Take it Outside: Sophisticated, elevated and endlessly charming

Take a closer look at this unique Palmetto Bluff home’s outdoor spaces.

Story by Barry Kaufman + Photography by Bryan Stovall

Outdoor living is crucial to any Palmetto Bluff home, and this Palmetto Bluff home designed by Pearce Scott Architects is no exception. In fact, it may set a new standard for sheer al fresco amazement.

Top notch

One of two outdoor spaces on the property – the second floor holds a cozy screened-in balcony built with hanging chairs for day-long idyllic scenery – this extra-wide outdoor oasis offers Lowcountry living at its finest. Marsh views, inspired design and plenty of room to laze the day away; this is sheer outdoor bliss.

Take the long view

The views were a key part of the home’s charm, and the wide rear porch was built to soak them in. “They have these very long marsh views out toward Hilton Head,” said architect Pearce Scott. “The site slopes down a little bit towards a nice buffer with live oaks on the edge.” A set of rockers take full advantage of the expansive space in the rear porch, allowing for dreamy relaxation and mesmerizing marsh views.

Rest area

The outdoor TV rests on an accent wall made with tabby, a natural fit for the Lowcountry aesthetic and an inspired pop of texture against the wood and metal elements that inform the rest of the space. Combined with the full outdoor kitchen on the opposite end of the porch, you’d never have to go inside. Anchoring the space is the lengthy al fresco dining table, set beneath charming industrial-style pendants.

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