Northern Wake County is the residential location of choice for many people in the Triangle. Typified by rolling topography covered with shady glens, the area has attracted a wide mix of development. The natural environment offers year-round recreational opportunities and there are stellar sports programs for kids of all ages – like the Falls Lake Dam, Durant Nature Preserve, New Life Camp, and the Kerr Family YMCA.The area boasts a well-educated tax base and there are numerous community amenities. With a booming employment base in the area, investments in cultural and educational programs have become world class.
The residential options in North Raleigh take advantage of the terrain and tree cover, with trails connecting many of the parks and lakes. There are established estate and country club developments as well as newer walkable neighborhoods, and even award-winning active adult communities.
The shopping and dining options are attractive as well and include places like Whole Foods, Sprouts Market, Lafayette Village, Margeaux’s and Poppyseed Market. The plain fact that the area has become the central suburban location for the best of the Triangle doesn’t hurt either – like attracts like. North Raleigh is just a phenomenal place to live your life.
Currently being offered for sale is a brick estate on the edge of Falls Lake. 1029 Harpers Ridge Court is a flawless custom home that typifies the Falls Lake lifestyle. A sweeping lawn leads your guests to the covered entry – the manicured landscape highlights the stately curb appeal. It is apparent from the first step into the soaring foyer that his home was built with a craftsman’s careful touch. Custom millwork wraps every edge and the gleaming wide-plank hardwoods seem to go on forever. The formal rooms flank the foyer and feature arched openings and milled wainscoting.
The south-facing rear of the home was designed to be open and comfortable. The large family room to the left features a gas log fireplace in the middle of beautiful built-ins. Connected to this space is a breakfast nook that provides access to the covered porch and deck. The wall of windows attracts the gorgeous outdoor views. The kitchen exudes quality – select cherry casework, stainless appliances including an ice machine, stone backsplash, and acres of granite prep space. The large laundry room is down the hall and includes a sink and casework. The garage entry and back stairs converge at a nice mudroom with a built-in boot bench.
Upstairs, the private space are equally as detailed. The master suite encompasses the entire east side. The bedroom is very generous and has a huge closet. The master bath has double sinks, a glassed shower and corner jetted tub that looks out to the woods beyond. This space is truly an owners retreat. There are two bedrooms to the left that share a jack-n-jill bathroom and a very large bedroom suite to the right. Each of these rooms has great closet space and ceiling fans. The bonus room at the end of the hall offers a comfortable private living opportunity. Separated into two “rooms”, the use options are numerous. There is a built-in desk with granite top as well as a wet bar.
This home also features a great opportunity in the walk out basement. Currently unfinished, there is over 1,600 square feet of potential in this space. In addition to the three-car garage attached to the home, there is a two-car garage/workshop to house your land and lake toys, or to channel your inner furniture maker. The outdoor living spaces of this home are immaculate and comfortable. And, because the property abuts Falls Lake, you will have direct access to all the natural recreation you desire.
The mechanical systems of this home are equally impressive, including a tankless water heater, whole-house water filter and softener system, and Trex decking on the deck and covered porch. The home has been meticulously cared for since it was built and it has been recently inspected. We are confident that you will find absolutely everything in top condition and ready for you to move right in.
We understand that a home is more than layouts and finishes and it is difficult to fully describe the amazing features of this custom home. While we have provided photographs and tours that showcase the living spaces, it’s really just best to get a first-hand perspective – we’d be happy to show you in person! Contact us today for a private viewing.