Upon completion in 1929 the old Beth Israel Synagogue on Townes Street served as the home for the first local jewish congregation in Greenville. Even Max Heller, an immigrant himself who would one day become mayor of Greenville overseeing our city’s transformation in the early 1980’s, joined this congregation and attended services there for many years.

Following three decades of prosperity multiple tenants and owners utilized the building for other denominational services and an art studio as late as 2004 when the building was sold. In the decade that followed the building sat empty and suffered from decay.

The new owners purchased the property in 2013 and retained local architect Trey Cole and Cole Properties to help renovate the historic building into a private residence.


As with all of our homes, our outdoor spaces are just as important if not more than the indoors. The owners wanted several features within their outdoor oasis including a pool, small green area, and patio space for relaxing and enjoying time with their family and friends. Our team worked with Cole Properties to integrate desired features and refine the design for the most efficient functionality possible. Multiple outdoor spaces and terraces at varying elevations created design challenges but resulted in a visually striking outdoor space exemplifying urban living at its best. Best of all their dogs are allowed to swim in the pool!

What People Are Saying

Always appreciate your thoughtful approach to tough design issues - keep it coming for many years to come!

Suzanne Childs

Childs Architecture

Thanks for all that you are doing for us.

Bill Barringer


We appreciate your persistence in helping us through this one and look forward to opportunities to work with you in the future.

Scott Wilbanks

You’ve been such a great asset... and I really appreciate your expertise and insight.

Maxim Williams

I for one, appreciate the hard work you did for the club on our bike lane projects and I’m proud that they are expanding and growing all the time.  I think you were one of the early pioneers on bike lanes in the community with some others. I appreciate your behind-the-scenes efforts. Thanks.

Steve Baker

Public Relations Director - Greenville Spinners

I would recommend John for any project large or small, his breath of experience shows as he has helped guide me through this process.

Loren Duwel

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