Innovative and traditionally-designed homes continue to be added to the Historic Beaufort Foundation’s March 16 Spring Architecture & Design Tour at Habersham.

Habersham: Traditions & Inspirations of Lowcountry Living is the focus of the ninth annual spring tour. The event is Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tickets are $60 for HBF members and $65 for non-members, and may be purchased by calling 843-379-3331 or online at

“It is a rare opportunity to visit inside the houses at Habersham and see first-hand how the architectural interpretation of traditional Lowcountry exteriors are adapted for 21st century living. These houses are designed with the feeling and association of traditional architecture to meet contemporary lifestyles,” said Cynthia Jenkins, HBF executive director.

Historic Beaufort Foundation and presenting sponsor Allen Patterson Builders host the 2024 tour, which each year celebrates the best in traditional and innovative contemporary residential design in the Lowcountry.

Each home on the tour was chosen for its unique design, features that speak to New Urbanism or blend with tradition to capture Lowcountry living at its finest. The event will benefit Historic Beaufort Foundation’s non-profit mission to preserve and protect Beaufort’s historic and architectural legacy.

The Habersham Town Plan ties back to small southern towns throughout the region. Before turning the first soil, its designers toured historic towns, neighborhoods, and civic squares. The town plan was placed in the natural landscape of live oak, pine and magnolia trees.

Designed with classical detailing and proportion, a key element of many Habersham homes is the use of large front porches. “With proper design, the front porch is not only aesthetically pleasing but serves as a social magnet and defines the streets,” Habersham leaders say.

Along with Allen Patterson Builders, sponsors include Old Town Trolley Tours, Beaufort Carts, Beaufort Air, Homefinders Realty, Gilbert Law Firm, Habersham Properties and Berkshire Hathaway-Bay Street Realty Group.

Historic Beaufort Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit education foundation created to preserve, protect, and present sites and artifacts of historic, architectural, and cultural interest throughout Beaufort County, South Carolina. For more information on the entity’s mission and history, please visit and follow them on social media, including Facebook and Instagram.