ABOUT TOWNHOMES IN THE CHARLESTON AREA
LUXURY Townhomes in Charleston, SC
Townhomes fall into two categories, fee simple or in a condo regime. This sometimes confuses people as most think that a condo involves no steps, but if you have a townhome under a condo regime, you have steps. Why? Because the word condominium does not refer to the building but rather the ownership. What's the difference?
Fee Simple almost always means that you are responsible to pay for the exterior maintenance of your townhome. Although you will pay a monthly fee, it usually only includes coverage of the common areas of the maintenance of the land upon which the townhome community is built upon. A Fee Simple Townhome usually means that when the Association decides all the decks need painting, your deck needs to be painted and paid for by you. Same goes for Roof and other exterior maintenance as prescribed by the homeowners Association. You so own the land under your property, and rules may vary.
Condominium ownership generally means that all exterior maintenance is paid by the Association to whom you pay a monthly or annual fee. You insure your home from the inside walls to include furniture & possessions. You jointly share the land.
It is highly advisable that you obtain a copy of the Condominium Documents from the seller or Homeowners Association as well as the latest financial statement for the community. Knowing how much money is in the reserves along with the projected long term community expenses is key to understanding if and when Homeowner association fees may or may not increase on a monthly basis
CONDO - Regime
Seaside Farms is located off the Isle of Palms connector in a newly popular neighborhood which is close to the area’s premier beaches. Great shopping at the Mount Pleasant Towne Centre is less than one mile away, and local restaurants offer diverse cuisines, from local seafood to Japanese stir fry. The neighborhood is home to various types of residents, from retirees enjoying the Lowcountry lifestyle to professionals and families.
In its early years, this property went through a lawsuit with the developer and was awarded 14 million dollars to upgrade the homes with new flashings for window treatments and some new siding. Each home has spent their monies differently in upgrades, so be sure to check out the different options. Nice pool next to this neighborhood which is scenically set.
SAWYER'S LANDING TOWNHOMES
Locals remember this spot as the old SIMMONS SEAFOOD LOCATION, and it was only a matter of time before this prime piece of real estate was purchased to provide views for those lucky ones living here.
Attention, these townhomes are FEE SIMPLE, not in a condo regime, so you fully own your own space. They also highlight fine appointments for the interior of Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, oil rubbed bronze fixtures & hinges, high end appliances, tall ceilings, crown molding, granite in kitchen and master bath, elevator options, and private 2 or 3 car garages. Note the breathtaking water/marsh views from large porches. The location is just 3 minutes to the Sullivan's Island beach and 15 minutes to downtown Charleston.
A small, unique neighborhood developed in the convenient location of Rifle Range and Coleman Blvd. intersection. Just turn off Coleman at the first left turn to find 3 luxury townhomes and 17 single family homes (Charleston Singles).
The townhomes are FEE SIMPLE TOWNHOMES - purchaser will be responsible for taxes and insurance
Each townhome is 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths and a powder room. A large media room could be used as a 5th bedroom. The master suite is located on the ground level and has an ample master bath with a walk-in closet. There are vaulted ceilings in the main living room and custom cabinets with granite counters in the kitchen with Viking appliances. Also, all are wired for surround sound and high speed internet. A one car garage separates all the townhomes from each other. There is more attention to detail than one would expect. Worth a peek.
A few Charleston singles are built and available, and of course, lots are available for building.
Six-Fifty-Six is located just off Coleman Blvd. on the way to Sullivan's Island, this revitalization project is just the beginning of a new look expected for this part of Mt. Pleasant. Creating an atmosphere close to the beaches and downtown historic Charleston, this area is poised to take off, a great opportunity for investors. Live in the heart of this new downtown creation with retail stores, business offices, restaurants, and coffee shops just around the corner. Shem Creek and the Old Village are just a short walk or bike ride away.
The residential townhomes of Six Fifty Six Coleman offer 2370 square feet in the two bedroom homes and 2580 with three bedrooms. All homes have screened porches and a finished first floor room that can be an office, exercise or playroom. With the addition of the optional full bath, this becomes an additional bedroom.
Eighteen of the homes of Six Fifty Six Coleman were originally intended to be live/work units, but have now been converted to residential. With the office space on the walkout floor, these are great for work-at-home families. Client parking provided in front of the homes, is another benefit. Built to commercial standards and with new energy efficient thermal mass construction, the interior finishes are of the same exceptional quality as the residential units. All the town homes of Six Fifty Six Coleman offer an optional elevator. The remaining townhomes were built by Ryland.
New construction in 2017 located on Bowman Road - central location with easy access to 526.
On the way to Sullivan's Island, these townhomes are located on the right with great views of the marshes.
