61st Annual Beaufort Old Homes Tour

We’re honored to be on this tour! And very relieved that we got all of the renovations done in time. Whew!

Scroll down to see the old kitchen, the old garage, other “before” pictures, and details about the home. At the end you’ll find a fun before-and-after gallery and some links to blog posts about the restoration and renovation.

Please enjoy the home as you pass through. And have fun on the Beaufort Old Homes Tour!

Standing in the doorway at the end of the hallway and looking into the kitchen, this is what you would have seen.

The two-story storage garage was replaced with a screen porch, and the carport was turned into a patio.

Here are some before pictures.

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What we did

  • Restoration. The main, original part of the home was restored, including repairing plaster, refinishing floors, updating electrical fixtures, and brightening up the place with a fresh coat of paint.
  • Kitchen Renovation. A 1960s style small kitchen with 8 foot ceilings was combined with a back office and opened up to the rest of the home.
  • Screen Porch. A two-story storage garage was demolished and a screen porch was built in it’s footprint.
  • Patio. A carport shed roof was destroyed and the slab is used now as a patio.
  • Storage & Gardening Shed. A three-section shed was built in the backyard.

Artwork

All artwork in the dining room and kitchen are from original local artists.

  • “Wave 30,” by Jimmy Craig Womble II
  • “Three Boats & Bright Reflection,” by Sharon Bass
  • Shell, by Anna Vaughan
  • “Hunting Island VIX,” by Mike Basher
  • Pilings, print no. 1, by Mike Basher
  • Shell (in bathroom), by Anna Vaughan

Paint Colors

  • Most rooms: Benjamin Moore “Chantilly Lace”
  • Office: BM “Swiss Coffee”
  • Pantry door, shelves and bathroom door: BM “Boothbay Gray”
  • Bathroom walls: Sherwin Willimas “Paper White”
  • Porch floors: BM “Cheating Heart”
  • Coat closet: BM “Hale Navy”
  • Exterior: color-matched to the original

Other Details

  • Walls in the front part of the house are original plaster.
  • Floors in the downstairs front part of the house are original white oak.
  • Floors in the kitsch are white oak, wider plank. The owners did that because they were concerned about the color not matching, and wanted subtle delineation.
  • All light fixtures sourced by the owners from different places.
  • Contractor: A.G. Webb Builders

Before and After Gallery

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W.S. Chadwick House, c 1910

313 Ann Street, Beaufort, NC

American Foursquare. A two-story house with a rectangular footprint and a front porch that runs along the full width of the house. It’s a variation on the Colonial Revival style. Deck-on-hip roof, front cross gable, boxed eaves, interior chimney, and one-story Doric front porch

April 10, 1908

This lot and the lot next door were a single parcel. The home that existed on it was destroyed by what was described as “the most horrible fire in Beaufort’s history, in which Miss Henrietta Roberson was burned to death.” Miss Roberson had inherited the home from her mother.

1910

Winfield Scott Chadwick purchases the property and builds two homes upon it — this home and the one to the east, 315 Ann Street. This home, 313 Ann Street, was a rental home. 

  • In 1910, it was rented to the livery stable owner James Ewell. 
  • By 1920, auto dealer Allen O’Bryan was renting the house.
  • By 1930, William Arendell Mace and family were renters.

1939

The Chadwicks sold the home to E.E. and Margaret Davis “in consideration of Ten Dollars and other valuable consideration.” We think it was the Davis family who purchased the Turner Street lot that adjoins this property in the back. That parcel was consolidated with 313 Ann Street and can no longer be subdivided. This T-shaped lot is unique in Beaufort.

2021

The Huckabees purchased the home from the Aquadro family. Dr. Aquadro, deceased, was a local general practitioner but also worked with Jacques Cousteau, joining him on many of his expeditions as ship physician and assisting in research. Mr. Cousteau gifted the Aquadros a beautiful bidet covered with painted fish The Aquadro estate asked to keep the bidet when the Huckabees bought the home. The Huckabee were totally fine with that.