313 East Bay Street

Bowman LLC
In Progress
2,500 SF
Charleston, SC

Near the Gaillard Auditorium in the Ansonborough neighborhood, is 313 East Bay Street, a historic Charleston single house built in 1815. The Middleton Group is working with Bowman, LLC to transform the current office and apartment spaces into an upscale 5 unit long-term hotel. In the historic home, the top two floors will be converted into one unit, while the bottom floor will remain a communal space for all hotel guests. The original footprint and finishes of the home will remain original, and care will be taken to clean and preserve historic features such as the double piazza porches, exposed brick walls, original fireplaces and chimneys, doors and heart-pine flooring. To create modern function, the electrical and plumbing will be updated to code throughout the house. In the back carriage house, originally built in the 1970s, 4 other units will be created to accommodate hotel guests. The Middleton Group raised the roof of this structure and reworked the locations of stairs and walls in order to change the footprint of the carriage house, which created more usable living space and a better transition from the historic home, which spaces it from the non-historic carriage house structure.