Preservation

Behind-the-Scenes-Tour | Mid-Century Modern

Go behind the scenes with HC!

Get an inside look at former home of Lester Bates, Jr. This architect-designed mid-century modern home is nestled in the Heathwood neighborhood. Current owners will share stories of curating modern furniture on a budget, as well as a few renovation trials and tribulations. This house showcases some of the most quintessential mid-century furnishings designed by Harvey Probber, Florence Knoll, Thayer Coggins, Heywood-Wakefield, Eero Saarinen, and Paul McCobb. The tour includes University of South Carolina professor, Dr. Lydia Brandt to enlighten guests about the architectural style of the home and extensive use of glass and open design concepts to help forge a connection with nature. Designed by Robert Jackson, Jr, whose firm, Jackson and Miller Architects, also designed Palmetto Health Baptist hospital and the former Maxwell Furniture store on Main Street. Take a walk through a home so carefully restored, you'll feel like an extra from Mad Men.

Historic Columbia's Behind-the-Scenes Tour series is presented by: