Bernard St house complete

Things have been so busy the website was left behind, but I am going to start posting a bunch of projects that have been completed since the last post. Keep visiting for more updates!

This house started off as a small mill house close to the Five Points area but has now taken on a new form as a two story, 3,100 SF house with a modern curb appeal.


Mordecai Dr House Complete!

This house is very charming and holds a fascinating secret. There are three floors to this house, but who would know from the street view! An active family of five lives here and needed a little more space to live in. With a little reconfiguration here and a little bump out there, their home was able to adapt to their changing life styles.

New Road House Well Underway


It has been a super busy year already at Pell St Studio as you could probably guess from the radio silence on the website. A lot of projects have finished construction, several more are in the bidding phase, and even more are just starting in design. I will get these updated soon on the website, I promise!

New Road is a great place to start. This house has gone through a major transformation. When the house was originally constructed it was a small mill house which is fairly characteristic of this section of five points. It had been modified and added on to over its lifetime, so much so that it lost any sense of its original aesthetic and characteristics. The new owner came to PELL ST studio looking to breath new life into the house and create an aesthetic that was more modern, but didn’t overwhelm the street and it’s neighbors.

Second Avenue Complete and Move-In Scheduled



What could be a better present than a brand new house ready for move in! The moving vans will pull up to the house next week. The owners and I have been working on this house for exactly a year. We wanted to make sure to give a nod to the existing styles of architecture throughout downtown Knightdale with a little bit of a modern twist. Large wrap around porches surround most of the residence to easily open the interior up to the outside as well as a large screen porch at the rear of the house designed and oriented to maximize the views of the wooded back yard. The downstairs floor plan was created for entertaining and the upstairs was designed for relaxing. Every inch of the house, especially downstairs was designed with areas for storage in mind (both displayed and hidden). Storage and light were the two top priorities for the owners.

Second Avenue Coming out of the Ground!

This brand new house on an undeveloped lot resides in the heart of downtown Knightdale. The owners wanted a house that bridged between 1920’s craftsman and modern construction. They loved the idea of a wrap around porch and interior main floor made for entertaining. Large spacious rooms with numerous windows allow the house feel light and open. A screen porch on the rear of the house is oriented so that it takes in the maximum amount of views of the wooded back yard. The house is framed and windows are in, more photos to come later today and tomorrow. 2014-09-04 11.23.042014-09-04 11.22.34 2014-09-04 11.23.25

Spencer Ct Taking Shape

With an address on one street and front door on another, this house seemed to be suffering from an identity crisis. The active, vibrant family who lives here wanted a change. A more modern appearance with a form that draws one approaching from the main street to move around the corner and come into the new front entry (address street). Inside the house has changed quite a bit as well. A true master suite with a closet to die for has been carved out of spaces that were being under utilized. A family room with a view will be the hot spot for entertaining and relaxing. Construction is well underway and hope to be completed by sometime in October.



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308 Pace Master Suite

It’s been some time since our last update on 308 Pace. We hope our repeat clients are as happy with the final result as we are! That lofty vision for a full master suite in the old attic has come to life, and we are proud of the result. Where there were once louvered attic vents, there are now casement windows. Where there used to be exposed roof rafters, there are bright skylights and sleek ceiling fans. Where there was hard-to-reach storage, there is now a full master bath complete with a clerestory light in the tiled shower, plenty of storage space, and even a beautiful custom steel and repurposed wood sink cabinet. A limited cool palette, simple-yet-interesting tile selections, and clean storage solutions give this new retreat a peaceful feeling that the homeowners will be able to enjoy for years to come.

523 Bloodworth Update


Another project that we have been really excited about during our busy year here at Pell Street Studio is nearing completion. This 1905 Oakwood bungalow is centered on a grand foyer which extends the full length of the home. Typical to this era, the home’s two original bedrooms are located to the left of the foyer, and the formal parlor and living rooms are seated to the right. Each of the four original rooms of this home has a coal burning fireplace, which we wanted to preserve and showcase. The work we completed in collaboration with M.A. Allen Interiors was primarily relegated to the later additions that were added to the rear of the historic structure. These additions included a kitchen, dinette area, a bathroom, laundry area, and a small bedroom. We reconfigured these spaces to include an expansion of the existing kitchen and to create an open dining room with access to the large back yard. Guests are now able to view the dining room and double French doors from the front of the entry hall. Finally, a master bathroom and master closet have been added that allows for the house to have a formal master suite.


Interior Design in collaboration with M.A. Allen Interiors of Raleigh, NC

1615 Glenwood is Complete!

Our homeowners have moved into their newly finished abode! Upstairs, the new master suite is complete with his-and-hers closets, a comfortable walk-in shower, and twin vanities.  A beautiful and bright kitchen, new convenient laundry space, a full bathroom, and a fresh coat of paint in each room really pull together the gathering spaces downstairs. Shown here are images of the spaces just before the happy clients settled into the home for