Taking something beloved and transforming it into something new is always a smart idea, especially because we have enough things in this world. The folks at Cubitt though may take the cake, or in this case, the pie, with their thoughtful reimagining of the F.Cooke Eel and Pie House, now their newest shop for eyewear.
The project was done by EBBA Architects, who worked to retain the character of the site while introducing new elements and making use of the old dining tables, transforming the space into a fresh interior. It’s beautiful how the new and old have been melded together. How the charming, original tiles of the shop feel elevated thanks to the incorporation of warm wood tones and marble counter tops. I also spy a few portraits from Wilfrid Wood, who drew some local residents as part of Cubitt’s desire to make the shop feel like it’s truly part of the neighborhood.