Daybreak goes modern?


If you live in Utah, you've probably heard of the massive planned community way out west - Daybreak. It's suburbia gone so...right? Wrong? Old school? However you feel about it, it represents the old suburban dream of our parents and grandparents, among other things. It has that same eerie charm of a perceived perfection - Pleasantville type quality. Up to this point, I've mostly avoided it (it's creepy!) and its targeted marketing. But earlier this week I received a very 'hip looking' mailer with a very modern looking home printed on 100% recycled paper boasting about "3 new ways to live in Utah": Ultra-modern single family homes, row homes, and lofts - unlike anything you've ever seen in the Salt Lake Valley. And it was right - I've never seen anything like it in Utah, let alone Salt Lake. I was intrigued. (About that targeted marketing...)

So I checked out these new ways of living in the Beehive State and I liked what I saw, or at least I liked that people were starting to embrace a new kind of aesthetic in Utah. It was almost enough to buff out the "creepy" from Daybreak's perfect patina.   See it for yourself and share your thoughts. Would you live there? Why or why not?

Pictured: Style A / Style B from the Solaris Collection by Garbett Homes. Style A starting at $206,900. Style B starting at $239,900.
Award-winning builder Garbett Homes introduces the solar-powered Solaris Collection at Daybreak. These homes demonstrate that a first-time homebuyer can now afford a contemporary modern-style, solar-powered single-family home. Garbett Homes has teamed up with internationally renowned, California-based KTGY Architects to design and build Utah’s first truly affordable solar-powered home.

Go to then click on "It's a mod, mod world" or "Home Gallery" for more. Be sure to watch the sweet flyover video for the lofts. It's almost enough to make me want to live there.

Please excuse me while I pay some bills...