Architectural Style
American Foursquare

Project Scope
Extensive main level remodel

Fish Mackay Architects

Interior Design
Jennifer Thuma


Queen Anne: historical home, updated kitchen

Bringing new design life to a house built a century ago has its pleasures and its challenges, especially if one’s goal is to create a contemporary context within the historical framework (and make room for a very special art collection).

This major remodeling effort took in the whole of the main level from the floor up. Today, ebony stained, rift white oak plank flooring and super smooth drywall (level 5) sets the scene. The owners also decided on walnut and rift white oak cabinetry, LED art lighting, cast-concrete dining room pendant lighting, and a textured porcelain tile gas fireplace façade.

The kitchen was equally updated with a painted glass backsplash, Chroma Quartz countertops, sleek Linea cabinet pulls, rift white oak cabinetry & walnut cabinetry. To expand the outdoor living space, two new rear-entry porches were added.

Of special construction note: Sometimes, it’s the less flashy tasks that are critical to the health of the house and its residents. For this home, all mechanical and electrical systems were upgraded, the seismic attachment enhanced, windows replaced.