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Lowcountry Living at its Best

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Gracious Living Grounded in Tradition – Redefined for The Future

Where tradition meets forward-thinking vision.

Our story starts with our name.

front light lanternA house’s burning front light has long been a beacon calling us to the welcome warmth and security of home. It is a symbol of hospitality to our neighbors. It illuminates a sense of community that safeguards our children and neighborhoods.

Our name, Front Light Building Company, reflects our intention to be more than a builder of superior homes with the amenities homeowners today are seeking. It represents a lifestyle that retains the best of small-town life tradition, complemented by a forward-thinking vision for the future.

13 Nightshade Rd Bluffton
13 Nightshade Bath

committed to craftsmanship

Embrace “Smart Living” & enjoy a refined, gracious lifestyle

At Front Light, your perfect home is right around the corner—whether it’s one of our designed home models ready for construction, or whether you would like to work with one of our partner architects in order to create the unique home of your dreams. Our customizable open floor plans—ranging from 1,800-3,500 square feet—promote easy, low-maintenance living while enjoying space for family life and entertaining. Each floor plan seamlessly integrates public/private and indoor/outdoor spaces, to create a home that feels both spacious as well as intimately comfortable all at once.

2021 Hilton Head Homebuilder Association Lighthouse Award
2021 Hilton Head Area Homebuilders Association
Lighthouse Award Recipient

Architects: Partners in Design

Front Light has partnered with four of the very best residential architectural firms in the Bluffton, Okatie, Hilton Head area. We are proud to work with this very talented group of folks and look forward to introducing you to our dream team. Learn more about our partners in design and hear first-hand from Matt Green on why each partner was selected to work with Front Light Building Company.


Palmetto Bluff

As part of the Builder Guild, Front Light will be building customized homes for the Builder Guild Home Collection at Palmetto Bluff — a series of fourteen home profiles designed specifically for living at Palmetto Bluff, which is the largest remaining waterfront property on the East Coast.


Oldfield is an 860-acre sports-oriented, environmentally sensitive private gated residential community on the banks of the Okatie River, in Bluffton, South Carolina.

Habersham Village

Habersham was designed with attention to every detail that makes for idyllic small-town living. The community offers playgrounds, multiple parks, waterfront access with a fishing dock and boat launch, great restaurants and entertainment, shopping, a pool and fitness center, and more.


Front Light is reinventing the modern homebuilding experience.

Browse an assortment of popular floorplans. Note: There are more where these came from!

Design every inch of your new home in less than a day at our convenient, in-office design center.

This is Lowcountry living at its absolute best. View the specs below that are currently available.

What Sets us Apart

You’re Not Just a Client – You’re Family

What People are Saying

“Integrity, transparency, and dependability ”

“Three traits characterize our experience with Front Light Building Company, the builder of our Palmetto Bluff home: Quality, Integrity, and Performance. This starts with a quality team that strives for excellence, professionalism, and customer satisfaction. That quality extends to the materials, craftsmanship, and selection options.

Integrity, transparency, and dependability permeate the entire organization making our interactions uniformly positive and highly collaborative. Finally, the performance has met or exceeded our expectations. These professionals engage to creatively solve issues to our satisfaction- they deliver and take pride in their work.

Building a home is never an easy process, but we can honestly say that this team has made this the most satisfying we have ever had.  Thanks to the entire team!”

Alice & Tommy Wright

We love being part of the Front Light family!

When we decided to build our retirement home in Pinckney Retreat while we were living in Washington State, we assumed it would be a challenge. As soon as we met with Matt and his team, we knew that was not going to be an issue. They kept us updated through every step of the process, including pictures along the way! We chose a Front Light plan and customized it to fit our needs and we couldn’t be happier with the quality Lowcountry home that they built for us. We love being part of the  Front Light family!

Pete & Cheryl Gaillard

Impeccable attention to detail and quality

…We could not be more satisfied with our experience working with Matt and the awesome team at Front Light.  From the CEO to the site managers to all the folks behind the scenes, everyone has welcomed us so warmly, not just as clients, but as partners and friends…delivering our dream home with impeccable attention to detail and quality, both on budget and on time.

Mike & Diane

“Easy to Work with”

Front Light built our current home and our previous home. We loved our previous home so much, we asked them to build our new one. Many high-end items are included in their price, which makes it nice without spending a ton on upgrades.  Easy to work with and a beautiful finished product.


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Our News And Events

November 2022 on the Home Front

  November 2022: A Hole-In-One Event The Front Light team banded together to bring the May River Varsity Girls Golf team a home-course scoreboard in just 48 hours. Scoring big points with the home team and visitors alike. Also, get ready to give cheers this...

August 2022 on the Home Front

  August 2022: Reinventing the Man Cave The new concept of the man cave is centered around a long-standing hobby or interest such as a specific liquor or cigar collection. What kind of unique features would you want?  See the full newsletter

July 2022 on the Home Front

  July Spotlight: The Overlook Project We have forged a partnership with Paradigm, a new acquisition by Builders First Source, to take our 2-D renderings, ever-changing cost information, and design choices and bring them to the 3-D interactive space.  See the...

If Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words, Then our Instagram is Priceless