James Island Kitchen Addition

completed 2011


Work performed while at Meadors Inc.



Work Performed:


While at Meadors, Laura served as designer &  project manager for this project.  Roles included client design meetings, construction drawings, estimating & cost analysis, interior architecture (finishes, fixtures & cabinets), tax incentive final documentation and construction administration.

See James Island Residence Kitchen Addition in


Better Homes & Garden's: Beautiful Kitchens and Baths, Summer 2012 edition

 Scope of Work: This early 1900s plantation home was in need of updating and restoration, including a family friendly kitchen and living area. To accomplish that, while maintaining the historic feel of the property, a new old carriage house was added. The carriage house also provided a mudroom, office, and connection to the existing house. Reproduction brick, antique heart pine, and handmade mortise-and-tenon trusses gave the addition an authentic feel while hiding a 21st century energy efficient envelope. The existing house was restored and qualified for a South Carolina tax incentive for historic preservation. This included restoration of the stair and fireplaces, and renovations to all bathrooms, as well as exterior brick repair, a new roof, and restoration of windows.