Demo has begun on our newest rehab project! If you tuned into PBS’s This Old House Charleston, or flipped through Charleston Home + Design’s Spring 2018 issue (Find us on pages 41, 145 & 200!), you are going to love our newest project. Located in the up & coming Westside neighborhood, in the heart of the peninsula and walking distance to trendy new upper King Street restaurants such as Leon’s Fine Poultry & Oyster Shop, Little Jack’s Tavern, Pancito & Lefty and Renzo this Charleston single will be getting a much-needed make-over. Built in 1910, this house is considered a category 4 structure by the city and it maintains the historic integrity of the neighborhood. Part of the renovation process will be to restore the original architectural features of this old house while also modernizing the livability of the home.
We will be taking it down to the studs, re-arranging and opening up the interior floor plan and adding on a 2nd floor master suite. We have uncovered the original brick chimney which will be the prominent feature in the downstairs study as well as the upstairs guest room. The upstairs bedrooms will have access to the 2nd floor piazza while the master suite will have its own private balcony overlooking the reclaimed brick courtyard. This house will be getting all new electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems to make it comfortable for modern living. We are working on the design scheme for the kitchen & bathrooms and can’t wait to showcase them later this summer. You can find our inspiration on Pinterest, Houzz and Instagram for this house.
The surrounding neighborhood has seen a large amount of revitalization in the last few years with restorations, renovations and trendy new restaurants opening up. SNOS (Slightly North Of Septima), or Uptown, is on track to become the new Cannonborough-Elliottborough and encompasses Westside, Northside, Hampton Park and Waggoner Terrace neighborhoods. This area is a mix of residential homes, boutique restaurants and small businesses but has a little more breathing room & more parking than the rest of downtown. This area is in a great centralized location on the peninsula where it sits 2 miles north of SNOB and 7 miles south of SNOP (Slightly North of the Peninsula- a.k.a. Park Circle). The Sumter house sits on an expansive lot in the Westside neighborhood and has plenty of room for a courtyard garden… and possibly a lap pool?