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Luxury Interior Design Trends for 2018

Here on Fripp Island, we can hardly believe that 2017 is winding down already. Looking back at the year, we’ve seen some really interesting trends in luxury interior design; but looking ahead to next year, we’re really excited about how some of our favorite upcoming trends may play out. Everything in home design trend is cyclical, and after the past few years of modern design with clean lines and impersonal settings, we have a feeling we know what’s ahead for 2018. Here’s a look at some of our predictions for luxury interior design trends for next year that you may already see cropping up in open houses.Luxury Interior Design Trends for 2018

Cozy

Past luxe design trends have tended towards the super modern, with very clean lines, expensive furniture that was functional and non-impactful on the space, and colors like gray, black and white. This modern design was definitely partially a reaction to the cluttered, colorful spaces that we lived in in the 70s and 80s. Next year, Lushome predicts that we’ll see a return to cozy, moving away from clean, impersonality, with a totally different approach to design and décor.

Expect to see heightened awareness of comfort in 2018, with reading nooks in master bedrooms for a dedicated spot to unwind and recharge, living spaces that focus on human interaction rather than the television set—perhaps a fireplace will be located in its place—and kitchens that are more about comfort than stainless steel functionality.

Warm Colors

Remember the gray and black tones we mentioned from modern trends of the past? Expect to them to vanish, replaced with warmer, still neutral tones. We expect to see trends in 2018 that focus on green and brown, as well as white, red, orange and yellow. Gates Interior Design says to picture the earthy tones of the 70s and mid-century modernism. We’ll see a lot of warmth in color tones, as well as materials used. Huffington Post predicts heightened use of ruby red in design and décor.

Materials

There won’t be too much laminate in the homes of the future—instead, it’ll be a return to what was, with dark wood flooring and cabinets, cork, soft textiles, and lots of interesting lighting. Recessed lighting was all about lighting the room without noticing the light fixture, but now there will be a heavy design trend towards highlighting unique and striking light fixtures as a part of the room’s décor. Natural stone may be used as inspiration for flooring and walls, and you might see marble, granite and pebbles creating entryways and flooring.

Expect to see touches of recycled elements throughout luxury homes in 2018, with a trend towards sustainability and eco-friendliness. You’ll see unique furniture, decorations, and materials used.

2018 may also see more intricate and customized carpentry, which will be used to create both furniture and furnishings in the modern home.

Imperfection

The Huffington Post says to expect imperfection in your 2018 luxury home—but they aren’t talking about the building itself. Rather, the imperfection trend harkens back to the idea of coziness. Luxury homes next year won’t be the large, white unwelcoming mansions that they have been in the past with waxed flooring and gigantic staircases. Instead, they’ll be livable and welcoming, with imperfect décor and comfortable design. 2018 homes will welcome you in, and make you feel like snuggling up on the couch with a cup of coffee.

Bright LightsLuxury Interior Design Trends for 2018

Expect to see lighting incorporated into design in a very impressive way—gone are the days of recessed lighting; now, the lighting fixture will be a centerpiece for each room’s design. You can expect to see lots of chandeliers and interesting lighting fixtures, along with a lot of bright bulbs. 2018 will be all about a bright, welcoming, cozy home. Even if your new luxury home doesn’t feature chandeliers, you can expect that it will be extremely well-lit, and have big beautiful windows to let the sunshine in!

Luxury Homes on Fripp Island

Fripp Island is a very special place to visit, and if you’re familiar with the area then you know that there are lots of real estate options when it comes to luxury living. Whether you’re looking for a luxury beach cottage overlooking the waves, an impressive estate on the bay where your family can enjoy the island for generations to come, or an island abode perfectly suited to your summertime outdoor sports, Fripp & Harbor Island Properties is here to help.

John Lee, an experienced agent, has years of experience in the area, and has sold luxury properties to dozens of satisfied customers. Fripp Island and the surrounding areas is perfect for luxury investment properties, seasonal getaway homes, or your main residence.

If you’re interested in learning more about the luxury real estate market on Fripp Island, contact Fripp & Harbor Island Properties today by calling 843-575-2820 or emailing John Lee at john@fripprealestate.com. Happy (almost) New Year!

Why You Should Book a Vacation for the Fall

Summer’s over, but that doesn’t mean you’ve missed your chance to book a relaxing vacation. Many people choose to book in the fall because of the multitude of benefits they receive during the cooler autumn season.

