It’s not every day you’re asked to work on one of the most spectacular homes in Park City. For the Marsh Painting team, that day came when we were hired as part of the massive conglomeration of skilled tradesmen tasked with making one family’s dream vacation home a reality.
Set on a 14-acre property with unmatched panoramic views of Park City, Deer Valley and the Jordenelle Reservoir, architect Bill Poss and project manager Keith Howie delivered a design that took in and enhanced the natural beauty of the majestic home’s surroundings. “You can’t compete with the views, so you’re designing a house that captures them,” Howie notes in the Mountain Living write-up of the project.
From a slate roof and bronze windows to heavy metal doors, chiseled limestone walls and extensive woodwork throughout, the home’s raw materials bring the outside in, creating a natural flow from the surrounding mountains to even the smallest detail of the home’s stunning exterior and interior spaces.
“The basalt stone hardscaping, cedar rain screen and chiseled limestone walls likewise flow into the front foyer, enhancing the connection between indoors and out. The same stone defines the fireplace in the double-height great room, juxtaposing the wood ceilings and imported fumed oak flooring—the result of a close collaboration between all parties involved.”
Exterior & Interior Finishes
To say this was a big undertaking is an understatement as sizable as the home itself. We touched every inch of wood on the interior and exterior of the home – from the above-mentioned wood ceilings and oak floors to the cabinets and beams – by pre-staining every piece before installation. In particular, we performed extensive finishes on the interior and exterior oak to meet the exacting specifications of the design team. This included sanding bleaching and applying reactive stains, traditional oil-based stains, water-based stains lacquers, Hardwax oils and polyurethanes.
This was a massive project for our team and we fluctuated in numbers from two to eight painters at any given time, depending on the work that was need to be done over the course of the three-year project. There were a lot of logistics to manage in regards to working together with all of the other subcontractors and we were cognizant of the team effort throughout.
“According to Gallo, teamwork was key to achieving such a cohesive result. ‘This was an incredibly smooth project,’ the builder says. ‘We were all on the same page from the beginning.’”
In addition to all of the woodwork, our team ended up doing an extensive amount of tricky drywall patches and other such details throughout the home. We also plastered all of the walls and ceilings in the home by hand with trowels.
We’re extremely proud of this project and are delighted that we have been commissioned to continue to maintain the home both inside and out.
“When you go through the house, it’s like a fabulous novel, and you can’t wait to turn each page,” said Interior Designer Rush Jenkins.