Unique Homes Magazine Unique Homes Fall 2016 : Page 78

unique places by camilla mclaughlin ON LOCATION PALMETTO BLUFF BLUFFTON, SOUTH CAROLINA When you arrive at a resort and one of the first things you receive is a book detailing Judiciously placed throughout the resort and hidden behind gates are a number of the history of the land going back to 10,000 B.C., you know a one-of-a-kind experience private neighborhoods and custom homes. A new Montage Palmetto Bluff Inn and is in store. That’s the case at Palmetto Bluff , a resort 13,000-square-foot spa recently opened along with 35 located in the middle of South Carolina’s Lowcountry on Montage Residences . Thoughtfully designed, At the May River Golf Club, the Jack a parcel of land so large it’s one and a half times the these fully furnished, two-to-five-bedroom single-family Nicklaus Signature Course meanders size of Manhattan. homes help make the best of every moment. Montage’s through the woods and along the Here, two different stories converge. One involves trusted service means leaving for a day — or the season water. Tee boxes and fairways feature conservation and sustainability under the watchful eye — is as easy as locking the door. Paspalum, the newest eco-friendly turf. of Palmetto Bluff Conservancy and the stewardship of The deep porches of our resort home overlooked a the director Jay Walea, who has a lifelong relationship with these 20,000 acres. On a recent visit, his lifelong passion for the land was obvious on trails winding through an ancient Maritime forest and some 20 different wildlife habitats. The other story is the evolution of a new paradigm for resort development. Here, life revolves around several villages, existing and planned, each offering a little differ-ent lifestyle. The homes that appear to have grown over time reflect local architecture. 78 UniqueHomes.com scenic pond; we spied kids fishing from an iconic bridge nearby. A network of waterways and 32 miles of river frontage means the resort is also a water-lover’s paradise. A true sporting club, Palmetto Bluff offers activities ranging from shooting to equestrian to golf and racquet sports. The best resorts are a state of mind; Palmetto Bluff’s begins on the four-mile approach under massive live oaks and magnolias draped with Spanish moss, and continues long after you leave. PHOTOS COURTESY CRESCENT COMMUNITIES

Unique Places

Camilla McLaughlin

ON LOCATION

PALMETTO BLUFF

BLUFFTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

When you arrive at a resort and one of the first things you receive is a book detailing the history of the land going back to 10,000 B.C., you know a one-of-a-kind experience is in store. That’s the case at Palmetto Bluff, a resort located in the middle of South Carolina’s Lowcountry on a parcel of land so large it’s one and a half times the size of Manhattan.

Here, two different stories converge. One involves conservation and sustainability under the watchful eye of Palmetto Bluff Conservancy and the stewardship of the director Jay Walea, who has a lifelong relationship with these 20,000 acres. On a recent visit, his lifelong passion for the land was obvious on trails winding through an ancient Maritime forest and some 20 different wildlife habitats.

The other story is the evolution of a new paradigm for resort development. Here, life revolves around several villages, existing and planned, each offering a little different lifestyle. The homes that appear to have grown over time reflect local architecture. Judiciously placed throughout the resort and hidden behind gates are a number of private neighborhoods and custom homes. A new Montage Palmetto Bluff Inn and 13,000-square-foot spa recently opened along with 35 Montage Residences. Thoughtfully designed, these fully furnished, two-to-five-bedroom single-family homes help make the best of every moment. Montage’s trusted service means leaving for a day — or the season — is as easy as locking the door.

The deep porches of our resort home overlooked a scenic pond; we spied kids fishing from an iconic bridge nearby. A network of waterways and 32 miles of river frontage means the resort is also a water-lover’s paradise. A true sporting club, Palmetto Bluff offers activities ranging from shooting to equestrian to golf and racquet sports.

The best resorts are a state of mind; Palmetto Bluff’s begins on the four-mile approach under massive live oaks and magnolias draped with Spanish moss, and continues long after you leave.

GOING GLOBAL EXPLORE BELIZE IN LUXURY

The Ka’ana Resort in Belize combines luxury amenities and exciting experiences: zip-lining in the jungle, horseback riding along the Mopan River, and swimming in caves are just a few of the adventures you can enjoy after waking up to a green juice and before coming home to different handmade treats.

Brothers Colin and Ronan Hannan developed Ka’ana, recently titled Mexico & Central America’s Leading Boutique Resort for the second year by World Traveler Awards.

Ka’ana’s top-selling tour is through the Actun Tunichil Mukna cave system. Catering to the customer’s desires, the tour guides offer the chance to stop at a national park on the way or dive right into the adventurous cave tour. After a 45-minute hike across three rivers, the tour ends at a large cathedral where ancient Mayan ceremonial sacrifices once took place. “It’s the most breathtaking and exhilarating experience I’ve ever had,” says Colin Hannan, “it’s very culturally interesting and unique.”

Jonathan Blitz will join the developers for their next venture, Itzana, which is scheduled to open early next year in Belize.

— Kelly Potts

FABULOUS FINDS THE FACE OF FORT LAUDERDALE LUXURY

Known for its boutique-style, high-end hotels, Auberge Resorts is bringing luxury to the beaches of Fort Lauderdale with the Auberge Beach Residences & Spa. “Auberge is leading the pack of the utmost level of luxury there, and that’s bringing people to the area,” says Patrick Campbell of The Related Group. “We pride ourselves in finding value for our clients, and Fort Lauderdale has tremendous value over the prices that they are getting in Miami.”

The residences include two towers on 5 acres of Atlantic Ocean beachfront and top-of-the-line amenities such as 2 restaurants and a world-class spa. “Auberge brought their hospitality sensibilities and instincts to the project, making it a very interesting combination of public amenities and private facilities,” says Bruce Brosch, partner at NBWW & Associates. “The public feels welcomed, and the owners feel that their privacy is protected.”

Although not yet completed, 90 percent of the North Tower’s 57 residences are purchased and 30 percent of the 114-residence South Tower is sold. The North Tower’s curved design emerged as a practical solution to a local code about beach shadows, but gives residents desirable features such as expansive terraces paralleling the size of interior units and mini-pools. The 23-story South Tower has already set a record-breaking sale for absolute price in Fort Lauderdale with its 4-bedroom penthouse selling for $8.9 million.“We are the face of unsurpassed luxury in the Fort Lauderdale market. We do not have any competitors,” says Campbell. Estimated completion is late 2017.

— Samantha Myers

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