This two-story Heights house built in 1912, was badly in need of an interior design update when we found it. We demolished the original kitchen, which had been built onto a rear porch, replacing it with a larger kitchen, mud room, and bathroom, with a master suite above. Particular care was taken to maintain the spirit of the original house, a simple cottage-like home with a Victorian-style floor plan. All the new areas were designed with the original feeling and proportions of the house in mind, and authentic or compatible materials were used throughout. The resulting interior design project is a fresh interpretation of a turn-of-the-century four square.