I was showing a home in Sugar House a month or so ago. One of those early spring days that brings everybody outside to soak up the sunshine. The home was Tudor style, porch not much wider than the front door. What caught my eye was the bungalow across the street where three women sat, knitting and chatting. It looked so inviting, I … [Read more…]
This raggedy-looking tree, which I took a photo of this morning, is not dead. It’s just a late bloomer. Soon, provided the weather stays warm, it will be covered in white blossoms with purple dots and patches of yellow. Its enormous heart-shaped leaves will provide shade all summer long. In the fall it will shed its leaves over … [Read more…]
Here are the March numbers for home sales in the Salt Lake area. I’ll break things down by zip in my next post.
Dakota Lofts is located on the corner of 200 South and 400 West in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s across the street from Gateway Mall, and a TRAX stop is right outside the door. As you might guess, the Walk Score for this project is high; it scores 78 out of 100. A 3-block walk will get … [Read more…]
Salt Lake County is looking into allowing backyard chickens. Salt Lake City is already pro-chicken, as-is Provo. But in the incorporated areas of the county and in West Valley City, urban fowl are still a no-no, not that the regulation is always obeyed. Across the Salt Lake Valley, residents in numbers are buying chickens and building coops. IFA … [Read more…]
This is one of my favorite houses in the Avenues. Neighborhood people call it “Owl House” because of the owl faces on the lintels of the front windows. The home was built in 1890 for John Tims, who was propietor of the Phoenix Planing Mill, which probably explains the lavish use of wood trim. There is … [Read more…]