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How Popular are Master Bedrooms with Sitting Rooms? | Apex NC Parade of Homes Trends

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Nov 09, 2016 @ 15:11 PM

Master Bedroom Home Plans | Trends from inside Apex NC New Homes:

 

What are more buyers asking for in the master bedroom floor plan?   Sitting Room, Walk in Closet, and Island Storage Trends

We've analyzed the new homes entered in the Parade of Homes, and here's what we found out about fireplace trends in Apex NC New homes:



Bedroom Floor Plan Trends in Apex NC New Homes

Less than 30% of Apex new homes included a sitting room or his and hers closets. Only one home entered by Apex new home builders included an island cabinet in the master closet. 

Bedroom Trends | Apex NC New Home Plans

1. Sitting Room in the Master Suite - 29% of Parade of Homes Entries by Apex Home Builders

  • 4 of 14 or 29% of homes in Apex had a sitting room in the master bedroom.

This photo is an example of a master bedroom floor plan with space for a sitting room, from a Stanton Home near Apex NC: 

Bedroom Trends | Apex NC New Home Plans

2. Sitting Room in the Master Suite - 29% of Parade of Homes Entries by Apex Home Builders

  • 4 of 14 or 29% of homes in Apex his and hers closets. 

This photo shows a view into the "his" closet, which is separate from the master bathroom and "hers" walk in closet. 

Bedroom Trends | Apex NC New Home Plans

 

3. Island in the Master Closet - 7% of Parade of Homes Entries by Apex Home Builders

  • 1 of 14 or 7% of homes in Apex had an island in the closet of the master suite.

Here is an example of a white island in the master closet, from a Stanton Home near Apex NC: 

Bedroom Trends | Apex NC New Home Plans

What does this mean for homebuyers in Apex NC?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what trends new home builders believe homebuyers are looking for today.  

Looking for floor plans with a first floor guest bedroom?  Check out floor plan samples, including top-requested one story, main floor master, and two story plans, here:

Bedroom Trends | Apex NC New Home Plans

 

 


These custom homes are move-in ready, or nearly available, in Chatham County. Click the address for new home cost and more information:

Brookhaven Way – 3144 Sq Ft – First Floor Guest Suite – Move-in Ready Home 

129 Brookhaven Way – 3358 Sq Ft – First Floor Master – New Home Under Construction

152 Brookhaven Way – 3474 Sq Ft – First Floor Master – New Home Under Construction

Bedroom Trends | Apex NC New Home Plans

Learn more about building a new home with Stanton Homes!

Special Meet the Builder Event Nov. 12th - Click here for address and more details.

This is representative only of the homes featured in the Parade of Homes, and not intended to be a general indicator of the Wake County new home market, though Parade of Homes can be representative of overall trends.  These statistics were derived by Penny Hull from public information about Parade of Homes entries, and are copyright Stanton Homes.  The statistics calculated above represent Parade of Homes entries in Wake County in Arcadia West, Colvin Park,Enclave at White Oak Creek, Hempstead at Beaver Creek, Madison at Evans Creek, Regency at White Oak Creek, Riley's Pond, Siena at Bella Casa, Stillwater, The Pines at Wake Crossing, The Townes at Bella Casa, Verona at Bella Casa new home communities.


 

Tags: master suite trends, apex custom home builders, apex new homes, apex nc new homes, apex parade of homes

Formal versus Informal Dining Rooms | Apex Parade of Homes Trends

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Nov 09, 2016 @ 14:11 PM

Formal Versus Informal Dining Spaces:

How popular are formal dining rooms in Apex North Carolina new homes?  We've analyzed the custom home floor plans from Parade of Homes entries, and here's what we found out about dining room trends:



79% of Apex new homes included a designated formal dining room.

Here's the full breakdown on formal versus informal dining trends, based on the Parade of Homes entries built and submitted by Apex new home builders.

1. Separate Dining Room Floor Plan - 79% of Parade of Homes Entries by Apex New Home Builders

  • 11 of 14 or 79% of Parade of Homes entries in Apex had a designated formal dining room.
  • Formal dining rooms are traditionally located near the front entry. As one of the first rooms in the home visible to guests, the formal dining often features special details such as a tray ceiling, wainscot wall panels, chair rail, or butler's pantry cabinets.

This Stanton Homes formal dining room has a butler's pantry with glass front cabinets, custom "reverse tray ceiling", and gray paint colors:  

Dining Room Ideas | Home Trends for Apex North Carolina

2. Dining Room Flex Space - 7% of Parade of Homes Entries by Apex New Home Builders

  • 1 of 14 or 7% of Apex homes had a "flex space" dining room.
  • Flexible dining rooms are spaces that can be easily closed in if the need arises. For instance, the dining room could have French door entries, allowing them to serve as a home office or formal living room as needed over time.  

