Sumter Street

This Charleston single got 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 was restoring the original architectural features of this old house while also modernizing the livability of the home. Our team ran into wood rot, termite damage, uneven floors, fire damage and everything else you would expect from a hundred-year-old house. They demolished all of the damage away and added crucial structural supports back to the house. Our team built out a two-story addition in the back for the living room and master suite. This was where the design challenge came into play: How to modernize the interior while still honoring the historic architecture of the exterior? We decided to highlight certain historic features of the house like exposing the brick fireplaces, rebuilding the second-floor piazza, custom turning the porch newel posts to match the existing posts, adding exterior hurricane shutters and installing 5-panel doors through-out the interior. We then added modern touches through-out the interior like in the kitchen with the dark base cabinets and gold accents and in the master suite with the black and white tile design and the freestanding tub to complement the modern living floor plan. We added a large laundry room upstairs as well as a large master suite piazza that overlooks the private back yard and the one-hundred-year-old magnolia tree.

  • Project Year and Neighborhood

    2018, Wagener Terrace

  • Sq. Ft and Rooms

    2100 sq. ft, 4 bedrooms/2.5 bathrooms

  • Architect

    Christopher Caponigro

  • Highlights

    Historic Integrity, Two-Story Addition, 5-Panel Doors