Contractor sticks with popular style in semi-rural village

Seeking to build on its good fortune with “row house” dwellings, Harbor Homes plans to sell such homes at its new Brownswood Farms community.

The Johns Island neighborhood is open for new home sales, according to Carolina One New Homes, which is in charge of marketing there.

Locally based Harbor Homes found success with Charleston-style row houses at The Cottages at Johns Island, located a few miles away.

Brownswood Farms features the same type of homes. The two-story dwellings start in price in the $150,000s and range in size from 1,300 to more than 2,600 square feet.

Features include open kitchens and ample master suites — some on the first floor. Also available on most plans is an optional third-floor bonus room, Carolina One New Homes says.

The Brownswood Farms homes spotlight hauSmart technology, an energy-saving program from Harbor’s parent The Mungo Cos. New homes are healthier, more affordable to operate and designed with comfort features requested by homeowners to make their busy lives easier, Harbor Homes says.

Brownswood Farms in situated off Maybank Highway not far from downtown Charleston and from Folly Beach.

Neil Shepard of Carolina One New Homes is managing sales at

Brownswood Farms. He can be reached at 843-737-4414 or by email at

The Columbia-based Mungo family of companies, which includes Harbor Homes, was recently named America’s Best Builder by Builder magazine. Harbor Homes began constructing houses in the Charleston area in 2003 and has grown to be a top five builder in the Lowcountry.

Sabal designs floor plan for viewing at Berkeley enclave

The framing of a sales model at Cane Bay Plantation neighborhood is one of Sabal Homes’ early steps to entice potential buyers.

The local builder is gearing up to construct houses in Sanctuary Cove, a subdivision in the master planned Cane Bay community east of Summerville.

According to Sabal Homes, Cane Bay Plantation is a family’s dream setting what with sidewalks, walking trails, green spaces, the ability for children to walk to school and a Publix supermarket a minute away by car.

Cane Bay Plantation was recently ranked 40th in a list of the 50 top-selling master planned communities in the United States.

The Sabal model home is the Legare floor plan. Among the highlights of the two-story home are a two-car garage, formal dining room and three bedrooms with options to add two more sleeping areas.

The 2,464-square-foot home is fully decorated to give perusers a sense of space. Standout features are an extra-large walk-in closet in the master bedroom, built-in desk and storage area in the expansive kitchen, stone patio with a firepit by the screened-in back porch and two-story decks stretching across the front of the home, according to Sabal.

For more information, call 843-388-8483, visit or stop by the 7-year-old company’s office at 401 Seacoast Parkway, Suite H, in Mount Pleasant.

Two agents join large Charleston area brokerage

Carolina One Real Estate says it recently brought on an established Realtor and a newer agent who also has marketing experience.

The sales associates are Boston native Kayleigh Lamb; and Bobby Cook, who was born in North Charleston.

Lamb, who grew up near Philadelphia, graduated from UNC Charlotte with a degree in communications.

She has been a Realtor for two years and has worked as a marketing director in addition to selling real estate.

Cook, who is married with four children, selected Carolina One’s Trolley Road office in Summerville. He has teamed up with Shaun Welch to form the Welch and Cook Team.

A Realtor for seven years, Cook is a member of the Hanahan Exchange Club and the Elks Lodge.

He has six granddaughters and is a fan of golf, hunting, fishing and the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.

Carolina One Real Estate, which has 11 offices spread about the Charleston area, showcases a full service mortgage division; and departments specializing in relocation, new homes, insurance, commercial real estate, property management and resort rentals.

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Ryland expands at Wellborn Village

New, moderately priced houses with up to five bedrooms and close to 2,300 square feet of space are ready to be marketed in Ladson.

Ryland Homes says it is opening a new phase of 31 home sites at Wellborn Village. The community is situated on Crescent Way, which is off Ladson Road near Miles Jamison Road.

The company plans to build three, four and five-bedroom single family homes priced from $128,000. The new sites just became available this week, says Brian Cartwright, vice president of sales and marketing at Ryland Homes in Charleston.

The one- and two-story homes at Wellborn Village range in size from 1,172 to 2,229 square feet and each have two-car garages. Buyers can choose from five distinctive floor plans.

Ryland Homes builds single family and townhomes in nine communities in the greater Charleston and Myrtle Beach region.

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Regional builder with Summerville office captures quality title

High-tech equipment helps Schumacher Homes match buyers with the type of custom house they want.

This attention to detail played a role in the company recently earning the 2011 National Housing Quality Award, according to builder remarks.

Schumacher Homes, a national homebuilder based in Ohio, has an office in Summerville that oversees greater Charleston.

The company received the quality award in a ceremony at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

Paul Schumacher, chief executive, accepted the award during the building industry’s largest convention.

According to Schumacher Homes, the award honors the dedication of homebuilders who consistently provide top-quality homes to their customers.

“We are proud of every home that we build, in Charleston and around the country and it’s very fulfilling for me and the entire Schumacher Homes team to receive this high-profile award,” Schumacher says. “NHQ is the benchmark for quality in our business.”

According to Schumacher Homes, the builder’s “proprietary tools make it easy for customers to choose a floor plan, customize it as they wish and get quick and easy pricing to make the building process as stress-free as possible."

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