This photo is an example of a flexible dining room / home office with glass French doors dividing the space from the foyer entry. The chandelier style light is reminiscent of formal dining rooms, while the built in bookcases are more common in a home office:

Dining Room Ideas | Home Trends for Apex North Carolina
 

3. Informal Dining Only - 14% of Parade of Homes Entries by Apex New Home Builders

  • 2 of 14 or 14% of homes in Apex had an informal dining room.
  • Informal dining rooms are generally dedicated to eating, but do not have the same "traditional" elements of a dining room. 

This photo shows an example of an informal dining room. The vaulted ceiling, hanging lights, and craftsman trim make this eating space feel formal. The lack of a third wall to divide the room from the kitchen keeps the space casual:

Dining Room Ideas | Home Trends for Apex North Carolina 

What does this mean for homebuyers in Apex NC?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what trends new home builders believe homebuyers are looking for today.  

Looking for floor plans with a formal dining room or flex room?  Check out floor plan samples, including top-requested one story, main floor master, and two story plans, here:

Dining Room Ideas | Home Trends for Apex North Carolina


These custom homes are move-in ready, or nearly available, in Chatham County. Click the address for new home cost and more information:

Brookhaven Way – 3144 Sq Ft – First Floor Guest Suite – Move-in Ready Home 

280 Horizon Drive – 3430 Sq Ft – First Floor Master – Under Construction Now

152 Brookhaven Way – 3474 Sq Ft – First Floor Master – New Home Under Construction

Dining Room Ideas | Home Trends for Apex North Carolina

Learn more about building a new home with Stanton Homes!

Special Meet the Builder Event Nov. 12th - Click here for address and more details.

This is representative only of the homes featured in the Parade of Homes, and not intended to be a general indicator of the Wake County new home market, though Parade of Homes can be representative of overall trends.  These statistics were derived by Penny Hull from public information about Parade of Homes entries, and are copyright Stanton Homes.  The statistics calculated above represent Parade of Homes entries in Wake County in Arcadia West, Colvin Park,Enclave at White Oak Creek, Hempstead at Beaver Creek, Madison at Evans Creek, Regency at White Oak Creek, Riley's Pond, Siena at Bella Casa, Stillwater, The Pines at Wake Crossing, The Townes at Bella Casa, Verona at Bella Casa new home communities.


 

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Mud Room Drop Zone Trends | Triangle Parade of Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Nov 08, 2016 @ 05:11 AM

Homes with a Separate Mud Room and Drop Zone:

How many new homes include a separate mud room and drop zone storage? We've analyzed the new homes entered in the Parade, and here's what we found out about mudroom and storage trends in Apex NC New homes:



64% of Apex new homes included a mud room that's completely separate from the laundry room. 

Here's the full breakdown on mud rooms and drop zones:

1. Separate Mud Room Floor Plan - 64% of Parade of Homes Entries by Apex Home Builders

  • 9 of 14 or 64% of homes in Apex had a mud room separate from the laundry.
  • A mud room usually includes multiple types of storage, usually for shoes, keys, bags, backpacks, and anything else you want to "drop" when you enter your home.
  • Sometimes mud rooms can also include a sink for washing away dirt from kids and pets. You may even find a full size shower or dog shower in the mud room floor plan.

This Stanton Home has a separate mud room downstairs:  

Apex Home Trends | Mud Rooms and Drop Zones

This photo shows a laundry room / mud room combination with a standing shower: 

Apex Home Trends | Mud Rooms and Drop Zones

2. Drop Zone Storage - 71% of Parade of Homes Entries by Apex Home Builders

  • 10 of 14 or 71% of homes in Apex homes had some type of drop zone storage system.
  • A "drop zone" usually refers to built in storage cubbies, hooks, benches, and/or cabinets located in a room, hallway, or convenient space.  

This photo is and example of a drop zone storage center from a Stanton Home near Apex NC: 

Apex Home Trends | Mud Rooms and Drop Zones 

3. No Drop Zone - 29% of Parade of Homes Entries by Apex Home Builders

  • 4 of 14 or 29% of homes in Apex had no drop zone style storage center. 

 

What does this mean for homebuyers in Apex NC?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what trends new home builders believe homebuyers are looking for today.  

Looking for floor plans with a mud room?  Check out floor plan samples, including top-requested one story, main floor master, and two story plans, here:

Apex Home Trends | Mud Rooms and Drop Zones

 

 


These custom homes are move-in ready, or nearly available, in Chatham County. Click the address for new home cost and more information:

Brookhaven Way – 3144 Sq Ft – First Floor Guest Suite – Move-in Ready Home 

280 Horizon Drive – 3430 Sq Ft – First Floor Master – Under Construction Now

152 Brookhaven Way – 3474 Sq Ft – First Floor Master – New Home Under Construction

Apex Home Trends | Mud Rooms and Drop Zones

Learn more about building a new home with Stanton Homes!

