Under Construction

Our services include construction administration, which is essential for the success of our projects. We visit the job sites regularly to ensure that the house is being built as drawn, and to address any issues or questions that invariably arise during the construction process. We welcome abundant questions from the contractors and our clients during the construction phase. The more we communicate, the better the outcome. Here are some recent photos taken during these site visits.

Spring Island

The details are coming together beautifully on the Spring Island house. I am loving that Skyfall Quartzite countertop! So pretty!

Factory Creek House

The view from this house is incredible. It sits on a bluff over Factory Creek, with a west facing view over the Beaufort River and downtown Beaufort. There will be some spectacular sunset watching going on in this great room!

Long Cove Renovation

The outdoor living areas at this house are fantastic! Can't you just imagine gathering with friends around the outdoor fireplace on a chilly evening or soaking in some of the first warm weather days of the Spring?

 

St. Simons Island, Georgia

There has been lots of progress on the St. Simon's Island house since construction began in November! It's always fun to see the house take shape in the framing phase.

Stay tuned for more construction updates, completed projects and drawings from the boards of Frederick + Frederick!


On the Boards: St. Helena Island Renovation

The latest renovation on the boards is a 1950's ranch on an absolutely gorgeous lot on St Helena Island. The clients love the deep water dock & the extensive view over the Port Royal Sound, but the choppy plan of the house is not very functional. The entry is not well defined, the kitchen is tiny, the rooms are dark and choppy.

Here's the existing plan:

Here's our design solution, in plan view:

 

 

The new plan will allow the owners to enjoy their incredible view from more of the house (including the kitchen, which was not possible before). They will have more outdoor living space, with a screen porch. The main living areas will be much brighter and open to one another. The foyer moves to the middle of the house. The bathrooms and closets are reconfigured to increase functionality.

Here are the elevation drawings:

 

And a Building section

Our clients are excited to move to Beaufort, and we are excited to redesign their house! The renovation will improve the owners ability to enjoy the lowcountry lifestyle and the beautiful view from their house.


Friday Fun

We work hard around here, but every Friday afternoon we like to get a jump start on the weekend and do something enjoyable.

One day, we sketched a flower arrangement and a tiny chair using a series of drawing prompts, like blind drawing, drawing the negative space and "drawing" with wire. It was fun, and a great way to get our creative juices flowing.

 

 

We like to take advantage of our location. If the tide is high, we can launch our kayaks and paddleboard from the yard. One day, we brought our fishing poles and threw a couple lines out....we didn't catch much, but we enjoyed being on the water.

 

When its chilly outside, we like to play games. Our new favorite is Giant Jenga. Paired with appropriately dramatic music, our jenga games can get pretty intense.

What should we do for Friday Fun at Frederick + Frederick next?


Under Construction- October Update

The weather has cooled down a bit and activity on these Beaufort County homes is in full swing. We are excited about the progress on these projects under construction in October, it is always a thrill to see our  designs come to life! It will not be long until we have happy, happy owners living in their dream homes!

Factory Creek House #2

This house is looking great with the siding and roofing completed. The electrical rough in is in progress.

Bray's Island Renovation & Addition

This project consists of a major renovation of an existing house, as well as a guest house addition.

They are prepping the main house for interior and exterior paint, as well as finishing up interior trim.

Brays Island guest house addition is in the framing phase.

Factory Creek House #1

The details are coming together beautifully in this house. We love the way the interior stair was executed.

This New Ravenna mosaic tile in the master bath is gorgeous!

Spring Island House

Siding and Roofing installation are in progress at our Spring Island project. Spray foam insulation is complete and the drywall should be hung soon. 

Port Royal Plantation House

This house is looking great with the drywall up! The contractor is beginning to run interior trim and install interior doors.