Throughout the interior Mike and the architect worked to create the feel of a 100-year-old finely crafted home, while making the small rooms seem larger. They used Douglas fir for the floors, wainscoting on the ceilings, and marble countertops and nickel fixtures in the bathrooms—all of which would have been used at the turn of the century.
An informal eating area off the family room is set in a bay topped with porthole windows, which is actually the base of an octagonal tower. A built-in bookcase displays pottery. The pedestal table and Windor chairs, all from Ethan Allen
, have a vintage look that fits the house.