Special Meet the Builder Event Nov. 12th - Click here for address and more details.

This is representative only of the homes featured in the Parade of Homes, and not intended to be a general indicator of the Wake County new home market, though Parade of Homes can be representative of overall trends.  These statistics were derived by Penny Hull from public information about Parade of Homes entries, and are copyright Stanton Homes.  The statistics calculated above represent Parade of Homes entries in Wake County in Arcadia West, Colvin Park,Enclave at White Oak Creek, Hempstead at Beaver Creek, Madison at Evans Creek, Regency at White Oak Creek, Riley's Pond, Siena at Bella Casa, Stillwater, The Pines at Wake Crossing, The Townes at Bella Casa, Verona at Bella Casa new home communities.


 

Tags: mud rooms, apex custom home builders, apex new homes, apex nc new homes, mudroom drop zone, triangle parade of homes

Walk in Pantry and Butler Pantry Trends | Apex New Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Nov 02, 2016 @ 14:11 PM

Walk in Pantries, Butler's Pantries, and Wet Bar Cabinets | Trends in Apex NC New Homes:

How often do new homes include a walk in size pantry, separate butler pantry, or wet bar?  The Triangle Parade of Homes can be an indicator of new home trends.  We've analyzed the new homes in Apex entered in the Parade of Homes, and here's what we found out about pantry storage:

Walk in Pantry | Apex New Homes

(Separate butler's pantry in the dining room)

 


1. Butler's Pantry Trends in Apex NC New Homes:

Fourteen new homes in Apex were featured in the Parade of Homes

  • 3 of 14 or 21% of homes in Apex had a separate butler's pantry
  • 11 or 79% of homes in Apex had no separate butler pantry

APEX NC NEW HOME TRENDS - BUTLER'S PANTRY

 

ButlerpantryTrends.jpg

2. Walk in Pantry Trends in Apex NC New Homes:

  • 7 of 14 or 50% of homes in Apex included a walk in pantry in their floor plan layout.

5 corner pantry floor plans with photos 

Types of kitchen pantries

3. Wet Bar Trends in Apex NC New Homes:

  • No Apex homes available for viewing in the Triangle Parade had a separate Wet Bar in Game Room or other area included on their floor plans.

Walk in Pantry | Apex New Homes

 (Photo of a Wet Bar between the kitchen and great room of an Apex Stanton Home)

Walk in Pantry | Apex New Homes

(Stanton Homes is also seeing a rise in requests for hidden pantries)

What does this mean for homebuyers in Apex NC?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what trends builders believe homebuyers are looking for today.

Check out floor plan samples, including top-requested one story, main floor master, and two story plans, here:

Walk in Pantry | Apex New Homes

These custom homes are move-in ready, or nearly available, in Chatham County. Click the address for new home cost and more information:

Brookhaven Way – 3144 Sq Ft – First Floor Guest Suite – Move-in Ready Home 

129 Brookhaven Way – 3358 Sq Ft – First Floor Master – Under Construction Now

152 Brookhaven Way – 3474 Sq Ft – First Floor Master – Under Construction Now

280 Horizon Drive - 3430 Sq Ft - First Floor Master and Guest - Under Construction Now

 

This is representative only of the homes featured in the Parade of Homes, and not intended to be a general indicator of the Wake County new home market, though Parade of Homes can be representative of overall trends.  These statistics were derived by Penny Hull from public information about Parade of Homes entries, and are copyright Stanton Homes.  The statistics calculated above represent Parade of Homes entries in Wake County in Arcadia West, Colvin Park, Enclave at White Oak Creek, Hempstead at Beaver Creek, Madison at Evans Creek, Regency at White Oak Creek, Riley's Pond, Siena at Bella Casa, Stillwater, The Pines at Wake Crossing, The Townes at Bella Casa, Verona at Bella Casa new home communities.


 

Tags: walk in pantry, apex custom home builders, apex new homes, apex home builders, Triangle Parade of Homes 2016

Fireplace Trends in New Homes | Apex Custom Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Nov 02, 2016 @ 14:11 PM

Homes with more than one Fireplace | Trends from inside Apex Custom Homes:

Generally, Apex custom homes include a fireplace. However, Parade of Homes trends indicate that homes with NO fireplace can be more popular than homes with two or three fireplaces. 

Fireplace Trends | Apex Custom Homes

What's the most common number of fireplaces custom homes? Where can I find homes with more than one fireplace?  

We've analyzed the new homes in Apex entered in the Parade of Homes, and here's what we found out about fireplace trends in Apex custom homes:



Fireplace Trends in Apex Custom Homes: how common are zero or multiple fireplaces?

86% of Apex custom homes included at least one fireplace. 14% of house plans had no fireplace, in the Triangle Parade of Homes in Apex.