Fall festivals

There are many reasons you and your family should take a vacation in the fall, but one of the most riveting experiences you’ll have is at an autumn festival. Festivals, whether they are food, music, or arts and crafts centered, give your family a taste of the sights, smells, and traditions native to a particular region.

South Carolina’s long list of festival offerings are culturally rich and stimulating, steeped in civil war history and southern charm. There’s a festival dedicated to almost every activity, including apple picking, antiques, Native American history, and nature.

Beaufort, South Carolina is known largely for its annual shrimp festival, which is held every October in Lowcountry. Seafood lovers have the opportunity to sample marine cuisine from some of the area’s best restaurants and they also have a chance to walk along a harbor lined with lighted shrimp boats.

Best time to travel

People who prefer a more low-key travel experience may want to consider booking their trip during September and October, a time when condo and hotel rates on beachfront properties are significantly cheaper than if they were to book during the busy summer months. Airplane rates are also cheaper during the fall months.

Another benefit of booking in the fall: fewer crowds. Tourist season normally winds down in the fall, meaning you won’t have to fight the crowds for the best accommodations. Fripp Island is a popular destination among out-of-towners because of its beautiful location stretched along the coast of Beaufort, South Carolina, away from the busy streets and loud noises of metropolitan life. Some people never want to leave, so they claim a permanent piece of paradise!

The autumn season provides the perfect transitioning weather. It’s that time of year when the sun kisses our cheeks until the evening glow of dusk envelops us in breathtaking sight. It’s not too cold at this time of year, so packing for your fall vacation should be a breeze as you won’t need to worry about bringing a ton of bulky sweaters along with you. That means you’ll have more room in your suitcase for souvenirs!

Outdoor activities

For the avid nature adventurist, South Carolina provides the perfect outdoor playground. From beaches and outdoor lounges to hiking and biking trails, there’s an activity to suit the interests of every kind of outdoor enthusiast.

For the more laid-back nature enthusiast, there are a handful of waterfront parks and recreational sites in Beaufort, South Carolina that make for perfect picnicking spots. Visitors can walk along the boardwalks and take in the beauty of their southern surroundings!

Fripp Island is a favorite destination for people who enjoy water activities such as sailing and fishing. Considered one of South Carolina’s furthest barrier islands, the resort is located only a few miles from the Intracoastal Waterway marina, which is readily accommodating.

The sub-tropical temperatures attract a host of beautiful creatures to Flipp Island’s three and a half mile-wide wildlife sanctuary. You’ll be amazed at what other unique creatures you’ll stumble upon! Be on the lookout for beach-dwelling Loggerhead seas turtles, Lagoon-looming alligators, and sky-surfing pelicans when you tour the island.

Benefits of self-care

Why do so many people choose to vacation at the beach during the autumn months? It’s because it’s much more relaxing at this time of the year. While the rest of the world is preparing to turn over a new leaf in their schools, homes, and work places, you’re choosing to do so with the comfort of warm sand beneath your feet!

The sound of the ocean is peaceful to many, and actually helps you sleep better. A beach atmosphere also provides a replenishing dose of Vitamin D, which is great for your skin, hair, and diet. The coastal lifestyle attracts many people to the glorious beaches of Flipp Island and the surrounding South Carolina areas every year, where many people leave feeling energized and refreshed.

Your vacation is what you make of it, and if you’re choosing to vacation at the beach, you’ll definitely stay more active than most. Food and beverage doesn’t need to be the focus of your itinerary, although those things certainly enhance the experience. Walking on sand takes more muscle power than walking on pavement, so we encourage you to stroll along the coast of our island resort or join a group volleyball match on the beach!

We want to make sure you’re making the most of your fall vacation. Fripp & Harbor Island Properties knows how important it is to escape for a little while and enjoy the things you love to do the most. Discover how breathtaking an oceanfront rental property truly is and give us a call today at 843-575-2820 so we can help you!

Waterfront Property Always a Reliable Investment

beachfrontThe South Carolina Sea Islands are a great place to own real estate due in great part to waterfront proximity. For both long term and attracting renter income, waterfront housing is great for generating reliable investment.

 
Income (or investment) property is among the most passive ways to generate return on real estate investment. Renting out a unit allows you to more quickly payoff your lien to increase your net worth. And there is little else an investor could ask for than income property in tourist destinations to maximize occupancy.

