The Maramalade Historic District is known for its quaint and architecturally eclectic homes. It sits to the west and north of the capitol. Unlike much of Salt Lake City, the streets here are narrow and twisty and in places very steeply sloped. The district got its name from the orchards that were planted by the original, pioneer-era residents. Some of the streets— Almond, Apricot, Peach—bear the names of the fruits.
The Van Cott home is located at 214 W 600 North at the northwestern edge of the Marmalade district. Like many of the homes in the area, its style is Victorian. It was built in 1900 by Enoch Van Cott, who was the principal of Granger High School and later went to Dental School and practiced in Salt Lake City. Enoch lived in the home until his death in 1952, when it was passed to his daughter, who occupied it until the mid 1980’s. The current occupants are the fourth owners.
The property is for sale, listed by Urban Utah Homes & Estates at $343,000. The ceilings are tall and the rooms are generously sized compared to many Victorians in the area. There are some original features–bathtubs, light fixtures, tile, and hardwood. An art studio with electricity and plumbing has been added in the backyard.