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.


April Construction progress

Here are some recent construction photos from our job sites

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Fripp Island Beach House Construction Progress

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Cane Island

This project is just getting started

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December Construction Update

December Construction Progress

Fripp Island

The beach front house on Fripp Island is going up! Second floor walls and ceiling are being framed and the sheathing is being installed. Remember when this house was on the boards (click link to see the preliminary design)? We made some changes from that original design, which is very typical of how we work; always morphing the design to fit the clients needs, wants, and budget.

 

St. Simons Island

The house on St. Simons Island is getting pretty close to completion and is looking fantastic! Benjie visits the site once a month, since it is farther from our office than most of our projects that we visit weekly. The fireplace photo is from last month, there has been more progress, but the photo from last month was better. How gorgeous is that bookmatched quartzite stone??

 

St. Helena Island Renovation

A major renovation is under way on St. Helena's Island, see this project on the boards here.

Got to love a good dog on the job site!

 

 


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.

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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

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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.


Under Construction and Recently Completed Projects

Long Cove Club House

Construction on our project in Long Cove Club finished up recently. The house looks great and our clients are very happy! We will have professional photos taken, but in the meantime, here are a few we snapped.

 The cedar shingle exterior blends nicely with the landscape
The cedar shingle exterior blends nicely with the landscape
 What a lovely deck, the perfect place to enjoy the view and a cup of coffee!
What a lovely deck, the perfect place to enjoy the view and a cup of coffee!
 We love this shot of the water feature at the front entry.
We love this shot of the water feature at the front entry.

Palmetto Bluff House

Construction is coming along nicely on the main house, and the owners have decided to build a carriage house too, so we are working on that design.

 Here's a sketch with the carriage house shown.
Here's a sketch with the carriage house shown.

Sea Pines Renovation

 We enclosed a deck to create a screen porch. The adjacent zen garden is beautiful, not to mention very low maintenance!
We enclosed a deck to create a screen porch. The adjacent zen garden is beautiful, not to mention very low maintenance!
 The kitchen remodel yielded a more functional and stylish space
The kitchen remodel yielded a more functional and stylish space

Berkeley Hall House

 The Berkeley Hall House is about 3/4 to completion, and is looking great! 
The Berkeley Hall House is about 3/4 to completion, and is looking great! 
 The Great Room
The Great Room

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

Quite a lot of progress has been made since our last "Under Construction" post. 

Palmetto Bluff Residence

 Gorgeous view from the screen porch
Gorgeous view from the screen porch

Berkeley Hall Residence

 Cedar shingles were individually stained and pinned up to dry
Cedar shingles were individually stained and pinned up to dry
 Cedar shingle siding going up!
Cedar shingle siding going up!

Dataw Island Residence

 Custom windows follow the slope of the roof.
Custom windows follow the slope of the roof.

Before and After in Colleton River Plantation

 Before
Before
 After, in progress. We will show you the complete transformation when construction is finished.
After, in progress. We will show you the complete transformation when construction is finished.

Long Cove club residence

 Cypress coffered ceilings downstairs bring warmth and vibrancy to the rooms.
Cypress coffered ceilings downstairs bring warmth and vibrancy to the rooms.

Lady's Island Residence

 Front elevation
Front elevation
 Rear elevation, with the greenhouse
Rear elevation, with the greenhouse

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!