The historic Walter C. Lyne House was built in 1898 and extensively renovated following the move in by lawyer Calvin Curtis.
An estate attorney who pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud and money laundering charges earlier this month will have to hand over his home and law firm to Salt Lake City if found guilty. And judging by the photos on the real estate ad, this is quite home.
The mansion, in the 1100 east block of South Temple, has nine bedrooms, eight full baths and nine fireplaces and is listed for $ 2.5 million. (Which is down from its initial listing price of $ 2,750,000 at the end of August.)
The Justice Department has accused attorney Calvin Curtis of embezzling at least $ 9.5 million from clients of his estate planning firm. Prosecutors allege Curtis used the money to fund his “lavish lifestyle,” which included major renovations to the interior of the combined living space and office.
Curtis could face more than six years in federal prison. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 15.
The structure is the historic Walter C. Lyne House, built in 1898 of Red Butte sandstone, according to the form used to propose the structure for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.
After moving in, Curtis upgraded the kitchen, cabinets, cloakroom, appliances and counters; enlarged the master bedroom; and renovated the master bathroom, according to the real estate ad. There are also multiple TVs throughout the mansion and a full gym in the basement.
When it was built, the house was owned by Walter C. Lyne, wool merchant, city councilor and city leader. It was built and designed by architect Jasper N. Melton. After Lyne’s death, the house was used as a boarding house and halfway house.