Palmetto Bluff Fish Camp and Guest House

This 15-acre property, characterized by a dense canopy of mature live oak trees, was master-planned in 2014 as a country estate with a newly engineered two-acre lake and several acres of undisturbed forest to enhance its private allure. Although a location for the main house was reserved for future use, in the first phase the owners built a two-bedroom guest house and a “fish camp” cabin on the back side of the pond. The guest house was designed as a double pavilion, one side for living and the other for sleeping, connected by a glass breezeway and nestled between a few signature specimen trees. Floor-to-ceiling glass-and-corner windows increase the interior/exterior connection while clapboard siding and oversized barn doors ground the aesthetic in the Lowcountry. A plunge pool and exterior fireplace on the back terrace complete the boutique experience. The Fish Camp cabin creates a rustic retreat complete with stone fireplace, sleeping loft, and floating dock.

Bluffton, South Carolina
Gross Area:
2,000sf / 1,000sf
AIA Citation Award, 2022