The main entrance to the ensemble is along the central axis between the two historic houses. The spine of the ensemble is a copper path through the house. It leads from the river through the house to the garden with its fountain. The interior of the ensemble and the buildings that compose it is designed with the same rigor as the composition as a whole. Each dwelling has its own principles of interior construction and technique, and these come together as a palette for the entire ensemble. The new interiors of the wooden house were derived from historical research; their design is an attempt to preserve a 19th century atmosphere, scale, and detail. The palette used here is in the original materials, carpentry and cabinetry, and in the contrasting tonality and ornamentation. This ambiance of this dwelling is weighty, substantial; it reflects life in a different century and in an anachronistic lifestyle. The fanciest room is the red study on the ground floor – it takes up the entire breadth of the house, with four rows of windows facing both the street and the garden. Above it is the master bedroom with a large bathroom and two wardrobes. The interiors of the brick house are designed with a simple elegance hinting at an art deco aesthetic. Styles historically overlap; the rich, ornate geometric decorativism evident in the early 20th century receded slowly before a wave of modernism. The staircase tower of the brick house is preserved as it was in the original design. An added elevator takes you to the panoramic view atop the tower.