Historic Home Remodel

Designer Sarah Dippold completed a total remodel of this Keck & Keck ranch home, while still honoring many of the original historic features.

  • Minimally Warm

    The kitchen blends beautiful wood veneers with white painted cabinetry for a balanced composition that although minimal, is warm & inviting.

  • Custom Sliding Mirror

    A double sided, custom mirror designed by Dippold, slides open to the Family Room & views out the back of the house.

  • Textured Wall Elements

    Rustic elements from Nature can be found throughout the home which create a spa like atmosphere, and bring the outdoors in.

  • Maintaining Originals

    Maintaining original elements from the home such as original Windows & Beams seen here in the Living Room were key in Dippold’s transformation and in keeping with her goal for the project.

  • Maintaining Origianls

    Maintaining original elements from the home such as original Windows & Beams seen here in the Living Room were key in Dippold’s transformation and in keeping with her goal for the project.

  • Textured Natural Elements

    Rustic elements from Nature can be found throughout the home which create a spa like atmosphere, and bring the outdoors in.

  • Peaceful Order & Timeless Appeal

    Fundamental special relationships such as balance, proportion & scale were crucial when taking into account how to create peaceful order & timeless appeal in this large room. Dippold credits the attention to axial relationships between focal elements such as the Sliding Mirror and Refrigerator as well as between the Range and the Fireplace to establishing this equilibrium in the space.

  • Ehtnographic Influences

    Dippold draws a lot of inspiration from tribal art of indigenous cultures. Pots and bowls from around the world are displayed and back-lit on a veneered shelf prominently above the refrigerator and pantry.

  • Prep Area

    A second prep sink and dishwasher provide a great space for entertaining.

  • Reclaimed Beams = New Table Base

    A massive Honed Limestone Top & a Reclaimed Wood Beam from the original home, come together seamlessly to create a beautiful Dining Room Table designed by Dippold.

  • Classically Minimal

    Aqua blue glass tiles, reminiscent of water create a cool and calming backdrop in this space. Honed Limestone floors, tub surround and textured walls add to the spa-like appeal.

  • Sun Through Trees

    A beautiful pendant, which reminded Dippold of the sun through tree branches in the Winter greets guests as they enter the home.

  • Sculptural Stairs

    The sleek profile and openness created by the use of glass allows this architectural element of the home to be a wonderful focal point.

  • Marbled

    Marble subway tiles paired with a natural pebble floor in a muted palette promote calm in this space.

  • A Dramatic Entry

    The soaring 24’ ceiling in the Foyer is the new location for the reclaimed tongue and groove wood clad ceiling from the original home. The wood also serves as a backdrop to the second story plant wall designed by Dippold.

  • Volcanic Backdrop

    Volcanic chiseled stone sets the stage for the dramatic focal wall in the Foyer of this home. The floating wood shelf was created from a fallen tree for Dippold from a farm in Southern Illinois.

  • A Second Change to Make a First Impression

    Maintaining a sense of Keck & Keck Architecture was the main goal for Dippold. This was accomplished by maintaining the flat roof design, strong horizontal lines created by the passive solar soffits, modular volumetric masses and cedar siding. Dippold credits the success to maintaining many original features on the main level as well as taking into consideration several key design principles on the second story including form, balance, scale and proportion. Window shape and placement were also key to creating balance within the asymmetrical wings of the home.

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