Historic Kitchen Renovation at the Julian Price House

Julian Price House

Marsh Kitchen & Bath is proud to be sponsoring the kitchen renovation at the historic Julian Price House! If you’ve been following along on our social channels, you’ve likely seen some of the before-and-after shots of this incredible space. If you’re an A&ETV fan, maybe you’ve seen this home featured in the most-watched episode of the hit reality TV show, “Hoarders.”

The Julian Price House was originally built in 1929 for Julian and Ethel Price in Greensboro, North Carolina. Its English Tudor-Revival style was designed by renowned New York architect Charles Hartmann. The Julian Price House, also known as Hillside, has passed through only a handful of owners since its completion in 1929.

The current owners are Michael and Eric Fuko-Rizzo and their twin daughters. The family purchased the home in 2016 and have been diligently working with east coast designers to restore Hillside’s original beauty. After flipping their fair share of houses, the Fuko-Rizzos decided to take on their biggest project yet with the Julian Price House. The difference with this renovation is that they plan to stay in the house and raise their family here.

Designer Carol Van Zile, CKD, CAPS, DTM at our Greensboro location has been working in the home since the historic renovation’s early stages in June 2017. One of the first sponsors on board, Marsh Kitchen & Bath has watched this house transformed into a beautiful family home. Below, check out some before, during, and after pictures of the restoration of the heart of this home.

Before the “Hoarders” crew began clearing out the 31-room home, piles of furniture, design materials, and trash littered the entire house.


Before image of Julian Price House interior
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Once the belongings of the previous owner had been cleared, the Fuko-Rizzos started looking for east coast designers to restore the Julian Price House. Marsh Kitchen & Bath is happy to have been chosen for such a fun project that aims to give back to the local community!


Before image of Julian Price House Kitchen


Homeowners Michael and Eric had some difficulty settling on styles and finishes, but with our talented designer Carol as their guide, they were finally able to nail down the details. They chose Marsh’s sleek Hampton door style in a crisp Linen finish for the perimeter. On the island, which incorporates intricate furniture-style legs and a butcher block original to the home, they went with a Graphite stain and Alabaster glaze.


closeup of furniture legs and cabinet drawer


Carol Van Zile and a team from Marble Granite World are just a few of many people who helped make this the dream kitchen that it turned out to be. Maria Adams of Maria Adams Designs offered her interior design services to help create this amazing space.


installation of countertops


Check out the completed kitchen below, and be sure to stop by the Julian Price House this month to see it in person!


completed kitchen


completed kitchen


completed kitchen