Dual Personality; Traditional? Contemporary? The 2012 ASID Showcase home has it both ways. Owner/designer John Larsen and his husband Mike wanted to respect the wonderful historic character of the 1899 home while bringing it into a livable and playful 21st century. Design Forty Five helped them do this with a modern kitchen, more open floor plan and super-green technology update. Then, 30 ASID designers stepped in to provide all kinds of wonderful finishing touches.