The SpaceWith sweeping views of the mountains and valley by day or night, High Avenues Modern is a 4,000 sq foot, 3 bdr / 3 bath single-family home. It's located equal distance –– 2 miles –– between downtown (the Salt Palace Convention Center, Temple Square, City Creek Center, State Capitol) and the University of Utah campus. The house is 25 minutes from and 15 minutes to the Salt Lake City International Airport.
Two furnished lower private bedrooms with private bath forms the nucleus of the rental suite privately and quietly situated away from living areas and master bedroom. Both rooms are available for rent.
The primary room is large (222 sq ft / 20.6 sq m) with a queen-sized bed. It is listed here at $70/night for a single guest and $85/night for two guests; the secondary guest room can be rented if the large room is booked and/or if it is needed for additional family members and traveling companions who are staying in the primary guest room. (I do not rent the secondary room to unrelated guests.)
The secondary guest room is also spacious (155 sq ft / 14.4 sq m) with great views and has an antique double bed. Each room is beautifully appointed with unique furniture and art, fresh linen, towels.
IF YOU WISH TO RENT BOTH ROOMS TOGETHER EN SUITE, THEY RENT FOR $125/NIGHT THREE GUESTS AND $140/NIGHT FOR FOUR GUESTS. AIRBNB CANNOT CALCULATE THIS TRANSACTION, AND I WILL NEED TO DO IT MANUALLY.
Amenities include FREE WiFi, free long-distance to anywhere-in-the USA from the house's land-line phone, Dish satellite TV, Salt Lake Tribune (daily), New York Times (Sunday), laundry, off-street parking –– and sweeping views of the Wasatch and Salt Lake Valley. On clear days, you can see Mount Nebo, ~90 miles to the south.
Bedrooms and common living areas are elegantly furnished with art and collectibles from numerous around-the-world travels.
High Aves Modern is 25 minutes by car from Salt Lake City International Airport and 15 minutes to the airport.
The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) #11 bus stop is across the street providing access EAST to the University of Utah campus, University Medical Center, Primary Children's Medical Center, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Moran Eye Center (8 min); and WEST to LDS Hospital, Downtown Salt Lake, Gallivan TRAX Station (Blue and Green lines), Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake Central Station connecting to TRAX, FrontRunner, Amtrak and Greyhound (12-15 min). Greater Salt Lake boasts 140 miles of urban LTR and commuter rail –– north to Ogden, south to Provo, west to the airport and east to the University of Utah.
The #11 UTA bus operates M-F. The #6 bus operates from the Guadalupe/North Temple Bridge TRAX/FrontRunner stop (Green Line from the airport) on Saturday/Sunday which takes you to E Street/9th Avenue within eight blocks (.7 mi / 1.25 km) of High Aves Modern.
It is an enjoyable and stimulating 30-40 minute walk to/from downtown Salt Lake City and High Aves Modern through the scenic and beautiful City Creek Canyon / Memory Grove Park.
Utah's legendary "Greatest Snow on Earth" is close at hand. Alta, Snowbird, Park City, Deer Valley and The Canyons resorts are 30 minutes away by car. Brighton and Solitude are 40 minutes and another four major ski areas –– Snowbasin, Power Mountain, Nordic Valley and Sundance –– are an hour away. Little Cottonwood Canyon resorts received a record 785" of snow in 2010-2011 season and average 450-550" annually.
The terminus to the City Creek Canyon Nature Preserve and the Bonneville Shoreline Trail –– a 150 mile trail system –– are within walking distance affording access to 100s of acres of open space and near wilderness. The trail head is a few blocks up the street (.8 mi / 1.3km) is at an elevation of 5,280' feet -- a 'mile high' above sea level. From here, trails meander through the foothills and micro sub-canyons ascending to as high as 8,040' feet above sea level. The canyon and foothill habitat is home to bear, moose, elk, deer, cougar, bobcat and coyote.
The home is situated at 4,916' feet above sea level and 589 feet above downtown Salt Lake City. (In meters, that's 1498 meters above sea level and 180 meters above downtown Salt Lake City.
High Avenues Modern was built in 1951 and is one of the first homes built above 11th Avenue. It was designed by Swiss-born architect Ed Dreier who studied under Mies Van der Rohe. Dreier conceived of and designed some of Salt Lake City’s most unique homes through the 1950′s, 1960′s and 1970′s. This is a comfortable home with gobs of space, good bones, bright natural light, long south facing views and large rooms –– yet all the bedrooms are cozy, intimate and quiet spaces. Guest AccessGuests have access to the whole house -- guest suite, great room and front deck with views of more than 90 miles on a clear day. Interaction with GuestsI live and work in my house as a national business development executive in the solar energy industry. I am available to guests throughout the day and have forged scores of long-term friendships with Airbnb guests who have stayed here at my home. The NeighborhoodThe Avenues are a residential neighborhood of Salt Lake City rising to more than a "Mile High" (5,280') above sea level and more than 1,000' above the valley on its North Bench. It is one of the first neighborhoods established by Salt Lake City architect Brigham Young and today it is one of the most diverse, elegant, old/new/midcentury progressive, hipster and reliably (big D) democratic neighborhoods of Utah's capital city. If there is a "Berkeley" in Utah, it's the Avenues. Getting AroundUTA #11 bus stops 250' of the front door with somewhat limited service to downtown and the University of Utah. At ether destination, connections can be made to TRAX and FrontRunner. The #11 bus stops at the Salt Palace Convention Center south entrance. Other Things to NoteI am an Airbnb pioneer who has hosted more than 500 guests since 2009. Airbnb says I'm a "SuperHost." I am well connected in my communities, my city, state, region and (website hidden) citizen through and through. I am highly passionate about Airbnb as a host, stakeholder and early adapter.