"Much like Joseph Eichler, who developed some of California's most celebrated tract residences, Ron wanted to create community; he wanted to build homes for the creative modern family. Ron Molen-designed homes are all about the spaces. The public, or gathering spaces, are joined together with the private areas of his homes by what he liked to call open, free, and spontaneous space. His belief was that, a true family house offers a vital, imaginative, productive environment.... a place for creative family living. Okay, so not every kid who grows up in an Eichler is going to become Steve Jobs (like Steve Jobs did), but it's safe to say that Ron has also influenced his fair share of creative kids over the years. This home is located on the Bountiful bench, and is well-sited to take advantage of the lake views from the back. The main structure balances like a delicate bird perched atop a brick wall, with the carport extending like a wing, held up by thin posts and beams. When approaching the front door, a small row of Japanese maples reach their arms up and beyond a cutout in the roof, bridging the indoor and outdoor spaces. The interior of the home puts the gathering spaces on full display. A gourmet kitchen that seats 24 is unlike any other Ron Molen home you'll find. My seller just happens to be a professional chef, who designed her kitchen to be a place in which she can teach. Just like the hearth in a Frank Lloyd Wright house, the kitchen has been the pulsing heart of this home for her family. The open living space and family areas sit just below the kitchen. And, in a home full of windows, the conversation pit is a great place to hide from it all. It's a space where families can play Chutes & Ladders, or dream big while building their Monopoly empires. It's also a space to simply huddle, quietly, in front of the fireplace. This home has been built on some enviable core principles. This home is about freedom of expression. This home is about findi"
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