Built in 1924, the historic preservation society defines this house as French Eclectic – a common style following WWI. Soldiers returning home were inspired to build Normandy style houses with steep pitched roofs, casement windows, French doors, and a combination of timber and stucco surfaces. On the interior, these houses often took on a Tudor or Spanish influence – sometimes a mixture of both. Our role was to remodel kitchen and baths, create a guest suite on the ground floor, refresh the house throughout, and then furnish it comfortably for a casual family of three. For all of the permanent features we took our cues from the existing architecture, and then layered on an eclectic mix of furnishings well-suited to our client’s lifestyles and reflective of their travels and interests.
Jessica Helgerson Interior Design continues to beautify every home they touch and wow me each time. I love the drama of many dark elements against a light backdrop. Such a statement. (Photos: Aaron Leitz)