“We tried to re-create exactly how the house would have been built in every way,” says Kay. “I wanted everything as vintage as possible.” Glass doorknobs add charm to the baths. Most light fixtures in the house operate with a push button, and some function with an old-fashioned pull-down chain. In the kitchen, Kay concealed a Sub-Zero refrigerator with an intricately crafted stained oak panel complete with vintage icebox hardware. “It’s absolutely the coolest thing in the house,” she says.
The kitchen ceiling soars to 20 feet, allowing the lofty bank of clerestory windows to radiate daylight.