 

Fireplace Trends | Apex Custom Homes

Most Common Number of Fireplaces in Apex Custom Homes:

Fourteen new homes in Apex were featured in the Parade of Homes.

  • 2 of 14 or 14% of homes in Apex have no fireplace.
  • 10 of 14 or 72% of homes in Apex have one fireplace.
  • 1 of 14 or 7% of homes in Apex have two fireplaces
  • 1 of 14 or 7% of homes in Apex have three fireplaces

Fireplace Trends | Apex Custom Homes

What does this mean for homebuyers in Apex NC?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what trends new home builders believe homebuyers are looking for today.  

Looking for floor plans with a first floor guest bedroom?  Check out floor plan samples, including top-requested one story, main floor master, and two story plans, here:

Guest Bedroom Downstairs | Apex Custom HomeBuilders

 

 


These custom homes are move-in ready, or nearly available, in Chatham County. Click the address for new home cost and more information:

Brookhaven Way – 3144 Sq Ft – First Floor Guest Suite – Move-in Ready Home 

129 Brookhaven Way – 3358 Sq Ft – First Floor Master – New Home Under Construction

152 Brookhaven Way – 3474 Sq Ft – First Floor Master – New Home Under Construction

Guest Bedroom Downstairs | Apex Custom HomeBuilders

Learn more about building a new home with Stanton Homes!

Special Meet the Builder Event Nov. 12th - Click here for address and more details.

This is representative only of the homes featured in the Parade of Homes, and not intended to be a general indicator of the Wake County new home market, though Parade of Homes can be representative of overall trends.  These statistics were derived by Penny Hull from public information about Parade of Homes entries, and are copyright Stanton Homes.  The statistics calculated above represent Parade of Homes entries in Wake County in Arcadia West, Colvin Park,Enclave at White Oak Creek, Hempstead at Beaver Creek, Madison at Evans Creek, Regency at White Oak Creek, Riley's Pond, Siena at Bella Casa, Stillwater, The Pines at Wake Crossing, The Townes at Bella Casa, Verona at Bella Casa new home communities.


 

Tags: fireplace trends, apex custom home builders, apex new homes, apex nc new homes

Guest Bedroom Downstairs Trends | Apex Custom Home Builders

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 @ 05:10 AM

Homes with a Guest Bedroom on the First Floor | Trends from Apex Custom Homebuilders:

Guest bedroom homes are a great solution for short-term guest stays and long-term multi gen living plans. Where can I find homes with a guest bedroom downstairs? 

Guest Bedroom Downstairs | Apex Custom Home Builders

We've analyzed the new homes in Apex entered in the Parade of Homes, and here's what we found out about guest bedroom trends in Apex new homes:



Guest Suite Trends in Apex Custom Homes: how common are guest bedrooms on the first floor?

Fewer than half the entries available for viewing during the Triangle Parade of Homes in Apex included a guest bedroom on the first floor.

Guest Bedroom Downstairs | Apex Custom HomeBuilders

Downstairs Guest Bedroom Floor Plans in Apex Custom Homes:

Fourteen new homes in Apex were featured in the Parade of Homes.

  • 4 of 14 or 29% of homes in Apex have a guest room downstairs without a private bath.
  • 2 of 14 or 14% of homes in Apex have a guest suite downstairs with a private bath.
  • 8 of 14 or 57% of homes in Apex do not have a guest suite on the first floor.
  • 0 homes have a multi gen or mother in law suite, despite rising trends of multigenerational living new homes.

Guest Bedroom Downstairs | Apex Custom HomeBuilders

What does this mean for homebuyers in Apex NC?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what trends new home builders believe homebuyers are looking for today.  

Looking for floor plans with a first floor guest bedroom?  Check out floor plan samples, including top-requested one story, main floor master, and two story plans, here:

Guest Bedroom Downstairs | Apex Custom HomeBuilders

 

 


These custom homes are move-in ready, or nearly available, in Chatham County. Click the address for new home cost and more information:

Brookhaven Way – 3144 Sq Ft – First Floor Guest Suite – Move-in Ready Home 

129 Brookhaven Way – 3358 Sq Ft – First Floor Master – New Home Under Construction

152 Brookhaven Way – 3474 Sq Ft – First Floor Master – New Home Under Construction

Guest Bedroom Downstairs | Apex Custom HomeBuilders

Learn more about building a new home with Stanton Homes!

Special Meet the Builder Event Nov. 12th - Click here for address and more details.

This is representative only of the homes featured in the Parade of Homes, and not intended to be a general indicator of the Wake County new home market, though Parade of Homes can be representative of overall trends.  These statistics were derived by Penny Hull from public information about Parade of Homes entries, and are copyright Stanton Homes.  The statistics calculated above represent Parade of Homes entries in Wake County in Arcadia West, Colvin Park,Enclave at White Oak Creek, Hempstead at Beaver Creek, Madison at Evans Creek, Regency at White Oak Creek, Riley's Pond, Siena at Bella Casa, Stillwater, The Pines at Wake Crossing, The Townes at Bella Casa, Verona at Bella Casa new home communities.


