A Design Tour of The Flats at Mixson

Cortney Bishop

With pre-leasing in full swing at The Flats at Mixson, I’m reflecting on what a labor of love the project has been over the past year. From concept through build, my relationship with Atlanta-based visionary development company, Jamestown, has been one of inspired creative collaboration. Jamestown believed in the importance of using a Charleston-based designer for the Flats, and in doing so has brought a uniquely local point of view to the project. It has been one of the great projects of my career and I’m thrilled to share it with the Charleston community.


The Flats at Mixson are the latest addition to an already thriving Mixson community. Within walking distance of Park Circle, The Flats comprise a collection of multi-family residences designed to encourage community-based living—think screened-in porches, a saltwater pool with outdoor grilling, porch swings, dog parks, and community courtyards.



From the beginning, I envisioned a space that would feel modern at heart, but grounded and warm. I wanted the project to take on the personality of our city, that distinctly Charleston mix of old and new. Doing so meant searching out quality materials and pieces that would stand the test of time (without feeling stale), while imparting a sense of quirk and personality.



Achieving this depended in large part on the incredible talents of a collection of smaller artisans and artists, some of whom I’ve worked with for years and others I discovered during the course of the project, including:


Brooks Wharton and his hand-crafted, custom Mixson ping-pong tables.



Custom porch swings from Vintage Porch Swings of Mount Pleasant.



Bob Leonard’s modern take on the Adirondack chair.






Chicago-based New Breed’s gorgeous wood furniture.



Georgia-based photographer, Matt Bower.



Tobacco Stick lighting from Old Modern Objects.



OneFortyThree’s quirky lighting and accessories.



And a favorite centerpiece of the project, a David Boatwright mural, inspired by historic Mixson Seed Farm catalog images that Jamestown discovered.



Together with Jamestown we decided they were too good not to share. Stay tuned for a selection of these vendors at a curated Mixson home store on site.


The Flats are on target to open for move-in on December 1. If you’re interested in joining the Mixson community, drop in and say hey to Thea and the other friendly folks at the temporary leasing office across the street from Basico. Over at the Flats, the sheet rock is going up, tours are encouraged and excitement is in the air!