The Step Rock Project

This home was the winner of both the “Best Interior Design” and “Builder’s Choice” awards for the 2018 Salt Lake Valley Parade of Homes.

Our Step Rock  project in Herriman, Utah sits on a bluff that overlooks the entire Salt Lake Valley. Besides the breathtaking view from the back deck, the home also features a stunning barrel ceiling that compliments and connects the great room and kitchen.

We enlisted the expert services of Magleby Construction for all of our custom woodwork, and they did a beautiful job as always! The home won the “Best Interior Design” and “Builder’s Choice” awards for the 2018 Salt Lake Valley Parade of Homes. We’re so proud of this gem.

Feel free to take a tour via the photos below, and let us know what you think in the comments. 

Front Porch

Let’s start with the front porch, which features a deeply-set doorway beneath a custom pergola. It’s fun to just walk in and out of, to be honest. I can’t wait to see this porch decked out in some Christmas decorations and a fresh coat of snow.

Wood Siding Paint Color: Benjamin Moore “Sailcloth”
Stone: Synthetic Cultured Stone by Creative Mines
step rock front
Another view of the front porch.

Great Room and Kitchen

We are obsessed with this great room and kitchen. The barrel ceiling and custom cabinetry are all the work of Magleby Construction, and help to give the room an airy yet cozy feel.

The custom cabinetry you see in the kitchen is rift-sawn white oak with a custom stain, and that staircase railing was made custom by The Steel Guy. It’s got a bronze powder coating that worked out really nicely. 

I know you’re wondering about those amazing pendants over the kitchen island (yes, I can read minds). They’re from Hudson Valley.  Their subtle modernity compliments those hard-lined wooden cabinets so well. It was risky, but it worked out!

Here comes the barrel…!

Woof. There’s that barrel ceiling! The interesting stain color you see on the wood is actually a custom color whipped up by our lead designer Shawn and our painter-friend Cort from Magleby. It’s completely unique and so, so warm! We love how it turned out.

Told you. OBSESSED.
There’s that front door! (Back left.)

The stone in this living space is by Creative Mines, the same as on the outside of the house.

Also, it’s subtle here, but most of the artwork in the house are photographs taken by our dear friend Mark Magleby (see the small photo on the shelves?) Mark was an incredible father, brother, son, and photographer who passed away last year. We miss him all the time and were honored to use these beautiful photos in his memory.

Master Bathroom

The master bathroom uses a lovely freestanding tub as its centerpiece, which sits beneath a huge window so everyone in the neighborhood can see you taking your luxurious baths!

Kidding. There are definitely blind treatment options for the window. We know public baths aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. 



The uniquely sloped location of this home allows the basement to be both aboveground and partly underground–it just depends on which room you’re in. There’s a walk-in entrance, but there’s also a space (my personal favorite) that’s just underground enough to feel cozy and cave-like. Take a look.

Exterior and Back

Our goal was to create a modern home, but we played off of the asymmetry of the architectural plans to create as many unique and dynamic spaces as we could. You can see the unorthodox nature of the floor plan from the exterior; the jutting sections and unexpected shapes are all part of what makes this house so spacious and fun to roam around in.

Thanks, see ya later!

Hope you enjoyed the tour! Feel free to comment if you have any questions about materials, colors, or manufacturers. We’d love to hear from you!