Set amongst a private stretch of the Upper Provo River at Victory Ranch lies one of America’s most coveted shared ownership opportunities: The Residence Club. And while the views from each cabin are undoubtedly spectacular, we believe the interiors might just rival the setting itself. We spoke with designers Karen Herold, Alicia Kelly and Alana Ratner of Studio K to get a peek inside their process and uncover just how they’ve struck the perfect balance between rustic and modern, new and familiar, to create the idyllic home away from home.
How would you describe the overall design of the Residence Club cabins? What was your design inspiration?
As a whole, they embody Victory Ranch’s warm, contemporary and inviting aesthetic but with an extra layer of luxurious elements. We were inspired by architectural details, clean lines and high contrast materials. We also looked at high-end fabrics and menswear, as well as plaids for inspiration.
Where did you source the native materials from? Can you tell us a bit about them?
The floors, walls and ceilings are all made from real, solid hardwood. The custom wood wall paneling was sourced locally in Kamas, Utah. We used lots of natural materials like plaster, limestone and quartzite. There are also accents like sisal wallcoverings and wool rugs.
Where did you source the furnishings from? Any piece in particular that you’re excited about?
The majority of the furniture is from Four Hands Marketplace and Dovetail. We found several of the beds and rugs from Restoration Hardware. Two of the pieces we’re very excited about are the benches and bunk beds with custom Pendleton upholstery. Another ultra-comfortable favorite is the oversized, white fuzzy chair from Dawson and Co.
Do the cabins have different or similar design accents?
There are small layout changes to accommodate different amounts of people. Besides that, they are very similar.
What do you think is the major design differentiation between the 3-bedroom cabin and 3-bedroom + nook cabin?
To accommodate different group sizes there are some minor layout changes in the living room and kitchen, and the bunk beds are in different places.
How did you capitalize on the cabin’s setting along the Upper Provo River? Any interior details that are meant to complement the views?
The homes are all in a row so that each one has an unobstructed view and complete privacy. The back of the house functions like the front with a back deck perfect for cozy nights by the firepit or having a meal outside in the dining space.
How did you maximize indoor/outdoor space? Do the settings share a similar vibe in design?
The settings share a similar vibe. The master bedroom has a small balcony perch to step outside and admire the view. Then, the outdoor deck is designed for many experiences. There is a grill by the dining area, an inset hot tub to relax in and, a couple of steps down, a spot to cozy up by the built-in firepit.
Can you give us a rundown of what the outdoor deck will be like?
The outdoor deck will be a great place to gather with friends and family. It has a fireplace, built-in dining bench, lounge, grill and inground hot tub. The highlight is the unobstructed view of the Juniper Draw.
What do you think are the design benefits of fractional ownership in the cabins?
These homes come fully furnished with beautiful high-end materials. It’s a huge convenience. They’re very hospitality driven in the sense that they function like a hotel but feel very homey.
What challenges did you face in designing?
It was challenging to create enough storage for the home to be functional. We spent the most time redesigning the kitchen and living room spaces.
How do you envision fractional owners living here?
We designed them to feel like a home away from home. As soon as you unpack your things, you feel relaxed and comfortable. We want it to feel like a familiar environment with your family and friends.