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Fort Moultrie Project Update

Demolition is underway at the Fort Moultrie 1890’s Ordinance House project. Removal of the interior walls and finishes always reveals hidden gems. In this Sullivan's Island project to convert the former Ordinance Shop into a residential property, we see remnants of a past era and previous renovations.

2018-10-17T01:25:58+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Rachel's Thoughts|

The Night Train From New York

Traveling from New York to Charleston on the night train I learned that any new adventure needs a little information to make things run smoothly. I took this to heart and wanted to share what you need to know when first engaging an architect.

2018-04-09T21:05:22+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Rachel's Thoughts|

New Favorite, Deck Product

On the coast, its hard to find a good solution for a porch floor when you consider ease of installation, appearance, cost, and ongoing maintenance. What should you select? Wood? Brick? Composite wood? For a coastal home, wood porch floors [...]

2018-03-21T18:24:03+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Rachel's Thoughts|

Understanding Walls

The Components in a Wall When we removed the drywall we exposed the 6 mil poly vapor barrier and the insulation When I was a young intern in Canada, the construction of the exterior walls on houses was [...]

2018-01-03T15:46:20+00:00 September 10th, 2013|Rachel's Thoughts|