including edible plants to kill 2 birds with 1 stone!
You can add more life and personality to your space with a fun seasonal welcome mat, bee houses, and hummingbird feeders!
Check sites like KSL classifieds for outdoor furniture you can upcycle and paint.
LED string lights are a great, inexpensive way to add instant warmth and mood lighting!
Personal Note & Market News
We have entered an interesting time in our life, environment, and business. The governor has made us an essential business, because a place to live is a basic necessity. People need a place to live, and many may need to sell.
The real estate market started out strong January 2020 and has continued to do so. We’re seeing more of a stabilization since the first few months of 2020. In Salt Lake County, the inventory is still low comparatively; however, it has begun to equal out in the last month or so in regard to active inventory vs homes with pending contracts.
March 2019, the median days on market was actually higher at 28 days on market, whereas March 2020 the median days on market was at 20 days. The median price per square foot is $149.93 in the valley. This is all relative to many different property features, so ask a real estate specialist to give you a comparative market analysis (valuation) on your unique property for an accurate estimate.
The median sold price is now $340,000, which is up from $305,000 last March. There are less active homes for sale and more pending contracts this March versus last March, which indicates a strong market.
In order to follow the Stay Safe, Stay Home directive, we’re offering virtual tours via FaceTime or Marco Polo and walk-through recordings. Our agents provide gloves, masks, and hand sanitizers during showings and listings.
We’re also asking the COVID-19 questions we’ve been directed to ask by our local MLS and board. As a team, we’ve provided many extra ads and boosts on social media for our listings.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns. We’re here for you not only as your real estate team but also if you need to chat! We’re always here for you!
Sending love to everyone—please stay safe and healthy! XOXO
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1625 W 700 N Suite D
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Pick-up for delicious plant-based food
275 S 200 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 Zestslc.com
Delivering family-style Italian meals through their website
204 E 500 S
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 https://www.cannellas.com/
Fine Dining for Pick-Up
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Other Businesses Still Open
Spice Kitchen Incubator (an awesome local nonprofit https://spicekitchenincubator.org/about-us/) has Community Food Boxes for order weekly. Support your hairstylist by purchasing hair products or gift cards from them.
Barley’s Canine Recreation Center
Dog daycare center, dog sitter, dog trainer
2827 S 2300 E
Salt Lake City, Utah 84109
Specialty pet store with high-quality food, supplements, and treats
1927 E Murray Holladay Rd, Holladay, UT 84117 mypurepaws.com
Instructor at Corepower Yoga, specializes in high-intensity yoga with or without weights
Instagram @cynniandco for live class schedule Stephanie Willey
Instructor at Rocksteady Bodyworks, specializes in reformer-based workout called BURN
Yoga and mat pilates also available
When leaves decompose, they feed your lawn invaluable nutrients for winter. Not only does mulching your leaves with a mower nourish your lawn, you won’t have to do all that raking! The key is to cut the leaves into dime-sized pieces when they’re dry, so they readily break down into your grass.
Use your mower without a bag, or get a mulching blade, which runs around $20. Rick Wroblewski, owner of iMow, says this blade “creates lift under the mower and cuts the leaves multiple times before they’re discharged.” He recommends one to save time plus get best results. Watch Mow, Don’t Rake, Those Leaves!
Prep your mower
As your mower sits all winter, remaining fuel in its engine decomposes and “varnishes” the carburetor, causing trouble in the spring. Rick says the simplest way to winterize your mower is to add fuel stabilizer. Then run the engine for a few minutes to make sure it circulates through the gas tank and carburetor. “If you don’t at least do that, your mower won’t start in the spring. Gas has a very short shelf life, especially gas with ethanol, which ruins rubber gaskets and such.”
It’s tempting to get out the pruning shears after the leaves fall, when you see the underlying structure of your trees and shrubs. But horticulturalists say wait until late winter, just before spring growth begins.
It’s best to get advice specific to your plants and Utah. You can consult a horticulturalist or master gardener at local nurseries. One exception: Hire someone to remove deadfall or trim limbs close to your home or power lines that cause trouble in a winter storm.
Prevent water damage!
If your home had lots of icicles last winter or ice dams—which can cause meltwater to back up into your house—an energy auditor or weatherization contractor can fix air leaks and inadequate insulation that cause these issues. You may be eligible for an energy tax credit or rebate for this.
Also, make sure your gutters are clean and in good condition, and add extensions to downspouts so water runs at least 3 – 4 feet away from the foundation. You can get these for under $10, e.g., this one at Home Depot.
Caulk windows & doors
If gaps between siding and window or door frames are bigger than the width of a nickel, you need to reapply exterior caulk. (Check the joints in window and door frames, too.) Silicone caulk is best for exterior use, because it’s impervious to the elements and won’t shrink.
Tune your HVAC system
A technician will inspect your furnace or heat pump to make sure it’s clean and working well so it’s getting manufacturer-rated efficiency. The inspection also measures carbon-monoxide leakage.
Reverse ceiling fans
If your ceiling fans have a reverse switch, use them year-round! Reverse the blade direction when you turn on your heat. Since hot air rises, the fan will push heated air down into the room. This can save you money in heating bills, especially great if you have high ceilings!
Drain faucets & sprinklers
Disconnect all garden hoses from their faucets. If you don’t have frost-proof faucets (if your home is older than 15 years, you probably don’t), turn off the valve inside your home, then open the faucets to drain them. We recommend getting professional help to winterize your sprinklers. It will probably cost you $50-150 but will prevent bursting pipes and big headaches come spring.
