Historic Vernacular

The Rogers project came to us with a request for a home that a Stickley sofa would fit in.  This inspired the design to have an Arts & Crafts feel in a fresh contemporary way. To achieve this we used the concepts and colors of Arts & Crafts but in modern materials. The design utilizes the vernacular T-Plan of Beaufort County, which has single-room width plan in a T shape. The building’s slanted “T” wing allows the design to frame an extensive view of a monumental live oak on the east.


Custom features

Craftsman era elements such as exposed rafters, a low-pitched gabled roof, and entry columns are reinterpreted for modern living. Shed roofs shade the facade on the south and open the northern views to the pond and great trees while providing incredible north daylight. A long kitchen cabinet wall transitions into a craftsman fireplace that incorporates modern geometry.


High performance initiatives

Photovoltaics on the roof feed a Tesla battery—a feature fostered in early discussions with the client—to replace the need for a costly emergency generator system. Other high-performance systems include: lighting analysis, custom architect-designed HVAC, energy modeling to achieve the AIA 2030 challenge goals, and an entry rain garden to purify run off which doubles as an active, delightful native plant entry garden.

shed roof
Craftsmen detailing

We are thrilled with the job that Frederick + Frederick did in designing our home. They really listened to us, marrying our design interests with the lowcountry vernacular of the region, as well as the opportunities of the building site.
-Randy Rogers, Client

The 10.5 kW solar array is proudly displayed on the roof right over the entry, people’s aversion to the aesthetics of solar panels is changing.
Jane Frederick
Managing Principal