There are many reasons that people are moving to the Triangle area, but there is really only one reason why they decide to live in Southern Wake County – the atmosphere and lifestyle are fantastic. Generally, Fuquay-Varina is typified by rolling terrain and forested properties, with trails connecting many of the parks and lakes. Originally referred to as Piney Woods, Fuquay-Varina is committed to retaining a small town atmosphere and to providing excellent services and amenities it’s residents have come to expect – the safety and community of a hometown and the access to all the great features that the greater Triangle area has to offer. The Town is very business-friendly and is currently one of the fastest growing municipalities in the state. The lifestyle is well described by the town’s motto: Distinctive Name, Distinctive Charm.
A Commuters Dream:
The South Wake area is perfectly situated – with easy highway access to the employment centers of the Triangle and every lifestyle amenity just outside your front door. From Five Points, it’s a short drive to downtown Raleigh, Research Triangle Park (RTP), and RDU airport, and an easy drive to Durham, Chapel Hill, and all of the Triangle universities.
In South Wake, there are established estate and country club developments as well as newer walkable neighborhoods, and even award-winning active adult communities. The area boasts a well-educated tax base and there are numerous community amenities for all ages like the Honeycutt Road Park, Raven Rock State Park on the Cape Fear River, the Kraft Family YMCA, and the Fuquay-Varina Community Center. The shopping and dining options in the historic downtown area are attractive as well and include places like Joyce & Family, Cooley’s, Bellini Fine Italian, and our favorite brewery Aviator Brewing Tap House. You also have your choice of big-box retail stores like Home Depot, Target, Kohl’s, and Tractor Supply. Whatever your needs or desires, Fuquay-Varina has it or is close to it. Because of this great central location, residential properties tend to move quickly – the area is also experiencing a surge in growth and new development. One of the hottest residential spots in South Wake is in the area where Hwy 42 meets Hwy 55 meets US 401 – commonly referred to as Five Points. Modern neighborhoods like Harrison Place, Partin Place, and South Lakes are very popular and are attracting the Triangle’s finest.
Currently being offered for sale is an absolutely gorgeous custom home at 417 North Harrison Place. Built with the superb craftsmanship of a furniture maker, every detail in this home has been purposefully designed and expertly constructed (I will do my best to describe it here, but you really just need to see it in person).
The layout of the home was developed to maximize privacy and to provide unforgettable entertaining options. Upon entry, the home begins to speak for itself. To the left there is a private guest bedroom, or executive office space depending on your needs. To the right of the foyer, bricked arches frame the dining room – think private room in a fine Italian trattoria. Moving into the home, the main living areas are wide open and decadent. The kitchen is dreamy: 100% custom white casework, display cases, stainless appliances including a 6-burner Wolf range with a commercial vent hood, farmhouse sink, and acres of Colonial Cream granite. The space is open and connects the family room to the sunny keeping room. The family room has a gorgeous gas fireplace nestled in built-ins – the custom mill work and the masonry in this house is stunning. Beyond the kitchen, the keeping room is surrounded by large windows that showcase the incredible outdoor living spaces. There is a cozy covered porch off of this area that leads into your new lifestyle…
The master suite is connected to the family room through a private foyer. The master suite is truly an owners retreat – both unique and practical. The bedroom is a sanctuary with a vaulted ceiling and more than enough room for all of your bedroom furniture. The master bath is crisp and refreshing, and is designed to get you going in the morning as well as ease your cares at night.
The outdoor living spaces with this home are reminiscent of a Tuscan village. Immediately off the covered porch there is a hot tub nook – install your hot tub and enjoy a wood-burning fireplace in privacy and comfort. Next there is a full outdoor kitchen with bar – grill, stainless sink and room for a fridge and wine cooler. Bistro lights brighten up the mood and highlight the arced pergola. And what would be better than enjoying a beautiful meal and relaxing in front of another fireplace – roaring now to cut the spring chill. You could always take a dip in the pool, or grab a float and relax to the sounds of the tiered fountain gurgling away. Planter boxes throughout these spaces are perfect for vegetables and herbs, or flowers and seasonal delights. Saving the best for last…there is a full outdoor bathroom (really. It’s awesome). The backyard is fully fenced, and includes a large grassed area for your four-legged children.
Upstairs the custom finishes continue. The common area has been set up to be an old-world Irish Pub. With room for a regulation shuffleboard game (negotiable) and a granite-encased curved bar area, this can/will become the after hours gathering spot. There is plenty of room with a bank-ette as well as a separate living space – with great entertainment space comes great responsibility. There are also two additional bedroom suites on this level. Each of these suites have great closet space and more than enough room for your imagination.
This home has so much more though…
This home has a 60’ by 22’ insulated workshop, enclosed gravel equipment storage yard, and 2 one-bedroom apartments above – can you see the potential? This home is perfect to base a small business, and has income producing potential.
Although the gorgeous finishes and fantastic design are obvious, the non-sexy features of this home are even more impressive. Built by a custom home builder for himself, no expense was spared in construction. The house is built with concrete block and poured concrete as well as structural steel beams. The sealed crawl space is dehumidified and temperature controlled, and has a separate GFCI outlet circuit. The outside is stucco and hardiplank, and the architectural roof shingles are warranted for 30 years. There is one gas tankless water heater in place, and there is a rack and venting set up for a second if desired. The hardscape around the pool area has an underground drainage system and there are more than enough recessed soffit lights and flood lights as well as outlets all the way around. Each of the 2 outdoor wood burning fireplaces are stubbed for gas and can easily be converted. There is a dedicated circuit for a hot tub in the deck alcove. The garage has a durable epoxy coated floor. Inside the home, the flooring is hand-scraped bamboo, 100% of the millwork is custom built and there is 8-piece crown molding to top it all off.
It is difficult to fully understand the unique attractive features of this home. And while we have provided many additional pictures, virtual tour, and other details on our website, it’s really best just to experience it in person.
We’d be happy to give you a tour!