master bathroom

Master Bath renovation

Before & After

Here is a master bath renovation that we completed a couple of years ago in the Shrimp Pond house. The Shrimp Pond house is at Spring Island, South Carolina. We designed the house in the 90's, then new owners hired us for the Shrimp Pond Studio addition and for a remodel of the master bath.

See the side-by-side comparisons in this master bath renovation:

Shower:

The addition of the round window in the shower and the new tile make it so much brighter and prettier.

Vanity:

master bath floating vanity

The floating vanity gives the space a contemporary feel. It's a cleaner aesthetic, and easier to clean too!

Tub:

free standing tub

The tub area is updated by swapping the drop in tub for a free standing tub, new tile and loosing that dated brick accent wall.


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.


Frederick + Frederick Architects Awarded American Institute of Architect South Carolina 2017 Firm Award

The AIA South Carolina Board of Directors awarded Frederick + Frederick Architects with the 2017 Firm Award at their annual awards banquet on April 21, 2017. The Firm Award is the highest honor that the American Institute of Architects South Carolina Chapter can bestow upon a South Carolina architectural firm. The award is given in recognition of design excellence and contribution to the profession of architecture that has made a lasting influence on the practice of architecture in South Carolina.

Kate Schwennsen, Director + Professor, Clemson School of Architecture, wrote in her nomination letter, “Frederick + Frederick is unquestionably a Small Firm with Big Impact, and a firm that many other firms look to for exemplary practice. The design excellence of their body of work has been widely recognized … But perhaps what is most uniquely important about Frederick + Frederick, the raison d’etre of their success, and the thing from which other firms could learn the most, is their innovative and supportive firm culture. They are a family-owned business that sincerely treats their employees like family. Jane and Michael moved to Beaufort to enjoy the lifestyle there … [and] so they do.”

Principal Jane Frederick said that they are humbled and thrilled to be recognized by their peers. “We would not be where we are today without all the fantastic clients who have made our work possible.” The Firm Award was first conferred in 1993 and Frederick + Frederick Architects is the tenth firm to receive the recognition in the awards 24-year history. Frederick + Frederick is honored and delighted to be the 2017 AIA South Carolina Firm Award Recipient.

Frederick + Frederick Architects specialize in custom homes for hot, humid climates. The Beaufort, South Carolina, firm was established in 1989 by the husband and wife team of Jane and Michael Frederick.


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.


Under Construction and Recently Completed Projects

Long Cove Club House

Construction on our project in Long Cove Club finished up recently. The house looks great and our clients are very happy! We will have professional photos taken, but in the meantime, here are a few we snapped.

 The cedar shingle exterior blends nicely with the landscape
The cedar shingle exterior blends nicely with the landscape
 What a lovely deck, the perfect place to enjoy the view and a cup of coffee!
What a lovely deck, the perfect place to enjoy the view and a cup of coffee!
 We love this shot of the water feature at the front entry.
We love this shot of the water feature at the front entry.

Palmetto Bluff House

Construction is coming along nicely on the main house, and the owners have decided to build a carriage house too, so we are working on that design.

 Here's a sketch with the carriage house shown.
Here's a sketch with the carriage house shown.

Sea Pines Renovation

 We enclosed a deck to create a screen porch. The adjacent zen garden is beautiful, not to mention very low maintenance!
We enclosed a deck to create a screen porch. The adjacent zen garden is beautiful, not to mention very low maintenance!
 The kitchen remodel yielded a more functional and stylish space
The kitchen remodel yielded a more functional and stylish space

Berkeley Hall House

 The Berkeley Hall House is about 3/4 to completion, and is looking great! 
The Berkeley Hall House is about 3/4 to completion, and is looking great! 
 The Great Room
The Great Room

Before and After : Shrimp Pond Master Bathroom

After completing an addition to the Shrimp Pond House last year (see the Shrimp Pond Studio), the owners hired us again to renovate the master bathroom. We designed the original house about 15 years ago, so the bathroom needed a facelift! We think it turned out beautifully, here are the before and after photos.


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 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!


Cast Your Home in a Flattering Light

Lighting can make a big difference in your home. A stunning chandelier and the perfectly located accent light both add beauty and drama to a space. Residential lighting is best when a variety of light sources provide the necessary illumination for daily activities and complements your lifestyle.

There are five types of lighting that, when layered, provide usable light for day-to-day activities. Remember, all spaces might not need all types of lights.

AMBIENT LIGHTING

This is the gentle, overall lighting for a room. This light fills a room with a warm glow. The nicest ambient light comes from an indirect light source that is bounced off the ceiling. Cove lighting, ceiling-mounted lights, pendants, recessed cans, track lights and wall sconces are fixtures that provide ambient lighting.Ambient lighting

TASK LIGHTING

This is lighting that illuminates the area where you are working or reading. These fixtures include under cabinet lights, recessed lights and portable reading lights.

ACCENT LIGHTING

This type is the dramatic light. These lights highlight works of art, give depth to a room or  wash over interesting textures in your home. Recessed adjustable ceiling fixtures, track lighting and uplights are types commonly used for accent lighting.

task lighting DECORATIVE LIGHTING

I call this type “eye candy.” The main purpose of decorative lighting is to look pretty. Most chandeliers and some wall sconces are for decoration. These fixtures should not be too bright or they will overpower other design elements of the space.

lightingNATURAL DAYLIGHT

This light comes straight from Mother Nature. Windows, light tubes and skylights give great light during the day and can reduce the need for electrical lighting.

natural daylight foyer

I like to incorporate the following lighting scenarios in almost all of my projects.

• In bathrooms, do not place a wall-mounted fixture over the mirror. It will cast harsh shadows and prematurely age you. Instead, use two wall sconces mounted on either side of the mirror. The fixtures should be at eye level, which is generally 5 feet above the finished floor. Tall narrow fixtures accommodate most family members.

bathroom lighting• The traditional design for bedside reading lights is a wall-mounted, swing-arm fixture that should be mounted at the right height for actual reading. A better solution is two recessed, adjustable LED ceiling fixtures located over the bed. The lamps should have a tight beam spread, such as a MR-16 ESW. The fixture on the right should be aimed at the left side of the bed and vice versa to prevent your head from casting a shadow on your book. The switches should be located accordingly. The fixtures should be located roughly 18 to 24 inches from the wall and two feet from the center of the bed.

• Chandeliers over dining tables often do not provide the lighting necessary to show off the sparkle of your crystal and silver. Instead, opt for the same recessed ceiling fixtures that were used as reading lights in the bedroom. Install these over your table as accent lights. The bulbs should have a wider beam spread than those in the bedroom. They should be located on the long axis of the table, about three to six feet from the middle.

• Add dimmer to almost all fixtures throughout your house. This will help control the amount of light and extend the life of the lamp.