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1354 E. Stratford Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah 84106

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Hw Agent: Melissa Lipani 









Neighborhood: Highland Park

A testament to the visual, architectural, and structural quality of homes in the area…

This once-in-a-lifetime, legacy property was built by Claude Richards for his family in 1910. The crown jewel of Highland Park, this stately residence was the first in this tree-lined, storybook neighborhood (developed by Claude himself), and much of the original detail and charm remains intact today. In exploring more than 5,000 square feet (6 beds and 4 baths in total), history buffs will appreciate features like the inlay floors, original tile, built-ins, newspaper articles, and architectural drawings (also held by the University of Utah library). That said, this is a home for those who value modern updates as well—additions, such as a rear accordion glass door (2021) that floods the living room with natural light and seamlessly connects the indoors to the outside space, are thoughtfully placed throughout. Case in point: a newly built, covered deck lends itself beautifully to entertaining in all seasons, and a heated, six-car garage (with large, nine-foot doors) allows for endless possibilities, be it storage, workshop space, a home gym, or any other opportunity the next owners can dream up. Other practical perks of this property include Pella windows throughout the second floor, new appliances (2021), a new custom boiler system, and—for those looking for a bit of income potential—a basement apartment with a full kitchen. An architectural Bartile roof compliments the structure, and the deep, wide porch spans the entire front of the home (flanked by a porte cochere), which ensures the perfect perch on which to swing and enjoy a summer read. You’ll find the surrounding yard to be the ideal place for both lounging and lodging…at more than a half acre in size, it’s filled with mature trees and ample space for humans and pets alike. This beautiful home has been the location of numerous movies, television shows, and even more recently, a Tinder commercial. And as long as we’re talking “location,” we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the many neighborhood gems you’ll find nearby: Sugarhouse is just steps from the front door, with its many amazing offerings for dining and shopping (and quick freeway access), is within just a few minutes’ drive. All told, this is a historically intact and appropriately updated property that presents the rare opportunity for thoughtful living in an architecturally significant neighborhood.

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