Majestic Home with Gleaming Hardwood Floors!

3500 Gadwelll Ct, Raleigh, NC

3500 Gadwelll Ct, Raleigh, NC

Welcome to this beautiful two-story home located in the Raleigh neighborhood of Greythorne.  Plush landscaping and brick steps lead to the double-stacked majestic front porch.  The two-story foyer has a winding staircase and gleaming hardwood floors that carry through-out most of the main level.  To the left of the foyer is the living room wrapped with double crown.  Through a set of double French doors awaits the family room that hosts a fireplace flanked with built-in cabinets.  A wall of windows lets in lots of natural light.  Cooking is a dream in the kitchen that offers stainless steel appliances, granite counters, tall cabinets with crown and under-cabinet lights, a tile backsplash, and a center island with a gas cooktop.  Enjoy your morning coffee in the bright breakfast area that also has a French door to the side porch.  The formal dining room is wrapped with double crown and wainscoting.  Up the winding staircase is the master suite that offers His & Her walk-in closets, plush carpet, and a French door to the covered porch.  The master bath has a double vanity, jetted tub, tile surround shower, and tile floors.  Down the hall are three secondary bedrooms; each is nice size and two have attached full baths.  At the end of the hall is a spacious bonus room with a second staircase.  There is also a laundry room located next to the bedrooms that includes cabinets for storage and a utility sink.  Relax after a long day in the serene screened porch.  There is also a brick patio perfect for grilling your favorite meal.  Along with a finished two-car garage, there is also a detached workshop.  Combined with a cul-de-sac location and a neutral color scheme, this home is move-in ready.

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Priced at $440,000

MLS#1911516

Luxury Home with a Gourmet Kitchen, Screened Porch, and Fine Details in Heritage Wake Forest!

3801 Orange Cosmos Ave, Wake Forest, NC

3801 Orange Cosmos Ave, Wake Forest, NC

Welcome to this beautiful home located in Heritage Wake Forest!  Plush landscaping leads to the covered front porch.  The two-story foyer greets you with a winding staircase, a glass front door with above and side transoms, and warm hardwood floors that carry through-out most of the main level.  To the right of the foyer is the formal dining room wrapped with crown and a chair rail.  Stay warm in the living room next to the fireplace flanked with built-in bookshelves.  The living room also features a wall of windows to let in lots of natural light.  Cooking is a delight in the gourmet kitchen that hosts stainless steel appliances, granite counters, cabinets with crown and under cabinet lights, and a center island with a gas cooktop and breakfast bar.  Enjoy your morning coffee in the breakfast area that includes recessed lights and a door to the screened porch.  Visiting guests will enjoy sleeping in the first floor bedroom (currently being used as an office) while having a full bath nearby.  There is also a wine closet perfect for storing your favorite Merlot’s and Chardonnay’s.  Journey upstairs and you’ll find the master suite, three more bedrooms, and a large bonus that could also be used as a 5th bedroom.  Double doors open to the luxury master suite that boasts a double trey ceiling and a wall of windows with wooded views.  The master bath has a double marble vanity, garden tub, tile surround shower, a separate water closet, and a walk-in closet.  One of the secondary bedrooms has His and Her closets and an attached full bath.  The other secondary bedroom is also a nice size with a walk-in closet and shares a Jack-n-Jill bath with the bonus room.  The spacious bonus room is wrapped with wainscoting and could be used as a 5th bedroom.  Relax after a long day in the screened porch that boasts a bead board cathedral ceiling.  There is also a stamped concrete patio with a nearby fire pit to enjoy on those chilly winter nights.  The back yard is perfect for playing your favorite outdoor sport.  The wooded views add to the privacy of the home.  Heritage offers residents many amenities including greenway trails, a playground, and memberships to join the golf, pool, and tennis.  Combined with a neutral color scheme and central location, this luxury home is move-in ready!

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Priced at $374,900

MLS#1865863

Custom Built Home with Lake Views!

