The Boat House, Splinter Creek's first residence, is featured on Architects + Artisans in an articled titled, "In Splinter Creek, Mississippi, Lake Flato's Boat House."
The Boat House is Splinter Creek's first residence (photo by Nicholas Doyle).
"It was a vision of ours to swim against the current with modern architecture – and it’s becoming a reality." -- Splinter Creek founder Ellen Leake
The Boat House is home to Ellen and Eason Leake, who are the founders of the Splinter Creek community. In the article, Ellen Leake says, "It was a vision of ours to swim against the current with modern architecture – and it’s becoming a reality." The article also noted that "Nineteen of the 10-acre lots – about 66 percent of the 30 available – already have been sold. Leake attributes that in part to a realization during the pandemic that people can work remotely from anywhere. And Splinter Creek is about as idyllic a site as any."
Lake views from the primary bedroom of the Boat House (photo by Erin Austen Abbott).
Still, The Boat House is just for the Leakes, as they transition into a new phase of life near Oxford. “It’s a retreat in a place where we can grow into a new chapter of our lives, with our kids grown and with their own kids,” Ellen says. “It’s connected to the land and the things we like to do – like hike, walk, swim and canoe.”
Read the full Architects + Artisans article here.