Construction Update

Saint Simons Island House

Exterior under construction

We always love seeing our designs come to life. It is fun to go back to preliminary design drawings and compare to construction photos. Some houses go through many iterations of preliminary design before the owners are completely satisfied. This one is not much different than the first sketches drawn.

St Simons House

tile tub

Tile installation is in progress. The tile on the right, in the master shower, is by Alyse Edwards, its part of the “Wanderlust” Collection, see more here.

Maple interior trim is nearly complete (click above photos to enlarge)

We are excited to see this project coming together. It is about 70% complete.

Fripp Island

Piers, Fripp Island

On Fripp Island, foundation work is underway. The footings are poured and the CMU piers are going up. A retaining wall of piles is installed. See the preliminary design for this house on the boards here.

Under Construction
Retaining wall
Beach front, Fripp Island

It is a treat getting to go to the beach for site visits!

Long Cove Club Renovation

Our major renovation in Long Cove Club, on Hilton Head Island is very close to completion. We love happy clients, and these clients are thrilled with how their house has been renovated to suit their family’s lifestyle and design preferences.

Hilton Head Island Renovation
Back porch
Pool Broad Creek View

The outdoor living on the rear of the house and the pool, with views over Broad Creek are pretty spectacular!

We will have more houses under construction to show you soon!


Factory Creek House Progress

The house on Factory Creek is nearing completion and looking great! The expansive outdoor living areas sure will be a nice place to take in that view!

 

rear elevation

Viewfireplace


Under Construction August Update

Factory Creek Houses

The Factory Creek 1 house has cabinets being installed. We are looking forward to this house being finished soon.

Factory Creek house ii

Fripp Island Remodel

We started this project with raising the house about 3 feet to bring it above the flood plain. The post about raising the house is here

Spring Island

Hilton Head


April Construction Photos

Spring is in the air in the lowcountry! Every day, the marsh gets greener and our clients get closer to living in their dream homes! Here are a some progress photos from a few of our current projects:

Spring Island

Framing is progressing nicely at the Spring Island house. Spring Island is one of our favorite communities in Beaufort County. We love their dedication to preserving the natural beauty of the island!

Port Royal Plantation

It's always fun to see the view that our clients will enjoy from the elevated height. Quite a view from this house!

Factory Creek

Framing on the garage for this project is nearly complete, and beginning for the main house.

Fripp Island

This renovation project is almost finished. We started construction over a year ago by raising the house 5 ' to get it out of the flood plain. Here is the post of when we raised it.


Under Construction

We are all excited about the construction progress at the Factory Creek house. Howell Builders is doing a great job!

The garage and carriage house

It is exciting to see the form of the house taking shape, as the second floor framing goes up.

There is quite a nice view of Factory Creek from the second floor. 

 Tom is checking out the window framing
Tom is checking out the window framing

This Palmetto Bluff House is almost finished.

The Berkeley Hall project is almost completed, too.


Sketches, 3-D Models and the Real Thing

Helping our clients understand the design of their house is essential for a successful project. Our first presentations to our clients are watercolor sketches to show the preliminary design. These sketches convey the design, yet are still easy to revise.  As we progress in the project we begin building the project in the computer.  With sophisticated software, called Building Information Modeling (BIM), we virtually build the project long before construction begins. This also allows advanced coordination and integration of all the systems and scheduling components. Many clients have difficulty visualizing the house. Because of this, the use of digital modeling is very useful.  Here are some project under construction showing the initial sketch, the computer model and the same view of the real house.

 


Under Construction


We have quite a few projects under construction at the moment. Here are some recent photos of the progress.

Long Cove Club Residence

 The project in Long Cove Club is a little over halfway completed. The neighbors all comment on how nicely the house fits between the trees.
The project in Long Cove Club is a little over halfway completed. The neighbors all comment on how nicely the house fits between the trees.

A great view of Broad Creek from the living room.

 There will be a floating stair in this dramatic stairhall
There will be a floating stair in this dramatic stairhall

Lady's Island Residence

 The framing on the house on Lady's Island is coming along nicely! 
The framing on the house on Lady's Island is coming along nicely! 

 Another great view
Another great view

Palmetto Bluff Residence

 The big sliding doors open the house up to the view.
The big sliding doors open the house up to the view.
  Nice view to wake up to!
 Nice view to wake up to!
 Great View from the office. I might not get any work done!
Great View from the office. I might not get any work done!


Berkeley Hall Residence

 We had a visitor at the construction site!
We had a visitor at the construction site!


Drone Video

How cool is this? Here's drone footage of a new house under construction!  Benjie captured the beauty of the site, from way, way up in the sky on a beautiful, sunny day.  We will continue to post videos as the construction progresses.