 
When targeting a rental market, the demand for waterfront is much higher than landlocked competition- even higher in demand than ‘waterfront access’ units. Nothing can replicate the magnitude of sitting seaside on vacation on a private deck with no one bothering you or telling you it’s time to leave. You can therefore charge more and expect little drop in demand.

 
For the same reason the renter’s market for a waterfront unit will always remain strong, so too will the buyer market. And with prevailing appreciation, you can add an even greater appreciation to waterfront units.

Ocean View or Ocean Front

waterfront homesA home near the ocean, whether year-round or just for vacations, can be a relaxing, beautiful place to visit or live. With hundreds of homes built along and near the coast, many in the market are faced with purchasing property that is oceanfront or ocean view. While both of these options are appealing, there are differences to consider beyond the view.

Waterfront homes and buildings have a full frontal view of the ocean, situated right on the coastline. Water view homes, however, are typically further away the waterfront, but still within site and walking distance to the water. The view of the ocean from these properties however could be at an angle or only available from certain spots in the house.

A beachfront yard is great, but if there are structural or design problems with the house, you could end up spending thousands of dollars in repair. On the other hand, homes a few streets back from the ocean likely have less wind, sand and water damage. They are also at less of a risk when it comes to hurricane destruction.

You also must of course consider the cost of the house versus where it is located. Typically an oceanfront house will cost significantly more than ocean view. The homeowner’s insurance on an oceanfront house could also be increased too as the risk of damage is higher. If you are purchasing a vacation home, you could always rent it throughout the year to supplement the cost, something that should be considered when looking at the asking price for the property.

Considering the condition of the property, the distance from the ocean, the prices of the home and of course the view are all important components to the buying process. Weighing the pros and cons when it comes to each area can help you make the best, and most cost effective decision. Spending time in the area you plan to buy and looking at as many homes as you can before deciding are also common suggestions when it comes to your home purchase.

161 Ocean Creek Blvd Fripp Island, SC

161 Ocean Creek Blvd
Fripp IslandSC 29920
$659,900price
5bedrooms
3full baths
2,875square feet
134741listing id
 south carolina oceanfront homes for sale
  
Beautiful marsh and ocean views from this 5 bed room, 3 bath, kitchen, open dining-living area home with 4 decks (2 screened, 1 covered, 1 open). Galvanized steel framing, roof trusses, and floor systems coupled with fire-resistant soy-based foam insulation makes for exceptional strength and energy efficiency. Under-house garage with room for 6 cars also has an enclosed 15×30 ft. workshop/storage area. Golf cart included. Furnishings negotiable.
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StatusACTIVE
CountyBeaufort
Year Built2005
Property TypeRESIDENTIAL
TypeSINGLE FAMILY

Basic Features

Address: 161 Ocean Creek Blvd
Bank Owned Y/N?: no
Bedrooms: 5
City: Fripp Island
Construction: Hardi Plank
Cooling: Heat Pump
County: Beaufort
Dining: Liv/Din/Combo., Great Room, Breakfast Area
Exterior Extras: Deck, Porch, Screened Porch
Foreclosure Y/N?: no
Full Baths: 3
Heating: Heat Pump
IDX Property Type: Residential
Latitude: 32.311949000000
Listing ID: 134741
Listing Price: $659,900
Longitude: -80.492588000000
Major Area: 7A-FRIPP ISLAND
Minor Area: 7007-Marina Area
Property Type: RESIDENTIAL
Remarks: Beautiful marsh and ocean views from this 5 bed room, 3 bath, kitchen, open dining-living area home with 4 decks (2 screened, 1 covered, 1 open). Galvanized steel framing, roof trusses, and floor systems coupled with fire-resistant soy-based foam insulation makes for exceptional strength and energy efficiency. Under-house garage with room for 6 cars also has an enclosed 15×30 ft. workshop/storage area. Golf cart included. Furnishings negotiable.
Rent/Lease: neither
Short Sale Y/N?: no
Square Feet: 2,875
State: South Carolina
Status: ACTIVE
Street Name: Ocean Creek Blvd
Street Number: 161
Total Baths: 3
Type: SINGLE FAMILY
Waterfront: Marsh/Water/View
Waterfront Community Y/N: no
Year Built: 2005
Zipcode: 29920
Zoning: PUD