 

Tags: first floor guest bedroom, apex custom home builders, apex new homes, apex nc new homes

How Much Do New Homes Cost in Apex? | Apex New Home Builders

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 @ 10:10 AM

What's the Cost to Build a New Home?   Trends in the Apex North Carolina:

What do new homes cost to build in Apex, NC? The Triangle Parade of Homes can be an indicator of new home construction cost.  We've analyzed the new homes in Apex entered in the Parade of Homes, and here's what we found out about the average price, average sq ft, and most common type of new homes built in Apex:

How Much Do New Homes Cost in Apex? | Apex New Home Builders


 

New Home Pricing Information in Wake County - Parade of Homes Entries

Average Home Price in Apex NC: $583,478

Avgerage Home Square Footage in Apex NC: 3465 sq ft

Lowest Cost Home = $350,125

Highest Cost Home = $911,714

 

How Much Do New Homes Cost in Apex? | Apex New Home Builders

 

1. One Story, Main Floor Master, and Two Story Homes in Apex NC:

Fourteen new homes in Apex were featured in the Parade of Homes.
  • 1 of 14 or 7% of homes in Apex have a one story floor plan.
  • 3 of 14 or 21% of homes in Apex have a main floor master (or downstairs master bedroom) floor plan.
  • 10 of 14 or 71% of homes in Apex have a two story floor plan.
  • 0 homes have a dual master floor plan, despite rising trends of multigenerational living new homes.

 

How Much Do New Homes Cost in Apex? | Apex New Home Builders

2. Single Family Vs. Townhomes in Apex NC:

  • 12 of 14 or 86% of homes in Apex have a single family floor plan.
  • 2 of 14 or 14% of homes in Apex have a townhome floor plan.

How Much Do New Homes Cost in Apex? | Apex New Home Builders

Do New Homes Cost More in Wake County?

The cost of new homes is based on a wide range of factors, from the cost of the land the home is built on to the size of the home and the finishes and features. Generally speaking, Wake County homes can cost a bit more, depending on where in the county you want to live, as land and building costs in Raleigh and Apex tend to be a little higher than in neighboring areas of Fuquay Varina, Garner, and Wake Forest.  

 

What are the Building Costs for Your Lot in Wake County?

Whether you’ve already purchased a lot you love, want to build on family land, or are considering available lots, Stanton Homes’ custom build process includes an on-site assessment of your floor plan to your homesite, with our builder perspective on what to expect for site work. Learn more about custom home lot assessments, here.

How Much Do New Homes Cost in Apex? | Apex New Home Builders
What does this mean for homebuyers in Apex NC?

Parade of Homes entries generally represent what price points builders believe homebuyers are looking for today.

Check out floor plan samples, including top-requested one story, main floor master, and two story plans, here:

How Much Do New Homes Cost in Apex? | Apex New Home Builders

These custom homes are move-in ready, or nearly available, in Chatham County. Click the address for new home cost and more information:

Brookhaven Way – 3144 Sq Ft – First Floor Guest Suite – Move-in Ready Home 

129 Brookhaven Way – 3358 Sq Ft – First Floor Master – Under Construction Now

152 Brookhaven Way – 3474 Sq Ft – First Floor Master – Under Construction Now

 

This is representative only of the homes featured in the Parade of Homes, and not intended to be a general indicator of the Wake County new home market, though Parade of Homes can be representative of overall trends.  These statistics were derived by Penny Hull from public information about Parade of Homes entries, and are copyright Stanton Homes.  The statistics calculated above represent Parade of Homes entries in Wake County in Arcadia West, Colvin Park, Enclave at White Oak Creek, Hempstead at Beaver Creek, Madison at Evans Creek, Regency at White Oak Creek, Riley's Pond, Siena at Bella Casa, Stillwater, The Pines at Wake Crossing, The Townes at Bella Casa, Verona at Bella Casa new home communities.


 

Tags: apex custom home builders, apex new homes, cost per sq ft, apex new home cost, apex home builders, Triangle Parade of Homes 2016

Original Urban Craftsman Home Design

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Oct 15, 2013 @ 12:10 PM

2013 Raleigh Parade of Homes - Original Urban Craftsman Home Design


Come on out and see what “custom” means when you collaborate on your new home with a builder renowned for his vision, in our latest Stanton Home; The Bryson.

BrysonParadeHome.

 


2013 Parade of Homes Entry

 

 

Our design team had a lot of fun creating the built-in "Dog Room" with its cozy clubhouse and a personal shower. (Spoiler alert: Check out the paw prints in the specially designed tile, and you’ll get a hint of why the room won Special Feature from Parade judges.)

