The Collins Quarter

Savannah, GA

The renovation of 151 Bull Street included modification of the existing space to include a kitchen, accessible restrooms, two dining areas (one on the street level and one in the sunken garden level), and a coffee bar with walk-up sidewalk service. Access to the garden level was reinstated from the exterior with the addition of a new stair in the Oglethorpe Avenue sidewalk and installation of a new door within the existing opening.

Previously concealed by wood panels on the exterior and a dropped acoustic ceiling on the interior, the transom windows were carefully restored to provide increased natural daylight to the dining area as well as to reinstate the original window height. Antique gas lanterns were added at the main entry, and simple black awnings were added along the Bull Street and Oglethorpe facades which respect the newly uncovered

Transom windows while providing protection for outside dining. The once wood-paneled and shuttered space has been opened up and given new purpose to this historic cornerstone.