10 years ago we were driving around and noticed this sign that said Palmetto Bluff. So we took the turn which took us down a long road. We were speechless to discover this beautiful place filled with open waterways and beautiful tropical terrain. The developers were converting part of 22,000 acres into a resort-style neighborhood filled with beautiful coastal-style homes. What was so amazing, was that this place was in our local area and we had no idea! So we jumped on this new, exciting opportunity, and purchased a lot that same day, and started the plan to build our dream home.
Initially we built a large home, which we lived in for 6 years. We then decided it was too much space, so we made the decision to down-size and build a smaller, more manageable home. Every detail about this home was well-thought-out. What we learned from our last home about what worked and what didn’t, was also helpful in the design process.
Coming from a larger home that was traditional, we knew that an open concept floor-plan was what we wanted. We decided to go with a light and contemporary vibe. For example, the shingles and the wood plank, we choose a light beige color with teal green shutters.
We kept the landscaping minimal by adding palmetto plants and grasses. We choose old Savannah brick for the hardscapes.
…and created paths throughout the back of the home, a backyard grill & patio and additional space to entertain family and friends outside by the fire pit.
The kitchen is outfitted with stainless steel appliances against a white background and highlighted with reclaimed wood for the island and oven fan. I don’t like clutter, so there are no unnecessary pieces.
The pantry and the kitchen all share in the same palette. Open shelving is nice and airy. Everything white and reclaimed wood in keeping with the theme. Marble counter tops throughout the kitchen, as well.
Upstairs there is a two-bedroom and two-bath area, again keeping things simple and classic. We created a large bathroom for guests to feel like they are staying at a resort. There’s both a freestanding tub and a large walk-in shower. Everything again, white and marble counter tops.
We tried to think of sustainable materials to use throughout the home where we could. The largest amount being the reclaimed wood throughout the home. We added the barn wood to the ceiling and bedroom doors in our master bedroom. The floors are concrete throughout the main living area. Having simple and sustainable materials, helped to keep the cost down. The benefit was also that it aesthetically looked great!
I hope you enjoyed my home tour. I want to give a special thanks to Emily From Table and Hearth for creating this home tour. Head over to the other gal’s home tours and check out their beautiful homes.
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