 

2013 Parade of Homes Entry

 

Be sure to peek into the artfully designed Master Closet. You can’t miss the built-in dresser with mirror and lots of shelving. Look a little harder and you’ll find some "secret storage" areas.

 

 

 



2013 Wake County Parade of Homes

The custom designed flagstone front porch steps and unique vaulted portico set the tone for this warm and welcoming home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Parade of Homes Entry

 

 

Check out the line of sight throughout the main floor with its bold tradition of stone, see-through fireplace, dramatic windows and natural tone color pallet.

As for the cooking show kitchen, formal dining, game room, and all the other specially designed rooms in the Bryson – see them for yourself, this weekend!

 


Urban Craftsman Home | Craftsman Home Design | Contemporary Homes North Carolina 2938 Sq Ft Main Floor Master

This version of the Bryson includes:


  • 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, with playful treatments.
  • Cooking-show style kitchen with sit-down island, glass tile mosaic, contrasting color pallet and interesting extras.
  • Soaring windows framed in stone columns thoughtfully placed to echo the majestic stone entrance and bring balance to the see-through fireplace.
  • Spacious master suite with striking trey ceiling, private patio entrance, romantic bathroom and amazing walk in closet.
  • Dramatic Grand room with Coffered ceiling and trend-setting dining room where new rustic meets elegance and opposites attract.
  • Flagstone porch set under majestic stone portico, stained 8’ door and courtyard style rear patio
  • Welcoming step-up game alcove and bar in the Bonus Room.
  • Designer Dog Room complete with hand-crafted doggie shower.



Urban Craftsman Home | Craftsman Home Design | Contemporary Homes North Carolina



Click here to get a price for the Bryson and for more information












Urban Craftsman Home | Craftsman Home Design | Contemporary Homes North Carolina


Urban Craftsman Home | Craftsman Home Design | Contemporary Homes North Carolina Urban Craftsman Home | Craftsman Home Design | Contemporary Homes North Carolina




















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Parade of Homes offers Million Dollar Views

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Oct 01, 2013 @ 10:10 AM

Interactive Map available for 2013 Wake County Parade of Homes

The 2013 Wake County Parade of Homes will offer the chance to view 190 different homes throughout Wake County.   If you've toured a Parade in the past, you'll enjoy the new Mapping function on the Parade of Homes website!  Check it out:

Three Weekends in October - Get Details Here

Home builders all over the Triangle are putting the final touches on this year's parade entries. 

2013 Wake County Parade of Homes MapIn 2013, you'll be able to view:

  • 1 new home in Angier
  • 15 new homes in Apex
  • 30 new homes in Cary
  • 2 new homes in Durham (Wake County - most Durham homes will be featured in the 2013 Parade of Homes of Durham, Orange & Chatham)
  • 16 new homes in Fuquay Varina
  • 3 new homes in Garner
  • 14 new homes in Holly Springs
  • 7 new homes in Knightdale
  • 4 new homes in Morrisville
  • 55 new homes in Raleigh
  • 15 new homes in Rolesville
  • 22 new homes in Wake Forest
  • 2 new homes in Willow Spring
  • 2 new homes in Wendell
  • 2 new homes in Zebulon

Check out all kinds of floor plans, and get ideas for your next new custom home.

Be sure to visit "The Bryson", a custom-designed first floor master with all kinds of unique details, including a "doggie" shower and built-in dog house under the staircase! 

- See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/4207979/2013-wake-county-parade-of-homes-offers-interactive-map#sthash.BFemMNy5.dpuf

Interactive Map available for 2013 Wake County Parade of Homes

The 2013 Wake County Parade of Homes will offer the chance to view 190 different homes throughout Wake County.   If you've toured a Parade in the past, you'll enjoy the new Mapping function on the Parade of Homes website!  Check it out:

Three Weekends in October - Get Details Here

Home builders all over the Triangle are putting the final touches on this year's parade entries. 

2013 Wake County Parade of Homes MapIn 2013, you'll be able to view:

  • 1 new home in Angier
  • 15 new homes in Apex
  • 30 new homes in Cary
  • 2 new homes in Durham (Wake County - most Durham homes will be featured in the 2013 Parade of Homes of Durham, Orange & Chatham)
  • 16 new homes in Fuquay Varina
  • 3 new homes in Garner
  • 14 new homes in Holly Springs
  • 7 new homes in Knightdale
  • 4 new homes in Morrisville
  • 55 new homes in Raleigh
  • 15 new homes in Rolesville
  • 22 new homes in Wake Forest
  • 2 new homes in Willow Spring
  • 2 new homes in Wendell
  • 2 new homes in Zebulon

Check out all kinds of floor plans, and get ideas for your next new custom home.

Be sure to visit "The Bryson", a custom-designed first floor master with all kinds of unique details, including a "doggie" shower and built-in dog house under the staircase! 

