Please let me in! I asked Resort Girl Julia to see her fiancée’s latest luxe resort home. Nathan Cameron is a prominent custom home builder in the Bluffton, S.C. area, and Julia and Nathan kindly agreed to my request for a personal tour. I find such delight in viewing beautiful spaces, including home designs and interiors. This custom home has also been expertly decorated and furnished, adding to my anticipation.
Located near the May River, where summer breezes and captivating views are within a RG’s steps, Nathan’s vision was to design a home blending a historic look and a modern vibe (like many restored urban lofts.) He succeeded in this graceful yet eclectic (and slightly edgy) design on Nottingham in the Barge Landing area of Palmetto Bluff, S.C.
As I was graciously welcomed in, my eyes first set upon the impressive brick kitchen backsplash wall. It surely made a splash, and so did many of the other natural elements of this inviting cooking and entertaining space. There are wide open areas with so many places to sit, relax, chat and enjoy the views from the impressive set of windows.
The natural elements used throughout Nathan’s home range from brick to reclaimed wood floors, barn piers and even down to a portal window in the back pantry. Yes, besides a completely spectacular open design kitchen, there is a fully equipped back pantry to keep clean views. Nathan believes in linear design with all edges square and even under cabinet mount outlets. This back pantry is accessed via a dutch door containing a service refrigerator, and all items needed to prep and store a multitude of food, plating and entertaining items. And to top it off, this space opens up to the grill porch for easy pass through of your grilling goodies.
Off to explore other areas! The wet bar area is accented with wood and smoky mirrors and, get this… leather wallpaper. I couldn’t help but touch it, it felt and looked so smooth. The home office was any writer’s dream with quiet quarters for great ideation time, enclosed by an impressive handcrafted metal wall. And the guest suites are so inviting with swinging beds in one room. I had to hop on one and experience it! Plus, there’s a playful yet luxe bunk bed room that would have any group of kids eager to escape to. It was even equipped with a built-in TV. In total, the home has (get this) 11 beds. Quite a place for entertaining family and friends for a low country weekend!
Next, Julia next took me down to the master suite, and sweet it was. To the right, the master bath has an exquisite wall tile showcasing a made for two (or more) shower designed with open walls, heated floors, and ledge windows creating an open sunny oasis. If an evening of bubbles is what you desire, then the soaking bath with air bubbles is a quiet way to wind down any Resort Girl’s day.
Turning to the master bedroom, we passed his and hers closets. We then entered the room surrounded by full-length windows, allowing one to soak in the low country oaks and moss, making for a relaxing day or night. But best of all, the room has what I want to call chillin’ deck door access. This covered porch with a great swing also has an oyster-shelled fireplace with a big screen TV and many comfy seats for family or entertaining.
Once on that porch, it was time to see the crystal blue pool, contrasting with flaming fire pits encasing it. There is even a serene cabana for Resort Girl reading or maybe even painting our nails. I am going to have to have Julia and Nathan ask me back to dip into those pleasures, as it was raining cats and dogs that day. However, even with the downpour, it was an inviting, low country experience as listening to rain drops on any porch is sweet music to this RG.
This was just a sneak peak at the beautiful home, as there are so many intricate, unique accents and architectural elements to mention. It was a dreamy experience. To find more about this home and many more of Nathan’s dream homes go to Cameron and Cameron.
And yes, Nathan has just put this dream home up for sale so maybe this could be your Resort Girl destiny. View more pictures here.