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…
There are many reasons one might consider settling in the town of Wake Forest. The reason most people stay, is the lifestyle that this quaint historic town offers to its residents. From its beginning, Wake Forest has been nurtured with strong community values and a commitment to a local focus. Now considered a bedroom community to Raleigh and the greater Triangle area, Wake Forest still provides the flavor and charm of everything great about a small town. Over the past several years Wake Forest has grown exponentially, while still “keeping one foot in a wonderfully preserved past and another foot in a prosperous and thriving future.” If you are looking for a great place to live, you will find numerous residential options in Wake Forest, and you will thoroughly enjoy the continual discovery of great things to do in this small town.
With a population of over 35,000, Wake Forest is continuing to play a strong role in the steady growth recognized nationwide, in the Triangle. The home to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, the community has stayed true to its rich heritage and academic history. Wake Forest offers a vibrant downtown where residents enjoy eateries like Backfins Crab House and White Street Brewing Company, after walking the numerous festivals, shopping at the boutiques, or perusing the local art scene.
The town also has many public parks, like Carroll Joyner Park or JB Flaherty Park, with playgrounds, ball fields, ponds, pools and walking trails for the whole family to enjoy. The Falls Lake dam is also a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
Wake Forest is located north of Raleigh on US1 and just to the east of Falls Lake. It is located less than 10 minutes from Raleigh where a wealth of shopping, entertainment, sports facilities, and educational and arts venues can be found. With its close proximity to the Research Triangle Park, RDU International Airport, the Triangle’s universities, Wake Forest is the perfect place to enjoy a small town quality of life with the convenient benefits of city living.
The neighborhoods of Thompson Mill and Waterfall Plantation offer a fantastic residential option in Wake Forest. These areas were developed in the 1990’s as estate-style homes on large lots, and as such have mature landscaping and lots of shady old growth. The neighborhoods are friendly and safe, and the winding ribbon pavement roads are serene – an abundance of cul-de-sacs and no cut-thru roads provide a community feel.
Currently being offered for sale is 2612 Mica Mine Lane. At almost 6000 square feet, this gorgeous estate property has everything a family might desire. From the moment your guests approach the property, they will be struck by its stately presence. A sweeping front yard, shaded by mature hardwoods and landscaping, showcase a home that is detailed with stone accents and finely crafted finishes. There is a stone wrap-around front porch that insists on tranquility and hospitality, and this feeling continues as you enter through the arched double doors.
Upon entering, tall ceilings in the wide open foyer are highlighted with a geometric inlay in the glowing Brazilian cherry hardwoods. The fine detailing is obvious, with eight inch baseboards and custom casework as well as four-piece crown molding everywhere you look – obviously the work of meticulous craftsmen. Arched openings surround the large dining room to the right, replete with an uplit trey ceiling and built-in buffet. Your eyes however are drawn to the wall of windows that flank the back of the great room. These south-facing windows provide natural warmth to the space and highlight the gas fireplace, which is surrounded by a floor-to-ceiling mirrored gallery of shelves and casework. French doors provide a wonderful opportunity to extend this living space to the private deck as well as a comfortable screened porch.
The kitchen is open to the great room and provides a natural connection when entertaining. Featuring a large contrasting island, walk-in pantry, cherry casework, tiled backsplash, stainless appliances and acres of granite prep space, you will find this kitchen to be comfortable and efficacious. A breakfast nook adjoins the space and has French doors leading to the front porch as well.
The master bedroom of this wonderful home is conveniently placed on the main level. Down a hallway past a regal half bathroom and then beyond the large laundry room, the master suite is truly an owners retreat. The bedroom faces south, with an octagonal sitting area jutting out over the yard, as well as a private deck with a whirlpool. Designed in a west coast style, the master bathroom opens off of the bedroom to a gorgeous spa-like space. The tub and double shower are contained in a wet-room, and there is a private sauna attached. The space also includes a huge sectioned walk-in closet with a connection to the laundry room.
The second floor is equally impressive, with three bedrooms and bonus room that connect to a central loft. The loft features a built-in desk and a separate sitting area as well as a second laundry. Two bedrooms on the west side share a true jack-and-jill bathroom, and each has their own private balcony. The south-facing third bedroom has an en suite bath and a large walk-in closet, as well as its own private balcony. The bonus room on this level features a wall of built-ins and lots of storage. There is also a large screened porch with a vaulted ceiling off of this space. The third floor of this home is set up beautifully. It has a large open space with a comfy fireplace as well as a wet bar and half bathroom. It also connects to a tiled sunroom, which would make a perfect studio.
But wait, there’s more! This home also features a walk-out basement with several fantastic amenities. At the base of the stairs is a custom wine cellar for all of your finest vintages, and as you turn to the left, you will pass a full wet bar. These cool features lead to the large theater room – the custom audio/visual equipment is set up for maximum immersion. There is also a half bathroom in this space. To the right off of the theater, the designers created a game room. This room has a separate ventilation system to go along with a full-closet humidor. At the other end of the basement, there is a large workout facility that also opens to a patio, and it includes a full bathroom and walk-in shower.
The systems of this home are incredible as well – the home features a RENU geothermal heating and cooling system, tank-less water heater, water softening system and whole-house sound system. The home has been meticulously maintained and is ready for your furniture.
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.