Sunday, August 11, 2013

Ugly Duckling to Beautiful Swan - Home Transformation

Good Morning!

This has been a long, on-going post that I have been working on for awhile now.  It all started with my daily walk in the historical area of Beaufort and noticing this home that was about to be demolished.

So sit down, grab a cup of coffee, relax and enjoy the tour!

Above is a photo in the very beginning of demolition.  See how the second level is elevated?  You are probably wondering why the second level was kept?  Well here in Beaufort, there is a zoning code in the historical area that states part of the original dwelling must stay intact.

I love the brick chimney and large front porch

Three French Doors in front of home! 
Can you see the garage to the right? Wood clapboard was added to the outside exterior

This is the back of property and where the ships were built in the 1700s.  How would you like this view from your back patio/porch?

Love the detail in the brick work

Metal roofing added to garage

Brick wall was built around the whole perimeter of home, what great curb appeal!  Don't you think?

Beautiful address tile added to front brick column

More bricks....

Love the herringbone sidewalk!!

I Looovvvee the metal roofing! 

Side of house

This is a actually a park area where there are fountains and benches for anyone to use.  It is maintained by the City of Beaufort.  It is located to the left of home. 

So here we go again, a BEFORE photo:

And a AFTER photo:

I hope you enjoyed the tour as much as I did watching the transformation!  Now only wish I could of had more close ups!  My dream would be to get inside and take photos of this lovely home!

Thanks for your visit.



  1. What a transformation! Perhaps you'll (and we!) get lucky and the house will be on a house tour one day. Be sure to have your camera when that happens. It's quite common here, too, to raise a house and renovate underneath the older structure. I've never seen a change quite as marked as this one, though.

  2. Oh WOW ! What a lovely transformation beautiful home ! Lots of work but well worth it ! Lovely view to . Thanks for sharing with us ! Have a good day !

  3. I want to go over there and peek inside the windows! If the inside looks anything like the outside it's going to be beautiful. Thank you for sharing this, what I great idea Kelly.

  4. This home is gorgeous! Love the brick work around the house and the walkway. I've never seen a house built from the top floor down.
    Mary Alice

  5. Wow!!! That is amazing! What a beautiful home. If I lived near enough, I would probably go sit in the adjacent park and dream I was sitting in my own yard.....sigh......

  6. Just an amazing transformation. The house looks so lovely. I didn't know they could do that! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see me and your sweet comments.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Gorgeous home and an amazing transformation! The grounds of this property look so pretty. Hopefully you will get to tour the inside and take a few pictures:)


  8. What an amazing transformation. I would love to see the inside. I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday. Hugs, Bonnie

  9. Wow! That was amazing and very interesting! Just this week while visiting Charleston I saw a house jacked up like that while they add a basement but this is even more unusual. I, too, would love to look inside. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  10. The house us amazing. I love your neighborhood mermaid! Beautiful area you live in. I haven't been there since I was very young. Loving your blog.

  11. There's a lot of houses in our neighborhood raised like the one in the first picture, but that is as a result of super storm Sandy. I can't wait to see them all completed like the one you have shown us here. Especially my good friends next door, who have been displaced in a studio for the past year!




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