Sir Walter Raleigh Senior Apartments

The Sir Walter Raleigh is a historical property that has long held a place in the history of Raleigh, North Carolina. The Virginia Dare Ballroom with its bias relief of Sir Walter and his famous descending cloak pose for Queen Elizabeth is a memory of many local residents. Our goal was to update the property while being reverent to these cherished memories. Our challenges including making sure the existing wall details and finishes proved satisfactory for the approval of the Historical Committee while creating comfort for the existing residences and encouraging the community at large to take a new look at this landmark property.

The owner opened ceilings and walls to uncover the magnificent arched windows and replicate some of the damaged plaster ceilings. The sun pouring into the Common Room is definitely warming to the resident in several aspects. The Fitness Room has to be one of Raleigh’s most elegant!

2019 – Raleigh, NC