Ocean house

January Construction

Fripp Island

This Fripp Island house is almost finished. We love happy clients, and these clients are really happy! Here’s what Cindy (the homeowner) said:

My husband found Frederick and Frederick and they are a perfect fit for “build avoidant” me.  They worked tirelessly with us on the front end in the planning phase to alleviate surprises and last minute costly change orders.  They listened diligently to our wants and needs and got our hopes and dreams on paper.  The materials used in our home are the newest and most efficient as well as storm resistant.  We have the latest and greatest in our home.  Best of all, they manage the construction itself.  There is someone in our corner who understands the process, the materials, the applications and they work for us.  Michael Frederick is on-site every week to make sure the build process is happening according to our specifications, no shortcuts are taken and in general that things are being done correctly.  Michael reviews all of our builder’s invoices prior to us paying them.  Michael is on top of everything and works diligently to make sure we are happy.  Guess what?  We are happy.  Actually we are beyond happy with how things are working out for us.  We love our new home and can’t wait to move in in February.

So anyone out there who is looking for a top notch, full service architecture firm, check out Frederick and Frederick in Beaufort, SC.  Tell them Cindy & Steve sent you.

Groundbreaking at Long Cove

Steve and Julie had a glass of champagne and threw out a golden shovelful of dirt to mark the beginning of construction on their Long Cove Club house. Steve owns Coastal Signature Homes and is the builder on our big Brays Island renovation. Its fun to have a colleague as a client!

Brays Island Renovation


roof terrace

Long Cove Club Renovation

BIG changes at this Long Cove Club house on Hilton Head Island! Slide to see the before and after transformation.

 

The front exterior was refreshed by raising the existing porch roof, replacing the existing columns with new columns, all new windows, a new front door with sidelights, cable rail on the stair rail and new landscaping.

Stair before Before and After Hilton Head Island

The new stair rail, by Sean Ahern of Ahern’s Anvil is so much more elegant than the existing. And who wants the HVAC return to be the first thing you see when entering the house? Not us- relocating it definitely elevates the space.

Kitchen before Improve your home

The kitchen is much brighter and more open than before, with a huge island and beautiful cabinetry.

before fireplace long cove club

The old pine media center just screamed 1990’s. Here the shelving and fireplace are updated for the 21st Century. Large lift and slide doors bring lots of light in and connect the interior living to the exterior.

rear before rear after

This is where this family is going to be spending all their time! Hilton Head Living at its finest!

New outdoor living area with roll down insect screens, new brick fireplace, new roof terrace with insane views over the marshes of Broad Creek, accessed by a new spiral stair. The pool was redone, an outdoor shower added. Replacing the existing rail with cable rail really makes a huge difference!

The team and the clients are HAPPY! Thanks to Esposito Construction and to our FAB clients! What a fun project this was!

Sometimes people think that building a new house is the only way to achieve their dream home, but we are here to tell you, that sometimes a renovation is the way to go. It can be less expensive and more sustainable to rework an existing house. This Long Cove Club renovation is proof. Check out this major renovation on Fripp Island for another example of a transformative renovation.


Thermally Modified Decking

When we first proposed using thermally treated decking for a project in Long Cove Club, we were drawn to the beauty of the wood. After the heating process, ash is rendered a gorgeous brown that looks exotic and expensive. There are many other advantages to using this product besides the aesthetics.

The product is very durable, water resistant and environmentally friendly. The heating process removes the sap and resin in the wood, which prevents mold and bacteria growth. There are no toxic chemicals applied. After the thermal modification process, the moisture content of the timber is very low, which limits the moisture absorption. The boards won't warp, bend or swell, even without a protective coat. Thermally modified timber is a great choice for exterior applications, especially in the hot and humid South. 


Under Construction

We have several projects in beginning stages of construction. 

Here is the first in a series of videos that will will be publishing to show the construction process of a home on Dataw Island. We are excited to get some overhead shots of the site with Benjie's new drone! 


Framing has begun at our project in Berkeley Hall. December is a beautiful time for construction in South Carolina!


Our project in Love Cove Club is coming along nicely. Currently, the contractors are working on the roofing and masonry. 


We look forward to seeing these projects completed, stay tuned for more updates!