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Project Feature: The Admiral's House

Updated: Dec 13, 2022

Surrounded by voluminous, century-old oak trees in the heart of the Historic Charleston Naval base is the gorgeous Admiral's House. Otherwise known as Quarters A, this mansion was built in 1905 and has housed the naval base's top commanding officers.

Before and after renovations.

Originally built in 1905, the mansion is the second oldest building on the Navy Shipyard. It used to be a site of large parties and grand events for Naval officers. The structure and design reflect late Victorian and early 20th century eclectic designs including the Italianate, Neo-Classical and Colonial periods.

Sitting vacant for the past 18 years, the building required a lot of specialized attention from Spratlin & Sons Construction to get the facility back to it's original glory. Like any restoration project, it was important that anything and everything that could be salvaged was. Check out some of our authentic hardware reproductions from this project below.

We replicated the original back-plates and levers throughout the mansion using our Beaded Pattern., We remade the molds and cast each piece one at a time in solid brass using the finest sand to capture the smallest of details.

Polished Nickel Cremone Bolts were used on all of the mansion's french doors to replicate the original hardware.

Footed Cabinet Knobs in polished nickel with their respective hinges.

Construction is projected to be complete by February 2021, and design elements are to be put in place the following summer. The Admiral's House will re-open as a premier bed and breakfast located right on the Cooper River. It will also be the largest venue in North Charleston for weddings and events.

Check out our Project video through the link below and follow us on social media to see more before and after pictures of The Admiral's House!

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