When the next King of Sweden wanted an architectural renaissance he could call his own, he went to France and learned all he could from the Court of Versailles before returning home. Less than a quarter millennia later, our client followed the good king’s footsteps through neo-classical shapes and royal lines before returning to Provo to build her dream home. He was known as Gustav the Third. She is now more than happy to call her Gustavian-inspired residence all her own and Alice Lane was proud to be there.
We could spend page after page on each and every one of the 14,000 elegantly detailed square feet of this home but that’s what the pictures are for. Instead, we’ll breeze past the antiqued bouvet doors, cresting through the entire entrance, and sweeping staircase, appointed in finely-crafted patina rails, until the edges of the walls disappear into alternating hues of enchanted linen. There is no clutter, no unnecessary furniture, even the window benches were sculpted into the house long before it was ever built reminding every visitor that this home began as a feeling and never, ever wavered.
The walls of the massive great room, sun drenched by day, reappear in herringbone behind the fireplace and then again as individually, hand-glazed tile in the kitchen. The light bounces between the chalk-finished Hanna chairs and leaps over the silver-leafed chandelier above the dining table. By night, the relaxed roman window shades surrender and the age-smoked glass of the hanging pendants and mounted sconces flicker of imaginary candlelight. Sometimes the greatest compliment a designer can receive is to never notice they were ever there.
Photos by Ashlee Raubach