Advanced Features south carolina oceanfront homes for sale

Aicuz: N
Appliances/Equipment: Elec/Oven/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal, Ice Maker Conn., Vent Fan, Ceiling Fan, Smoke/Heat Detector, Cable TV/Available, Dryer, Washer
Approx. Age: 1Day-10Years
Basement: No
Covenant: Y
Cumulative DOM: 3095
Directions: Hwy 21 to Fripp Island
Dock: Not Applicable
DOM: 1625
Dryer Connection: Yes, Electric
Family Room: yes
Fireplace: Gas
Fireplace Y/N: yes
Flood Zone (Y/N): yes
Floors: Some Carpet, Wood Floor, Ceramic
Formal Dining: no
Foundation: Elevated
Garage/CarportT: 2 Bay Attached
Golf Community: yes
Home Warranty: N
May be Sub 3rd Party Appr: no
Olrea/B: N
Other Rooms: Utility Room, Foyer, Master Bedroom 1st Floor
Roofing: Composition A/S
Room Count: 7
Sale/Rent: For Sale
Shared Interest (Y/N): no
Status Category: ACTIVE
Style: Other
Walls: Sheetrock
Washer Connection: Yes
Water & Sewer: Public Water, Public Sewer
Water Heater: Electric
Will Sell: Conventional, Cash

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401 Ocean Point Lane Fripp Island, SC

401 Ocean Point Lane
Fripp IslandSC 29920
$1,392,382price
4bedrooms
3full baths
2partial baths
3,000square feet
115519listing id
Fripp Island Real Estate

This magnificent Beach Front Home has expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean & Fripp Inlet. The living area features 17ft. ceilings. Each bedroom is on a different level with privacy decks. This 4 bedroom3.5 bath home has hardwood florrs & is steps from the Ocean Point Golf Course & pool. BEACHFRONT HOME

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StatusACTIVE
CountyBeaufort
Year Built1997
Property TypeRESIDENTIAL
TypeSINGLE FAMILY

Basic Features

Address: 401 Ocean Point Lane
Bank Owned Y/N?: no
Bedrooms: 4
City: Fripp Island
Construction: Stucco
Cooling: Heat Pump
County: Beaufort
Dining: Formal, Great Room, Breakfast Area
Exterior Extras: Deck, Thermo-Panes, In Ground Sprinkler, Porch
Foreclosure Y/N?: no
Full Baths: 3
Heating: Heat Pump
IDX Property Type: Residential
Latitude: 32.322369000000
Listing ID: 115519
Listing Price: $1,392,382
Longitude: -80.454804900000
Major Area: 7A-FRIPP ISLAND
Minor Area: 7012-North Is.Golf C
Partial Baths: 2
Property Type: RESIDENTIAL
Remarks: This magnificent Beach Front Home has expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean & Fripp Inlet. The living area features 17ft. ceilings. Each bedroom is on a different level with privacy decks. This 4 bedroom3.5 bath home has hardwood florrs & is steps from the Ocean Point Golf Course & pool. BEACHFRONT HOME
Rent/Lease: neither
Short Sale Y/N?: no
Square Feet: 3,000
State: South Carolina
Status: ACTIVE
Street Name: Ocean Point Lane
Street Number: 401
Total Baths: 5
Type: SINGLE FAMILY
Waterfront: Ocean Front
Waterfront Community Y/N: yes
Year Built: 1997
Zipcode: 29920
Zoning: Pud

Advanced Features

Aicuz: N
Appliances/Equipment: Elec/Oven/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal, Ice Maker Conn., Vent Fan, Ceiling Fan, Security System, Fire Alarm, Smoke/Heat Detector, Fireplace Screen, Fireplace/Equipment, Cable TV/Available, Dryer, Washer, Whirlpool Tub
Approx. Age: 11-25 Yrs.
Basement: No
Covenant: Y
Cumulative DOM: 2246
Directions: Hwy 21 to Fripp Island
Dock: Not Applicable
DOM: 2246
Dryer Connection: Yes, Electric
Family Room: yes
Fireplace: Family Room, Wood Stove
Fireplace Y/N: yes
Flood Zone (Y/N): yes
Floors: Some Carpet, Wood Floor, Ceramic
Formal Dining: yes
Foundation: Elevated
Garage/CarportT: 2 Bay Attached
Golf Community: yes
Half Baths: 2
Home Warranty: N
May be Sub 3rd Party Appr: no
Olrea/B: N
Other Rooms: Formal Liv. Room, Pantry, Utility Room, Foyer
Roofing: Composition A/S
Room Count: 8
Sale/Rent: For Sale
Shared Interest (Y/N): no
Status Category: ACTIVE
Style: Other
Walls: Sheetrock
Washer Connection: Yes
Water & Sewer: Public Water, Public Sewer
Water Heater: Electric
Will Sell: Conventional, Cash

