“You are basically in someone’s house and you just feel like this is so fun. You know everyone’s name by the time you leave and everyone knows you. And it’s a really personal experience.”
We’re in great company with Kate & Ben Towill, Founders and Owners of Post House, a home away from home for staycationers and travelers alike in the heart of the Old Village of Mount Pleasant, SC.
With a longstanding history as the neighborhood hub dating back to 1896, some hundred years and many iterations later, Kate and Ben have reimagined Post House to now present a contemporary take on the local landmark, bringing people together, in celebration, over good food, drink, and company.
In this episode Kate and Ben share how their past careers and collaborative projects brought them into the world of hospitality, and just how much they enjoy raising their family and staying true to their community through their continued creativity.
[1:20] A set designer walks into a trending NYC restaurant and meets the English chef and owner….the rest is history.
[4:15] A theatrical approach to how Kate & Ben design their spaces, inspire their teams and commit to a culture of continuous improvement and enjoyment.
[10:00] The story of how a cross country bike trip led to the beginning of Basic Projects, their design and development company, with a mission of breathing new life into old buildings.
[16:15] In creating a house filled with love and bringing their children along on their journey, Ben & Kate are teaching their children “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
[18:30] How opening a restaurant and inn at the start of the pandemic was a blessing in disguise in being there for the local community.
[32:00] Experience a taste of waterfront “Village Life” during your stay with sailing, fly fishing, bicycle rides, packed picnic lunches, boutique shops, soda fountains and ice cream galore!
- Ethos Athletic Club
- Basic Kitchen
- Sullivan’s Fish Camp
- Charleston Sailing School
- Charleston Artist Collective
- Out of Hand Boutique
- Pitt Street Pharmacy