Carolina Comfort, modern and personal
Cedar House was a remodel of a single story house tucked in a quiet wooded neighborhood. It was initially built in 1977 — then years later, a second master suite and screened porch were added. Our main scope was to convert the porch into an enclosed office space, open up and change the layout of the kitchen, and update all the bathrooms as well as the plumbing, electrical, and mechanical equipment. In the process, we salvaged and reused an existing wood sliding door and three large wood casement windows, re-cladded the existing chimney and fireplace with designer brick, and repaired all the rot that ate through different parts of the building structure.
For the interior, the main features are a mid-century styled mahogany entry door, a quartzite waterfall countertop on the kitchen island, an open-truss ceiling in the new office, and new wide-planked solid white oak flooring (in the office and foyer). All the lighting fixtures and tiles were carefully selected to round out the composition. Elsewhere, much of the new casework and wooden architectural elements were customized — they include the white oak kitchen cabinet doors, which were fabricated on site; the up-cycled hall bath vanity, which was refinished and refurbished with stainless steel components also on site; and the cedar front deck and steps, which were assembled with bespoke steel stringers and posts.
Project area: 1960 sf. Completed 2020.