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.
Love this project! The owner came to me with the need for more space. Let’s more than double the existing SF, update the curb appeal from the street and keep the form of the overall house in context with this side of Barmetler. Ok ready, set, go!
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.
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.
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.
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