Here is an example of one of the most outstanding homes you can find in the old South. Located at 1018 Ivy Lane, it is a custom-built traditional beauty, with luxury details both inside and out.
There is a great room measuring over 18 x 18. This huge room opens to an unbelievably lavish chef’s kitchen with custom cabinets, wine cooler and pantry.
The breakfast area overlooks a vaulted sun porch which lets in light as well as morning and evening breezes. Three industrial globes light the island which is covered in an amazing travertine and provides additional counter space for buffets and formal dinners.
Entertaining at its Finest
The outdoor area features a pool and patio not seen since Esther Williams made her sumptuous movies. You can have dozens of guests if you wish and it will still feel intimate and cozy.
The kitchen was made for hosting fun parties and has every amenity you can think of: dishwasher, three ovens including a microwave oven, and butler’s pantry to store all the silver, fine china and generous-sized pots and pans you could ever have.
Room to Expand
With about 5,000 sq. ft. there is enough room for a family of almost any size. The finished third floor would make a terrific exercise area with plenty of room for machines for walking and stretching.
Each of the five large bedrooms overlooks the stunning gardens with views of their colorful seasonal plantings. There are 10-foot ceilings and an intercom system for easy communication throughout the house.
Deluxe Finishing Details
The windows have insulated glass. The imposing exterior is all brick. The laundry room is conveniently located on the bedroom floor and comes with high-end appliances. The gracious entrance hall welcomes residents and guests and is large enough for a splendid table to hold mail and knickknacks.
Each of the five bedrooms has an adjoining bath. The master bathroom is like a spa, with heated floors and towel racks.
There is a three-zone heating and cooling system throughout the house which insures comfort no matter what the weather is outside.
This is a home which will provide safety and pleasure for all who live here and will please everyone who visits. It’s a home for the ages and has been built to last long and well.
Raleigh and the Arts
Raleigh is known as the Smithsonian of the South. It’s chock full of live performing arts and events throughout the year. For example, the area is known for splendid museums, the Carolina Ballet Company and the North Carolina Theater.
If that isn’t enough there are dozens of galleries and collegiate arts programs to ensure plenty of opportunities to partake of superior entertainment.
Don’t move down to Raleigh and stay inside all the time! You would be missing out on one of the best scenes for live entertainment as well as attractive singles.
There are five entertainment districts downtown that offer live music and touring musicians as well as top-drawer facilities for the arts.
Enjoy the bars, pubs, comedy clubs and dance clubs, plus much more in the way of social entertainment. Come to Raleigh and have a ball!