Residential Design

Vol. 2, 2017

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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T House Beaufort, S.C. ARCHITECT: Jane Frederick, FAIA, and Michael Frederick, AIA, Frederick + Frederick Architects, Beaufort, S.C. BUILDER: TD Builders, Beaufort PROJECT SIZE: Main house, 2,450 square feet; garage apartment, 500 square feet SITE SIZE: .80 acres CONSTRUCTION COST: Withheld PHOTOGRAPHY: John McManus KEY PRODUCTS WINDOWS: Andersen 400 Series EXTERIOR DOORS: Custom front door, all others Andersen A Series ROOFING: Galvalume SIDING: HardiePlank, HardieTrim DOOR HARDWARE: Emtek APPLIANCES: GE, BOSCH SINKS/FAUCETS: Kohler, Moen, American Standard TILE: Daltile KITCHEN BACKSPLASH TILE: StonePeak Ceramics PAINT: Sherwin-Williams Where Jane and Michael won't scrimp is in measures to fight moisture. "We always try to do a rainscreen. We know or build- ings are going to get wet—we just have to make sure they dry out," says Jane. "We have a fresh air fan that goes into the air plenum. We also spray foam and insulate everything including the ceiling, so you have to get fresh air in as well. And we make sure we keep all of our HVAC equipment inside the conditioned space." Because hot, humid climates attract turbulent weather, all glass is impact rated. And those deep roof overhangs provide extra protection from downpours. All entry doors are covered as well, and the front porch roof has a polycarbonate panel to allow a bit more filtered light to pass through to the porch and into the interior living spaces. It's a modern touch that demonstrates that architects have indeed learned a nifty trick or two over the last few centuries of design. Jane and Michael have more than just a few tricks up their sleeves. They have a deep knowledge of the climate, sensibilities, and sensitivities of the place they call home and headquarters for the firm. They understand the traditions of the Low Country, and the subtle ways to honor and elevate them at the same time. " We know our buildings are going to get wet—we just have to make sure they dry out." —Jane Frederick, FAIA DESIGN LAB 56 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 2, 2017

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