Preservation

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

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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 a discussion 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. SOLD OUT!

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