See How This 1930s House Was Brought Into The Present

See How This 1930s House Was Brought Into The Present



my clients knew from the beginning it was gonna have to be a major gut job it was an original house that some aspects of the house hadn't been touched since like the 1930s but then the previous owners came in and put a real good 80s touch on it and it was it was it was bad they knew we had to do a lot of work on it so we wanted to make sure we kept the integrity of the home no one really kept the bones but updated it the kitchen was probably the most fun to do the before shots I mean it was crazy it had red and these angled ceilings so we couldn't wait to get into it and just demo that kitchen we knew we wanted to do brass and keep it crisp and white also but we then brought in the beautiful brown wood that we have the wood veneer and did these stunning slabs it was probably the highlight of the house and having this huge brass hood vent that really was the center of the kitchen my client cooks a ton she loves cooking so having an area to house all of her cookbooks was important also so we have a whole wall in the back of the kitchen just filled with cookbooks the living room there really wasn't too much to do there we really just need to clean it up they entertain a ton so it was about furnishing it in a way that allowed for an extra sitting room we painted obviously redid the floors changed out the marble in the mantel and then it was just about creating a really elegant but cozy area for people to come and sit and just talk and hang out when you're having a party I love this room my clients come here all the time it's so bright and so sunny we just painted out the built-in units they were existing we added some amazing hardware to them we have the stunning fireplace over here that the previous clients actually flew in from Paris and that was an important piece to really make sure that we elevated it and let the room be quiet but still beautiful and and work with that fireplace they're here all the time using it which is so nice to actually have like they have wood inside the cabinets and the whole family just gathers here like they'll sit and just have their coffee and hangout we really wanted to make that blue room feel like super super cozy and it's a huge space so we had a lot of room to work with we painted out the built-in unit and redid the floors in terms of furnishings we went to Montauk and got this unbelievable cozy cozy sofa my client loves navy so we just thought it was nice to continue the color throughout the home and why not go bold and a bit deeper make it a bit cozier the dog is amazing he's this little replica of their actual dog made fully out of Lego he weighs about 40 pounds and he's just the cutest little thing he just sits there and you actually sometimes think that he is a real dog he was a gift for Mother's Day for my client and just a perfect addition to that room it just makes it a bit more fun and light my clients are art collectors they love our vago traveling to go purchase art they just it's it's a real passion for them so it was important that we kept the walls crisp and white sort of like a gallery so it just had that gallery feel to it working with someone who has beautiful taste and has amazing artwork that they want to display it just it's a dream come true for a designer this home was actually featured in 1934 issue of Canadian Home & Garden it just made it extra special and then now to be able to feature it again in Houston home I mean it's it's just a really cool 360 it's so cool to look at the photos because you can see the original staircase which we really only change the spindles and we painted it out we can see the original mantel in the living room again we just changed out the marble and painted it out and then you can also see upstairs in the real cozy family room they have the original mantel and they're also which they built on they added millwork on to it but the mantel is still there so it's really cool you you


23 thoughts on “See How This 1930s House Was Brought Into The Present

  1. Cold, not cozy, still looks 80s. Character of the original house is nowhere to be found. Everything looks bland and nondescript. Black shiny marble on the fireplace…THAT’S 80s!!

  2. I love the clean modernity of the space. But what makes it shine is that the heritage framework on which the space is built on is still evident. Its subtle but still present and celebrated. Good job!

  3. Love the kitchen. Very sleek. The living room looks unfinished without drapes. I think white drapes (side panels) and swapping out the black marble for regular white marble would help. Agree with the other poster about adding a rug in the blue room. I would also add some drapes for softness. Love all the light in that extra family room. I'd never leave that room!

  4. The title is a 1930s house brought into the present. If most of the commenters here are disturbed by what could be called the atrocity of this kind of renovation, they shouldn't have watched it. Love the reno showcasing the fabulous artwork here. Used to be into antiques and collectibles but, over the years, have adapted a clean minimalist look. The presence of my husband and three dogs gives every room a cozy feel no matter how white my walls are.

  5. It makes me so sad when beautiful homes like this are destroyed with “high design” what a missed opportunity to restore this home to its former glory while adding modern conveniences

  6. Young "designer" gets a D- in LR. Other rooms are ok. "Really cool" NOT! I see that she had money and wanted to throw it away.
    Not impressed. Owners will now call in another, older designer to redo for happy, comfortable living g space.

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