The house started being built in 2007-2008 by a couple who's income suddenly dried up. The house sat vacant through the rescission till 2012 when a local Utah resident took on the task of finishing the house. As you can see the slate roof did not even get finished when the workers walked off the job.
Notice in this picture that the front walkway was put in, in later pictures that walkway is not present. It is to my assumption that the walkway had been repossessed.
Picture taken after the house had been purchased and the new owner had started the process to complete the house.
On May 6th 2012 I had taken a hike from Suncrest (a housing development above this house) and came down on a trail right behind this house. I had known of this house for years but this was the first time coming close to it and seeing the detail and beauty of it. I also could see how much work needed to be done. There was a large bee hive in one of the balconies as well as a window broken out where people had been going into the house. It was truly a shame that so many people did so much great quality work on this house for it to just set and rot. I had wished that I could be successful enough to go in and finish the work that had been done. Months later signs were posted and construction resumed just leaving my thoughts of the house in the back of my mind.
As you can see the finished product is nothing less than breath taking.