At Heyward House you are afforded the opportunity to step into the past while remaining mindful of the present. This historic Bluffton, S.C., landmark is a vital part of our developing community and keeps us connected to our roots. Make it among your first stops when visiting Bluffton. You will find brochures, maps, menus and all the information you desire about our special town.
The Heyward House and Museum, in the heart of the National Register Historic District, serves as the welcome center for the Town of Bluffton. It was built in 1841 as a summer home for a local plantation owner. It is one of only eight remaining antebellum homes in Old Town. It is named for the Heyward family, who owned the home from the early 1880s until 1998.
Pearce Scott Architects volunteered our people and expertise in renovating the second floor of this historic and culturally significant home. It is owned and operated by the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society and houses the Caldwell Archive, a collection of valuable historical resources that pertain to Bluffton and Beaufort County, considered one of the largest collections of archival resource materials in the state.
Located next to the bluffs overlooking the May River, Heyward is a simple timber-framed home. It is representative of the Carolina Farmhouse Style that was brought from the West Indies and was popular from the Colonial period up until the Civil War. As a result of its well-preserved condition, Heyward House is an official project of the Save America’s Treasures program.
Donating our time and talent to help preserve historic buildings in Bluffton is as important to our firm as designing new structures in the community. We must embrace our past in order to improve the future. Our next project could be yours! Set up an appointment today to meet with us.
At Pearce Scott Architects, our team offers a fresh approach that is grounded in decades of experience. We are intensely client-focused, and our projects integrate the contemporary elements of creativity and craftsmanship, passion and precision, and drama and detail. In our professional process, every project begins and ends with you, the client. We deliver an experience that is tailored to your unique vision and needs. From concept to completion, your priorities, passions and dreams drive everything we do, which is why our first job is to listen. We love to answer questions and invite you to learn more about our process and our commitment to client-focused practice and values. Please contact us at 843.837.5700 or come visit us in downtown historic Bluffton.