In and around the Triangle area, there are several beautiful luxury listings available for sale. What exactly differentiates these properties from the standard market? Is it the square footage, the features, or the technology? Some would say it is all of the above. Ultimately, luxury buyers are not looking at the price tag in their search for their next dream home but the amazing amenities that come with the property. Here are the top 6 must-have features in luxury homes!
1. Indoor / Outdoor living
Indoor/outdoor living seamlessly extends your home's great room or dining quarters. This trend tends to keep cohesion in design from the interior to the exterior of your home. Typically indoor/ outdoor living has always been a primal commodity when searching for a new home. With the new normal consisting of being at your humble abode more these days, the amenity has become a necessity. What makes an outdoor living space luxurious is the ability to provide comfort through all seasons while also allotting multiple entertainment options. High-end features include retracting screened porches, outdoor kitchens, cabanas, and sometimes a type of water feature. This CBHPW luxury listing checks off each box on the list! With its large covered porch and a wood fireplace, the immaculate outdoor kitchen has a top-of-the-line grill station, jacuzzi, and extensive acreage for sporting events or games. One thing for sure is that you may yearn to host any occasion with this property as your next home. To view more of this listing, click here.
2. Theatre Room
Entertainment becomes the next level when a luxury property contains an in-home theater. The ability to bring the ultimate cinematic experience to your fingertips is a sought amenity many buyers search for when hunting for their next home. What makes an in-home theater top-notch is its ability to incorporate features similar to an actual movie theater. This includes a top-of-the-line av-system, projector, large screens, recessed lighting, and comfortable loungers. The goal of the theater room is to immerse yourself in what's on the screen, whether that be the newest megahit movie or the exciting rival sports game. The cinema room pictured above is from none other than one of our CBHPW luxury listings. This glorious in-home theater offers stadium seating, a high-tech projector, and even mimics the groovy movie theater carpet. To view more of this property, click here.
3. Large Garages
The standard two-car garage does not cut it for luxury properties. Buyers are looking for substantial space when envisioning the housing of their precious automobiles. Typically, luxury properties have at least a 3-car garage! To any car buff, the garage is not just a space for storing your vehicle. This part of the property could be turned into a luxurious showroom, man cave, or workshop. This beautiful CBHPW luxury property comes with a three-car garage with gorgeous rustic wood garage doors. To view more of this property, click here.
4. Intricate Ceiling Designs
Raised ceilings and other intricate ceiling styles are quite the fanbase for luxury homes. A room turns from basic to compelling when there is a ceiling feature that adds depth, sophistication, and style. In most luxury dwellings, at least one space must contain a styled ceiling. One of these rooms can be the living room, sitting room, primary bedrooms, and or dining rooms. What exactly are some styles of these ceilings? They are cathedral, tray, beamed, suspended, and coffered. One would love to have any of these exquisite designs in their home! For example, in this CBHPW luxury listing above. The sitting room contains a beautiful coffered ceiling. The coffered ceiling consists of sunken panels accented by molding, creating a waffle-like appearance. What works well in this room is the brilliant addition of recessed lighting. For more on this property click here.
5. Massive Walk-In Closets
Typically an owner of a luxury home tends to live a complete life of luxury. Meaning everything about them is high-end, like their fashion sense. Closets in a luxury home are an extension of the main room and need to boast space and means of organization. Closets these days are not just for hanging clothes. They can be an area to lounge in after using the spa bathroom or a place to put on that fashion show after shopping in the streets of London. For sure, luxury home buyers are looking for closets that encompass organization and can show off their beautiful wardrobe. In this CBHPW luxury home, the primary closet is genuinely massive. This closet incorporates different levels of custom built-in shelving and an island dresser to accommodate all buyers' attire needs. To view more of this property, click here.