MIDTOWN in Downtown Charleston
Constructed with care, this urban neighborhood consisting of 6 low maintenance fee-simple townhomes and 23 single family detached homes, and 4 live/work townhomes. The retail space is either located on St. Phillips or Coming Street . All townhomes come with parking for 2 cars.
MIDTOWN standard architectural features:
Abundant decks, "glass" wall
Exteriors of brick, real stucco or hardi-plank
Walnut, oak or maple floors
Upgraded ceramic tile
Amana or Jennaire appliances (including a refrigerator/freezer)
Structured wiring and pre-wiring for surround sound
Horizontal Property Regime and Covenants and Restrictions documents to be completed shortly
Low regime fees anticipated for this low maintenance property
Homeowner Association to cover landscape maintenance for the entire community at a small annual fee
ELLIOTT & EAST BAY
The exquisite townhomes across the street from Rainbow Row in the French Quarter were built in 2000 and offer heart pine floors, dramatic circular staircases, 11 foot ceilings, and top of the line kitchens with Viking, Thermador, and Bosch appliances. and granite counter tops. Fabulous veranda to enjoy the Charleston breezes. Each of the 2 large bedrooms have their own private marble baths on the entrance floor, and the private master bedroom located on the top floor enjoys views of the Cooper River out to Mount Pleasant.
Panoramic views from the large master bedroom verandas as well as elegant, marble his and her baths with a large master closet and additional storage. The highlight of these beautiful homes is the sophisticated large open entertaining area with 11’ ceilings measuring approximately 39 x 20 with Juliette balconies, floor to ceiling windows and French doors. This space is generously sized to accommodate both a large dining and living area with a bar. The secured garage has room for 4 cars and additional storage for large bikes or a wine cellar. Generous storage throughout, and a beautiful wood paneled elevator which services all floors including the garage. Makes a wonderful permanent or second residence with very little upkeep. Here's an elegant newly constructed home within walking distance of all the restaurants, galleries, and shopping.
These turn over rarely, call if interested.
Luxury townhomes in the French Quarter next to the Waterfront Park and a half-block from Charleston Harbor. CONDO regime.
New construction in 2017 of luxury townhomes in downtown Charleston near the City Marina.
Not to be confused with Gadsden Condos, these townhomes are located on Gadsden Street South of Calhoun.
Downtown Charleston near Phillips Street.
OUTSIDE IOP IN MT PLEASANT
CHARLESTON NATIONAL Townhomes
ONE HAMLIN PLACE at Hamlin Plantation
Townhomes At Center Park
Near Towne Center
In the community of Park West there are a variety of townhome communities.
Tastefully added within groups of single family homes, here are some lovely townhomes.
Ripley Light sit on prime real estate on the Ashley River offering marina access and great views. This is the next best thing to being on the peninsula because it is just a three minute drive from historic Charleston to reach these homes. In fact, this might actually be better because of the quick access to MUSC.
Although these condos are not directly on the water, they are simply a few steps from the waterfront with deepwater access through a deeded boat slip. If you have ever been boating by California Dreaming, that is where the slips begin. This area between the river and the marina has been dredged to accommodate the new owners.
The townhomes offer open kitchens with granite , designer lighting, and custom cabinets. Hardwood floors throughout this 3 story building of all 3 bedroom/3 bath condos. One takes the spiral metal-railed steps to the 3rd floor loft for the real view. The single-doored garages can accommodate 2 cars plus space.
The designer has done a good job in bringing the "boat" feel into these townhomes.
Just over the Ashley Bridge from downtown Charleston.
Here is a community offering water views from every townhome in the Dominion Village off Yeamans Hall Road. (I-526 to North Rhett) These townhomes are offered in a CONDO regime.
There is a boat landing on this site providing 200 linear feet of dock space for 37 condos to share. The dock has 7-9 feet at low tide with Charleston Harbor Access. There is also a shared cabana. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy living in a true waterfront community at a reasonable price. These townhomes are upgraded with hardiplank siding, exterior working shutters, and decks on the upper level providing either a pond, tidal creek or river view. Interior features include hardwood floors, crown molding, wide floor molding and window casings, raised panel interior and closet doors, 2+ car garage, granite countertops, stainless steel professional series appliances with gas ranges, garden tub with ceramic tile in baths, large media room with water views, washer/dryer connections upstairs near bedrooms. All sidewalks and driveways are standard with deluxe cement pavers. Each townhome has a unique exterior reflecting the Lowcountry Seaside. These are really good value for good quality interiors and water access, and this is a nice quiet area away from the city.
These listings are on the park side, but on Frissel Street, you can find groups of 4 townhomes per building.