Home Renovations and Home Additions in Charleston, SC

Home Renovations and Remodels

Home Renovations can be among the biggest --and most rewarding-- challenges in the realm of home building. At Kelly Builders Carolina, our commitment to responsible house building practices means that we encourage our clients to consider home renovations and house remodels as the most eco-friendly way to improve and enhance their existing home.

Many of our clients are surprised to learn that with care and forethought, much of what other home builders may throw into a dumpster can be re-used or re-purposed in their own renovation project. We also have a network of salvage professionals who are skilled at removing and re-purposing everything from kitchen cabinets to plumbing fixtures in order to further minimize our footprint on local landfills.

At Kelly Builders Carolina, with our extensive experience and continued dedication to green building, we can breathe new life into an existing structure, no matter the current condition of the home.

Custom Home Additions

Successful home additions require building within an existing framework, which takes finesse and an eye for harmony and cohesion. Kelly Builders Carolina has amassed an impressive home addition portfolio of custom additions, and this experience is exceptionally valuable to our clients.

Whether the home addition in question is a nod to your home's history, or a springboard to completely change the look and configuration of your residence, both new and old need to flow together seamlessly. Our extensive experience allows us to tap into all available resources and to ensure your addition is a unique, beautifully integrated part of your home.

Fun and Funky Construction

Here at Kelly Builders Carolina, we occasionally get out of the ordinary requests. Whether it's a super-sized treehouse complete with a potato launcher to fuel the imagination of three adventurous brothers, or a luxurious poolside gazebo with a bar straight out of a Rat Pack movie, we are confident the project will have the best possible outcome. If you can dream it, we can build it.  

Our full dedication to a project, whatever its scope, is our hallmark at Kelly Builders Carolina.

Bea's Nest | Exclusive Island Rental

Bea's Nest

A quintessential beach cottage located on Isle of Palms in South Carlolina.

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This fabulous property was once owned by Beatrice Witte Ravenel (1870-1956), a critically-acclaimed American author of fiction and poetry.Mrs. Ravenel's book The arrow of Lighting was published in 1926. Her second book, The Yemassee Lands: Poems of Beatrice Ravenel, was published posthumously in 1969.


Built in 1914, it is among the oldest structures remaining on Isle of Palms, having endured both natural disasters and modern development. In 2006, Kelly Builders Carolina acquired the vintage cottage and began its masterful transformation.

The existing structure has been completely rebuilt using all modern and "green" building techniques possible.  The detached garage has been recycled and moved from the Atlanticville Historic District on Sullivan's Island.  Both the house and the garage have been restored using materials from the original structures including paneling, flooring, and interior doors.  The house has been super insulated with foam insulation to lower the cost of heating and cooling and to conserve energy and our environment.  Heated stone floors have been installed in the kitchen and master bath for radiant heat in the colder months to further conserve energy and to provide luxuriously warm floors.  There is no ceramic tile in the house - all stone floors and baths are either natural slate, glass or travertine.  The original wood walls in the house have been restored and painted - and where new wood walls were required, they have been matched to the original.

The new house has 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. The carriage apartment has 3 bedrooms (one is a pass-through so we don't count it on our rental advertisements), a kitchenette and a full bath with a glass tiled mosaic shower, double vanities, and laundry facilities.

Aerie | 715 Ocean Blvd | Kelly Builders Carolina

"Aerie" is the best value on the Isle of Palms following extensive renovation during the winter of 2011. Great for family reunions, multi-family gatherings, and "Big Chill" events, look no further for your classic beach house- heart pine floors, bead board with bright white wainscoting, and decorated to celebrate your island vacation.

Two porches have panoramic ocean vistas across the street- the top porch having private access from the two second floor master suites. Go to sleep with the sounds of the ocean and the 24/7 sea breeze. Located on a "sleepy" beach road nicknamed "millionaire's row", Aerie sits on the quiet, convenient end of the island- you'll see more bikes than autos and enjoy easier access to Sullivan's Island, Mount Pleasant, Charleston, the plantations, and other attractions. Aerie is three blocks from the IOP promenade with shopping, restaurants, ice cream, and the famous Windjammer Club. There is a deep-water marina on the island and tennis courts at the island recreation center. Six excellent, public-access golf courses are within a twenty minute drive to include the world-class Wild Dunes courses. Beach access is just 25 yards away.

After two decades of renting beach houses, we have labored to provide Aerie with all that we valued in those houses along with all that we wish we had! The open kitchen/dining/living room floor plan creates flow and space for all. The six foot round dining table for 12, custom-made and painted, guarantees that you will spend hours around it visiting with family and friends alike. The large kitchen has seating for nine at two spacious islands. It is fully stocked with utensils and dish ware for 20 and boasts premiere appliances with an under-counter ice-maker and extra full-sized refrigerator located in the laundry room. The outside grounds and garage feature a heated, private pool with carved tikis standing watch, horse shoe pits, outdoor hot shower, ping-pong, gas grille, and a fenced back yard.

Sleep with the cyprus-wood dolphin sculpture standing guard in the newly-created "Dolphin Suite" and revel in the rain shower cascading over you in its spacious bath suite. There are two other master bedroom suites with custom baths and an additional queen bedroom with detached bath. The "Dormitory" and the new, nautically styled "Bunk Room", with its 42 inch flat screen TV and extra HMDI cable supplied for game sets, are just two of the many nooks and crannies for kids, and grown-ups alike, to hide-out. All-cotton linens, towels, and housecleaning are included. Hair dryers are provided in the master bathrooms.

Stereo sound wafts throughout the house and all three porches with separate area volume controls for piped-in beach music. 42" flat screen TVs with surround sound are in the living room, TV room, and the Dolphin Suite. There is Netflix capability in the den, Dolphin Suite, second upper master bedroom, Bunk Room, and living room. High definition TVs reside in the Dolphin Suite, living room, TV room, and Bunk Room..

Aerie was meticulously renovated in 2011 by visionary builder, Pat Kelly, of Kelly Builders- Carolina. Pat has brought to Sullivan's Island and the Isle of Palms such beautiful homes as Bea's Nest, L'Escale, and Dancehall.

Dedication to "green" building options include a metal roof with 100% sprayed foam insulation, energy-efficient, impact-resistant windows, energy-efficient, new heating and air conditioning systems, on-demand hot water heaters, and dedication to exterior and interior LED lighting technology. Add to the above, a complete 21st century audio/visual upgrade with digital cable, WIFI, and and high definition capability. Include in the behind the scenes work, major structural upgrades to include restructured and rebuilt top and bottom porches.


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