6. Relaxing Spa baths
When buyers search for their next home, kitchens and bathrooms are the most focused rooms, which is why main bathrooms in luxury homes are genuinely upping the ante in their need to give that spa-like aura. Features include a jacuzzi bathtub fit for a king, a large walk-in shower that doubles as a steam room, neutral colors, beautiful stone or tile, and lots of space for minimal clutter. In this CBHPW luxury listing, this bathroom truly exuberates comfort and relaxation. The large window allows natural light to encase the room, making the white pop against the darker grays. The unity in neutral colors creates a calming sensation. One can relax in the free-standing tub or use the shower with multi-shower heads in this bathroom. To view more, click here.
When buying or selling in the luxury market, we are sure you have seen one or more of these features within the properties. To view, all of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walstons' luxury homes for sale, visit our website at https://www.hpwluxury.com
Looking for a culinary adventure right here in your own Raleigh neighborhood?
Our real estate agents can help you find it!
Raleigh homes for sale are set in a vibrant and picturesque city that's full of history. Explore a bit, and you'll discover some amazing stories. That's just as true of the thriving culinary scene.
Raleigh's own "home-cooked" restaurant brands often have captivating histories of their own. When they're situated right in a historic building, that makes the ambiance even better. No matter if you're the world's biggest foodie or a history buff for the ages, you can have a satisfying experience.
Here's just a little taste of some of the best historical restaurants Raleigh has to offer:
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Having trouble deciding where to go for dinner? Head on over to one of Wake County's awesome food halls, where you'll have no shortage of dining options.
Food halls have become an increasingly popular component of most major cities due to the variety of food options they offer. But they also play an important role in the community. Food halls often give local entrepreneurs an easy platform to startup and test new concepts, and some of our best local restaurants today were born out of food halls.
Our real estate agents love checking out all the great dining concepts our local food halls have to offer. Here are the three great food halls you'll want to visit in Wake County:
Food halls make for a great community gathering place, and we're lucky to have some of the country's best in Wake County. For more local recommendations, contact us today.
Exploring a new city on foot gives you the best chance to absorb the wonderful local culture. You also never know what new shops, restaurants, or public art you'll stumble upon.
Our real estate agents always suggest taking a walk around downtown Durham, as it's an excellent way to see everything this beautiful city has to offer. Durham isn't too large, so you won't get too overwhelmed. You can see so many facets of this city in just a couple of hours. Here are a few attractions you should make sure to include on your walking tour:
Once you start walking around Durham, it's hard not to fall in love with this wonderful city. If you're interested in checking out some of our wonderful nearby homes, contact us today.
As a vegan or someone who eats plant-based most of the time, it's not always easy to find places to dine. Lately, though, the restaurant scene has been expanding, with many new vegan restaurants opening up across the country. The Triangle area is no exception. Whether you're strictly vegan or just trying something new, here are some of the top vegan restaurants near Raleigh homes for sale.
Eating vegan is easier when you're surrounded by delicious vegan restaurants like these. Our real estate agents are ready and waiting to help you find a home in Raleigh so you can visit again and again. Contact us to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment with an agent.
There's never a bad time to enjoy a delicious slice of prime rib. If you need an excuse, however, you'll be glad to know that April 27th is National Prime Rib Day!
Our REALTORS® each have their own opinions about which local steakhouse is the best. We've created this list of some of their favorites, so you check them all out and decide for yourself!
When it comes to living in the Triangle, great restaurants are just the beginning! We would love to show you around the area. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started.
Are you looking for a great way to celebrate Valentine's Day without the crowds? This year, why not enjoy a romantic dinner at home? It's easy to re-create an intimate restaurant setting. Just set the table, dim the lights, and light some candles. Put on some romantic music, and you're ready to go!
Our real estate agents often order takeout meals from the area's top restaurants. Here are a few you can rely on to send you home with a meal that will make your evening super special.
Now is the perfect time to find a home you can really fall in love with! There are so many beautiful Raleigh homes for sale, and we can't wait to help you find the perfect one. Contact us today to discuss your goals and get started.
It's no secret that North Carolina has some of the best food in the country, but many residents of the Triangle are surprised to discover just how many times Raleigh's restaurants have been featured on TV. From local news to international programs on Food Network and Travel Channel, our favorite places to dine are given primetime slots on television. Next time you're headed out to eat, our real estate agents encourage you to check out these Raleigh restaurants that have been featured on TV.
