Cosima at Mill No.1

Cosima at Mill No.1

Size: 12,000 SF

Cost: $2.5 Million

Completion: 2016

This project involves the conversion of the boiler house of an historic cotton mill into a high end Sicilian restaurant featuring wood fired cooking. The challenge of the project was to create an efficient restaurant while maintaining and maximizing the key assets of the space, a massive stone foundation wall, the base of the chimney, the remains of an early coal boiler, a tall space topped by a clerestory, and the adjacent river. The ultimate goals were achieved in creating a comfortable and rich dining experience without losing the industrial might of the building’s original use. The celebration of the textures and warmth of its materials ties it to its local past as well as to the culture that inspired its cuisine, and the fires that once powered an industry produce a more intimate fare.