Summers Corner rolls out six new floor plans

Summers Corner in Dorchester County has gained a half-dozen new models from a trio of builders.

Local builders recently introduced a half-dozen new styles — one-story, family, outdoor-friendly — in a “vibrant, growing” neighborhood just west of Summerville, according to marketers.

Dorchester County-based Summers Corner promotes the floor plans. Sized from 1,658 to 3,126 square feet, the models start from the mid $200,000s to $400,000s and tout large kitchen islands, broad family quarters and great rooms, depending on the specific offering.

“Every style includes Summers Corner signatures such as generous porches, easy access to community spaces and thoughtful design,” says Cristy Jamison, account manager with Touchpoint Communications.

The home-raisers are FrontDoor Communities, Sabal Homes and Dan Ryan Builders.

FrontDoor Communities brought out three designs, including:

• Sassafras, a single-story home with “plenty of charm.” The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath property standing 1,658 square feet features front and back porches and an open floor plan that perks up family time.

• Aspen, “warm (and) inviting” as a two-story house featuring a ground-level master bedroom. The 2,395-square-foot, four-bedroom home with three-and-a-half baths includes perks such as a spacious great room, breezy screened-in porch and an additional sitting room upstairs. “There is plenty of space for everyone in the family,” according to promoters.

• Laurel, a “generously-sized” home boasting an expansive great room and oversized kitchen island. The 2,593-square-foot house with four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths offers an enticing layout for entertaining.

Sabal Homes unveiled two styles:

• Golden Bell, ideal for families at 2,587 square feet, four bedrooms and three baths. The home offers an open floor plan and entertainment space on main and upper floors.

• Carolina Cherry, a grand home featuring two porches and a balcony “for plenty of space to live life inside out,” Touchpoint notes. The “smart” layout, encompassing 2,617 square feet with four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, also counts four walk-in closets.

Dan Ryan Builders unveiled one new plan:

• Del Mar, considered a spacious family home thanks to an extra-large living room, dining room, breakfast nook off the expansive kitchen and a “shady, house-length front porch,” backers say. The 3,126-square-foot house sports four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths.

The six new home designs opened within an active community that showcases a café and a Clemson Master Gardeners office at the center, Touchpoint says. Sand Hill Elementary School will open on the grounds this fall, and the new Rollings Middle School of the Arts is slated to open in 2017. Likewise, the Summers Corner Performing Arts Center under construction is scheduled to be finished by next year. A new neighborhood swimming pool, community garden, shared event space, parks and Buffalo Lake and pavilion enliven the village.

Summers Corner describes itself as “straddling urban and suburban, rural and settled,” Touchpoint explains.

Either by walk or bike ride, every home will be within five minutes of a park. “And in a nod to how people live today,” all homes and businesses tie into a computer system with one gigabit Internet speed provided by Home Telecom, promoters tout.

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