Inspiration

Lowcountry Farmhouse

To fit into the rural agrarian landscape, we drew forms and details from the vernacular farmhouses of South Carolina. We used traditional materials of old brick for the foundation, hand formed terne metal roofing, clapboard siding, double hung windows, spacious porches, exposed rafter tails, and dormer windows.

Design

Traditional

The house was laid out with a central square public space with two wings one private and the other semi-private. The central square focuses on a four-sided fireplace and includes the living, dining, and cooking areas, as well as the front porch, entry and screened porch that overlooks an impounded rice pond.

Distinction

Unique Materials

The finish materials on this house contribute to its uniqueness. The rustic wide-planked reclaimed antique heart pine floors are rich and warm. The whitewashed cypress wall paneling and the handmade brick fireplace fit the agrarian landscape. The beauty of the custom cabinets comes from the river recovered heart pine boards, which lay under water in a swamp for many years, revealing the most amazing character and coloring.

This home truly embodies the outdoor centric lifestyle that so many people desire when moving to Beaufort County. A large terrace with a magnificent swimming pool and screened-in porch can be utilized much of the year in our climate.
Jane Frederick
Managing Principal