Utah is home to an inspiring contemporary residential structures that acts as a second home and a meditation space, encouraging respect for nature. The modern secondary residence is located in Grover, Utah and was imagined as a desert sanctuary for Tibetan Buddhist practice. Overlooking panoramas of Capitol Reef National Park, the impressive home imagined by Imbue Design has a challenging mission:
“Its intent is to intertwine everyday activities with singular moments that are typically reserved for spiritual rituals, thus heightening and sanctifying the act of living.”
Caught between rugged junipers on one side and exposed volcanic rocks on the other, the house unravels on a sloping terrain, accessible via an inspiring deck. The main living space below the deck amazes with its retractable glass wall overlooking green vegetation and the red plateau in the distance. Both the master bedroom and the guest bedroom have framed views of the valley below, while up the vibrant red spiral stair, a lofted space is shared between an office and a meditation shrine. Local volcanic rock was captured in the gabion cages shaping the main exterior wall – an ode to the surrounding nature.