The Newton Tudor home, built in 1932, was renovated by Hacin and Associates. The Tudor in Newton, Mass., encompassing 3,608 square feet, was reimagined from a traditional home into a more open, informal layout for a young family transitioning from the city to the suburbs.

“The project included a full architectural renovation throughout this four-bedroom home, as well as the design of all interior finishes, furniture and fixtures,” the architects say. “Rooms in the renovated home open directly to one another, providing long visual and physical connections accentuated by the use of natural materials that echo throughout the house.

“The colors and material choices were based on a study of traditional Tudor architecture and design; furnishings, carpet and decorative lighting were chosen with an emphasis on visible craft and casual family comfort, giving a contemporary feel to the house while respecting its original historic-revival identity.”

“Repetition, reinterpretation and an emphasis on natural materials and handmade features inform the integrated architectural and interior design concept,” they continue.

Those features combine to embrace the warm feeling of home in this Massachusetts Tudor. And that ceiling above the dining room could easily fit in our list of 30 ceiling design ideas to inspire your next home makeover, don’t you think? [Photos by Michael Stavaridis]