Reimagined remodel

Written by: Amy Howell Hirt

The first floor is roomy enough to host 14 grandchildren, yet intimate enough for evenings alone. Lacquered walls in the family room feel fresh yet classic. And his-and-hers baths in the master suite are separately yet equally appointed.

This just-right fit is no happy accident, of course, but the result of a collaborative process more than three years in the making.

After raising their five children in a spacious Colonial-style home not far from this Indian Hill location, one couple enlisted the help of builder Tim Howland and interior designer Marjorie Smyth to find a home that could be molded to suit their lifestyle. While this integrated approach is a bit uncommon in remodeling projects, Howland and Smyth have found it creates a valuable synergy, allowing for a master plan that addresses the smallest details.

“We’re able to have a shared vision from the start,” Howland says.

Resources: Contractor: Tim Howland, The Howland Group, LLC; Interior designer: Marjorie Smyth, Adorn Interior Design; Kitchen and bathroom designer: Cindy Zeter, Hyde Park Lumber Co.; Fireplace surround/mantel: Town & Country, The Howland Group; Blue room casework, paneling: The Howland Group; Lighting: Flangeless wall wash, Element by Tech Lighting; Blue room paint “EuroBuild”: by ML Campbell; Dining room wallcovering: Thibaut Passaro Damask, Singer Showroom; Kitchen grasscloth: Thibaut Gulf Shore; Furniture: Leather in transition room and dining room, Wesley Hall, Inc.; Window treatments: Family room, Schumacher Alexandra Vine; Kitchen, Fabricut Caroline; Windows and doors: Pella Architect Series; KITCHEN Cabinetry: Bremton 700 Series; Countertops: Calcutta Gold, Mees Distributors; Backsplash: Artisian Arabesque Tile, The Tile Shop; Sink: Kohler Whitehaven Apron; Faucet: Mirabelle Presidio; Dishwasher and oven: Bosch; Cooktop: Officine Gullo Grand Villa; BATHROOM Cabinetry: DuraSupreme (hers); Woodharbor (his); Countertop: Imperial Dandy (hers); slate (his); Tub: Dorset Bateau Cast Iron/Stainless, Signature Hardware

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