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795 Marlin Dr. Fripp Island SC

795 Marlin Dr.
Fripp IslandSC 29920
$1,599,000price
5bedrooms
4full baths
1partial baths
4,950square feet
137866listing id
Fripp Island Real Estate

This home has been completely remodeled. The back of the home is total glass and when entered the front door. All you can see is Atlantic Ocean. Great views from every room in the home. This home is offered totally furnished and the owner has great taste. This home features a huge screen deck across the back and decks on the second story. This home will make a great first home second home or rental property. It is located on one of the best streets on Fripp island Marlin drive.

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StatusACTIVE
CountyBeaufort
Year Built1991
Property TypeRESIDENTIAL
TypeSINGLE FAMILY

Basic Features

Address: 795 Marlin Dr.
Bank Owned Y/N?: no
Bedrooms: 5
City: Fripp Island
Construction: Stucco
Cooling: Heat Pump
County: Beaufort
Dining: Liv/Din/Combo., Kit/Din/Combo., Great Room, Breakfast Area
Exterior Extras: Deck, Thermo-Panes, Screened Porch, Gutters
Foreclosure Y/N?: no
Full Baths: 4
Heating: Heat Pump
IDX Property Type: Residential
Latitude: 32.320839900000
Listing ID: 137866
Listing Price: $1,599,000
Longitude: -80.459847000000
Major Area: 7A-FRIPP ISLAND
Minor Area: 7012-North Is.Golf C
Partial Baths: 1
Property Type: RESIDENTIAL
Remarks: This home has been completely remodeled. The back of the home is total glass and when entered the front door. All you can see is Atlantic Ocean. Great views from every room in the home. This home is offered totally furnished and the owner has great taste. This home features a huge screen deck across the back and decks on the second story. This home will make a great first home second home or rental property. It is located on one of the best streets on Fripp island Marlin drive.
Rent/Lease: neither
Short Sale Y/N?: no
Square Feet: 4,950
State: South Carolina
Status: ACTIVE
Street Name: Marlin Dr.
Street Number: 795
Total Baths: 5
Type: SINGLE FAMILY
Waterfront: Ocean Front
Waterfront Community Y/N: yes
Year Built: 1991
Zipcode: 29920
Zoning: PUD

Advanced Features

Aicuz: N
Appliances/Equipment: Elec/Oven/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal, Ice Maker Conn., Vent Fan, Ceiling Fan, Smoke/Heat Detector, Central Vacuum, Auto/Gar/Opener, Cable TV/Available, Dryer, Washer, Whirlpool Tub
Approx. Age: 11-25 Yrs.
Basement: No
Covenant: Y
Cumulative DOM: 189
Directions: Hwy 21 to Fripp Island
Dock: Not Applicable
DOM: 189
Dryer Connection: Yes, Electric
Family Room: yes
Fireplace Y/N: no
Flood Zone (Y/N): yes
Floors: Some Carpet, Wood Floor, Ceramic
Formal Dining: no
Foundation: Elevated
Garage/CarportT: 2 Bay Attached
Golf Community: yes
Half Baths: 1
Home Warranty: N
Homeowners/Regime Fees $: 870.00 Yr
May be Sub 3rd Party Appr: no
Olrea/B: N
Other Rooms: Pantry, Utility Room, Foyer
Roofing: Composition A/S
Room Count: 8
Sale/Rent: For Sale
Shared Interest (Y/N): no
Status Category: ACTIVE
Style: Two Story
Walls: Sheetrock
Washer Connection: Yes
Water & Sewer: Public Water, Public Sewer
Water Heater: Electric
Will Sell: Conventional, Cash
Fripp Island Real Estate

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Luxury Queenstown holiday houses New Zealand

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Luxury Queenstown holiday houses New Zealand

Unit 102, The Beacon  3 Bedroom & 3 Baths

Unit 102, The Beacon

Queenstown

Price Range: $350-$485

The Beacon 102

Lakefront luxury

With nothing but a road between you and Lake Wakatipu, this ground floor apartment really does bring the lakeside lifestyle to your door.  Relax and rejuvenate in this beautiful apartment, positioned at the very front of the complex with glorious curved windows to take in every inch of the outlook.  Encompassing three bedrooms in total, each bedroom has a sumptuous tiled ensuite bathroom. The kitchen, living and dining spaces are generous and decked out with comfortable modern furnishings.

