An English Tudor Gets a Modern Makeover in Salt Lake City

Sacha Strebe

When a young Salt Lake City couple signed off on a 1920s fixer-upper site unseen, they expected to renovate but weren't nearly prepared for its crumbling condition. “It had been a rental for almost 30 years, and it was awful. I cried the first week we moved in and told my husband I wanted to go back to our townhouse," homeowner Kyong An Millar tells Lonny. Despite the "bad condition," the pair lived in it for four years before beginning renovations, which Kyong says she is "so grateful" for. She adds, “If I hadn’t, I know I would’ve regretted so many choices.”

When the time finally came, they knocked down plaster walls; added a new roof, garage, and windows; and extended the basement in just five months. The interior style is a mix of "Old World with the new," featuring classic details in line with the era as well as modern touches, such as the gorgeous black-and-gold floral wallpaper in the bathroom. Scroll down to see more of this Tudor residence through photos by Brooke Davis for Lonny.

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