100 Wax Myrtle Lane - Cottage-style Summerville house with expansive layout commingles cozy feel and ample living space

A peaked roof and detached garage with covered connector mark 100 Wax Myrtle Lane, a 1,600-square-foot house for sale in Summerville. Leroy Burnell/Staff 12/31/2014

Don't be fooled by the dormer windows; the house stands one story. But also resist labeling the property as small: It captures every inch of a 1,600-square-foot frame.

The not-too-big, not-too-little home nestles at 100 Wax Myrtle Lane in The Cottages of Gahagan.

"It is a cute house," says Chris Garcia, Realtor with ReMax Pro Realty in North Charleston and listing agent for 100 Wax Myrtle Lane. "It's hard to find a house with this quality at this price range," she says.

The property can be acquired for $229,000.

Garcia suspects100 Wax Myrtle Lane would be desirous "for retirees or, I think, young professionals."

For a moderate sized house, the word "large" came up often in a walk through. There was the large kitchen, large master bedroom closet, large tray ceiling in the living room.

Garcia rattled off a slew of highlights in an impromptu tour of the house. The open cooking area, which matches white appliances and cabinets, sports a refrigerator as well as dishwasher and cooktop stove. There's also a microwave oven.

A good-sized breakfast room sits just off the kitchen. A door leads to the screened-in porch.

Off the kitchen sits the master suite, complete with a sizable bedroom and bath. The bathroom showcases a garden tub, separate shower, double vanity sinks and an oversized closet.

Upon entering 100 Wax Myrtle Lane, the foyer opens up into the living room, which touts a gas fireplace. Another room at the front of the house has been turned into an exercise room but could be converted into a bedroom. Down a hall emerges a third bedroom, which stands adjacent to a second bathroom.

A screened-in porch spotlights the rear section of 100 Wax Myrtle Lane, which opens to a decent sized backyard. The house also includes a covered set of steps and short walkway to the two-car garage. Garcia says the garage encompasses lots of open space, enough for a buyer to build an in-laws suite.

"You can do this in the detached garage, which is finished on the inside," she says.

Surrounding the house are front and rear lawns, shrubs and a few pine trees. "It's got mature landscaping," Garcia says. A brick patio in back forms a courtyard, she says.

The Cottages of Gahagan, she says, has emerged as "a great neighborhood, a little small quaint neighborhood." Well-known Summerville area builder Steve Hill crafted the house, which is on a crawl space. "He builds quality homes," Garcia says.

The agent offers more detailed information in her listing write-up. "This 1,600 square foot home in the very desirable neighborhood of The Cottages offers wood flooring in the kitchen, dining and family rooms," Garcia says.

She notes there's plenty of counter space and cabinetry in the kitchen, and there's the gas log fireplace in the family room.

The master bedroom boasts "beautiful" tray ceilings. There's also a "huge" bathroom with dual marble sinks and walk-in closet, she says.

The exterior displays a cement board finish and a top-notch landscaped yard.

Located in The Cottages of Gahagan, the house sits in a "convenient location in Dorchester County" not far from Interstate 26 or U.S. Highway 78. She calls the property the "best deal in Summerville."

The house is near the entrance to The Cottages of Gahagan. Traveling west, take I-26 to exit 199 at Summerville. Turn onto Main Street toward downtown. Make a left on the access road to Berlin G. Myers Parkway. Continue on the parkway for a few miles and turn left on Gahagan Road. Make the first right onto Black Oak Road, then turn right on Wax Myrtle Lane. Ahead on the right is 100 Wax Myrtle Lane.

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

Agent: Chris M. Garcia

Office: ReMax Pro Realty

Phone: 843-557-7100

Philosophy: "I provide outstanding personal and professional real estate services to my clients earning their ongoing trust and confidence. Only through client satisfaction and trust can my business become more successful. I'm devoted to providing my clients with ongoing loyalty and the most professional real estate services available."

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