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On the Boards- Lowcountry Cottage

There is something very satisfying about a compact and efficient cottage, especially here in the lowcountry where most of us would rather be outside most of the time. This little house will serve as a guest cottage with rental potential after the owners build a bigger place on their land. It's really got everything you need though, and with all those solar panels on a house that is just over 800 square feet, you can bet it'll be net-zero!

The clients on this project are interested in using hempcrete, which is a lightweight, cementitious insulating material made from the stalks of hemp plants and lime. We are still learning about hempcrete, but it seems like a wonder-product. The raw materials are renewable, it sequesters carbon, it insulates well. We are very intrigued, and will report back about the practicality of using it.

 


Under Construction in Beaufort SC

Our services include construction administration, which is essential for the success of our projects. We visit the job sites regularly to ensure that the house is being built as drawn, and to address any issues or questions that invariably arise during the construction process. We welcome abundant questions from the contractors and our clients during the construction phase. The more we communicate, the better the outcome. Here are some recent photos taken during these site visits in our projects under construction in and around Beaufort, SC.

Spring Island

The details are coming together beautifully on the Spring Island house. I am loving that Skyfall Quartzite countertop! So pretty! See more of this house: Sketch to site- Spring Island 

and here Under Construction- October Update

 

Factory Creek House

The view from this house is incredible. It sits on a bluff over Factory Creek, with a west facing view over the Beaufort River and downtown Beaufort, SC. There will be some spectacular sunset watching going on in this great room!

Long Cove Renovation

The outdoor living areas at this house are fantastic! Can't you just imagine gathering with friends around the outdoor fireplace on a chilly evening or soaking in some of the first warm weather days of the Spring?

 

St. Simons Island, Georgia

There has been lots of progress on the St. Simon's Island house since construction began in November! It's always fun to see the house take shape in the framing phase.

Stay tuned for more construction updates, completed projects and drawings from the boards of Frederick + Frederick!


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.


Summer in the Lowcountry

Summer is probably my favorite season in the Lowcountry (good thing, since its our longest season). Sure, it's hot, muggy and buggy, but with water all around us, it is easy to find relief from the heat.

Hunting Island State Park reopened earlier this month after significant damages from Hurricane Matthew. Hooray!!! Thanks to everyone involved in cleanup and restoration!!

  Hunting Island sunrise over the ocean. Simply gorgeous!  Hunting Island sunrise over the ocean. Simply gorgeous!  Hunting Island may look different than before the hurricane, but that is the nature of a barrier island. It is still a magical and awesome place to visit. Hunting Island may look different than before the hurricane, but that is the nature of a barrier island. It is still a magical and awesome place to visit.

You can find most of our staff on the beach or on the river most every weekend during summer. Our waterways and barrier islands are surely one of the best things about living in Beaufort.

 Michael takes advantage of a high tide to launch his kayak from the backyard for a quick paddle with his granddaughter. Michael takes advantage of a high tide to launch his kayak from the backyard for a quick paddle with his granddaughter.

Beaufort has a temperate climate (we are in Zone 9 of the USDA map) which means lots tropical plants thrive here. I walked around the garden surrounding our office today, and wow!

 Hibiscus coccineus, native swamp hibiscus Hibiscus coccineus, native swamp hibiscus  Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata' aka variegated ginger Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata' aka variegated ginger  Strelitzia, aka Bird of Paradise Strelitzia, aka Bird of Paradise

It's so easy for Beaufortonians to love where we live!


2017 Architect's Tour

The Historic Beaufort Foundation's annual "Architect's Tour" is this Saturday, March 18. We selected this Dataw Island house to be on tour this year. 

See more photos here and join us this weekend to see this special and unique house in person. Visit the Historic Beaufort Foundation for tickets and more information.


Before and After

We've been enjoying sharing some before and after photos of renovation projects. The transformations in functionality and style of the spaces we renovate can be major! 

This 1950's ranch house was totally dated and uninspired, but the lot that it sits on has gorgeous views of the Beaufort River. Rather than tear down the original structure, we were able to re-purpose the existing building, saving time, money and resources. The finished product....

 WOW!
WOW!

We will continue to post before and after photos of current and past projects. Check back with us soon!


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!