It’s no wonder that the Raleigh area has become such a popular place. The City of Oaks sits at the crossroads of fantastic climate and comfortable lifestyle. The employment opportunities span every industry, and the local economy is both supportive and cost-effective. For many years, companies have been attracted to the area because of this solid growth potential.
There are numerous reasons that people are moving to the Triangle area, but there is really only one reason why they decide to live in North Raleigh – the atmosphere and lifestyle are beautiful. Generally, North Raleigh is typified by rolling terrain and forested neighborhoods, with trails connecting area parks and lakes, and year-round cultural and recreational amenities. The area boasts a well-educated tax base and there are numerous community amenities for all ages like the AE Finley YMCA, American Institute of Healthcare & Fitness HealthPark, and the North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre. North Raleigh is also at the center of the best of the Greater Triangle – there is easy access to numerous regional activities and attractions. You should have no problem finding your shady spot in North Raleigh.
The shopping and dining options are attractive as well and include places like Whole Foods, the Shops of Baileywick, Lafayette Village, and Poppyseed Market. You also have your choice of big-box retail centers like Brier Creek and the Triangle Town Center, that include favorites like Target, BJ’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and TJ Maxx.
There are established estate and country club developments as well as newer walkable neighborhoods, and even award-winning active adult communities. The plain fact that the area has become the central suburban location for the best of the Triangle doesn’t hurt either. This is evidenced by the fact that residential properties in North Raleigh tend to move quickly.
It’s just a phenomenal choice to put down your roots and enjoy your life…in style.
One of the nicest estate developments in North-North Raleigh (the area in North Raleigh between Falls Lake and Interstate 540) is the subdivision of Papillon Park. Located off of Old Creedmoor Road near Norwood Road, Papillon Park was developed in 2000 with just 48 estate lots surrounding a tranquil 4-acre lake and 5 picturesque creeks. The pavement winds around stands of hardwoods and broad front lawns in front of stately Carolina manors. Papillon Park is definitely an impressive address.
For the first time since it was built, 2116 Duskywing Drive is being offered for sale. Your guests will be impressed as they drive up the hill and catch a first glimpse of this sandy brick beauty. The lush landscaping and understated hardscape highlight the fine craftsmanship of the home and blends well with the mature natural vegetation. The home is 4500 square feet of beauty and practicality, with 4 bedroom suites and an oversized 3-car garage, a custom heated “Endless Pool” with spa as well as a fully appointed pool house. The yard is fenced and backs to a large private forested property.
Upon entry through the Spanish cedar double doors, the soaring foyer immediately sets the tone of this gorgeous home. To the right through glassed French doors, there is a cozy executive study with a coffered ceiling and a large south-facing window that has an arched transom. The large dining room opens to the left of the foyer and is set up to accomodate your finest entertaining. Beyond attractive column details that support the library bridge upstairs, the two-story great room awaits. Highlighted by a central gas fireplace flanked with upper and lower windows, the space is perfect for group gathering and intimate family time. Beyond the open staircase you will find the fully custom kitchen and breakfast nook . This home is full of unique and high-end detailing like an Italian alabaster lighting fixture and hand-painted French porcelain sinks, but the kitchen is certainly the centerpiece of top-of-the-line. Though functionally designed for the discriminating chef, the finishing details in the kitchen are simply decadent – Tuscan maple wraps the custom casework, Miele dishwasher, and Sub-Zero refrigerator; large island with 48-inch Wolf gas range with warming drawer and a professional stainless hood; built-in Miele coffee system; custom built-in china cabinet with integrated ice machine and TV. Windows surround the breakfast nook, and there is access to the large screened porch overlooking the pool deck.
This home has also been designed with a first-floor master suite. This space is truly an owners retreat – with Brazilian cherry floors and trey ceiling – and is large enough for a king bed as well as a sitting area with private access to the screened porch. The master bath is reminiscent of a European spa – stone and glass shower with double rain-shower heads, a jetted corner tub, double sinks, and travertine floors. Upstairs, there are three additional bedrooms with private en-suite bathrooms and a huge bonus room over the garage. To round out these gracious living spaces, the third floor has been finished as a fantastic play room. With soaring ceilings, built-in ice machine, fridge and microwave, built-in large screen TV, and half bathroom, the options are limited only by your imagination.
The outdoor living spaces with this home are absolutely fantastic. The heated free-form pool has a platform waterfall, a spa at one end, and an Endless Pool system for exercising at the other end. The Brazealstone deck widens to include a sunning and eating area, highlighted by a stone fireplace. There is a stone pool house at the rear of the deck that is both beautiful and practical. While it is not large, it has a vaulted-ceiling kitchenette and laundry, as well as a full bathroom. The back yard has plenty of flat space for romping, and there is even a private fishing hole right across the street.
When it comes right down to it, the purchase of a home is more than just bricks and mortar. You are looking for a home that allows you to enjoy the lifestyle you have always dreamed about. Welcome to your dreams.
It is difficult to fully understand the unique attractive features of this home. And while we have provided many pictures, videos, and other details here, it’s really best just to experience it in person.
We’d be happy to give you a personal tour!