March Construction

Cane Island

The house on Cane Island is looking great. The house is dried in and work continues on exterior trim, roof installation and rough ins for HVAC and plumbing.

Brays Island Renovation

St Helena Island Dogtrot Cottage

The owners have moved in to this lovely little house. The dogtrot is outdoor living space which separates the kitchen/living areas from the bedroom.

Fripp Island

This Fripp Island House is very nearly complete, which just punch list items remaining, as well as landscaping. Until the plants are installed, the frog will have to hang on the deck. 😉

Many of the projects that we have shown recently in our under construction posts are nearing completion, but not to worry; We have exciting projects on the boards and beginning construction!


Early Spring on the boards

Fripp Island

As we finish up one beachfront house on Fripp Island, we begin another. This house will have the public areas (kitchen, great room, outdoor dining) and primary bedroom on the second floor and the guest bedrooms on the first floor. The views over the beach and ocean are spectacular from the upper floor, so we may as well flip the house in order to have the best view from the areas where the family will spend the most time.

Harbor Island

Here’s another “upside down” house. This one is on Harbor Island and has views of both the ocean and of St. Helena Sound. This is a relatively small house that makes efficient use of space. The T shaped plan allows for great views from every room, ample outdoor living areas, and refreshing cross ventilation when the weather’s good for open windows.

Brays Island Cabin

The latest drawings from our cabin on Brays Island. When Brays Island was developed, the lots were divided so that they are all one-acre circular lots, resulting in privacy and screening from neighboring houses for its residents.

Brays Island Addition

Here’s another project at Brays Island. We designed this house about 20 years ago and new owner has some modifications to make. One the main house, they are building a small addition to house their book collection. They are also building a two story guest house.


Birthday!

Today is our 32nd Birthday!

We are so grateful for the past 32 years. To our wonderful clients, great colleagues and awesome employees, we can’t thank you enough! Stopped by our butterfly dogtrot cottage this morning, and man, is it looking great?!


Virtual walk through

Virtual Walk-through

(click the link above to see the walk-through- this does not work on mobile, you need to use a desktop)

In addition to offering a full virtual reality experience in our office, we have begun creating virtual walk-throughs for our clients which can be viewed anywhere. It's not as immersive as when you wear the virtual reality goggles, but it is still pretty enjoyable. This is the Cane Island house that is currently under construction.  See the preliminary design here.


Ocean house

January Construction

Fripp Island

This Fripp Island house is almost finished. We love happy clients, and these clients are really happy! Here’s what Cindy (the homeowner) said:

My husband found Frederick and Frederick and they are a perfect fit for “build avoidant” me.  They worked tirelessly with us on the front end in the planning phase to alleviate surprises and last minute costly change orders.  They listened diligently to our wants and needs and got our hopes and dreams on paper.  The materials used in our home are the newest and most efficient as well as storm resistant.  We have the latest and greatest in our home.  Best of all, they manage the construction itself.  There is someone in our corner who understands the process, the materials, the applications and they work for us.  Michael Frederick is on-site every week to make sure the build process is happening according to our specifications, no shortcuts are taken and in general that things are being done correctly.  Michael reviews all of our builder’s invoices prior to us paying them.  Michael is on top of everything and works diligently to make sure we are happy.  Guess what?  We are happy.  Actually we are beyond happy with how things are working out for us.  We love our new home and can’t wait to move in in February.

So anyone out there who is looking for a top notch, full service architecture firm, check out Frederick and Frederick in Beaufort, SC.  Tell them Cindy & Steve sent you.

Groundbreaking at Long Cove

Steve and Julie had a glass of champagne and threw out a golden shovelful of dirt to mark the beginning of construction on their Long Cove Club house. Steve owns Coastal Signature Homes and is the builder on our big Brays Island renovation. Its fun to have a colleague as a client!

Brays Island Renovation


November Construction

Phase 3 of the Kessler Residence

The Art Studio/ Guest House is pretty much finished. We enjoy working with Esposito Construction and appreciate the quality of construction they deliver. See the rest of this project here.

Brays Island Renovation

Currently, they are working on painting, carpentry, hvac and roofing. The project is about 70% complete.

Fripp Island

The house is getting very close to completion. I just love how the morning light fills the room and makes the walnut media center look so pretty.


September Construction

Cane Island

Framing is best phase of construction for dramatic progress photos! See the design of this house here 

Fripp Island

This beach house is getting really close to completion. How great do those sleek sunpower pv panels look?! These owners are so excited about their new house, which is our favorite thing ever!

Port Royal, Union Church

The renovation of historic Union Church is moving right along. The drywall is hung and the windows have been uncovered, it is a beautiful space!

Butterfly Dogtrot

I am loving this dogtrot cottage with butterfly roofs! The first design for these clients was this “Lowcountry Cottage” but I think what the design morphed into will be even cooler than the preliminary drawings.


OTB- September

We’ve presented preliminary designs to a few clients recently. The first two are new houses, and the third is a renovation.

This house is in Summerville, South Carolina. The client requested a modest sized house that is exceptionally strong. We are designing it to withstand 200 mph winds. The windows are protected by sliding shutters made of corten steel.

Next is this cottage, on Harbor Island. This is an upside down house- the main living areas are on the top floor and the  bedrooms are on the first floor. This enables the owner to enjoy the best views from the areas where they will be spending the most time. The lot has the beach on one side and the marsh one the other, so the views from this top floor are going to be incredible.

This small house is on a beautiful piece of property on Wadmalaw Island, in Charleston County. Our proposed design increases the area on the first floor by moving the exterior walls to the edge of an existing wrap-around deck. A dormer is added to increase space and light available in the loft. A swimming pool is added, along with a carport and a plan for a future guest house. A perfectly relaxing retreat!

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On the Boards in August 2020

We’ve got some great projects on the boards. Here are three projects in preliminary design. We have a couple bigger projects in the works too, but they are not quite ready to show you. The gate above is a detail for a project that is under construction.

The Camellia

First, here’s our popular Camellia plan book house, with some revisions for a young family. Our “Close to Custom” plans are always modified to better fit the lot and the clients. This version of the Camellia is raised up out of the flood plain, which gives the owner space to park beneath the first floor.

Cat Island Landscape and Hardscape Additions

This is a house we did a big renovation on probably 20 years ago. The new owners are adding a pool, exercise room and cabana so that they can take full advantage of the views from Cat Island.

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St. Helena deck improvements

This house on St. Helena Island has an awesome view over the Harbor River. The clients came to us with the request to add to the outdoor space. We designed a butterfly roof to cover the outdoor dining area.


June Construction Progress

Union Church

Renovation and Addition to Historic (1870's) Union Church in Port Royal, South Carolina.

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Cane Island House

The majority of the masonry block wall construction for the house portion of the project is complete. It is always exciting to see vertical construction. With the foundation formed, the house is really being to take shape! Want to see the design? Revisit Cane Island House when it was still on the boards.

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This is a guest house that is going on a Palmetto Bluff house that we designed. See the Kessler Residence in our portfolio here.

The exterior walls and doors are installed and the contractor is installing air tight sealant at small gaps in the building envelope to ensure the house is tight.

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Fripp Island Beach House