Celie’s Waterfront Inn on Thames Street project consisted of the renovation of a row home in the historic district of Fells Point, which, at the start of construction, was in a total state of disrepair.
The plans called for the total gutting of the interior of the house. A new stair was constructed to provide access to the second and third floor suites and access to the new roof terrace. Entry to this stair is provided by a separate, gated entrance on the side of the building.
The second floor suite is 1,200 square feet, with two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, and bath. The third floor suite is 800 square feet, with one bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bath. Both of these suites are accented with exposed brick walls that required major re-pointing. The roof terrace was constructed using wood decking surrounded by a wrought iron railing.
The ground floor contains retail space with an exposed brick wall, and the exterior façade was restored to reveal a store front that differentiates it from other structures in the area. At the rear of the retail space is a terrace secured by the construction of a privacy wall and brick pavers to provide an inviting patio.
This unique project transformed a building with limited use to a modern retail and residential structure.