In the core of an historic district, the shell of a notable two-story structure originally built in the late seventeen hundreds as a warehouse for seafaring merchants, was renovated into an elegant family residence. The only remaining vestige of the past inside the thick walls of the building’s shell was the heavy timber framing that supported the floors and the roof and the exposed brick of the exterior walls. Three floors and a basement cistern were completely renovated to provide the elegance, convenience and comfort expected of a modern home.
The beauty of the plan is that is speaks to the simplicity of the structure. The natural divisions of space inferred by the heavy timber columns provided the major organizing elements. Large featured arched windows in the existing brick wall, wash the spaces with natural light, and look onto a delightfully landscaped ornamental garden.
Photographer: Creative Sources Photography
AIA/SC (Honor Award); ASID/Carolinas (Merit Award); IIDA (Residential Design Award)