On the Boards

Monitor's Rest

Park City, Utah

Integrating recreation within a preserved mountainous landscape

Perched high on a mountain slope in The Colony at White Pine Canyon, this extraordinary site allowed Design Workshop to leverage the panoramic views of its alpine setting. A guiding principle of the design was to accommodate the site’s steep natural hillside and preserve it mature coniferous and aspen forest, while also integrating a set of refined outdoor spaces that seamlessly extend and connect interior spaces with views and natural sunlight. Planning in collaboration with the architect, our design creatively leverages architectural and landscape features to retain the hillside into a series of functional spaces.

Upon arrival, guests enter the property along a driveway defined by dark coniferous trees, strategically avoiding views to the home. A porte cochere, framed on a distant sculpture, and wall courtyard adorned with water features and formalized plantings mark the home’s entry. The primary entertainment functions of the garden are focused on an upper terrace to the south, providing direct ski-in/ski-out access and ample natural light that creates successful outdoor gathering space year-round. A linear pool extends from inside the home and into the garden; a dining terrace set beneath a gridded aspen grove provides dappled shade; a geometric lawn offers a place for respite and play. At the lower level, guest bedrooms step out onto guest terraces, punctuated into the restored landscape. Beyond the defined edges of the garden, areas of the site disturbed from construction is restored with a high alpine meadow and aspen groves.

Services Provided: Site Analysis, Master Planning, Zoning & Land Use Approvals, Site Planning, Conceptual Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Permitting, Bidding/Negotiations, Construction Observation, Grading & Drainage Plans, Landscape Architecture, Lighting Design


The Iluminus Group


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