Breaking Ground on a Hidden Treasure
On a sunny day in early March, the Sea Island Builders team, along with some of our key partners, gathered with our clients to break ground on their future forever home located on a quiet spot with picturesque views of Hobcaw Creek. This was a special day for our clients as it was a celebration and culmination of nearly four years of planning for this project.
Several years ago, our client bought a beautiful piece of property, hidden among the trees with a view of the creek, and knew that it would one day be the site of their forever home. Our clients first engaged Sea Island Builders in October 2016 to assist with lot clearing, site preparation, surveying and dock permitting for the purchased land. We also provided early cost estimating services based on a conceptual design provided by the client's brother, an architect in another state. In 2017, our client's began work with our in-house architect to begin developing the plans and creating the construction details. Later that year, the existing dock was also reconfigured and rebuilt to maximize usage and views.
Throughout 2018, we worked diligently on their architectural plans while designing, permitting and eventually rebuilding a retaining wall along a critical line of the property. We carefully worked through the design and permitting process to ensure that the existing lot setbacks were maintained, while maximizing the design program to best achieve the client's goals for their home. Structural engineering and HVAC design was performed in 2018 and the project was submitted for final permitting in December 2018.
Fast forward one year and our clients were able to put shovel to dirt to ceremoniously begin construction on their forever home. Their future home will have 5 BR, 4.5 BA and once completed will have 3,614 SF of heated space with an additional 544 SF of covered porches. They popped some champagne and toasted the hard work of the team thus far and the beginning of the next chapter in building their dream home.