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Historic Reeves Theater

Historic Reeves Theater

​The Reeves Theater was originally opened as a 700-seat art-deco movie theater in 1941. It was fully operational until 1973, and later reopened as the Elk Twin until 1994.  By then, the Reeves interior and façade were in desperate need of repair.  In 2013, Debbie Carson and Chris Groner purchased the Reeves, and hired West Depot Architecture to oversee the upcoming renovations to this awesome historic structure. The renovations included the addition of a green room, a fiddle silhouette-shaped stage, a new balcony, commercial kitchen, bar and cafe. Thanks to a generous grant from the North...

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Chronicle Mill

Chronicle Mill

Chronicle Mill was originally constructed in 1902 on a 6-1/2 acre site along the Norfolk Southern Railroad line in historic downtown Belmont, NC. West Depot Architecture was approached by Metrocology, out of Beaufort, SC, to partner on the redevelopment of this fantastic site. Respecting the mill’s historic and architectural value, the owners decided to make it the cornerstone of a vibrant, eclectic center of commerce and entertainment for downtown Belmont, NC. Portions of the building still retain the original heart pine decking, maple floors, timber beam structure and exposed brick walls....

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A Lowcountry Cottage

A Lowcountry Cottage

  This was one of the first houses I had the pleasure of working on in Beaufort, SC over 15 years ago. This started out as a 1,600 SF two-story cottage on a gorgeous lot at the end of a small island close to town. The property recently went on the market, and I was glad to get a glimpse of how timeless it has remained. The lot features have grown into what we had hoped and live oaks are still thriving....

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The Liberty

The Liberty

The Liberty was renovated in 2015. The renovation converted the former tobacco warehouse and wholesale grocery distribution center into a reception hall, microbrewery and brick oven pizza pub. The Liberty Tobacco Warehouse is a 30,000 SF brick structure with free spanning 100-foot heavy timber trusses and heart pine floors. It was constructed around 1923 and is a contributing structure to the Downtown Elkin Historic...

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Broomfield Creek Residence

Broomfield Creek Residence

This custom home was designed around a spectacular site adorned with several live oaks along Broomfield Creek on Lady’s Island, SC, overlooking the intracoastal waterway and the Historic Beaufort Waterfront. The house was constructed using ultra-efficient Aerated Autoclaved Concrete (AAC) block and the corners were covered in polished recycled masonry blocks. The house features floor-to-ceiling glass along the riverfront and a two-story screen porch that allows the owners to get the most out of their waterfront setting. The four-foot roof overhangs and brise-soleils help protect the...

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The Elkin Center

The Elkin Center

This Workforce Development Center for Surry Community College was a collaborative project with Surry County, The Town of Elkin and Surry Community College. The project consisted of renovating 23,000 SF of a former grocery store into classrooms, offices, industrial technology studios and a GED training center.

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