Residential architects who specialize in the hot, humid, southern climate

Before & After Renovation


This house located in downtown Beaufort, overlooking the Beaufort River in the Bay neighborhood, was built around the 1930’s. It had no through center hall and inconvenient entrances located on the South and West sides of the house, although the parking spots are on the East side. In the 1950’s, the gardens were designed by Robert Marvin, a well known Walterboro landscape architect, but the view of the gardens was blocked by a large fireplace in the family room. The inside of the house was broken up into several small rooms. To fix these problems, we added a center hall inside the building with a front door on the East side. Previous owners had cut a staircase into the middle of the front porch; we restored the front porch to its original condition. We also removed the large fireplace from the 1960's addition and installed a large window overlooking the gardens. The homeowners wanted a screen porch, so we added one on the West side with a fireplace and folding glass doors to open up the space when the weather is nice.