Revival. If this word means anything to you, check out The Muve Group’s latest project and stop by this Cliff May restoration from 6-9pm tonight.

The before and after photos speak for themselves. Cliff May (1909-1989) was a California architect many called “the father of the California Ranch House," a term used to describe post-war suburb homes. Lucky for Salt Lake, he built 14 homes in the Olympus Cove neighborhood from 1954 to 1955.

Cliff May homes are noted for their connection to the outdoor space. Floor-ceiling windows and open-floor plans give way to bright spaces all situated on one level. 

Cody Chamberlain and Matt Sneyd of The Muve Group gave me a tour of the house while it was under construction and I’ve been following the progress ever since. Before hearing about their renovation, I read about this nook of Cliff May homes in a Trib article.

Upon noticing other midcentury renovations completed in Olympus Cove by The Muve Group, Stephen Smith (one of the 14 Cliff May homeowners mentioned in the article) reached out to them to see if they were interested in renovating the property.

Seeing an opportunity to salvage a home that might otherwise be torn down, Chamberlain and Sneyd worked tirelessly to give it modern look while keeping the integrity of the home.

Whether you’re looking to buy or looking to snoop, stop by the open house.

Cliff May Revival Home Tour

August 7th, 6-9pm

Appetizers and light refreshments will be served

3450 East Ranch View Drive (4235 South)

Salt Lake City

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