Sprawling home sites and deep water expanses distinguish the new Angel Oak Plantation.

The community, in the northwest corner of Johns Island, spans 118 acres. The development will feature “a spectacular array of private amenities and custom-build luxury homes on large estate lots,” developers say.

Lots range from 1.2 to 6 acres. Parcels with water access start in price in the low $200,000s, and waterfront home sites are available from the high $300,000s.

According to backers, “The community’s opening provides a rare and welcome opportunity for savvy buyers to finally own a piece of South Carolina’s coveted coastline but, with just 28 building lots available, opportunities to join the exclusive community are limited.”

Rick Walliser, who heads up the project, notes that Angel Oak Plantation stands “far from a typical neighborhood; rather, it is a ‘lifestyle community’ where people will be able to pursue their passions, practically from their own backyards.”

He highlights the village’s multiple community and private docks, large boat and recreational vehicle storage area, equestrian facility, private freshwater lake with lakefront pavilion, “river porch park” and 40-acre common area.

“Angel Oak is going to have it all,” Walliser says.

According to marketers, Angel Oak Plantation is unique in offering coastal property that’s both rarely available and with home sites that are “unusually large.”

Buyers can enjoy privacy while also finding “ample space for their architectural visions to come to life,” promoters say. Also, the decision to limit the number of home sites minimizes the impact on the local ecology, they note.

“Angel Oak’s developers are keenly focused on retaining and highlighting the area’s unique natural beauty and have incorporated a large private wildlife and wetland preserve into the community,” backers point out.

The community’s master plan shows that Angel Oak Plantation will feature historic Lowcountry architectural styles. “No expense was spared to integrate the finest and most desirable amenities,” according to marketers.

Plans call for the site to open to potential buyers for a “first look” 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on July 30. Angel Oak staff will provide marine tours of the coastline and private, chauffeured tours of the community. The jaunts will showcase available lots, answer questions about the community vision and offer buyers a chance to reserve preferred home sites.

The tours will be followed by An Evening Under the Oaks until 9 p.m. Marketers say the gala will offer prospective buyers the opportunity to mingle with potential neighbors “under the canopy of ancient live oak trees” while listening to live music and dining on local, grass fed whole hog barbecue served in classic South Carolina style by Smoke BBQ. Tours also will be conducted July 31.

Call 843-790-9771 or visit www.angeloakplantation.com.

Reach Jim Parker at 843-937-5542 or jparker@postandcourier.com.