Sometimes, a property is so special it almost defies description. The featured listing at 1712 Talbot Ridge Street in Wake Forest, NC, falls into that category: Superlatives hardly do justice to this superb blend of historical elegance and modern sensibilities.
A house designed for family living with space for multiple activities, and for entertaining on a grand scale, this estate features more than 8,000 square feet on three levels, all situated on almost two private acres.
Wakefield Estates is a neighborhood of large homes set on winding streets with a feeling of the traditional graciousness of the Old South; this five-bedroom, five-bath Georgian traditional does not disappoint. If anything, it exceeds expectations, with such extras as a pool table alcove and a downstairs wet bar/lounge area, an adjacent media room, and a separate workout space.
Leading off this lower level entertaining and relaxing enclave is a separate paved patio for those grand at-home gatherings.
Main floor offer elegance, convenience
The main floor of the house is nothing if not elegant, with a winding staircase to the bedroom level, a gourmet chef’s dream kitchen featuring professional-style appliances and white-painted cabinets, some with glass doors to display your prettiest serving pieces. There is a contrasting wood center island, a raised eating bar and a butler’s pantry to serve the dining room. A nearby breakfast area serves for informal meals.
The master bedroom is located on the main floor, and is large enough to be a suite of its own, with a bath which includes separate double vanities, a huge tile and glass shower enclosure and large soaking tub, all with elegant brass plumbing fittings.
Additional public spaces are finished to the highest level of craftsmanship, with flooring consisting of inlaid marble tiles and polished, gleaming wood. Wainscoting, built-in bookshelves, door and window trim, and ceiling moulding all attest to the care and planning incorporated into this house, built of the finest materials and lovingly cared for.
Community feeling prevails in midst of Triangle
Located in prestigious Wakefield, the home is a part of a community with a small-town spirit, with its own clubhouse and amenities, yet is near enough to the Greater Raleigh-Durham area, including its airport, to be extremely well-sited for business, located as it is right in the midst of the Triangle.
Shopping, medical facilities, sporting events, cultural offerings, entertainment centers, and leisure-time activities are nearby as well.
Local Wake Forest schools are highly rated, with choices of magnet and charter schools available; and higher education opportunities abound at Duke University, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State all nearby.
The Wake Forest area, almost equidistant between the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains in the west and the Atlantic beaches to the east, claims a moderate temperature almost year-round, with approximately 200 days of sunshine each year. Seasonal changes do exist, but winter is generally mild and pleasant.
If your goal is to live the life you’ve earned, and to treat your family to a lifestyle you believe they would love, you must visit this property. It is listed for $1,350,000.