156 Sandshell Drive

The two-story house at 156 Sandshell Drive in the Shell Ring neighborhood has an underneath garage (Provided).

Unfold a map of greater Charleston, take a pin and try for the center of the region. Chances are, you’ll stick somewhere close to one particular neighborhood, removed from traffic but just a mile or so from Interstate 526.

That’s Shell Ring, a modest-sized upscale village of tall homes on or adjacent to water, near amenities and a short ride, jog or even walk to Daniel Island.

A well-placed home for sale there is 156 Sandshell Drive. The elevated Charleston single home, priced at $485,000 or best offer, is being sold by the owner.

“Boasting sweeping views of Beresford Creek and Blackbaud (soccer) Stadium, the home is situated on a pond lot with a spacious screened-in porch,” Gena Randolph says.

The 1,800-square-foot house was built and purchased new in 2007. National homebuilder Centex framed the home, which comprises three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths.

A number of high-end features spotlight the interior. Hardwood floors run throughout the first floor. The home sports a formal dining room with plantation shutters, a breakfast nook that looks out on bay windows and a good sized family room that’s pre-wired for a wall mounted flat screen TV.

The kitchen also stands out, showing off stainless steel appliances that are included in the asking price. Premium upgrades in the eight-year-old home include Corian countertops in the cooking center.

That’s not all the top-notch improvements. There’s a fireplace with gas logs and a “generous” seating area next to the kitchen that offers a backdrop of bay windows.

The owner says that 156 Sandshell Drive exudes a distinctive aura. For instance, a “cozy” window seat hugs the foyer. Meanwhile, “ample natural light and a gas lantern on the front porch add to the home’s charm and Lowcountry feel,” she says.

The raised house showcases an underneath garage accessed from the driveway in the middle of the property. There’s also stairs that lead to the covered front porch. At the same time, the home boasts a sizable front yard and large back lawn.

Also, 156 Sandshell Drive sports sufficient living space for parents and youngsters, or couples.

“This home and the Shell Ring community are perfect for families with young children, empty nesters or investors in the market for a second home or vacation property,” Randolph says.

The house “has a very strong rental history” and is occupied by a tenant now, she says.

According to the owner, Shell Ring is a “family-friendly community” located just south of I-526. Attractions consist of an in-ground swimming pool, community dock and an oyster pavilion. Shell Ring is within walking distance of Seven Farms Drive, a main thoroughfare on Daniel Island, and has access to bike trails. The neighborhood also is zoned for “top rated” Daniel Island schools, she says.

The owners are currently accepting offers with a possession date on or after April 1.

Randolph says, “156 Sandshell Drive is listed ‘for sale by owner.’” Well qualified buyers may submit inquiries to geddiesg@aol.com.

The house stands toward the middle of a row of dwellings. Heading north from Charleston, take I-26 west for about 10 miles to I-526. Turn right on the Mount Pleasant exit. Cross into Berkeley County and make a right on Clements Ferry Road South. Turn left on St. Thomas Island Drive and steer right on Victoria Road. Stay on Victoria where it forks to the left. Turn left on Sandshell Drive. On the left is 156 Sandshell Drive. From East Cooper, get on I-526 heading west, and take the Clements Ferry Road exit, turning left toward Daniel Island.

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