from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To muddle something which had previously been made clear
- v. To remodel a building or room in a way that obscures or destroys key aspects of the original design
re- + muddle (Wiktionary)
We are lucky that nobody had the money to "remuddle" after the last scion of the original owning family died in 1975 and the building went on the auction block.