Wright Reference

Mid-Century Modernized Kitchen Remodel, Fond Du Lac, WI

Architecture, Interior Design & Furnishings

This home was originally designed by Russel Barr Williamson, a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright.  To stay true to Wright’s design principles, the remodel needed to provide open living spaces that flow together.

Design Vision

Astute space planning that incorporated existing structural elements was essential to ensure a functional kitchen and entertainment area. The existing barriers were diminished by removing walls and reimagining how the spaces fit together.

Distinctive Features

The design of the kitchen (and beyond) needed to respect the style of the home and existing finishes. Following Wright’s lead: fire became the “heart of the home” by adding a fireplace, pecky cypress and Lannon stone were repeated, and strong horizontal lines of stained walnut cabinetry and soffited light coves were crafted. The herringbone pattern of the floor tile echoed the pattern of the existing flooring and angles of the floorplan.


National Recognition, in collaboration with Timber Innovations, Contractor of the Year Award (CotY), National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)

“We had used Richard Sherer previously on the same home 22 years ago, when our kitchen needed updating and we wanted to add additional dining space we went back to him.”