interiors at our Parade of Homes home earlier this month

I’m finally getting around to sharing images of the house on Fourth Street that we did for the Parade of Homes in Missoula.  Contractor and friend, Joe Jensen, owner of Confluence Construction, and I have teamed up on quite a few projects, with outstanding outcomes.  This was no exception.  The homeowner has a great eye for color and wasn’t afraid to go for it.  We took traditional and looked at it through a modern and whimsical lens.  The personality of the home is pleasant, fun, functional, all while encouraging inhabitants and visitors to relax, have a deep conversation, have fun.


Kitchen:  Unexpected, clean.  Custom cabinets made locally.

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Traditional Formal Sitting Room: Leaded glass from the original house (1907).

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Formal Dining Room: Side Board and Floating Shelves made locally and co-designed by Becky Broeder.

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Entryway:  Unique, Show-stopper Chair Made Locally.

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Master Bedroom:  Original Bubble Glass looks out over interior staircase.  Custom Draperies designed by Becky Broeder and fabricated locally.

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Master Bath:

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Second Story Addition: Casual Hang Out Zone. Cabinetry made locally.

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Bedroom / Office #2:

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How cool is this?  Bedroom #3 has a hidden door and built ins to die for!

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Main Level Bathroom:

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Exterior: Plaster.  Beautiful!

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Incredible Back Yard and Alley House with an Air-Conditioned Office and Large Garage:

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i love constuction


Nearly Complete.

On a recent visit to measure for roman shades, I took a few pictures of this kitchen remodel.   Take a look at the amazingly well done custom kitchen cabinetry we had made locally, this incredibly stunning range which we selected this custom show stopping color, and this generously scaled vintage light found in an antique shop in Spokane.  To see the full transformation, see the before and during pictures also in this post.


Here are some pictures of the kitchen before and during its renovation.  Surprise! The homeowners thought the house was built in the 1930s, but discovered a drawing of a little stout man in a cowboy hat, the name, Merrill, and the date: December 1906 on the innards of the wall in pencil.  A time capsule.

Before:  Metal Seamed Paneling, Large Soffits, Post-War Era Metal Cabinets

Before RS
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Before RS2

During: A Hidden Door, LOTS of Knob and Tube Wiring, and A Cool Chimney that will become the focal point-

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During RS

Stay posted for more During and After shots.