By JIM PARKER
The Post and Courier
The village as planned will have 330 homes, with base sizes of 1,453 to 2,695 square feet and prices from the mid $100,000s.
A swimming pool and clubhouse are slated for an intersection, and there will be a half-dozen ponds scattered about the property.
But as of now, the new Dan Ryan Builders’ community of Magnolia at Cane Bay has one fully finished and furnished open house, the company’s physical window to the buying public.
The 2,325-square-foot Cooper sales model is a moderate-sized design made larger with an optional upstairs bonus room. Including at least $30,000 in extras, the house is valued at around $240,000, says Jenny Sain, the builder’s sales manager in Magnolia at Cane Bay.
The neighborhood is in master-planned Cane Bay Plantation, which opened in the early 2000s. The plantation is divided into five neighborhoods and is flanked by Cane Bay Elementary, High and (soon to be) Middle schools.
Dan Ryan Builders is just rolling out Magnolia, one of the closest subdivisions to U.S. Highway 176 off winding Cane Bay Boulevard.
The Cooper display model is located at 212 Daybreak Blvd., a main road in the neighborhood.
Dan Ryan Builders offers a dozen designs in its “signature” and “classic” styles in Magnolia at Cane Bay. There are seven of the signature layouts from $180,000 to $209,990 for the base price and 1,877 to 2,695 square feet in dimension. The Cooper is among eight designs (three versions overlap styles) in the classic series valued at $149,900 to $184,990 and ranging from 1,453 to 2,535 square feet.
“There’s a huge variety of floor plans,” she says.
The builder has had sales people on site for two months and already has clinched deals on “quite a few (residences),” Sain says. According to the Dan Ryan website, the company has two “quick move-in” homes available.
“We’ve sold to a retired couple, families, a young married couple who can grow into” the homes, which have three to five bedrooms, she says.
A tour of 212 Daybreak Blvd. shows what buyers can incorporate in the Dan Ryan Builders’ houses: the Cooper model has a base price of $163,990.
Marking the model’s first level are nine-foot ceilings and engineered hardwood floors. A study is near the front of the house.
The main hallway leads to the family room, notable for its vaulted ceiling. Among the family room’s extras is a gas fireplace. The living quarters open into the kitchen. The optional “gourmet” culinary center is decked out with multiple cabinets, granite countertops and General Electric Profile appliances including stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher, double oven and cooktop.
Off the kitchen are a breakfast nook and a screened-in back porch, which is optional. The porch looks out on a scenic pond, one of six proposed for the neighborhood. Most lots have pond or wetland views.
The ground floor also showcases a large master suite on the back side. Along with a spacious bedroom with a bumped-out window seat, there’s a comfortable bathroom with separate shower and garden tub.
Highlighting the second floor is a good-sized guest bedroom with closet and the extended bonus room with views out a front window. A bathroom is conveniently placed off the hall in between. Eight-foot ceilings mark the upstairs.
There’s a first floor laundry off the two-car garage, which has been converted into a sales office in the model. Outside is a landscaped front yard.
The Cooper floor plan is available at other Dan Ryan Builders’ neighborhoods in greater Charleston.
“It’s always been a good one,” Sain says.
The house is near the entrance to Magnolia at Cane Bay. Heading west, take Interstate 26 to exit 199B for North Main Street (U.S. Highway 17A) at Summerville. Follow Highway 17A for about four miles, and turn left at the Carnes Crossroads intersection onto U.S. Highway 176. Follow Highway 176 for another four miles, and turn right on Cane Bay Boulevard. Stay left at a roundabout and the entrance to Magnolia is on the left. Turn left on Daybreak Boulevard and ahead is 212 Daybreak Blvd.
Reach Jim Parker at 937-5542 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agent: Jenny Sain, community sales manager
Office: Dan Ryan Builders
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