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The Top 8 Benefits of Building on a Homesite

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A Guide to Building a Custom Home at Palmetto Bluff

Imagine waking up every morning in the home of your dreams, surrounded by beautiful scenery and features that you have personally chosen. At Palmetto Bluff, you have the opportunity to make this a reality. This private, luxurious community allows you to custom-build your dream home, ensuring that every detail meets your wildest dreams.

In this guide, we will explore the benefits of building a custom home and how you can begin your home-building journey at Palmetto Bluff.

1. Choose the Perfect Lot Size

When building on a homesite, you can choose the perfect lot size for your Lowcountry home. Consider the size of the home you want to build and the architectural features you wish to include. A larger lot provides flexibility to build a more expansive residence, while a smaller lot is ideal for a more low-maintenance residence like a quaint coastal cottage.

In addition to the size of your home, consider the amount of yard space you desire. With year-round temperate weather, many Palmetto Bluff residents enjoy entertaining in their backyard, installing a swimming pool for the warm summer months, or planting a garden where they can even grow their own fruits and vegetables. Be sure to take these factors into consideration when selecting the lot size of your custom home.

2. Select Your Desired View

At Palmetto Bluff, you have the ability to choose your viewscape. Wake up to birds chirping among live-oak trees in the maritime forest or witness the sunrise above the Inland Waterway or shimmering May River as it meanders downstream. You an center your homesite around breathtaking views of your favorite Lowcountry landscapes and waterways.

3. Consider the Neighborhood’s Aesthetic

Each Palmetto Bluff neighborhood has its own distinct character, and the exterior design of homes reflects this unique charm. For example, Wilson Village typically features traditional Southern architecture with blue shutters and expansive front porches while the architecture of Moreland Village is designed to seamlessly blend into the landscape. Selecting a neighborhood that matches your personal design preferences is recommended.

The Palmetto Bluff Design Review Board was established to ensure uniformity within each community and enhance the natural Lowcountry environment. The board requires South Carolina-registered architects and landscape architects for every submission, maintaining the high design standard found throughout the Bluff.

4. Showcase Your Personal Style

Building a custom home allows you to express your personal style, even within certain design limitations. Work with an architect to bring your ideas to life, whether it’s a wrap-around porch for morning coffee or colorful shutters to give your home a coastal feel.

5. Create a Floor Plan That Works for You

Create a floor plan that is tailored to your lifestyle. If you are planning to retire in your custom home, you may want the primary suite on the first floor for easier accessibility. Or, if you love cooking, a spacious kitchen to try new recipes and entertain friends may be a priority. Building a custom home gives you the option to create a floor plan that fits your lifestyle perfectly.

6. Use Quality Materials and Construction

Building a home with quality materials can help it last for years to come. When building a custom home, you can select the finest products and materials to ensure your home can withstand the test of time. Additionally, high-quality materials are visually appealing and can help you create your desired aesthetic, while more low-grade materials may wear easily.

7. Incorporate Luxury Features

Building a custom home allows you to easily incorporate the luxury features on your wishlist. Elevators for ease of living, home theaters to enjoy with family, opulent pools to relax in, and other upgrades can all be included in the design of your custom home.

8. Make it Cost Control

When you build a custom home, you have the freedom to set a budget and adhere to it. Complete control of the materials used and the features included in the home enables you to adhere to your chosen budget.

Build the Home of Your Dreams at Palmetto Bluff

At Palmetto Bluff, building a custom home presents the exclusive opportunity to craft a living space that impeccably aligns with your lifestyle and vision. So why not make your dream home a reality and start building your custom home at Palmetto Bluff today?

With the ability to choose the perfect lot size, select your desired views, showcase your personal style, and incorporate luxury features, you’ll have the chance to create a home that truly reflects your unique personality and lifestyle. And with the help of Palmetto Bluff Builders, the process will be streamlined and stress-free. If you are ready to begin this process and make the move to the Lowcountry, click the button below to begin viewing available homesites at Palmetto Bluff!

This piece was originally written in May 2022 and refreshed in May 2023.

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