Whole house remodel with an artistic touch

Written by: Joan Pearlstein Dunn

If you take a traditional ranch home, bring in new homeowners, toss in some artistic vision, add a little Frank Lloyd Wright design, blend some Asian aesthetics in the mix, then surround it with warmth and beauty, you’ve got the house that Marion and Bob Auray renovated. Relocating from Connecticut over 4 years ago, the couple saw great potential for the 50+-year-old home. “The house and I were born in the same year,” says Marion. “We both have good bones, but could use a little tweaking,” she laughs.

RESOURCES KITCHEN: Architect: Larry Stevens, RLS Associates Architects; Flooring and backsplash: Daltile; Cabinetry: Kitchens of Distinction; Granite countertops: Dente Classic & Exotic Stone; fabricated by Jones Stone & Marble; Sinks: Kohler; Suneli; Faucets: Moen; Appliances: Bosch dishwasher; Jenn-Air cooktop; Sub-Zero wine cooler and refrigerator; Dacor oven; Sharp microwave, supplied by Don’s Appliances; Chandelier: Kichler; DINING AND LIVING ROOMS: Rugs: Savafieh; Lighting: Murray Feiss; Furniture: Drexel Heritage; Century; Ethan Allen; Birch tree painting: Dinora Felske Justice; MASTER SUITE: Contractor: Dave Voelker Design & Construction; Lighting: Minka Aire; Kichler; Stained glass windows: Catherine Berard, Prism Glass; Bathroom cabinetry: KraftMaid; Countertops: Dente; Jones Stone & Marble; Sinks: Toto; Plumbing fixtures: Brizo; Mirror and shower glass: ABC Glass & Mirror; Towel bar and hooks: Ginger; Bathtub: BainUltra; Crystal knobs: Cal Crystal; BACK PATIO: Contractor: Dave Voelker Design & Construction; Architect: Larry Stevens, RLS Associates Architects; Patio and firepit: Douds Bros. Landscape Construction; Furniture: Summer Classics, supplied by Linder’s Outdoor

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