In addition to its big,spacious rooms,this home has 3&1/2 acre lawn with a stocked pond (bass,brim,channel catfish)for fisherman in your group. Super sun room overlooks lawn and pond, Gazebo at pond for relaxing,fishing,feeding fish (food proivided)Very privaate,tree lined but situated close to every important place in Raleigh,Durham,Chapel Hill, Research Triangle area - N C State University, UNC campus & hospital,Duke University campus and medical center, RDU airport,major interstate highways- & easy access to downtown Raleigh, museums & art galleries - this is place to be. Large,eat-in kitchen- adjoining dinette. Wet bars in library & huge family room on lower level. The gazebo is charming setting for weddings & house is large enough for fun reception. An extra plus for reunions and/or weddings is next door neighbor who caters traditional, delicious North Carolina pig pick-in,fried chicken & all the trimmings.
This subdivision was once a plantation. The plantation house still exists & is just 'up the road' from the property on Casttlebrook Drrive. Other: visit well regarded N C Zoo....or take a day trip to 'Straw Valley' home to several of North Carolina's renowned potters & their galleries. Raleigh is situated midway between beautiful North Carolina mountains and spectacular beaches Drive 2 hours west to see mountains or 2 hours east to visit beach and the antebellum city of Wilmington - is still an active port city but most popular attraction is the battleship North Carolina moored across the river from the downtown Cotton Exchange shopping area. Has old South feel. Good restaurants on the water,too.
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N C State Campus is about 15 minutes from the property. It is the flagship campus for engineering,textiles and design of UNC system - worth a visit. Just a short drive to Duke University Campus also well worth the drive.
It is a stunning campus (rumor is that Washington Duke took his architect to Princeton and,said: 'build me that') The Duke Chapel, a classic Westminster style, boasts many 'claims to fame';i.e. an organ that took the expert from the Netherlands more than a year to install on the million dollar balcony Duke had constructed to accommodate the organ. Stained glass windows of deep colors - all the blue glass purchased from Blenko Glass & anyone who knows glass, knows Blenko. Don't miss the Sarah P. Duke Gardens that are maintained by many expert botanists so that each season the plantings provide a beautiful display of the flowers of that particular season. Your college basketball fans will know about the Duke Blue Devils and their number 1 ranking year after year. Unfortunately, tickets to Blue Devil games are very difficult to get. If lucky, you may beable to see the Duke Women's highy raked basketball players. Call Duke Sports office to inquire about same.Suday services at Duke. UNC is home of terrific basketball team also.
This property is only about a mile and a half from a city park where tennis courts are available.
As stated earlier, there is sooooo much available in this area that liisting everything here is a bit difficult but information will be made available at the house for your review and enjooyment. The seasonal changes are beautiful.
Older, retired folks w house that is too big. Spend a lot of time in southern Florida.
The property provides wonderful entertainment areas..is close to many interesting, beautiful and historical NC places. It provides space and furniture for family enjoyment...antiques retired & replaced with 'family friendly' furniture.
So for comfort in an elegant home this is place for you and your family.
Stocked pond, circular driveway, big lawn for croquet/horse shoes etc. but bring your own equipment. Unique as this property has been landscaped to provide privacy but is near other homes. This development is surrounded by city but has good 'country feel'
Is site of old plantation & house has been restored and is almost at the end of our street. Privately owner and occupied.