The location a five minute stroll from the town centre ensures guests are close to the heart of Queenstown.  Restaurants, shops and bars, all close at hand.

  • Three bedroom, three bathroom luxury apartment
  • Beautifully appointed contemporary high-end fittings and fixtures
  • Gas fire place creates a wonderful sense of ambience
  • Captivating unobstructed views

TSS Earnslaw - Lake Wakatipu - Queenstown - New Zealand

Internationally renowned as the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown has so much more to offer than the high-octane activities of its celebrated reputation.

Just minutes from your the backyard of your luxurious Queenstown holiday home are championship golf courses, spectacular walking and cycling tracks, wineries, fishing spots and a plethora of exceptional restaurants.

As the hub for the bountiful attractions of the Southern Lakes district and Fiordland National Park, the four distinct seasons present opportunities for a varied range of activities, and ever-changing outlooks. The culturally diverse community is constantly on the increase.

Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown’s stunning scenery is inspiring and revitalising.

Click here for a video of what Queenstown has to offer.

First Church Service on Fripp Island

 

This Article was written By Page Miller

First Church Service on Fripp Island

Fripp Island real estate

John Lee

 

Concerns about basic services brought Fripp residents together. The need for a fire department was foremost. Using Fripp Island Public Service District property tax dollars supplemented by the contributions of over thirty residents who contributed $200 each, Fripp was able to purchase a second hand pump engine for $18,000 in 1968 from another town in South Carolina. A three sided shed with a palm frond roof sheltered the red fire engine, which had Fripp Island Fire Department lettered in gold on the doors. It was not until March 1971, under the leadership of Ken Engler, that volunteers began to hold weekly fire drills. The volunteers had many humorous experiences, such as having to use a hair dryer to dry out the plugs of the fire engine. Fripp Island Real Estate

Residents also united around a desire to have worship services on Fripp. The first plans for the layout of the Fripp Resort, conceived in 1960, had a plot of land designated as a church conference center. While this structure never materialized, the commitment to a religious presence on Fripp remained. Bill Turberville, owner of a large insurance agency in Columbia and a fraternity brother of Kilgore’s, built a vacation home on Fripp in 1967. That year he coordinated an Easter sunrise service held in a home overlooking the ocean. Subsequently A.J. Kilgore spearheaded the effort to have regular church services. During the summer of 1969, there were weekly mid week vespers services at La Tai Inn with ministers from churches in Beaufort conducting the services. This stimulated a campaign to raise money for a chapel. However, after this initial experiment with religious services and after raising a few thousand dollars, there was a lapse before a resurgence of interest in 1973. Fripp Island Real Estate

Another Sale of Fripp Island

This Article was written By Page Miller

Another Sale of Fripp Island

Fripp Island real estate

John Lee

 

Robert Graves, a commercial shrimper and supply preacher who lives on St. Helena Island, has fond memories from his boyhood of camping in hunting Fripp. One of the most exciting experiences was being chased by a wild hog and seeking refuge in the tree. The site of oh house, which by 1950s was no longer standing, once favorite spot for pitching their tents, for it was easily accessible and somewhat protected. He recalls fighting off mosquitoes with ample supply of bug spray and use of mosquito nets. In answer to the question of whether there were ever stills on Fripp; Gray said he had never seen any on Fripp speculated that the wild hogs would have eaten up the mash before it had time to become liquor.

 

On September 9, 1954, McLean lumber company sold Fripp Island for $40,000 to the Fripp Island Corporation, which was made up a group of 16 Beaufortonians who purchase it for a private hunting and fishing preserve. The group included local leaders such as Sheriff McTeer, Claude McLeod, Harold and John Tress, GG Downing and Bradley Harvey Sr., men who over the years had been hunting, fishing and camping on Fripp, many of them since childhood.