Missy Brown has always had a passion for old houses and historic architecture. She began by sketching the spaces and homes she loved, a hobby shared by her great grandfather, a well known Boston architect. Missy received her Masters in Architecture from CU Denver in 2000 and started a career dedicated to residential design and remodeling historic homes.
Her career began in San Francisco where she designed and managed high end remodels that varied in size from a single bathroom or kitchen to multi-story additions. Whether it was a Victorian home from the 1880’s or a neo-Classical from the 1930’s, her designs were custom fit to the home, both striking and appropriate in every case. Missy’s strength lies in her ability to respect the old while seeing new potential for existing spaces. She believes that new architecture, when applied to historic settings, needs to preserve and enhance the charm and character of the old.
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This spectacular example of 19th century home restoration, presented by The DMD Group, just goes to show that older structures don’t have to look dated. Multiple elements of this 19th century home were kept intact and perfectly preserved to maintain a decidedly sophisticated mood. An outdoor stone health placed on the other side of the indoor […]
Meet an apartment that brings in the old with the new. The original light wood flooring has been restored and kept intact, going perfectly with the brick wall that lines the living room and kitchen. The wood chairs, desk and tables seem at ease in this laid back and effortlessly designed environment. Many light fixtures […]
Typically, dorm style living is seen as a last resort for students of all nations. A private home was gutted and completely renovated, giving one lucky student access to a place where private studying and small gathers are looked upon favorably. This dorm is very similar to studio apartments, in terms of structure. The living area […]