Not to be confused with the subject house of Scot Zimmerman’s Photography in Park City, Utah, the Ayres Residence was designed by the 33-year-veteran Rob E McQuay Architects. Rob E McQuay Architects are also responsible for the luxurious Peters Residence in the same neighborhood. Sticking to the desert modern form, the architect marries his creative design to the fascinating surrounding landscape.
At dusk, the acorn tone of the exterior tint catches the accent colors of the mountain range at back. The decision to highlight one surface with a flush joint rustic limestone veneer assures us that the direction the design team adopts will be complementary to the desert environ.
A duo of contradiction is found in the patch of luscious grass and refreshing stream flowing in the backyard landscape. Both elements provide a welcoming oasis suited for entertaining during some of the temperate months.
Sunrise invites us to enjoy the meticulous method at play. Separated by ingeniously placed slabs of concrete and a small garden, the grassy area does not detract away from the intent of the house.
Internally, the colors of this space invoke a more masculine appeal with the brilliant matching of the steel, smoke and dark grays. Should the owner or designer choose to implant a bright accent color, it would be well received. A drop fixture and recessed lighting make the dining area appear cozy and quaint while keeping a polished elegance in the tweed fabric of the chairs.
Whether large or small gatherings are to be held, the causeways connecting the main body of the abode to the outdoor spaces provide secluded seating areas. The widespread pops of rust pick up the undertones of red in the external paint, and the neutral hues for the walkways help to keep its radiant charm.
The hearth of the home shines brilliantly with clean lines and contemporary installations. The touch cook top and two embedded ovens speak to the methodical functionality of the space (everyone loves to smell and eat the food, but no one wants to see how it is cooked). As expected, the ardor of the rust hues persists in the common areas and is wonderfully picked up by the wooden veneers of furniture.