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This hospitality venue is situated in the historic Roper-Melcher Building, originally constructed in the early 1800's as a three-story tenement.  Looking back to the beginning provides a framework for the revival of historic elements that have been erased over time. Through this exploration we arrived at a palette of elements and materials which include triple-hung windows, window-seats, painted wood paneling, antique heart pine flooring, and plaster ceilings.  The interior references familiar elements of the past yet is clearly situated in the setting of the present as shown through the use of material and colors that often vary from the original examples of that style. The bar is a jewel box within the restaurant. It is a room within a room that delineates space yet can be completely open and transparent.  Surrounded by triple-hung windows on three sides this is a unique feature found in some of the grand historic homes of Charleston. Like a little secret the Champagne Bar is a destination at the back of the restaurant. This intimate bar opens and closes with the rising and lowering of triple-hung windows. It is unexpected and delightful and like the main bar has a glowing luster.

Location

Charleston, SC

Year

2017-2018

Role

  • Interior Design