Stunning updates you have to see to believe! Nestled on over 2 acres home offers privacy, luxury and 1st floor bedroom w en-suite. Large fenced yard, deck, brick patio and circular driveway are just part of what's wonderful on the outside. Gourmet kitchen with 6 burner gas stove, wine cooler fridge, island w quartz countertops, marble backsplash, and fireplace. Sunroom is elegant with marble flooring and loads of sunlight. Come and see!
We came across the listing for this house by accident. As soon as we saw it in person we fell in love with the quiet location, the great views of nature, and saw the potential it had.
We were amazed to learn the story of the house as well. The house originally sat on a hill off of what is now Wake Forest Road in North Raleigh since the 1860's. The previous owner worked to save it from demolition when the city decided to develop that area of town. Her boyfriend at the time had the house moved to its current location in 1984 as a gift to her. He made sure to update the wiring and plumbing and make it as comfortable and modern as he could without losing any of its charm. This is evident in some of the original door handles that remain downstairs.
We began renovations immediately, to put our personal touch on the house, with the idea that it would be our "forever home". We loved the fact that it had so much going for it in the way of raising kids, hosting family gatherings, and keeping a balance of being close to amenities yet out "in the country" enough to get away from it all. Our love for the house was deepened when we met the neighbors and saw them welcome us with open arms and homes. In just a short time we have celebrated, laughed, worked, and even cried with them.
With the thought of the house being our "forever home" we left no stone unturned in doing updates and renovations. If there was an upgrade to be done, we were doing it to the fullest extent. We wanted nothing but the best for ourselves and our future children.
We are moving to be closer to family as we are welcoming our first-born in the Fall. That, coupled with needing to help with aging family members, makes the decision a tiny bit easier, yet still heart-breaking.
We will miss waking up to a gorgeous views of nature and wildlife out the huge windows in every room of the house, watching our dogs play in a full sprint in the yard, the relationships we have built with our neighbors, the perfect balance of quiet and convenience, and the feeling of owning a piece of history. But, most of all, we will miss the feeling of "home" that this house provided as we were able to open it up to friends, family, and our own hearts. We hope the next owners can have the same sense of gratitude and joy each and every day that we were able to in the home.
Tell us the things you love about your town/city
We love the slow pace and friendly attitude of people here.
Tell us something about your specific neighborhood/community: The people in our neighborhood are so friendly and helpful anytime we need them.
What grocery stores and other conveniences are close to your home? Lowe's Foods, Target, Wal-Mart
Are there any annual events you look forward to attending each year? The downtown Clayton Christmas parade and Christmas tree lighting event feels like it is pulled straight from a Hallmark movie.
What do your monthly utility bills typically look like? Electric $100-$250/month Gas $700 1-2 times per year Trash $25/month Phone/Internet is through AT&T $30-$75/month
Recent Renovations? List all renovations you've made within the past year, with approx. month/year (including lifetime roof improvements, room additions and other major renovations). Complete kitchen remodel Stained hardwood floors throughout house Painted Brick Painted Interior Fireplaces Remodeled 1/2 bath Cleared trees in yard (front and back) Landscaped front Installed 10'x16' shed in backyard Replaced all electrical outlets and switches Replaced all toilets and sinks Replaced Upstairs Heating unit and ductwork Replaced most light fixtures Remodeled/Expanded Patio Installed french drain in front of house Built retaining wall to level landscaping Installed new attic fans Installed new attic door Remodeled Laundry Room Remodeled Sunroom Installed Sconces in Master bedroom Ran electrical behind TV mount in Master bedroom