Southern Style in Charleston

Renew Urban Projects Nominated For 2020 Carolopolis Awards

The Charleston of today is much different than it was almost 50 years ago. The Preservation Society awarded its first Carolopolis in 1953, and has been awarding them ever since. As the demands of preservation have expanded, so have the requirements to be nominated.

Renew Urban is honored to be nominated for the 67th Carolopolis award. Our project 31 Hasell Street has been nominated. This home was featured on the HGTV show “This Old House” and is a shinning example of what southern style can be.

Check out the Preservation Society of Charleston’s video, going in depth on the award and what it means.

Our Clients acquired this home in a state of disrepair. No work had been done on this home since the mid 80’s. With our watchful eye we turned this forgotten home into a modern masterpiece.

Our favorite part of the renovation was redoing the cookhouse. We repurposed the cookhouse into a rustic dining room and guest suite, a favorite among Charleston locals.

Check Out The Whole Project Here!

Preserving a local home while keeping them modern is always a fantastic journey, Renew Urban has lots of experience in this area and it really shows in this home. 31 Hasell Street was rebuilt in tandem with the American College of Building Arts in Charleston. This gives it some educational value as well as beauty.

The primary focus of this historic renovation was to show the beauty of a singe brick home. Originally build in the 1840’s, this home resides in the historic Ansonborough Neighborhood. Our renovation included wood floors, plaster walls and connecting the famous cook house. We added the dining room and the in-law suite as icing on the cake.

Christina Butler, a famous professor of historic preservation worked closely with us during the renovation. The goal is to educate the next generations of artisans. All our hard work culminated in a this beautiful piece of history. All the guidelines were followed strictly and this home stands as a testament to southern beauty.

Getting the right renovation from the start
front view of 31 hasell street