147 Inway Lane — Rustic home in rural Colleton County touts vaulted ceilings, farm acreage, proximity to thoroughfares

This house at 147 Inway Lane in the Colleton County hamlet of Round O is built to look like a log house. Leroy Burnell/Staff 1/8/2015

A log cabin in the woods evokes a slew of American folklore images, from Daniel Boone to Abraham Lincoln.

Such a depiction arises when motoring up the driveway to an eight-year-old home in rural Round O.

And sure enough, the builder constructed the two-story house “with the look of a log cabin,” says Scott Warren, agent with Coldwell Banker United, Realtors.

But the craftsman in this case took another route to frame the house. The exterior siding materializes from Shaker Shingle cement plank, and Tennessee stacked-stone piers and exterior base increase the strength. Further, the house maintains high-end WeatherGard-brand windows and doors, and it’s wired for a home generator.

Situated on a clearing, the finished product preserves a classic rustic design with wraparound porch, dormer windows and a lush yard. The 10.5 acre Colleton County lot unleashes a countrified atmosphere just a few miles south of U.S. Highway 17A and not far from either Walterboro or Summerville.

The property, at 147 Inway Lane, is priced for sale at $369,000.

“Country living at its finest,” Warren says in his real estate listing. “This quiet oasis (sits) just beyond the boundary of Cottageville and just a short drive from Summerville,” he says, estimating the pathway to Dorchester County’s largest town at 15 to 20 minutes.

Walterboro, too, is less than 20 minutes and includes major retailers such as Walmart and a Bi-Lo grocery store. To visit a getaway spot, Edisto Beach stands 30-35 minutes away.

The 147 Inway Lane home boasts three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. That’s not to mention a fireplace, hand carved wooden mantel and meticulously layered stone chimney reaching to vaulted ceilings in the great room. Warren says the fireplace was “perfectly placed by hand ... not machine.”

Sized at 1,850 square feet, the house touts a first floor master suite. A large bedroom connects to a finely-sculpted bathroom complete with slate floors and surrounds, garden tub, stand-up glass shower and double vanity sinks with quartz counters. Sliding doors open from the bedroom to the back porch. “What I like is you can go out on the deck,” Warren says, adding that each outside corner of the house contains outlets for security lighting.

Two guest bedrooms fit upstairs, one of which has been turned into a small office-computer room. There’s a second floor bathroom, as well as a half-bath on the first level.

According to Warren’s listing, the home boasts many other upgraded features such as hickory cabinetry; slate tile flooring in the kitchen and laundry; and four inch hickory plank hardwood floors in the formal dining room, foyer, staircase, great room and second floor catwalk.

There are also textured walls; upgraded brushed nickel plumbing fixtures; and wiring for surround sound, he says.

A stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher, oven and microwave mark the deluxe kitchen, which has an adjacent breakfast room facing the porch.

“All the modern conveniences, but you are out in the country,” Warren says.

Adjacent to the home stands a 960-square-foot workshop with two rollup doors to park cars or trucks. There are also two sheds on the property.

About two acres are cleared in the backyard, showcasing lush grass. The property at various times touted chicken coops and could be a place to keep horses. “It could definitely make for a little farm,” Warren says. The mostly wooded property also has three deer stands and would be adaptible a hunting preserve.

A remote control gate protects the entrance to the Round O site.

Prospects have shown interest in 147 Inway Lane, according to Warren. “I did a showing the other day.” At the same time, he realizes a log cabin-like house, sprawling grounds and rural setting make it one of a kind. “I know it’s a unique property,” he says, noting it would sell to “somebody who (really) wants it.”

The house sits a few hundred yards past the gate. From the Charleston area, take Ashley River or Dorchester roads to U.S. Highway 17A. Turn left on Highway 17A and proceed west toward Walterboro. About 20 miles ahead across the Edisto River is Cottageville. In town, turn left on Jacksonboro Road. Go about five miles. Make a right on Inway Lane. Ahead is 147 Inway Lane.

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

Agent: Scott Warren

Office: Coldwell Banker United, Realtors

Phone: 843-469-7236

Philosophy: “I have learned that honesty and integrity are the foundations of a great working relationship. Whether you are a first-time buyer, a seller, an investor, whatever the need may be, I am here to serve. It is never about me: It is always about you.”