Blog/Carriage House In South Carolina

a minimalist kitchen scheme complements original brick and exposed beams

Multidisciplinary design firm Workstead has designed a contemporary interior for a converted Carriage House in Charleston, South Carolina.  


contemporary finishes offset original warehouse features
Original brick and white painted beams reference the building's heritage.



Caned cypress cabinets and reclaimed pine flooring complement raw plaster and original brickwork in this converted Carriage House in Charleston, South Carolina.

Formerly referred to as the ‘Bee Store’ the historical building was meticulously restored by the owners, a father-and-son team who later engaged multidisciplinary design studio Workstead to complete the interior. 

With three bedrooms and three bathrooms distributed over two floors, the 200 sq ft space stands as a perfectly executed blend of old and new. In the kitchen, sleek black cabinetry makes a bold statement against existing heritage elements such as white painted beams and original brick. While in a continuum throughout, artisan woodworker Clay Richardson has inserted elegant caned panels and boards of cypress.

Photography by Jeff Holt

a sleek black staircase serves as a focal point in this converted industrial building

A contemporary staircase features against original brick and raw plaster.


original brickwork and raw plaster becomes a feature in this converted carriage house

White painted beams are a focal point in this contemporary bedroom.


crittall style windows fill the bedroom of this converted carriage house with natural light

Glass and iron windows in a Crittall style introduce natural light.


artisan crafted cabinetry adds warmth to the industrial interior scheme

Caned panels and Cypress boards have been inserted by an artisan woodworker.


traditional style furnishings feature in this contemporary living room scheme by workstead interior design studio

A minimal interior scheme is enhanced with warming elements of brass.


a balcony looks over an original brick wall in the carriage house by workstead interior design studio

And outside, a balcony overlooks a brick courtyard.


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