Looking for a Holiday Party with amazing food and gorgeous ambience? Contact Shawn Boyle with Tuscany SLC and Franck’s Restaurant you won’t be disappointed! It’s delicious and the service is beyond your highest expectations! We love it!!
For Buzz Willey, the story is classic: he grew up with the warm, embracing aroma of his Italian grandmother’s kitchen and nurtured a lifelong passion for cuisine, which led to culinary school and culminated in opening a restaurant. Now, 8 years later, Buzz’s restaurant Pallet is an award-winning hotspot in a city where the culinary scene is booming. He says, “It’s amazing to be part of it, a city that’s growing and so many great chefs coming up.” He says that in the restaurant business, a cook will stay with you a few years, learn, and move on. “It’s a lot of fun watching them grow and seeing what they do.”
In a fast-growing restaurant scene, how does Buzz create a menu that stands out? As you would expect, it’s based on classic principles: use the freshest, brightest ingredients for the best flavors, and make what you love. In Utah, because there are four seasons, Buzz says always using ingredients that are in season means the menu is always changing, and finding new and better ways to make your favorites means they’re never boring. Buzz says it’s a team effort, where all the chefs consider what’s in season and environmentally sustainable. He says, “Then I ask them, what did you grow up eating? What are you comfortable cooking? And we’ll go from there.”
The menu at Pallet changes 4 to 8 times a year. The flexibility lets them make changes depending on seasonal availability—and lets the culinary team stay creative. “We change it when we want a change. We’re not stuck cooking the same things.”
For home cooks, Buzz says, “Cook what you like and want to eat. You’ll get better at what you’re doing, keep trying—and taste it while you’re cooking—you’ll improve on the things you cook.” He says to use seasonal foods, which will force you into trying new things.
“I’m a giant fan of the farmers’ market, and they’re all over Salt Lake and Park City,” says Buzz. He also likes the Tagge’s farmers’ carts and Asian and Hispanic markets. His tip for shopping at the farmers’ markets? Don’t limit your shopping to produce. Look at fresh meat, cheese, eggs, and honey. He mentions Morgan Valley Lamb, Frog Bench, Top Crops, Drake, Clifford, and Bread Riot (“go early, before 9:30”), but recommends you “explore the whole market!”
And now, what you’ve been waiting for, Chef Buzz’s fall recipe that reminds him so much of his grandma and the warmth of her kitchen: “It’s really fun to let something go for 4 hours—the aroma fills up your house”:
Braised Lamb Shank
1 ea large onion
3 ea carrots
10 ea garlic cloves
4 ea celery
1 c dried tart cherries
4 ea sprigs rosemary
4 ea sprigs thyme
2 qts veal stock/beef broth
1 c red wine
¼ c balsamic vinegar
8-10 lamb shanks
TT black pepper
Preheat your oven to 275°F, peel and rough chop the first 4 ingredients and set aside. Season the lamb shanks using just the salt and pepper, applying a healthy amount of each. Heat up a large rondo or large skillet, add oil and sear the shanks thoroughly and place in a deep pan. Deglaze the rondo or skillet using the veal stock, red wine, and balsamic vinegar. Once the liquid has come to boil, pour it over the lamb shanks (should almost cover the shanks), and add all the other ingredients. Cover the pan with parchment paper and tin foil and place in the oven for 4 hours.
2 c dice pumpkin
½ onion julienne
6 garlic cloves
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp sherry vinegar
1½ c cream
In a large sauce pot, sweat the pumpkin, onion, and garlic cloves. Add the butter and sherry without browning the vegetables and add cream to cover the mixture. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until veggies are soft, blend thoroughly in Vitamix or similar.
It’s our biggest party of the year! This Halloween, come bowling with us at Olympus Hills Lanes & Fun Center. There will be yummy food, an opportunity drawing with prizes, and of course a costume contest! Plus, we’ll have a fundraiser for The Road Home, which provides many helpful services to Salt Lake’s homeless population.
Whether you’ll plant your first garden this spring or you’re a seasoned green thumb, here are expert tips from client Molly Dockter, who says now is the time to get started!
Prep your soil. Add amendments like compost and mulch. You can get compost from the landfill. Get small pieces, less than 2.5”. Your local nursery will have bulk products. Or compost your own: get a bin or tumbler (which is easier), and add a balance of green (nitrogen, home waste) to brown waste (carbon, dead plants, shredded newspaper, etc.); avoid bread or meat.
Check irrigation (sprinkler) system. Check for breaks, and call a specialist if you find any. Molly suggests converting from hose to drip timer, which is simple and cost-effective for small gardens.
Weed! Start now while they’re small and before dandelions seed. Add compost and mulch, which reduce weed pressure.
“Prep now. You’ll have way less to do later. If it sounds daunting, call a landscaper ASAP. They get so busy,” says Molly. She says to prune now, too.
For the hot, dry climate in Salt Lake, Molly recommends native, low-water plants. Her favorites are sage, Wasatch Penstemon, and ornamental grasses such as Karl Foerster.
Herbs are also excellent low-maintenance, great-smelling plants. Molly says basils come in different, beautiful colors and varieties like cinnamon and Thai. She also recommends sage, thyme, oregano, and rosemary—all pretty and edible! Plus they attract bees and other beneficial insects. In fact, Molly says these herbs are the simplest, most beneficial additions to your garden.
Molly says the Conservation Garden Park is a great resource for Utahns. Molly runs market garden operations for Pomona and Produce. Her specialty is veggies and microgreens. You can follow her on Instagram at @pomona_produce.