Southern Living Custom Builder Program

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Southern Living Custom Builder Program

While Allen Patterson Builders has been part of numerous high-end projects like the 2018 Coastal Living Idea House, much of our focus is on cottages that bring classic architectural details into a scale and budget that works for a wider range of the population. A prime example is the ‘Midtown Square’ in-fill project in downtown Beaufort, where two dozen 1800-2000 square foot cottages were named Southern Living Magazine’s ‘Best Planned Community’ in 2013. 

As a direct descendant of ‘Tuscarora Jack’ Barnwell who built forts for King George in the Carolinas in the early 1700s, Allen traces his family roots to the Colonial Days of Beaufort.  The company vision is to draw on the vernacular architectural tradition of the Lowcountry and translate it into the fine southern homes of today. Nate Schoen handles the planning and contract phase, working with the great local architectural talent in Beaufort or providing custom design-build services in house. 

“We found a niche for our target client – smaller homes with historic details, tall ceilings, high-end interior trim and details.  I always tell our Clients to think about the space they actually use in their current home and design the new space without the waste – that leads us to the master down, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath up, with a user-friendly Kitchen/Great Room and wide porches… a classic Southern Cottage.”

Allen Patterson

Founder & President

“My father built homes and was known for an authentic Country-French style – Homeowners loved his those homes because he stayed true to a vernacular tradition.  We follow that same model here, copying the timeless ideas and style of the coastal Lowcountry that surrounds us in Historic Beaufort.”

Nate Schoen

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The Southern Living Custom Builder Program is an exclusive program for builders in the South with exceptional experience, attention to detail, and a knowledge of true craftsmanship.  

“This was an easy build for us as we were local during the process. Our project manager always listened to our concerns and questions and promptly responded accordingly. All of the subcontractors were professional, courteous and reliable. We would not hesitate to recommend Allen Patterson Residential to anyone looking to build. Never did we feel that our budget would be exceeded unnecessarily. Great job!”

– Horne / Beaufort, SC

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