By JIM PARKER
The Post and Courier
Late fall and winter aren’t considered peak times for the apartment business, as tenants tend to have locked in for the hibernating months.
But Talison Row at Daniel Island is proving an exception, at least thus far. The rental community, which opened Nov. 1, has achieved steady interest in what is “usually a slow time,” says Stacie Brown, property manager with Riverstone Residential Group.
“It’s been surprising but (business is) pretty consistent,” she says.
Brown anticipates that leases will ramp up by the late spring as new residences come on line.
Spectrum Properties is developing Talison Row. The complex will have 274 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes when completed. As of now, an 18-unit building is the only one finished, and there are 11 occupied apartment homes, she says.
Initial tenants are benefiting from a nearly completed amenities center. Spotlights are a salt water swimming pool with grill on the deck, outdoor summer kitchen and fireplace, game room backed by full kitchen, 24-hour fitness center, all hours yoga studio and sprawling lobby with vaulted ceiling.
“We have more than 20,000 square feet of amenities space,” Brown says.
Two L-shaped buildings, each with 48 apartment homes, should be progressing by early 2013, she says.
The structures are four levels, including covered parking on the ground floor and three stories of residences. Brown says that enables all the units to possess balconies overlooking the pool and other places.
Talison Row renters can chose from nine floor plans: They are 760-1,311 square feet in size and rent for $1,095-$1,995 a month.
One-bedroom, one-bath apartments consist of the Etiwan, Smythe, Cochran, Pierce and cottage-style Barfield. Comprising the two-bedroom, two-bath units are the Beresford, Cooper and Wando. And the three-bedroom, two-bath option is the Simmons. The apartment homes require a $200 deposit.
Units with water sites including over the Cooper River are charged a premium. “We have nice river views, gorgeous views,” Brown says. “Fourth of July (fireworks displays), I’m jealous.”
Also available are storage areas, which can be leased.
The community has set aside two apartment homes as sales models, a two-bedroom Cooper and one-bedroom Pierce.
Highlighting the Cooper are upper-end refrigerator, dishwasher, stove and microwave in the kitchen; closeted washer and dryer; and a covered porch off the living quarters. Both bedrooms are carpeted, while the bathrooms are tiled and living room floors are a wood-like laminate. The Pierce has a similar layout expect for one fewer bedroom and bathroom. All units include plenty of closets and storage space.
None of the apartment homes will be far from the recreational attractions.
“We really want to be resort-style living,” Brown points out. “That’s my goal.”
The apartment homes are at the tip of Seven Farms Drive. Traveling on Interstate 526, take the Daniel Island exit. Follow Seven Farms Drive through the island’s commercial district, crossing Daniel Island Drive. Continue past Bishop England High School on the left. Ahead on the right is Talison Row at Daniel Island, situated at 490 Seven Farms Drive.
For more information, call toll-free 888-755-7820 or visit www.talisonrow.com.
Reach Jim Parker at 937-5542 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cooper model comes with two sizable, carpeted bedrooms. It is one of five two-bedroom floor plans at Talison Row (Jim Parker/Staff 12-19-2012).×
Double vanities highlight this bathroom in the Cooper model at Talison Row. The apartment complex, to have 274 units, is on Daniel Island (Jim Parker/Staff 12-19-2012).×
The living room in the Cooper model has plenty of space for furniture (Jim Parker/Staff 12-19-2012).×
Pendant lighting and upscale appliances show off the elegant kitchen in the Cooper model at Talison Row. The apartment homes are on the western rim of Daniel Island (Jim Parker/Staff 12-19-2012).×
The apartments at Talison Row all have balconies off the living rooms (Jim Parker/Staff 12-19-2012).×
The one-bedroom Pierce unit at Talison Row apartments contains a sizable sleeping area (Jim Parker/Staff 12-19-2012).×
The Pierce floor plan shows off a large living room and plenty of windows for natural light. It is at Talison Row at Daniel Island (Jim Parker/Staff 12-19-2012).×
The Talison Row apartment community on Daniel Island houses an enormous game room complete with kitchen (Jim Parker/Staff 12-19-2012).×
A salt water swimming pool is one of the featured amenities at Talison Row at Daniel Island (Jim Parker/Staff 12-19-2012)×
The Talison Row apartment buildings are four stories, with the ground floor taken up by covered parking. Each tenant gets a designated space (Jim Parker/Staff 12-19-2012).×