Cat Island Couple Showcases Renovated Home in Coastal Living Magazine

By Wendy Pollitzer

Featured in The Island News

January 13, 2011

Jim and Jill Tucker

Jim and Jill Tucker

Jill and Jim Tucker know a thing or two about home renovation. In fact, it’s what Jim does for a living. As owner of Tucker Building Corporation, Jim specializes in commercial building, multi-family and custom residential projects.

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In June, 2010, the Tucker’s house at 100 Dolphin Point Drive on Cat Island was featured in Coastal Living Magazine.  And now, it is receiving national accolades as one of the country’s best renovation projects as described on

Coastal Living writer Elizabeth Roehrig, photographer, Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn and stylist, Stephanie Davis complied facts, photos and creative ideas to assist in showcasing the former 80’s cookie cutter home as a chic, beach-style cottage with lots of added space and character.

National attention in magazines such as Coastal Living only helps Beaufort and the South Carolina Lowcountry recruit new residents to the place we all love to live, work and raise families. It’s also a place where many enjoy retirement.

Beaufort benefits from new homebuyers. Fresh faces bring new businesses, innovative ideas, and a significant boost to the local economy.

As we continue to impress readers in popular culture, we can only hope that Beaufort’s financial recovery will gain momentum from the esteemed publications’ profiles sooner than later.

Highlighting Beaufort’s attributes and beauty in articles like the one in Coastal Living markets our taste for seaside simplicity. And that’s exactly what this renovation project illustrates.

A Lowcountry clapboard cottage on the outside with a classic blue and white palette on the inside, the Tucker home also boasts a subtle French influence, thanks to interior designer, Wanda Mills.

Architect Paul Cole helped the Tuckers reconfigure attic space by adding a dormer, which became a bedroom and playroom for their two boys, Patrick and Jack. An addition was adjoined to the side of the house, which made room for a formal dining room and mudroom-two things Jill really wanted. They also relocated the kitchen and enclosed a screen porch, which became a breakfast nook.

The entire renovation project took 4 months to covert a 25-year-old home into a contemporary and stylish, yet kid-friendly home. The open layout yields lots of space for friends and family to enjoy expansive views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Thank you Jim and Jill for opening your home to loyal readers of Coastal Living and enticing potential buyers to our special Lowcountry haven. Congratulations on your success with the project, and good luck to you and all of our fine area builders in securing future renovations and new construction in the area.

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