The first part of this historic renovation story was published nearly three years ago during the early days of the design process. We had recently been hired to design some functional updates for the new owner and breathe life back into this former wharfside mercantile at the corner of East Bay and Elliot streets in downtown Charleston, SC. Design goals included undoing some less sensitive renovation remnants and creating a light-filled kitchen by enclosing an interior courtyard. This had to be carefully studied and planned as the historic district rules prohibit seeing any new fabric from the public right of way; see building section below confirming this. Read the previous blog here: Rainbow Row | 107 East Bay St. Renovation [Part 1]
Since then, the Board of Architectural Review approvals were obtained, City of Charleston building permits were acquired, contractors carefully undid the non-historic fabric, restored and created a family home and the next chapter for this resilient structure. The homeowners’ passion for antiques, relics and collectibles, along with their sensitive design eye resulted in self-curated spaces that are both historic and current while capturing their personalities perfectly. Perhaps the most poetic aspect of this project for us is the continuation of this centuries-old structure evolving for yet another generation.
General Contractor: C. B. Elrod Co.
Wood Flooring: Vintage Elements of Greenwood, SC
Cabinets: Kris Katlawski, Eurocraft Inc.
Countertops: AGM Imports
Appliances: Plugs Appliance Center