Paying homage to history

Written by: Amy Howell Hirt

When Dr. Dominic Angelo Rizzo and Dr. Elizabeth Brown-both podiatrists- moved into their Madeira home, they planned on doing renovations. About 200 years old, with an addition in 1915 and a small remodel later on that updated the electric and added central air, the home was in need of some TLC, so the homeowners went to JDH Remodeling to help them carefully reconstruct the past grandeur of the home while simultaneously adding modern amenities. 

As the careful deconstruction began, the team discovered the original structure and its 17-inch-thick masonry exterior walls were not only sound, but hid spectacular artifacts. "We had no idea what was behind the plaster. When we started pulling it off, that changed everything," Fox says. Adds Rizzo, "When we took out the plaster, we immediately said, 'We have to carry this through the whole house.'" 

Resources: Builder: JDH Remodeling; Architect: Perry Bush Residential Designs, LLC; Designer: Kimberly Fox Designs; Flooring: Flooring America; Kitchen and bathroom cabinetry: Kitchen Concepts; Kitchen and bathroom countertops: Sims Lohman; Kitchen sink(s), faucet and appliances: Ferguson’s; Bathroom sink: Sims Lohman; Bathroom faucets: Ferguson’s; Lighting: CLC Lighting Design; Painting/wall treatments: Sherwin-Williams; Wallcovering: Kimberly Fox Designs; Furniture and accessories: Kimberly Fox Designs, Arhaus, Restoration Hardware, Antiques; Home theatre: Hanson Audio and Video; Landscaping and stamped concrete: Townescapes; Windows and doors: Carter Lumber; Wine niches: JDH Remodeling

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