Eileen Gray designed the modernist E.1027 villa on an isolated hill in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Intended as a summer house to share with Jean Badovici, this experimental architectural endeavor was Gray’s first major work and was published in the influential journal, L’Architecture Vivante, in 1929. The name of the house is a code to represent Gray embracing Badovici: E for Eileen, 10 for J, the tenth letter of the alphabet, 2 for B, and 7 for G, and has long been presented as a collaboration between Gray and Badovici; however, recent research has confirmed that she was the main architect. Gray designed every piece of furniture in the building, blurring the distinction between architecture and decoration. Alongside a tangled history, murals by Le Corbusier, removal of furniture and restorations have altered the original intent. Professor Wilfried Wang led graduate seminar at UTSOA in which students study E.1027’s original materials and color, and produce construction documents for the reconstruction of furniture elements in order to help recreate the original spatial atmosphere. On-site investigation at E.1027 coupled with archival research assist in the investigation and historic preservation graduate students collaborated on identifying the original color scheme using paint analysis and theoretical color study. The restoration of original colors and finishes is essential to understanding the architecture as a whole.