2014 Southern Living Idea House

Nestled among a thick grove of pine trees in Palmetto Bluff’s River Road community, the 2014 Southern Living Idea House is truly a sight to behold.

Of course, we are always partial to any home on The Bluff, but with the breathtaking views of the waterway and the unfazed wildlife nearby (compliments of Mother Nature herself), this house is nothing short of stunning. Taking many architectural and construction design cues from traditional Lowcountry homes, the Southern Living Idea House may seem like a typical Southern home, complete with wraparound porches and lots of natural light. Yet, don’t judge a book by its cover. This home is a fresh, welcome departure from the gilded, fussy décor of the ’90s. With its clean lines, bright neutral color palette and open floor plan, the house redefines what it means to entertain in the South.

A culmination of more than a year of planning, brainstorming, creating, building, and decorating, the Idea House is the result of many talented groups’ labor. Southern Living, Palmetto Bluff, Ken Pursley of Pursley Dixon Architecture, Suzanne Kasler Interiors, and Shoreline Construction each played a major role in the creation of the home. From the color on the interior walls and the layout of the kitchen to the type of cement used for the driveway, each decision was made purposefully and thoughtfully. Extreme attention to detail was demonstrated from the initial architectural design discussions to the final interior design touches.

Proceeds from the 2014 Southern Living House benefitted Bluffton Self Help and the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton to help support their missions in the Bluffton community. Now go ahead and take a peek at what we’ve been working on at The Bluff.


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We are thrilled to announce that power has been restored to Palmetto Bluff and the community will reopen on Friday. Please check the hours of operation for any restaurants or facilities you plan to visit as we are working to re-open all of them very soon. Thank you to everyone who has helped re-open our beautiful community and we look forward to hosting you at the Bluff.