Update to iconic 1930s inn largest since plantation established
Sheldon, SC (February 5, 2020) – The Inn and Carriage House at Brays Island Plantation reopened following a six-month renovation. The circa-1930 brick Georgian-style mansion, along with an adjacent carriage house, serves as a landmark property of the 5,500-acre residential sporting community situated 30 minutes from Beaufort, S.C. In addition to serving daily breakfast and dinner every Sunday and alternating Saturdays, the Inn and Carriage House provide 13 bedrooms available for use by owners and their guests. The Inn features five bedrooms with en suite baths and the Carriage House contains eight suites.
Hill Construction of Charleston, S.C. served as general contractor and Tammy Connor, also of Charleston, executed the interior design.
“A house with an established presence should be approached with respect for its history, and the interiors should enhance the architecture, setting and lifestyle of its guests,” said Tammy Connor. “This is what we aimed to achieve with the renovation of the Inn and Carriage House.”
While the décor is unapologetically traditional, befitting the history of the house and setting, Connor was careful to add subtle touches of tasteful whimsy in each room to ensure the surroundings are relaxing rather than stiff. While no element of the house remained untouched, certain dominant elements were simply refreshed rather than experiencing wholesale change.
Connor is quick to point out that the house had good bones throughout, with soaring ceilings and elegant moldings, providing an enviable background against which to create. For example, a muralist was engaged to restore a stunning wallpaper mural depicting an old sporting scene that covers the front entry hall walls. The final effect is one that feels timeless yet up-to-date, and also connected to the community with its preeminent sporting amenities.
About Brays Island
Ideally located in the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry between Charleston, Savannah, and Beaufort, Brays Island Plantation spans across 5,500 acres of pristine land cradled by the headwaters of the Port Royal Sound with direct access to the Atlantic Ocean. Widely regarded as America’s premier sporting community, Brays Island strikes the perfect balance of preserved common spaces and a residential community that exists in harmony with nature. Owners and their guests enjoy a wide array of outdoor sporting and recreational activities nestled in a peaceful, coastal environment.