Recently I had the opportunity to visit Waterloo Plantation, a new homes community on Johns Island just off the River Road. I sat down and had a nice conversation with John Burnett, the sales representative on duty for the builder, Crescent Homes.
He told me about some of the differences between what Crescent Homes is doing in this neighborhood compared to some of the other builders in the area.
John mentioned that in Waterloo, the lots tend to be large, ranging from about half an acre up to about an acre or little more. Unlike many of the communities around the area, the focus of Waterloo is creating a sense of community with privacy and with preservation of the natural habitat..
As you drive in the neighborhood, it looks much different than most area neighborhoods. It is not a sprawling development devoid of trees and stripped of natural vegetation. Waterloo is all about conservation and preservation.
My first impression, as I explored the neighborhood, was that Waterloo reminds me of some of the most upscale neighborhoods in the Charleston market. The neighborhood feels like an expensive luxury estate development. From the layout of the streets and the size of the lots to the positions of the homes on the lots and spacing of the homes, Waterloo offers the feel of exclusivity without the steep price.
The neighborhood consists of a few streets laid out with slight bends and turns, with homes set well back from the street. As you drive down the road you will notice areas where no homes will be built that will be left as natural as they are today with beautiful trees, sago palms and other natural lowcountry vegetation. Even the driveways in this neighborhood are different than in most developments. To allow water to pass freely, most of the driveways are gravel with some augmented with a small parking area of concrete.
Homes are priced from below $400,000 to just under $500,000, but because so many options are available, prices can range higher. Lot premiums currently run from zero up to about $60,000 for some of the largest slots with maximum privacy.
Home plans began at 1844 ft.² for the Fenwick II one-story plan. The largest plan is the Wingate at 3472 ft.² Plans have numerous optional layouts available. Unlike most builders, Crescent Homes has flexibility in construction. While these are not technically custom homes, the degree with which the builder works with individual buyers in making adjustments to plans is remarkable.
Included features are numerous. Here are just a few:
9 foot ceilings
two panel interior doors
fiber cement exterior with a 50 year warranty
30 year architectural shingles
belt drive garage door opener
landscaping package with 5000 ft.² of sod
front yard lamppost
tankless hot water heater
14 Seer air-conditioning
low E Windows
Come on out and take a look at Crescent Homes Waterloo community on Johns Island. The on-site representatives for Crescent Homes, John Burnett and Keith Twillman, will be happy to show you around. And of course, it would be my pleasure to help you as well. Give me a call and you’re ready!
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