If you're like most people, living under the current stay-at-home orders has started to feel really mundane. It's true, there's not a lot to do right now, but ordering takeout from some of the area's best restaurants is a great way to spice things up.
Many of our real estate agents have started planning a weekly takeout night. Not only does this give us a chance to try out some new foods, but we love being able to support our local restaurant owners. Here are a few of our favorites!
Although things have certainly changed, we're still working hard to help our clients reach their real estate goals. Contact us to learn more about how you can virtually tour some of the beautiful Raleigh homes for sale or put add your home to the inventory. We're here to help!
Coffee lovers know it's more than a beverage: it's a way of life. Residents of the Raleigh area have several great coffee shops where they can grab a pumpkin spice latte or linger over a cup of java with a good book. Stop in at one of these top coffee shops recommended by our real estate agents.
If you're buying or selling a Raleigh area home, any of these wonderful coffee shops would be great to meet with one of our real estate agents. Contact us at Coldwell Banker HPW.
What could be better than heading out for a relaxed Sunday brunch with some of your favorite people? Durham homes for sale make it easy to enjoy a wealth of excellent dining options, and Sunday brunch is no exception, with many unique dining spots to try. Whether you're looking for a traditional brunch or something new, you'll find it in the city. Our real estate agents have the details on nine of their favorite spots to enjoy a lovely Sunday brunch in Durham.
Still searching for the perfect home, so that you can enjoy all that Durham has to offer? Our experienced, local team is here to help. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes in the Durham, NC area.
Great food with a distinctly Durham spin? Check. Shopping at unique, local businesses that you won't find anywhere else? Check. A place where local history meets modern amenities and every member of the family can have a good time? Check. If you're looking for a great place to spend a day in Durham, you won't find many better locations than Brightleaf Square, the shopping, dining, and entertainment complex located between Downtown Durham and Duke University. Brightleaf Square prides itself on being "Distinctly Durham," and our real estate agents have all of the details on this delightful Durham destination.
One of the first things you'll notice when shopping Durham homes for sale is the way that the city--and each neighborhood--has its own unique atmosphere, history, and amenities. Brightleaf Square is a great example of why that's the case and provides the perfect place to spend a day no matter which corner of Durham you call home.
Brightleaf Square first opened in 1981, aiming to provide a fun, convenient place to shop between Downtown Durham and Duke University. It was a hit from the start, in part thanks to the two historic buildings that the complex was built around. Brightleaf Square is housed in two large former tobacco warehouses, which were built in the earliest years of the 1900s. The complex has grown ever since, with a host of great shopping spots and dining destinations. In addition to the two main buildings, the courtyard between both warehouses has been redesigned to provide a scenic, outdoor setting while you enjoy all that Brightleaf Square has to offer.
Do you love scouring local businesses for unique, hidden gems, and supporting the small businesses that make Durham such a special place to call home? Well, Brightleaf Square is full of them! You'll find an eclectic selection of shops throughout the complex, whether you're searching for the latest fashions, hunting for interesting antiques, or trying to find the perfect gift for someone who has everything. Businesses like Bull City Art & Frame offer a culture-rich shopping experience and work hard to make children feel welcome as you explore the sights, sounds, and flavors of Brightleaf Square.
You're sure to work up an appetite from all of that shopping, so why not enjoy a fabulous meal and recharge right in Brightleaf Square? The complex is home to eight unique dining destinations, including a craft brewery, fantastic seafood spots, ice cream made with the freshest local ingredients, and flavorful Asian cuisine close to home in Durham. If you're looking for a fun, convenient place to grab dinner and drinks with your friends, you'll have no trouble finding what you seek in Brightleaf Square.
There's always something interesting going on in Brightleaf Square, and special events are a common sight around the complex, especially during the summer. The warm-weather season includes the free summer concert series, which regularly draws big crowds for fun outdoor concerts. The local businesses that create Brightleaf Square also put on plenty of events throughout the year as well, and this is always a fun place to shop during the holiday season.
