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Curated Classic Home
by Michelle Miller Design

Curated Classic Home

by Michelle Miller Design

Shortlisted: Residential Market Value £2.5M - £5M Award

The International Design & Architecture Awards 2024

Michelle Miller Design, the renowned interior designer, masterfully curated a historic gem in St. Petersburg, FL, transforming a 1920s colonial-style residence into a harmonious blend of modern amenities and a captivating global aesthetic. Tasked with adhering to the stringent guidelines set forth by the St. Pete Historic Preservation Committee, Michelle Miller Design embarked on a total renovation project that revitalized every facet of the house.

The homeowners’ vision was clear: to pay homage to the home’s historical significance while infusing it with their passion for international travel, particularly drawing inspiration from Moroccan and Oriental influences. Every detail was meticulously scrutinized to ensure an authentic restoration to the original 1925 specifications. This commitment extended beyond the visible elements, delving into the very infrastructure, with copper water lines and cast-iron waste pipes faithfully replicated.

This home, constructed nearly a century ago with timber from now-extinct woodlands, stands as a testament to the enduring craftsmanship of its era. Michelle Miller Design embarked on a multifaceted journey of restoration, including the revival of original Chippendale furniture discovered in storage, the commissioning of a bespoke staircase mural by talented artists, and the creation of custom millwork meticulously mirroring the home’s original crown, floor, and trim moldings.

Among the standout features of this remarkable transformation is the clever enclosure of the exterior side porch adjacent to the breakfast nook. This ingenious design decision not only expanded the available square footage but also retained the home’s historic essence. The result is a charming space perfect for leisurely mornings, where one can savor a cup of coffee and breakfast while basking in the ambiance of a bygone era.

Michelle Miller Design’s expert touch shines throughout this uniquely curated historic home, telling a captivating story of preservation, restoration, and a deep appreciation for the beauty of the past. It stands as a testament to the timelessness of design, where history and modernity coexist in perfect harmony.

Location: Florida

Interior Designer: Michelle Miller Design / Diana LePine

Construction: Huber Builders

Photography: Bos Images

Michelle Miller Design has been shortlisted for Residential Market Value £2.5M – £5M Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2024.

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