4705 Ridge Water Court, Holly Springs, NC

Welcome to this beautiful home with fine details located in the Holly Springs neighborhood of Sunset Ridge!  Flagstone steps carry you to the covered front porch that features a Bead Board ceiling and a Bevolo gas lantern.  The two-story foyer greets you with warm 5-inch hickory floors that carry through-out most of the main level, a chandelier, double crown, and a Palladium window.  To the left of the foyer is the formal living room that hosts a double glass door entry and is wrapped with wainscoting and two walls of windows.  To the right of the foyer is the formal dining room featuring a trey ceiling, elegant chandelier, and a triple window to let in lots of natural light.  Cooking is a delight in the gourmet kitchen that offers upgraded stainless steel appliances including a 36-inch Wolf gas range with griddle, maple cabinets with crown and under cabinet lights, a tile backsplash with decorative inserts, tile floors, a Bill desk, and a breakfast bar.  Enjoy your morning coffee in the breakfast area while gazing out the triple window that offers lake views.  The 2-story family room boasts a stone front, double mantle fireplace flanked with built-in shelves.  Sleep well in the first floor master suite that boasts a trey ceiling, custom-made curtains with blackout liners, frieze carpet, double crown, and recessed lights.  The luxury master bath offers a double granite vanity and a middle cabinet with glass display, tile surround double walk-in glass shower with decorative tile inserts, jetted garden tub, double crown, separate water closet, and walk-in closet with pocket doors and custom shelves.  Journey upstairs and you’ll find three spacious secondary bedrooms with large closets (one bedroom has a playroom) and two full baths each with double vanities.  The bonus “man cave” on the second floor hosts a faux painted cathedral ceiling, a built-in storage bench, Plantation shutters, speakers, cabinets, a ceiling fan with light, and a refrigerator.  Back down two flights of stairs is the finished lower level that includes a gym, craft room, bedroom with full bath, and a wine cellar.  The gym entryway has an above transom, two walls of mirrors, recessed lights, is wired for flat screen with glass shelf, and has a ceiling fan with light.  The craft room is wrapped with crown and Bead Board wainscoting, has a wide entry with above transom, and a door to the storage area.  The bedroom offers a trey ceiling, crown, Plantation shutters, a French door to lower patio and wooded views.  The wine cellar features a Breeze-Air Cooling System and holds over 600 wine bottles and magnums (along the top), and has glazed plaster walls.  Relax after a long day on the peaceful screened porch that offers lake views, cedar walls, a Bead Board ceiling, a ceiling fan with light, and speakers.  Entertaining family and friends is a breeze on the covered back porch and deck area that includes white columns, a gas grill, Tendura flooring, speakers, and built-in seating with planters.  Living in Sunset Ridge offers memberships to Sunset Ridge Racquet & Swim Club and Devil’s Ridge Golf Course.  With so many fine details, this immaculate home truly is a must see! 

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Priced at $899,900

MLS#1777819

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 

I hope you had an enjoyable holiday season with your family and friends. As we start the New Year, we still have many reoccurring questions: Are we now headed for a recovery? Has real estate finally bottomed out? Will values start to go up? Based on the statistics we have gathered in 2009, I would say the following for 2010: 

  • the $8000 first time home buyer credit and the $6500 move-up credit will give us only a slight boost in the spring market (most buyers decided to purchase last fall)
  • appreciation rates will remain flat
  • price points of $300K and under will still be the most desirable
  • short sales and foreclosures for the area will be on the rise
  • luxury homes will have to reduce their pricing even more
  • neighborhoods with amenities will have fewer days-on-the-market
  • staging (prepping the house) will be critical in preparing for the market
  • the buzz word will be “pricing-flexibility”—owners must have options when selling, i.e. equity, ability to negotiate, motivation
  • we will see a minor increase in relocation families visiting our area and purchasing homes
  • rentals will still be a popular request, along with questions about Lease-Options 

With this all said, the best news is that we are in an area that wasn’t hit as hard as other locations (i.e. Atlanta, Orlando, Charlotte) and we are bound to stabilize before most markets. And while many would also agree that we never anticipated such a slowdown, current attitudes are more optimistic and that goes along way. Should you have any questions about the current value of your home, or know of someone who’s curious, feel free to contact us. 

May You Have Prosperous and Healthy New Year!

Linda Trevor & Company

Chessington Subdivision – New Luxury Homes in Morrisville

 

Chessington is a quaint and luxurious new subdivision with thoughtfully designed homesites nestled in the heart of Morrisville. Developed by an award winning builder team, this neighborhood offers 54 custom lots with lovely interior and exterior appointments and details.  Work with one of the five custom builders to design your dream home! Each home comes with its own Prestonwood Country Club social membership. Prices start in the high $500,000’s with standard features including 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 3200 sq. ft, optional first floor master suites and 2+ car garages.

 

For more information or homes available in this neighborhood email: HomeInfo@LindaTrevor.com

 

Location

Chessington is located near the corner of Davis Dr. and McCrimmon Pkwy.

 

Driving Directions:

From I-40, exit 283A for NC540. Take exit 67 onto Davis Dr. East. Continue 1.5± miles through intersection with McCrimmon Pkwy.Chessington is on your left.

Neighborhood Open House – Eight Homes in Sunset Ridge, Holly Springs

We are currently organizing a neighborhood Open House for eight homes in Sunset Ridge, Holly Springs.  Our listing is located at 224 Kingsport Road and we are excited about the other seven homes that are participating.  Agents are working cooperatively to market and promote the sale of these great homes.  Sunset Ridge is a fabulous, family-oriented golf/swim/tennis community close to excellent schools.  Luxury living within the small-town feel of Holly Springs!  Joint ventures in Open Houses produce a far greater turnout than individual Open Houses.  With today’s tech savvy buyers, finding the Open Houses on the internet in half the fun.  The other half is finding the Open Houses that offer great incentives like gas cards and restaurant gift certificates.  Our joint venture is offering a drawing for both gas cards and restaurant certificates to local venues when the guests visit all eight homes participating.  Our goal is to expose these great homes to potential buyers and to promote this great town of Holly Springs.    So….we’d love to see you this weekend…Sunday, September 14th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM in Sunset Ridge.  There will be signs, balloons, maps!!  You can’t miss it.  We welcome agents, neighbors, and of course, potential buyers.

Price Range of Homes: $299,900 – $395,000

224 Kingsport

224 Kingsport