Statewide builder's new Fenwick Woods neighborhood rises within lowland forests of Johns Island

The two-story Palmer model at Fenwick Woods can be built with a sunroom and/or fourth bedroom. Mungo Homes is the builder (Provided).

Since entering the Lowcountry 11 years ago, Mungo Homes has erected homes all over the region. But the builder's present "claim to frame" would be Johns Island.

The Columbia-based builder counts 200 "quality" homes since 2011 that have gone up on Johns Island, the scenic territory of farms and woodlands southwest of Charleston. Mungo Homes says its construction total for the wide expanse below the Stono River stands at twice the total of any other builder.

The company's most recent Johns Island efforts include Fenwick Woods, situated on a "beautiful" wooded site off Brownswood Road.

Mungo Homes spotlights the residential village for its proximate setting "minutes from historic downtown Charleston, Kiawah Island and Folly Beach;" its spacious homesites; and its removed placement in a "heavily wooded" area off Maybank Highway.

Carolina One New Homes exclusively markets the new neighborhood, which according to its site plan will consist of 135 homes.

Touted as a "nationally acclaimed" builder, Mungo Homes hammers out a range of new dwellings from $199,900 to $289,900 and sized 1,469-4,097 square feet.

The ranch and two-story residences are notable for their open floor plans, formal living and dining rooms, kitchens designed for entertaining and two- or three-car garages, according to Mungo Homes.

Standout traits of the Fenwick Woods homes are "exceptional" standard features such as Rinnai tank-less water heaters. At the same time, the builder "offers a generous list of options" so buyers can customize their new homes.

Fenwick Woods provides lots of design choices, with 16 floor plans available. Models offer a variety of distinctive highlights, such as two-level homes with the master suite downstairs.

Plans are named the Benham, Carson, Hudson, Dalton, Jamison, Langford, Palmer, Richardson, Sutherland, Roland, Victor, Williamson, Worthing and Yates. The Worthing also comes available with an oversized garage.

Mungo Homes describes the homes as "traditional style," featuring granite countertops, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, three to six bedrooms, two to four bathrooms and a full landscaping package.

Per plan, available extras comprise sunrooms, bonus space, guest suites, lofts, additional bedrooms, master suites with sitting and dressing rooms, butler's pantry, eat-in kitchens, wainscoting, craftsman-style fronts and exterior stone accents.

The houses meet national Home Energy Rating System standards. They're also certified via hauSmart, "an exclusive program that ensures that your home is healthier for you and the environment," Mungo Homes points out.

According to the builder, hauSmart homes take in "state of the art energy efficient construction techniques." They cost less to operate and include "special features to make your life more comfortable," Mungo Homes says.

Carolina One New Homes, based in Charleston, describes itself as the leader in marketing and sales for new-home communities in metro Charleston. A division of real estate market leader Carolina One Real Estate, the new homes group started up in 1994 and now represents more than 20 new-home neighborhoods.

To get to Fenwick Woods heading south, take Savannah Highway to Main Road and make a left. Cross the Stono River Bridge and turn left on River Road.

Travel on River Road for just more than two miles and steer right onto Brownswood Road. Proceed on Brownswood Road for close to two miles. On the left will be Fenwick Woods.

For more information, contact Neil Shepard at 843-364-6873 or via email at

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