Todd Gordon Mather’s historic renovation in Park City, Utah’s Historic District is published in Park City Magazine:
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This four-square miner’s home was scheduled for demolition when we started working diligently on it in 2006. Todd Gordon Mather transformed from a single-story, four-room residence to a two-story artist studio with a walk-out basement containing a full kitchen and sophisticated bath. The challenge of opening the building up to its loft-like living required the interior bearing walls to be removed and replaced with an interior steel frame in the shape of the pyramid roof. The flat roof section where the historic masonry chimney once stood became a full skylight – an oculus of sorts – bringing additional daylight into the central part of the studio. A Nana door system folds open to reveal indoor-outdoor living on the upper deck.
Beyond the centrally located Rais & Wittus fireplace are stunning views down into and across Park City’s Historic District. Exposed board-form concrete walls, vertical grain Douglas Fir cabinetry and Aspen ceilings all make the diminutive lower level spacious and complementary to the main level studio. The building’s sharp-looking red and white painted exterior makes this home blend nicely with the colorful residences throughout Old Town Park City.
Mather followed this historic renovation with two others on the street below. All had the same owner, a husband-wife team of well-known graphic designers and magazine entrepreneurs. One home was recently featured in the 2015 Spring issue of Utah Style & Design.
See After and Before images below: