Living Large: This South of Broad single house dates to the late 1700s. At some point in its long history, its Georgian architectural bones were augmented with Greek Revival touches, such as the three wide piazzas. The newest addition is a second story above the rear entryway, designed by Charleston architect Glenn Keyes to make room for an enlarged primary bedroom suite.
This hand-painted mural of a cypress swamp by artist Raymond Goins provided a unique starting point for a thoughtful re-imagining of an 18th-century single house’s dated interiors.
Rosy Outlook: The “Paige” sofa from Kerry Joyce upholstered in rose velvet adds warmth to the formal living room, where neutral colors provide a cozy space. This was originally the dining room, and the homeowners decided to switch the uses to create more living space in the back of the elongated house.
The color palette continues from the entry foyer, painted in Sherwin Williams’s Colors of Historic Charleston “Chalmers Cobblestone” with accents of “Aunt Betty’s China” from the same line.
Moonlight In the Marsh: An original marble mantelpiece in the dining room pops against the dramatic custom mural by Atlanta-based artist Raymond Goins. Painted on burlap panels, the moody Lowcountry scene is illuminated during the day by light from the large windows at the front of the house.
The single-room wide home continues back through the living room to a bright breakfast room where an English Regency dining table from Nietert Antique Restorations provides a spot to soak up the morning sun.
The Catalyst: The room that sparked the renovation, the kitchen was completely reconfigured to take it from serviceable to fresh and functional. Custom cabinets by F.M. Jessen Inc. in “Immersion” by C2 Paint, new appliances, and an open island make the space lighter, less cramped, and more usable for a modern family. An oil still life by Jonathan Koch highlights the original brick wall.
Moody Hues: This grand library shares the home’s second floor with the primary bedroom suite. Situated directly above the dining room at the front of the house, it mimics that room’s rich color palette and is similarly brightened by ample natural light along with the addition of a large ivory and olive wool area rug from Eve and Staron.
The homeowner’s personal art collection celebrating sporting dogs adorns the walls and takes pride of place above the mantel.
In the primary bedroom, a stunning St. Thomas Regency four-poster bed, sourced from David Skinner Antiques, rests on a wool rug from Iran, circa 1900. Linen drapes from Chelsea Editions bordered with a palm tree pattern brighten the handsome space.
Morning Glory: A 19th-century bell jar fixture from Tucker Payne Antiques lights the bathroom, with its elegant custom cabinetry by F.M. Jessen Inc. in “Gimlet” by C2 Paint.
Bathing Beauty: A figurative oil painting by Danish artist Louise C. Fenne presides over the Waterworks “Empire” soaking tub in the primary bathroom.
The family uses the rear entry, where the homeowner’s collection of traditional English stoneware “gluggle jugs” are artfully displayed above the 19th-century oak buffet. The space leads to the cypress-paneled den, with its stunning Lowcountry landscape by local artist Mickey Williams, to the right and the kitchen and breakfast room to the left.
Charleston Charms: The home’s wide triple piazzas are atypically large for the period, according to architect Glenn Keyes. They were likely added in the 1850s when the structure was updated with Greek Revival detailing. The lower piazza (pictured above) is the formal entrance.
Inside the renovated South of Broad residence that dates back to the late 1700s