mother and children in remodeled open vintage kitchen
Photo: David Fenton

How Charming

A good remodel often pays homage to the past while functioning very much in the present. When Stacy and David Eisenmann bought their 1920s house in Albany, California, they delighted in its vintage charm, which stopped short of the kitchen—a bare-bones box with tile counters and a window painted shut.

Shown: Fresh colors, an open plan with an integrated eating nook, and distinct areas for storage and prep draw in mom Stacy, Emma, now 10, and Laurel, 7.
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