One of the most memorable buildings in Salt Lake City is this lovely mansion sitting atop a small hill in the city's downtown. The house was built by Alfred and Elizabeth McCune in 1900. It was intended to be an extravagant place and they were successful in achieving this. It's inspired by a home the McCunes had seen in New York City.
The home site was chosen because of how it rose above the street. The exterior is made of red Utah sandstone. Interior decorations included mahogany from San Domingo, oak from England, red roof tiles from the Netherlands, mirrors from Germany, and Russian leather. The home was completed in 1901 at a cost of one million dollars -- adjusted to about $30 million in 2020 dollars.