The bridge to Folly Beach is just a marsh view away from The Preserve at the Clam Farm. Close enough to know that you can be on the beach catching the waves in just minutes. And close enough to decide you’d rather stay on the spacious porch and wait for the sea breeze to come to you.
When you live in a place as spectacular as The Preserve at the Clam Farm, there is really no reason leave. Tucked into an enclave between the new road to Bowens Island Restaurant and the bridge that leads to the “edge of America,” it is an elegant haven designed to blend with nature.
Lynn Callison and her daughter, Erin Pabst, who together form the Callison New Homes Team at ERA Tides Realty, are marketing The Preserve at the Clam Farm, citing both lifestyle and convenience as stellar selling points.
“The first seven homes are complete,” Callison said. “They are three- and four-bedroom fee simple town homes.”
With the current attractive appraisal, these seven homes will no doubt be snapped up quickly. They range in size from 2,177 square feet up to 2,701 square feet, spread over two or three living levels and offered in a variety of configurations.
“The prices range from $630,000 to about $720,000,” Callison said.
The Bull’s Eye layout is a prime example, with three levels of luxury. One of the larger units, it includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor, and the main living area, kitchen and a half bath on the second floor. The master bedroom suite, with its own private bathroom, takes up the entire third floor. Extra large balconies off the living areas invite you to come out and enjoy the scenic vistas of the tidal marshes leading to Folly Beach.
Buyers who fancy the idea of a reverse layout will find the Abalone floor plan to their liking. Just slightly smaller than the Bull’s Eye, the Abalone has four bedrooms and three bathrooms on the lower level. Upstairs is a spacious living area, including a dining room and a kitchen that is fully equipped with stainless steel GE Profile appliances.
The Sand Dollar and Conch floor plans each include three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths on two living levels. Like the other two layouts, these plans are built over ground-floor parking and storage. Each home includes a private elevator, making them fully accessible to all.
Inside, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and custom wood cabinets are standard. Floors are hardwood with carpet in the secondary bedrooms. Master bedroom suites feature whirlpool tubs, and other extras include tankless gas water heaters and a fire suppression sprinkler system. For extra protection, each home is fitted with insulated glass windows and heavy French doors leading to the balconies.
“I really like these heavy French doors,” Callison said, adding that solid construction is a hallmark throughout.
Lovely and well-built, these homes are surrounded by the beauty of nature, and the developer is committed to preserving the grounds. Only nine acres – out of the entire 154-acre parcel – will be developed. Upon completion, there will be just 62 homes nestled among the stately trees and indigenous vegetation.
Although the nearby beach and beautiful vistas are amenities in themselves, the more traditional pool and cabana house are already in place.
“And 10 boat slips are available for sale,” Callison said. “Plus there are plans for a crab dock.”
Callison and Pabst agree that the location is ideal.
“It’s a short drive to downtown,” Pabst said.
“And less than two miles from the beach,” Callison added.
The Preserve at the Clam Farm is located in Folly Beach, where laid-back is a way of life. Instrumental during the Civil War, frequented by rum runners during prohibition and the place where George Gershwin composed the music of Porgy and Bess, Folly Beach today is still a favored destination for surfers who ride the waves by day and shaggers who dance the night away on the pier. All that Folly Beach offers beckons.
Perhaps another day. When you live at The Preserve at the Clam Farm, there’s no need to leave.
by Barbara Patrick