Are you searching for your own home that's "distinctly Durham" and looking for a local real estate team that truly knows the city? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes throughout the Durham, NC area.
Whether you're aiming to sample fantastic, unique cuisine from around the world or searching for a flavorful homestyle meal, Raleigh, NC has a restaurant to suit every taste.
There's fabulous food around every corner in Raleigh, and the city has earned more than its share of awards for its unique culinary creations. Foodies will love getting to know the dining scene in the city, and shopping Raleigh homes for sale provides the perfect home-base for discovering the many hidden gems that await throughout the city. Our real estate agents are here to help you start your search, with a list of eight must-see dining destinations in Raleigh, NC.
1. Saint Jacques French Cuisine, 6112 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh
Chef Restaurateur Serge Falcoz-Vigne and the Saint Jacques team bring authentic French fine dining to Raleigh. Ranked as one of the Top 100 restaurants in the U.S. by OpenTable.com, Saint Jacques uses only the highest quality ingredients sourced locally from North Carolina farmers to serve classic French fare to their Raleigh clientele. Enjoy unique seafood dishes, delightful desserts, an extensive wine list, and a fantastic atmosphere at Saint Jacques French Cuisine.
2. Crawford and Son, 618 N. Pearce Street, Raleigh
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a great meal in a casual atmosphere at Crawford and Son, where comfort food is always on the menu. While the atmosphere is laid back, Chef Scott Crawford and his crew are serious about bringing the best flavors of Raleigh to your plate. Sample fish, fowl, and fabulous seafood, with unique takes on your favorite dishes as a part of the Crawford and Son menu.
3. Garland, 14 West Martin Street, Raleigh
Garland is the hybrid of combining flavors of India and Asia with locally sourced foods to deliver a distinctively different culinary experience to Raleigh locals. You'll discover great food, delicious cocktails, and an unbelievable wine menu in a comfortable--but funky--atmosphere.
4. Beasley's Chicken and Honey, 237 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh
Looking for a truly local way to celebrate the unique food scene in Raleigh? Stop by Beasley's Chicken and Honey to enjoy the best fried chicken in the city, in a fun, friendly atmosphere that's perfect for families. Beasley's offers a diverse menu of fried chicken creations, seasonal Southern sides, and savory sandwiches, all close to home in Downtown Raleigh.
5. lucettegrace, 235 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh
lucettegrace describes itself as a "contemporary patisserie" in the heart of downtown Raleigh. A patisserie it definitely is serving patrons everything from strawberries and cream mousse to a ham and cheese croissant with just the right amount of bechamel sauce.
6. Videri Chocolate Factory, 327 W. Davie Street, Sweet 100 Raleigh
We've covered food, drink, and flavors from around the world, so now all that's left is to tie the meal together with the perfect dessert. Visit Videri Chocolate Factory to enjoy some of the best chocolate in Raleigh, and see first-hand how gourmet chocolate is created. Enjoy watching the experts in action, then settle in on the outdoor patio to taste the delicious results of all of that hard work.
7. Bida Manda, 222 South Blount Street, Raleigh
Ranked as one of the 100 best restaurants in the U.S. by OpenTable, Bida Manda offers Laotian cuisine in an elegant, thoughtful setting. Enjoy a meal in the beautiful indoor dining area, or head out the deck to sample fantastic flavors with a gorgeous Raleigh sunset in the background. If you're looking for an example of Raleigh's unique culinary culture, Bida Manda is a great place to start.
8. Brewery Bhavana, 218 S. Blount Street, Raleigh
One visitor to Bida Manda was so taken by the food that he wished to create his own Laotian dining spot in the city, and on that day the concept for Brewery Bhavana was born. Located next door to Bida Manda, brewery Bhavana aims to create community by serving complex, craft brews paired with meals that emphasize the unique flavors of the Southeast Asian cuisine.
When you're ready to find your next home and start enjoying the fabulous flavors of Raleigh, our experienced, local real estate team is here to help. Contact us when you're ready to buy or sell homes throughout Raleigh, NC.