This Palo Alto home was designed by Charles Sumner in 1927. A respectful design mixed vintage and modern materials to brighten, preserve, and update the home. The kitchen base cabinets were reused and new upper cabinets were added. End-grain butcher-block replaced plastic laminate countertops and oak replaced linoleum flooring to add warmth to the space. New lighting and crisp white paint brighten the space. The dark living room was transformed with new windows and bookcases. Classic subway wall tile, modern floor tile, and vintage inspired fixtures update three baths. The guest cottage was gutted, a window seat added, and the ceiling raised and clad in painted v-groove boards.