When the lake calls, go canoeing.

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Sponsored by: Summers Corner
By: Kara Connolly

Woods and water. Lots of water. They are things people associate with the Lowcountry, to be sure. But within a community? Well, that is something a little unexpected. Which is good, because in Summers Corner, unexpected is a guiding principle of exactly how things should be.

That’s why when the community was planned, it was done so with the mindset that nature should be as big a part of the vision as the architecture. So the neighborhoods are woven with parks and trails that encourage play. Exploration. Discovery. And the constant reminder that we are all part of a bigger ecology.

In Summers Corner, you can pass time near Buffalo Lake. Where you can dangle your feet off a pier, launch a canoe or kayak or quietly wait for that telltale tug on your line letting you know it’s time to reel in your catch. Or venture into the surrounding woods, and discover old timber forests and historic logging roads, now turned into canopied hiking and biking trails.

These outdoor gems are all part of Summers Corners’ philosophy—that connecting with nature is an important aspect of restoring balance to one’s life. And this emphasis on nature goes beyond simply providing a scenic backdrop: it plays a vital part in the very design of the community.
States Summers Corner's landscape architect Fred Bonci, "We have planned our community around the heritage oaks and elms from what was largely a pine forest, and are preserving their legacy in places of honor...in parks, at bends in the road, creating unexpected discoveries.”

And just as nature provides surprises, so do the homes—with each collection offering distinctive and varied architecture that captures both the unique voice of the Lowcountry and the personalities of the homeowners. Offered by a select group of builders, the homes will range in size from 1,300 to 3,600 square feet and start in the high $200,000s. And in keeping with the community’s commitment to the outdoors, they will be designed to live inside-out, with rooms, views and broad porches oriented to take advantage of gardens, natural forests and wetlands, parks and lakes.

And of course, with every home comes a list of amenities, including the aforementioned trails and lakes. But the community will also be home to top-rated schools, demonstration gardens, a neighborhood poolhouse, and eventually nearly 200,000 square feet of retail and office space. In addition, a gathering place called The Commons will offer a place to meet friends and neighbors for a cup of coffee or glass of wine, a gardening workshop or yoga class.

Connecting. With nature. With each other. At the end of the day, that’s what Summers Corner is about.

For more information on Summers Corner, or to view builder portfolios, visit SummersCorner.com.