- See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/4207979/2013-wake-county-parade-of-homes-offers-interactive-map#sthash.BFemMNy5.dpuf

Interactive Map available for 2013 Wake County Parade of Homes

The 2013 Wake County Parade of Homes will offer the chance to view 190 different homes throughout Wake County.   If you've toured a Parade in the past, you'll enjoy the new Mapping function on the Parade of Homes website!  Check it out:

Three Weekends in October - Get Details Here

Home builders all over the Triangle are putting the final touches on this year's parade entries. 

2013 Wake County Parade of Homes MapIn 2013, you'll be able to view:

  • 1 new home in Angier
  • 15 new homes in Apex
  • 30 new homes in Cary
  • 2 new homes in Durham (Wake County - most Durham homes will be featured in the 2013 Parade of Homes of Durham, Orange & Chatham)
  • 16 new homes in Fuquay Varina
  • 3 new homes in Garner
  • 14 new homes in Holly Springs
  • 7 new homes in Knightdale
  • 4 new homes in Morrisville
  • 55 new homes in Raleigh
  • 15 new homes in Rolesville
  • 22 new homes in Wake Forest
  • 2 new homes in Willow Spring
  • 2 new homes in Wendell
  • 2 new homes in Zebulon

Check out all kinds of floor plans, and get ideas for your next new custom home.

Be sure to visit "The Bryson", a custom-designed first floor master with all kinds of unique details, including a "doggie" shower and built-in dog house under the staircase! 

- See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/4207979/2013-wake-county-parade-of-homes-offers-interactive-map#sthash.BFemMNy5.dpuf

Interactive Map available for 2013 Wake County Parade of Homes

The 2013 Wake County Parade of Homes will offer the chance to view 190 different homes throughout Wake County.   If you've toured a Parade in the past, you'll enjoy the new Mapping function on the Parade of Homes website!  Check it out:

Three Weekends in October - Get Details Here

Home builders all over the Triangle are putting the final touches on this year's parade entries. 

2013 Wake County Parade of Homes MapIn 2013, you'll be able to view:

  • 1 new home in Angier
  • 15 new homes in Apex
  • 30 new homes in Cary
  • 2 new homes in Durham (Wake County - most Durham homes will be featured in the 2013 Parade of Homes of Durham, Orange & Chatham)
  • 16 new homes in Fuquay Varina
  • 3 new homes in Garner
  • 14 new homes in Holly Springs
  • 7 new homes in Knightdale
  • 4 new homes in Morrisville
  • 55 new homes in Raleigh
  • 15 new homes in Rolesville
  • 22 new homes in Wake Forest
  • 2 new homes in Willow Spring
  • 2 new homes in Wendell
  • 2 new homes in Zebulon

Check out all kinds of floor plans, and get ideas for your next new custom home.

Be sure to visit "The Bryson", a custom-designed first floor master with all kinds of unique details, including a "doggie" shower and built-in dog house under the staircase! 

- See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/4207979/2013-wake-county-parade-of-homes-offers-interactive-map#sthash.BFemMNy5.dpuf

Interactive Map available for 2013 Wake County Parade of Homes

The 2013 Wake County Parade of Homes will offer the chance to view 190 different homes throughout Wake County.   If you've toured a Parade in the past, you'll enjoy the new Mapping function on the Parade of Homes website!  Check it out:

Three Weekends in October - Get Details Here

Home builders all over the Triangle are putting the final touches on this year's parade entries. 

2013 Wake County Parade of Homes MapIn 2013, you'll be able to view:

  • 1 new home in Angier
  • 15 new homes in Apex
  • 30 new homes in Cary
  • 2 new homes in Durham (Wake County - most Durham homes will be featured in the 2013 Parade of Homes of Durham, Orange & Chatham)
  • 16 new homes in Fuquay Varina
  • 3 new homes in Garner
  • 14 new homes in Holly Springs
  • 7 new homes in Knightdale
  • 4 new homes in Morrisville
  • 55 new homes in Raleigh
  • 15 new homes in Rolesville
  • 22 new homes in Wake Forest
  • 2 new homes in Willow Spring
  • 2 new homes in Wendell
  • 2 new homes in Zebulon

Check out all kinds of floor plans, and get ideas for your next new custom home.

Be sure to visit "The Bryson", a custom-designed first floor master with all kinds of unique details, including a "doggie" shower and built-in dog house under the staircase! 

- See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/4207979/2013-wake-county-parade-of-homes-offers-interactive-map#sthash.BFemMNy5.dpuf

Interactive Map available for 2013 Wake County Parade of Homes

The 2013 Wake County Parade of Homes will offer the chance to view 190 different homes throughout Wake County.   If you've toured a Parade in the past, you'll enjoy the new Mapping function on the Parade of Homes website!  Check it out:

Three Weekends in October - Get Details Here

Home builders all over the Triangle are putting the final touches on this year's parade entries. 

