Historic Beaufort Foundation kicks off its architect’s tour

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From staff reports

From the traditional to the contemporary, Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Spring Architect’s Tour, coming up this Saturday, March 20, will showcase a variety of home styles by some of the area’s most accomplished builders.

The annual event will feature five Lowcountry properties in various stages of construction or completion located on sea islands settings throughout the area.

“Whether you are a history buff, a lover of architecture, or looking for inspiration for your own home, this year’s architectural tour has something for everyone,” said Cynthia Jenkins, Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Executive Director. 

Properties on the tour will include: 

The Cara May Cottage – A small, cozy house in Beaufort’s Historic District (Port Royal Island), designed by Allison Ramsey Architects and built by TD Commercial Builders. Features 11-foot ceilings, tall casement windows and a chic, modern interior. 

The Cane Island House – Designed by Frederick & Frederick Architects, this home is being built by Patrick McMichael of Broad River Construction and Matt Phifer of Phifer Construction. Features a contemporary design, clean lines, large porches and high ceilings and is also energy efficient.

The St. Helena Island House at Station Creek – Designed by Montgomery Planning & Architecture and built by Allan Howell of Howell Builders, this ultra-modern home sits along the marshes of Station Creek with views to St. Phillips Island, Bay Point and the Port Royal Sound. 

The Fripp Island House – Designed by Allison Ramsey Architects, this custom home is being built by Allen Patterson of Allen Patterson Builders. Features garden spaces, a pool accent and an “upside-down house” interior floor plan to take in the expansive ocean views from the top floor. 

The Factory Creek Home on Lady’s Island – Designed by Montgomery Planning & Architecture, this home is being built by Matt Phifer of Phifer Construction. An innovative project which blends the old and new and reimagines a 1970’s split-level house, the home’s design has been reworked to better incorporate its surrounding environment and views of Factory Creek. 


The Spring Architect’s Tour is from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, March 20, rain or shine. Tickets are $65 each and can be purchased by phone at (843) 379-3331 or online at www.historicbeaufort.org/event/spring-architects-tour. The tour is self-paced and self-driven. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. For more information visit www.historicbeaufort.org.

Above: House on St. Helena Island


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