June 26, 2014
Originally published in Modern Across America
In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching. Known in part for its well-preserved architecture, Charleston is making a new name for itself as a modern craft and design hub. Here are some of our favorite of the city's projects from the Dwell archives.
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An interior view of the kitchen and dining room of the Rice and Nissenboim residence.

In Charleston, South Carolina, reigning style dictates an appreciation for deep porches, painted wood, and 19th-century antiques. For designers Helen Rice and Josh Nissenboim, merging regional roots with a sharply honed aesthetic to create their home proved a worthy challenge. Photo by Daniel Shea.

Photo by Daniel Shea.

Population 125,600

Architectural Claim to Fame In a city known for its classic houses, the contemporary Spaulding Paolozzi Center by Allied Works Architecture of Portland and New York and local firm E.E. Fava Architects, Etc. is on the boards after an earlier building attempt by Clemson University was derailed by preservationists.

Retail Therapy The Pretend Store, a pop-up with a rotating roster of local and international designers

Firm to Watch Brooks Reitz and Tim Mink, of hospitality design firm Neighbourhood, have developed restaurant concepts like Poe’s Tavern, inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s time on Sullivan’s Island, and Monza, a Neapolitan pizzeria. 

 

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