Perhaps living in one of New York’s high-rise buildings is nothing special to some, but trying to find that same experience in Salt Lake City, UT is nearly impossible. In an area surrounded by traditional homes, Heidi and Colin found the antithesis of that style in a stately mid-century building.
Heidi Jube is the owner and creative force behind Monokle Candles and co-owns the gallery and dwell shop, Arte Haus. Her husband, Colin, works as a financial planner in downtown Salt Lake City. They were in the market for a good view and a low-maintenance living space with big-city charm when they found their condo. Captivated by the floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto a blend of mountain scenery and cityscape, they made the leap and purchased the condo — untouched since the 60s.
In what appeared to be a diamond in the rough at first, the couple saw past the work and focused on the potential of this remarkable high-rise gem. Renovating while attending school, maintaining full-time jobs, and launching businesses took time and patience, but in the end they were able to truly transform their space.
For a small condo, Heidi and Colin packed in a lot of character — from industrial vibes with a concrete floor to traditional touches with wallpaper and wainscoting. The mid-century accents and furniture tie it all together while paying homage to the exterior aesthetic of the building. “We were going for [a] minimalist look, but we still wanted to personalize it and make it feel like home,” Heidi says. “So far, we’ve done a complete cosmetic makeover to the condo, but it’s still a work in progress and will probably always be. I have a lot of ideas spinning in my head about what I’d change in this place.”
Heidi and Colin might have big plans for their condo in the future, but in the meantime they can enjoy their well-balanced home of inspiration. And, who knows, maybe we’ll see their dream remodel in years (hopefully months) to come! –Tawnee
Photography by Tawnee Madlen Walker