02.02.22

What Do You Love About Splinter Creek?

Sonia Thompson

When the calendar flips to February our thoughts turn to all things love. So we asked some of our residents and guests what they love most about Splinter Creek. Their answers give us all the heart eyes.

HGTV Design Star Carmeon Hamilton with her son at Splinter Creek (photo by Erin Austen Abbott).

"Our 3 day stay soon became the most magical family experience we’d ever had. We enjoyed the incredible weather with some time outdoors, fishing and hiking. We took full advantage of the home’s amazing kitchen and patio and made homemade pizzas on the grill. We spent our nights sitting by the lake, roasting marshmallows in the fire pit. We played. We rested. We simply enjoyed and cherished our time together as a family."

-- Carmeon Hamilton, interior designer, HGTV Design Star, blogger

The Wunderlich family enjoys their Splinter Creek summers (photo by Alyssa Rosenheck).

When it cools down at the end of the summer work day, wine is sipped lakeside by the fire, while her toddler girls play. “Our proximity to the water informs everything we do.”

-- Blair Wunderlich, East Cove resident

Seldom Seen, the Splinter Creek residence of Beverly and Bill Painter (photo by Erin Austen Abbott).

“The house is filled with windows that look out through the trees and down to the lake. Whether you are sitting on the deck or screen porch, or even inside the house, the lines between inside and outside are blurred. The constant sounds of wildlife, the wind rustling the trees, the blanket of quiet makes it a place of refuge and peace for us.”

-- Beverly Painter, Seldom Seen resident

One of the Hardys three daughters enjoys paddling on the Splinter Creek lakes (photo courtesy of Sarah Frances Hardy).

"We love the sensibility of the development with its focus on protecting the natural character of the landscape. The houses respect the setting rather than stand out from it. We also wanted a quiet lake where we could swim and paddle, not zoom around on jet skis."

-- Sarah Frances Hardy, Camelback resident

Blogger Cara Greenstein visits with friends at Splinter Creek (photo by Erin Austen Abbott).

"The beauty of Splinter Creek swept me away as soon as we entered the gates. Over 500 acres of rolling pine forest and lakes, tucked away just minutes from the bustling college town of Oxford and quaint retreat Plein Air, welcome imaginative homebuilding for ultimate lakefront living."

-- Cara Greenstein, Caramelized blogger

At Splinter Creek, there's 650 acres to roam and explore (photo by Elizabeth Keckler).

"We both grew up more as country kids in small Mississippi towns. We had freedom to roam and explore, and we wanted to be able to give that to our children, too."

-- Chapel Point resident

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