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New Leaf Builders is preparing lots on Fort Johnson Road for its new Sovereign Still neighborhood.

A five-acre enclave off Fort Johnson Road takes the name Sovereign Still, not because of any moonshine activity around there today but because of its history.

"Harkening back to the whiskey still -- discovered on the property -- Sovereign Still embodies a spirit of good living, resourcefulness and refined taste," neighborhood backers say.

New Leaf Builders launched the development in the past year. The company calls the community an opportunity to own a newly constructed home "in the heart of desirable James Island."

Tucked away from the two-lane Fort Johnson thoroughfare, Sovereign Still provides convenient access from both Folly Road and the James Island Connector. It's also close to top-notch schools and parks. Homes will be designed as traditional old-Charleston-style family residences of brick, frame or stucco. According to the company, the work "will reflect the highest quality construction and building craftsmanship and modern amenities."

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According to New Leaf Builders, neighborhood features include:

  • 10 semi-custom Charleston-style homes
  • Large lots
  • Prices from the mid $600,000s
  • Energy-efficient features
  • Stainless steel Bosch appliances
  • Granite counters in kitchen and baths
  • Hardwood floors and crown molding
  • Professionally designed landscape package.