What was a shoe-box of a house was transformed into a contemporary home with an open floor plan, island kitchen, walk-in pantry, and a downstairs office and master suite that allows for one story living when advancing age rules out visits to the upstairs. A trellis along a corner on the west side of the house allows a trumpet vine to bring greenery up to the living level on this down-slope lot.

The scalloped siding at the front is not difficult or expensive to add and helps evoke feelings of craftsmanship for the home, and also evokes a bond with the classic homes in the surrounding downtown area