Located at the western edge of the Historic Beaufort Campus of USC, the Grace White House was originally constructed in 1878. It went under a major renovation in 1935 and was little changed from that date when the University purchased the home in 2011.
Brown Design led the team that converted the house into a 17 student dorm. Major challenges were ADA access and retention of the original interior trim, plaster walls and ceilings while completely rewiring the building and putting in a fire suppression system. The project came in at budget.
Students enjoy the large porch on the home and the home-like environment. The project was awarded a Best Renovation Award by the Historic Beaufort Foundation in 2013.