We’ve been following the work of low-key design savant Helen Rice for more than a decade now (we first profiled her creative agency, Fuzzco, which she cofounded with Josh Nissenboim, back in 2014). And when we checked in with her recently, we found ourselves transfixed by her Pitt Street project in Charleston, undertaken by Serious Buildings, Fuzzco’s design-driven real estate investment company.

The interiors are painted a uniform shade of Tallow from Farrow & Ball, but we’re especially taken by the subtle touches of red she deploys throughout the interior (see The Unexpected Red Theory: Yay or Nay?).

Join us for a tour:

Above: Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, the historic Federal-style house was built in the early 1800s. In the 1840s, it was renovated in the Gothic style, and a grocery store was established at the ground level, giving the property its unique commercial presence within the residential neighborhood.
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Above: An airy porch.
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Above: “I was VERY happy to find this vintage Wicker Works furniture, made in Italy, on Craigslist,” Helen says (1st Dibs has a similar set on offer). “I always focus on materials first. In this case, warm woods, patinated surfaces, wicker, and rush. The red upholstery functions to keep you from falling asleep.”
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Above: “I like the furniture to sit in the middle of rooms—there’s something clean about it, and I feel like it treats the furniture like a sculpture to pull it off the wall.”
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Above: “The coffee table is a prototype made by my friends at Workstead.”
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Above: The kitchen is anchored by a La CornuFé 43 Inch Dual Fuel Natural Gas Range; the dishwasher is from Bosch.
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Above: The Creamware Pendant Light is from DeVol Kitchens. A Liebherr refrigerator is concealed behind paneling.

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