New Supper Club Space in Blagden Alley
Last week we were invited for a sneak peek at the renovated lower level of the carriage house, which the Kahoes plan to use as a supper club and neighborhood private event space. Their store on U Street is known for its eclectic mix of hidden treasures for the home and, not surprisingly, this space has a similar, warm familiarity to it.
When purchased last year, the home consisted of an artists studio on the main level and loft-like living quarters on the top level. For the supper club space, the entire lower level was gutted, opening the area up completely and exposing the brick walls.
An impressively heavy sliding door opens the space to the alley, where “Huntress Coal Oil” has been painted directly on to the brick exterior of the building. The Kahoes worked with Alex Shields to develop the concept for the logo, basing it in part on the history of the home (see NPR story above).