6312 Wend Swept Lane Roomy house on pond in Ravenel touts rural lifestyle not far from city
By JIM PARKER
The Post and Courier
What you notice right away about Roper Run is the quiet. Linked by a gravel street, the neighborhood hosts 18 homes on typically three-acre spreads.
At least one of the larger properties is a horse farm.
While clearly in the countryside, the subdivision is situated within the Ravenel town limits. It is less than two miles from Savannah Highway, a six mile drive to Publix supermarket and about 15 minutes into the West Ashley shopping district.
Still it’s hard to get home shoppers to shake the perception that they’re out in the boondocks, Donna Caldwell acknowledges.
The Realtor with Carolina One Real Estate is listing agent for 6312 Wend Swept Lane, a three-bedroom brick house in Roper Run with finished room over the garage, separate shed and carport. The 3,125-square-foot home, crafted by a noted Kiawah Island architect, is priced at $425,000.
“It’s an untouched gem out here,” Caldwell says. The house was built in 2000 by the present owners. “It’s got a lot of potential,” she says.
Among the showcase features of 6312 Wend Swept Lane are an open layout and detail woodwork.
Marking the house are 11-foot ceilings in the living room and foyer with intricate crown molding, hand-built oak cabinets in the kitchen, hardwood floors in the family quarters and tile in the kitchen and bathrooms.
On the west wing is the master suite — complete with a substantial bedroom that looks out on the ample front porch, a wardrobe area with vanity sinks, large walk-in closet and luxury bathroom with roomy shower and jetted tub.
Set in the center of the house, the living room encompasses a formidable brick fireplace. A wooden media center conveys with the house, she says.
Next to the living quarters is the breakfast area and adjoining kitchen, which provide clear views of the sprawling backyard. The kitchen boasts a modern refrigerator, dishwasher, built in microwave, smooth top stove and custom cabinets. A good-sized screen-in porch can be accessed from the living room while also opening to the backyard.
Two sizable bedrooms served by a central bathroom are on the east wing. There’s also a half-bath and a laundry room large enough for side-by-side washer and dryer and cabinets overhead.
At the far end of the house are stairs to the FROG, which is set up as a large recreation area with side and front views. Caldwell says the upstairs finished space could be reconfigured as a fourth bedroom. There’s no bathroom on the second level, but she says one could be installed as long as the plumbing fixtures line up. Moroever, the second level contains a length-of-the-house attic that could be refurbished as an extra room or rooms.
The ground-level garage, which has two bays, can easily handle a pair of sport-utility sized vehicles with room left over.
In terms of maintenance upgrades, the owners just installed a new three-ton heating and air conditioning unit.
A big draw is the lot itself. An oak tree rises just off the west wing. The curving driveway is on the east side and in between is an oversized front lawn. The backyard is noted for a row of Leland cypress that the owners planted when the moved in: they’ve matured since then. The lake behind the house is stocked with bream and bass.
Just past the driveway, meanwhile, is a storage shed that’s large enough for a workroom and to store lawnmowers. Stairs lead to an unfinished attic. Partially hidden 100 feet or so away is a covered “boat shed” spacious enough for two vehicles or a boat.
Among the possible buyer types for 6312 Wend Swept Lane are a family, or an older couple who desires some acreage but doesn’t want to be too far from civilization, Caldwell says.
“It’s country living that’s close to town,” she says.
The house is fairly near to the Roper Run entrance. Heading south, take Savannah Highway out of town. From Main and Bees Ferry roads, it’s about four miles to the S.C. Highway 162 turn-off to Hollywood and another four miles to Old Jacksonboro Road. Steer right onto Old Jacksonboro Road at the new Ellington Elementary School building. Go not quite two miles, and Roper Run is on the right. Take Wend Swept Lane. On the right, shortly after the lane veers sharply left, is 6312 Wend Swept Lane.
Reach Jim Parker at 937-5542 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Agent: Donna Caldwell
Office: Carolina One Real Estate, West Ashley
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