The Ohio State University's Pizzuti House


This 1920s Tudor Revival home underwent a number of renovation projects over the years, resulting in an awkward, uncoordinated design. BSD’s major renovation of the house brought interior and exterior details together in a design that is respectful of the original era of the home and gracious for large- and small-scale entertaining by a university president.

The dramatic great hall now has leaded bay windows all around, wood detailing to compliment the original home and ceiling finishes that are reminiscent of historic Tudor structures. The main kitchen was designed with highly functional, professional appliances yet with the look and feel of a kitchen original to the house.

The rich, wood and marble master bath features an “invisible” television that appears in the mirror only when it is in use. Each guest suite was designed with comfort and privacy in mind for visiting guests and university dignitaries.

The original oak paneling in the library and public spaces was restored to enhance the wood’s patina. Changes were made to exterior terraces and walkways to allow various-sized groups to flow easily from the home to the beautifully landscaped grounds.

Awards and Publications

  • Featured in At Home In Columbus, June/July 2008 Columbus Monthly Homes, April 2009