Kitchen – Historic House kitchen vibes, y’all! In the heart of downtown Summerville, SC stands a not so hidden gem…one of only three remaining Charleston single style homes left in town. In addition to the desirable location and stunning architecture, a full history of the house’s lineage revealed titles back to the 1800’s, including the name of the plantation the house sits on and its original owner. A rarity within its own right, it was with that information that the Coburn Hutchinson House was named.
Although in need of a kind touch and some rejuvenation, we at One Coast Design – the new owners of the 2,200 sq.ft. home – joyfully took on this labor of love starting with the kitchen. We began by updating the 11’ x 19’ kitchen while still staying respectful of its historical roots and original features.
In an effort to give this renovation the respect it deserves, taking great consideration in the selection of vendors for the finishes in the kitchen, we were careful not to change the historical vibe or the original footprint. We at One Coast Design pride ourselves in being a forward-thinking design firm. We love and enjoy creating spaces that move us into the future while retaining classic elements that will not go out of style. Ultimately, with this historic house project, our goal is to honor the past today. By blending the design palette between 1859 and today, we are creating a space that spans the generations, pays tribute to how far we have come and shows how we can move forward.
We chose a beautiful glazed white tile with uneven edges and a glossy finish. The collection is beautiful glazed ceramic subway tile with an irregular edge that, when installed with minimal grout lines, looks historically correct with the time period of the house. It’s so versatile though and a veritable chameleon, I feel it would be right at home in a classic or contemporary application. Our Kitchen now has a much brighter, lighter and airy feel we love to bring to our kitchen projects.