Attention all contemporary enthusiasts and eclectic advocates: this one’s for you! Are you tired of seeing all the same old, “cookie cutter” houses? As realtors, we come across a plethora of homes that seem to morph into each other after so long. It seems as though if you’ve seen one home, you’ve seen them all.
Many homes have lost a sense of character. What was once considered charming and innovative, is now considered old and outdated. Personally, I’ve always fancied a home with unique details: the retro lines of a mid century modern, the custom built ins and handmade details of a craftsman, the avant garde elements of an ultra-contemporary home. Heavens, I’d even be happy with seeing vibrant homes lining the cliffs, much like the colorful dwellings of Cinque Terre.
Although this may be the case for many neighborhoods, not all homes are the same. You just have to know where to find them. And, fortunately for you, we happen to be experts at finding the perfect home for every client!
With that being said, this list is for anyone who deems themselves to be “different.” Maybe you’re an artist, an architect, a designer, or perhaps just the wayward type seeking a unique refuge to call home. Whoever you are, your dream home is sure to be on this list!
A previous participant in the St. George Area Parade of Homes, this cool contemporary is a collaborative art piece created by nationally acclaimed artisans: architect Rob McQuay, Gaaj Design and builder Markay Johnson. Also known as “The Point,” this Kayenta home incorporates traditional desert design with high modern notoriety. Influenced by simple geometry, The Point’s most distinguished features (besides the views, of course) include its retro angles and cantilevered overhangs.
A homage to nature, this sanctuary located in Springdale emphasizes indoor/outdoor living at its finest. Characterized by an infusion of Asian, contemporary, and desert design, this sprawling abode offers a luxurious retreat only minutes from Zion National Park. Enjoy 360 degrees of unobstructed views and take time to relax in the professionally landscaped zen garden.
We’ve featured this home in a previous blog post, but it’s so fabulous that we couldn’t resist! A Recently remodeled home in highly desirable Paiute Springs at Entrada. Contemporary design, peaceful setting, beautiful views, and proximity to Snow Canyon State Park, all at one incredible price!
If you’re looking for unique, look no further! Step into the wild west in this custom, one-of-a-kind property. Located in Apple Valley, this home features a highly innovative design, hand built, solid wood custom cabinets, custom 8 ft doors, and artistic details throughout.
The selling point of this home: that roof top patio! The builders took full advantage of their incredible views with this rare design feature. Enjoy morning coffee while overlooking Red Mountain, or nights spent star gazing (if we’re being honest, I would absolutely LOVE to own this home for myself). The listing agent describes this pad as being “for someone that wants something different” and “a must see for the eccentric buyer.”
We’re big, big, big fans of Rockville. I mean, the town is called ROCKVILLE and that “rocks.” This secluded property is nestled beside the Virgin River and adorned with mature trees and an overgrowth of vegetation. The exterior has a classic southwest vibe meets vibrant artist of New Mexico and the price is fair considering the location and proximity to Zion.
Another St. George Area Parade of Homes contestant, this traditional meets modern homes is absolutely to die for! One of my favorite homes I’ve toured thus far, the sleek lines and upscale finishes seamlessly combine to construct a functional and fabulous family home.
Located 40 minutes north of St. George, New Harmony is known for its pristine views and simple living. This chateau on the mountain top offers 19′ windows and custom finishes throughout. Enjoy contemporary mountain living at its finest!
This charming little condo in Sunbrook is the perfect escape from a busy day! The quaint patio is a horticulturalists dream! (I look at homes with their potential for an urban jungle, and this one certainly suits the bill!) Comfort comes easily here, which is a very uncommon quality in today’s homes.
What’s so unique about this property, you ask? Well, you see, the interior has been COMPLETELY renovated from floor to ceiling. Posh, bright, and beautiful, this masterful reno project would certainly have Joanna Gains’ stamp of approval. High end finishes include quartz countertops, brand new appliances and beautiful hardwood flooring throughout.