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Remodeled Residence up to 3,000 square feet

Vintage Vibe

The homeowners’ vision was to update their prized Don Drummond home for modern living while preserving its mid-century style. Like most Drummond-built homes, it lacked a basement or attic for storage, and its dark, enclosed rooms limited outdoor views. The clients—an artist and a musician—wanted to add functionality while elevating the finishes, plus integrate eco-friendly and locally sourced materials, furniture, artwork and accessories as much as possible. Timeless design choices were also essential to the project team, who kept Drummond’s vision in mind as they brought integrity back to the interior.

The design team restored the tongue-and-groove wood ceiling and added a tall window to maximize the amount of natural light and openness. Next, they uncovered the original brick fireplace and updated the hearth to expand across the entire elevation, transitioning into a platform for the dining banquette. The wall between the kitchen and living room was shortened to let in shared daylight.

Thoughtful details, such as a coffee bar, refrigerator drawers and appliance storage, put the conveniences of modern life within reach. New open shelving and pocket doors make the whole space feel grander than before. Custom cabinetry—in period-appropriate walnut, of course—solves storage issues in nearly every room.


Schmitz Remodeling

Interior Designer

Lisa Schmitz Interior Design


Nate Sheets


Accessories: Convivial Production; Happy Habitat; Katherine Moes; Vitra; Urban Mining Vintage  Appliances: Bosch; Sub-Zero; Fisher + Paykel  Cabinets: Royal Fixture Company Countertops: Carthage Stoneworks, Central Surfaces  Fabrication: Matt Castilleja; Matt Schmitz Makes  Flooring: Expanko via Greenplanet Sales  Furnishings: Pure Workplace Solutions (Knoll); John A. Marshall (Herman Miller); Museo; Hedge House Furniture  Rugs: The Rug Studio  Window Coverings: Romanzia 

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