2013 Wake County Parade of Homes MapIn 2013, you'll be able to view:

  • 1 new home in Angier
  • 15 new homes in Apex
  • 30 new homes in Cary
  • 2 new homes in Durham (Wake County - most Durham homes will be featured in the 2013 Parade of Homes of Durham, Orange & Chatham)
  • 16 new homes in Fuquay Varina
  • 3 new homes in Garner
  • 14 new homes in Holly Springs
  • 7 new homes in Knightdale
  • 4 new homes in Morrisville
  • 55 new homes in Raleigh
  • 15 new homes in Rolesville
  • 22 new homes in Wake Forest
  • 2 new homes in Willow Spring
  • 2 new homes in Wendell
  • 2 new homes in Zebulon

Check out all kinds of floor plans, and get ideas for your next new custom home.

Be sure to visit "The Bryson", a custom-designed first floor master with all kinds of unique details, including a "doggie" shower and built-in dog house under the staircase! 

- See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/4207979/2013-wake-county-parade-of-homes-offers-interactive-map#sthash.BFemMNy5.dpuf

Interactive Map available for 2013 Wake County Parade of Homes

The 2013 Wake County Parade of Homes will offer the chance to view 190 different homes throughout Wake County.   If you've toured a Parade in the past, you'll enjoy the new Mapping function on the Parade of Homes website!  Check it out:

Three Weekends in October - Get Details Here

Home builders all over the Triangle are putting the final touches on this year's parade entries. 

2013 Wake County Parade of Homes MapIn 2013, you'll be able to view:

  • 1 new home in Angier
  • 15 new homes in Apex
  • 30 new homes in Cary
  • 2 new homes in Durham (Wake County - most Durham homes will be featured in the 2013 Parade of Homes of Durham, Orange & Chatham)
  • 16 new homes in Fuquay Varina
  • 3 new homes in Garner
  • 14 new homes in Holly Springs
  • 7 new homes in Knightdale
  • 4 new homes in Morrisville
  • 55 new homes in Raleigh
  • 15 new homes in Rolesville
  • 22 new homes in Wake Forest
  • 2 new homes in Willow Spring
  • 2 new homes in Wendell
  • 2 new homes in Zebulon

Check out all kinds of floor plans, and get ideas for your next new custom home.

Be sure to visit "The Bryson", a custom-designed first floor master with all kinds of unique details, including a "doggie" shower and built-in dog house under the staircase! 

- See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/4207979/2013-wake-county-parade-of-homes-offers-interactive-map#sthash.BFemMNy5.dpuf

See Luxury Homes during the 2013 Wake County Parade of Homes

Luxury homes over a million dollars tend to have some very creative and unique features.  It's not everyday that homes like these are available to walk through, but the 2013 Wake County Parade of Homes gives a special opportunity every year to see homes that most of us can 2013 Wake County Parade of Homesonly dream about. 

Three Weekends in October - Get Details Here

Home builders all over the Triangle are putting the final touches on this year's parade entries. 

In 2013, you'll be able to view a total of 11 different homes with a price tag of $1,000,000 or more, in these areas:

  • Copperleaf in Cary, 5124 sq ft custom home listed at $1,025,000

  • Seville in Raleigh, 4888 sq ft custom home listed at $1,182,000

  • Registry at Bailey Farms in Raleigh, 6935 sq ft custom home listed at $1,200,000

  • Fairview Road in Raleigh, 4665 sq ft custom home listed at $1,250,000

  • Renaissance at Regency Manors in Cary, 5885 sq ft custom home listed at $1,250,000

  • Rose Hall in Raleigh, 6680 sq ft custom home listed at $1,385,900

  • Renaissance at Regency Manor in Cary, 6695 sq ft custom home listed at $1,398,125

  • Hasentree in Wake Forest, 7438 sq ft custom home listed at $1,400,000

  • Wakefield Estates in Wake Forest, 6593 sq ft custom home listed at $1,600,000

  • Chatsworth in Raleigh, 6531 sq ft custom home listed at $1,610,000

  • Renaissance at Regency in Cary, 10,210 sq ft custom home listed at $2,290,000

Click here for directions and more information - search by Price Point

The Wake County Parade of Homes is a time-honored tradition in the Raleigh area, and custom homes such as these luxury homes are quite the attraction!  At these high-dollar homes, be prepared to stand in line waiting to tour during the busier periods of the Parade. 

And keep in mind, there are a total of 190 homes to tour during this year's Parade of Homes, in a variety of price points, from $134,900 to $2,290,000! 

Check out all kinds of floor plans and features, and get ideas for your next new custom home.

Be sure to visit "The Bryson", a custom-designed first floor master with all kinds of unique details, including a "doggie" shower and built-in dog house under the staircase! 

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