Designed by a unique set of collaborators, including New York’s Lang Architecture and Texas’ Lake Flato, Splinter Creek aims to be a model of environmentally sensitive and sustainable living. Encouraging residents to build lightly on the land, the property features spacious lakeside homesites nestled into the hills of north Mississippi that blend seamlessly into nearly 650 acres of rolling pine forest, lakes and wetlands. Residents are given the option to build a custom-crafted home with additional high-end offerings available from regional artisans or select the Splinter Creek concept home.
Inspired by farm buildings, the development’s model design features an informal, simple timber frame, clad in wooden siding, natural light, and other characteristics mindful of the environment. Galvanized metal was chosen for its structural endurance against time and climate. The home appears to float above the landscape on stilts, and wood stairs lead to the banks of the lakes. Its layout was informed by carefully calibrated axes set to guide residents throughout the interior, which includes a centrally located living area, a master bedroom wing, and a separate guest room accessed via a screened porch. Native cypress tongue-and-groove boards overlaid with vertical battens offer visual relief from the larger expanses of wall and join the palette of Douglas fir and metal to integrate into the natural landscape.