The custom wing of Carolina Park master-planned community recently opened its first sales design, which the builder says will please parents with children as well as couples whose grown youngsters are moving out.

Locally-based Structures Building Co. created the 2,600-square-foot, two-story model in the Riverside Park neighborhood east of the Cooper, according to marketers. The three-bedroom floor plan stands as “the kind of home people are looking for,” says Steven Kendrick, owner of Structures Building Co.

The custom imprint complements “Model Row” in Carolina Park’s adjacent Village subdivision.

“Model Row has been extremely popular since it opened last year,” says Brian Keels, marketing director for Carolina Park. “People love to be able to see, up-close and personal, the high quality of construction. With this new model opening, homebuyers can get a feel for what sets Riverside apart – and the quality of life in our Carolina Park community,” he says.

Custom builder Kendrick says, “This is what we call a ‘transitional’ home design – a perfect plan for people who either have a family or are approaching the ‘empty nester’ stage of life.”

He calls the floor plan thoughtful and open, offering “ample space for entertaining while also providing quiet hideaways for more intimate family gatherings.” The full double-decker home includes secondary bedrooms and a loft upstairs. At the same time, primary residents “can enjoy the convenience of having everything they need — including the tucked-away master suite — on the first floor,” Kendrick says.

Features include 10-foot ceilings and European finished white oak floors. The home combines traditional design with user-friendly technology and energy-saving perks.

Kendrick says the model demonstrates “quality and a liveable, carefree style” within each design detail. The cues also hold “high function and practicality,” says Deborah Way, design manager at Structures Building Co.

“We wanted to create something more than just a beautiful space, but one where people could actually envision living,” Kendrick says.

Structures eagerly accepted the task as first builder to open a model home in Riverside, one of the region’s fastest-growing custom home communities, Carolina Park notes.

The model will host a design center where Structures clients can team with an in-house designer to create their own new home.

“So many interested buyers have asked to tour a home in Riverside, so it’s wonderful to be able to bring them here,” says Haley Cuzzell, community sales manager at Carolina Park. “The new model is a great example not only of what Structures can do, but of what living in Riverside is all about.”

The community boasts custom homes that provide a sense of connection and community. It also has a lifestyle that “embraces the best the Lowcountry has to offer. That’s what sets Riverside and the entire Carolina Park community apart,” Cuzzell says.

Call 843-654-5083 or stop by Carolina Park Sales and Information Center at 1526 Banning St. in Mount Pleasant from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday to Saturday or 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Visit www.CarolinaPark.com.

The 1,700-acre, mixed-use community sits off U.S. Highway 17 North in Mount Pleasant. When finished, the village will be home to more than 1,500 families. Nine of the region’s top homebuilders are involved with Carolina Park, offering new Village homes starting in the $300,000s, and custom homes in the Riverside neighborhood starting in the $600,000s.

Reach Jim Parker at 843-937-5542 or jparker@postandcourier.com.