• Woodcreek Farms - Sweetbay

  • Address: 547 Palm Sedge Loop
    Elgin, SC 29045
  • Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11-6, Sunday-Monday 1-6, or by appointment

  • Pricing: $500's
  • School District: Richland District 2
  • Sq. Ft. Range: 3,980 - 4,984

  • Agents: 
  • Michelle Engwall
  • Phone: 803-633-5115 / Email: mengwall@essexhomes.net
  • Mike Jones
  • Phone: 703-728-9037 / Email: mjones@essexhomes.net

Sweetbay at Woodcreek Farms - This exclusive,  master-planned golf course community,  located just off of I-20 in northeast Columbia,  offers unparalleled natural beauty with it's lakes, parks,  walking trails and 100 acre nature preserve. Residents may enjoy the Country Club amenities featuring the Club House with year-round member gatherings and fine dining,  6 tennis courts, swimming pool,  and an impeccable 18 hole Tom Fazio golf course with driving range,  a well stocked pro-shop with a bar and grill. Just a short drive outside of the entrance are restaurants,  award-winning schools,  grocery stores,  and the upscale shops of the Villages of Sandhills. Essex Homes currently offers 4 floor plans at Sweetbay with more plans to come. We invite you to come and discover Sweetbay at Woodcreek Farms!

Interior & Structural Features:

  • Dramatic arches and columns throughout (per plan)
  • 10’ smooth ceilings downstairs and 9’ smooth ceilings upstairs
  • Oak Box stairs including stained oak rail and metal basket & twist rails
  • Two-panel Cambridge interior doors
  • Choose one of nine interior wall colors by Sherwin Williams
  • Choose one of two accent trim colors by Sherwin Williams
  • Dust free ClosetMaid® ventilated white closet system
  • Luxurious owner’s bedroom suites with sitting areas (per plan)
  • Vaulted or trey ceilings in bedrooms (per plan)
  • Walk-in closets in most bedrooms
  • Framed mirrors in all baths
  • 36” direct vent fireplace with mantel and granite surround

 Trim Package:

  • Coffered ceiling with 2-piece crown in Family or Dining Room
  • 3-piece crown molding in the  Foyer and formal areas (per plan)
  • 2-piece chair rail with picture frame molding in Foyer & Dining
  • 3-1/4” casing on all doors and windows
  • 9-1/4” speed baseboards downstairs and 7-1/4” upstairs


  • 5” hardwoods Foyer, Dining, Butler’s, Living Room, Powder Room, Kitchen & Family Room
  • Dreamweaver® carpeting with 6 lb. pad
  • Ceramic tile in all Baths and Laundry Room

Kitchen & Bath Features:

  • Choice of cabinetry in the kitchen & full baths by Marsh®
  • Adult height vanities in all full baths with 3 cm granite
  • 42” kitchen upper wall cabinets pulled and staggered
  • Cabinet crown molding 
  • Deep refrigerator cabinet & side panels
  • Pulled & staggered cabinet above cooktop
  • 3 cm granite in kitchen with undermount stainless steel sink
  • Tile backsplash in kitchen


  • Architecturally controlled exteriors
  • 4 sides brick by Triangle® with cement board siding accents
  • Architectural embellishments per plan
  • Crawl space foundation
  • 30 year GAF® architectural shingles
  • Side entry 3 car garage
  • Belt driven garage door opener
  • Carriage style insulated garage door with decorative hardware
  • Garage interiors are sheetrocked, trimmed and painted
  • Richwood® vinyl shutters on front windows (per elevation)
  • Traditional window grid pattern (per elevation)
  • Window grid pattern front only (per elevation)
  • Decorative glass door with matching sideligts
  • 240 sq. ft. deck (size may vary with floorplan)
  • Landscape package includes automatic irrigation system
  • Fully sodded yard
  • Centipede grass which aids in water conservation
  • Gutters
  • Carriage lights at garage doors

Electrical & Appliances:

  • Stainless GE Profile appliance package:
    • Built-in microwave and wall oven
    • 36” gas cooktop
    • Dishwasher
  • ½ horsepower Insinkerator®  garbage disposal
  • Cable outlets in family, bedrooms & bonus room
  • Two phone outlets per plan
  • Two weather proof GFI outlets (front and rear)
  • Three weather proof GFI outlets in garage
  • Front & rear two-bulb floodlights
  • Recessed lighting package
  • Exhaust fans with nightlight feature in each bath
  • Designer selected brushed nickel Kichler® lighting package
  • Ceiling fans with brush nickel light kits in owner’s suite & family room
  • White ceiling fan with lights in secondary bedrooms and bonus


  • Owner’s bath includes 6’jetted tub with tile surround
  • Separate tiles shower with door in owner’s bath
  • Fiberglass tub/shower combinations in secondary baths
  • Upgraded pedestal sink in the powder room
  • Delta®  brushed nickel kitchen & bath faucets
  • Gerber® elongated comfort height toilets
  • Two exterior hose bibs (front & rear)

Energy Features:

  • Windows are high efficiency with Low-E glazing
  • Above standard insulation:
    • Exterior walls:  R-15
    • Floors:  R-19
    • Attic:  R-50 blown insulation
  • 14 seer central air
  • High Efficiency Noritz® tankless gas water heater 
  • Radiant barrier sheathing
  • Advanced framing techniques
  • Third-party tested to meet performance guidelines
  • Each home receives a HERS score for energy efficiency rating
  • CO2 detectors on each level of the home
  • All Essex homes qualify for the SCE&G 32V value rate
  • Each home is CHiP certified through the BIA of Columbia

*See eBuilt brochure for additional energy saving features



  • 10-year structural warranty insured by Quality Builders Warranty
  • Termite bond provided on all homes
  • Three quality inspections before, during and after construction