It is not often that we, as architects and interior designers, get the opportunity to renovate a classically modern structure. It is just as rare that we get the opportunity to meet the original architect of that building and even more rare that the original architect still lives in the house we are renovating. We were lucky enough to have this exact opportunity in Colorado Springs. We had two choices: 1. to design something representative of our own aesthetic to show off our own design style or 2. to respect the original design with the only goal to complement the existing aesthetic and ultimately hope for the original architect’s approval. We chose the latter and got that approval. By renovating with respect and admiration for the design, the results were both aesthetically pleasing for all involved, but more importantly, we enhanced the original architecture and space by giving it the respect it deserved.