A Classic Cape Cod gets a Modern Overhaul in Worthington

A new kitchen designed for an older Medick Estates home by architect Jamee Parish melds the vintage elements of the house with fresh upgrades to fit the homeowners' modern lifestyle.

For Sam Hooper and Michelle Holdgreve, 2016 was a year of change. They had lived in their 1948 colonial revival Cape Cod in the lush Medick Estates enclave of Worthington for two years. Their son, Henry, was heading to kindergarten. They anticipated staying put for a while. 

“The previous owners had been here since 1968, so it was covered in wallpaper,” says Michelle. “But you could tell that it had great bones. The scale of the home was really nice.” 

With a growing boy and a good-sized goldendoodle, Mudge, they felt they needed more space. They also wanted to modernize the home’s dated features. They linked up with architect Jamee Parish for the project. 

“We had ideas, and we each independently sat down and wrote down what we wanted,” Michelle says. They presented their wish lists to Parish, who mocked up several concepts.