A Slope-worthy Affair: Park City Cottage Combines Elegance and Cabin Design

Park City Cottage
Photography by Scot Zimmerman

By Ann Zimmerman

While many people love open floor plans, this homeowner prefers the treasure-seeking quality of defined rooms where each space has its own appeal and surprises.

An outdated and partially renovated log home in Utah held great appeal to Eve Davis because of the defined rooms in the choppy floor plan. “Here in Park City, homes often have entries into an open floor plan with views of the mountains,” Eve says. “It’s all there upon entering the home—but it’s not for me. I love creating a beautiful room with a glimpse through a doorway to another so that by creating beauty, people want to go exploring.”

Eve started with three themes that she mingled as she developed the home’s design room by room. The previous owner had created an East Coast theme reminiscent of the Hamptons that the Davis family enjoyed. Because both Eve and her daughter are horsewomen, the second theme was equestrian. And for a home with views of Park City ski slopes and an elevation of 6,500 feet in the Wasatch Mountains, it was only fitting to have a mountain theme.

Comfort and convenience echo throughout the home along with the unfolding design and repetition of the three design themes.

Park City Cottage
Photography by Scot Zimmerman

At the top of the stairs a half wall allows the light to fill the space from the large windows in the open entry below. Eve removed a floor-to-ceiling wall that boxed in the area, allowing for a view of the entry and a quiet seating area.