Splinter Creek in Washington Life

Sonia Thompson

Splinter Creek homeowners Blair and Ben Wunderlich (photo by Alyssa Rosenheck).

The new issue of Washington Life magazine features Splinter Creek in an article titled "In the Deep South, A Break from Reality." The story centers around homeowners Blair and Ben Wunderlich, who split their time between Washington, D.C., and Splinter Creek.

“Everyone in D.C. can relate that [it] is amazing, but everyone wants more space,” Blair Wunderlich says. The open-concept living room of her Mississippi second residence features a fireplace, wood storage and custom shelving. The fixtures are by Apparatus. (photo by Alyssa Rosenheck).

As the article states, "Blair wanted a place to unwind or 'pump the breaks' with her young, four-person family, just as she had as a child."

"Wunderlich’s one-level, open floor plan property she calls East Cove Home is a far cry from the Queen Anne or Gothic Revival style residences typical of the region. Its mid-century design cantilevers over grassy banks to create a hovering effect and “minimize the touch of man on the earth,”Wunderlich says."

The dining area off of the kitchen “is nice for entertaining and being able to see each other,” Wunderlich says, “but we are also able to spread out.” (photo by Alyssa Rosenheck).

"Perched on piers, its tree house-like quality allows for 80-degree views of the water. Indeed, the hallmark of the three bedroom 2.5-bath house is its expansive lake view, where the dining room’s large floor-to-ceiling windows frame the outdoors “like artwork,” Wunderlich says. Most days, the doors are left open, allowing for airflow and a truly indoor/outdoor living atmosphere."

“We have a large kitchen to cook in, all of the doors are always open, so we can have breakfast outside,” Wunderlich says. Countertops are by Pietra Cardosa with under- counter cabinets that were handcrafted locally in Mississippi. The cabinet hardware is sandblasted bronze from Sun Valley Bronze and the dishwasher, range and refrigerator are from SMEG. The custom island is by Andrew Becker Design. (photo by Alyssa Rosenheck).

Read the full Washington Life article here.

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