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Homes for Sale

3700 Swann St - Raleigh
1991 sqft. - Map

Feel your stress level decrease as you cross the redwood bridge into your private oasis inside the beltline located just off of Ridge Road.

3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | 1,991 sqft | $475,000
Status: Sold.

4604 Pebble Ct - Raleigh
1736 sqft. - Map

Living at its best with easy commute and close-by shopping with a feeling of being in the woods. Come home and relax on your porch overlooking .45 acres of wooded privacy and a small stream.
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | 1,736 sqft | $218,000
Status: Closed.

600 Leonidas Ct - Raleigh
1595 sqft. - Map

BA Farrell's carpenter gothic architectural masterpiece has soaring ceilings in the great room and both bedrooms. Built in 1995 for Kay Olson, it is hidden away on a quiet cul-de-sac on the grounds of the old Fallon Florist greenhouses in the Historic Oakwood neighborhood.
Status: Closed. Co-listed with Peter Rumsey.

2809 Sandia Drive - Raleigh
2310 sqft. - Map

The best features and best price of any home on the market ITB. Completely renovated from floors to ceilings. New cabinets, countertops, appliances, floors, paint, roof, deck, water heater, lighting fixtures... Too many updates to list.
Status: Sold. Listed by Christine Lewis.

1321 Hathaway - Raleigh
2870 sqft. - Map

New since 2008: all windows, exterior paint, bonus room floor, patio, screened porch and deck. Well placed skylights and vaulted ceilings throughout make this home bright and cheery. Basement workshop and extra utility shed border new stamped patio, great space.
Status: Sold. Listed by George Huntley.

Wessex Contemporary
111 Eyemouth Court, Cary, NC 27513 - Map

Striking contemporary in north Cary offers maple hardwoods, 4 BR, 3.5 baths, chef's kitchen, 2-car garage, lower level guest suite and rec room, private cul-de-sac lot, neighborhood pool and tennis.

Status: Sold. Listed by Montie Smith, ABR, GRI, CRS.

Waterfront Contemporary
3813 Windy Hill Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 - Map

Architectural gem features exquisite waterfront views and stylish single-story living. Custom, unique design featuring curved walls of glass, marble floors, and cathedral ceilings.

Status: Sold.

Coley Forest
828 Runnymede Road, Raleigh, NC - Map

Rare and beautiful custom built home designed by award winning architect Frank Harmon for sale. Live well in beautiful, expansive, and light filled spaces. Sophisticated design elements using volume, texture, light, color, and pattern are discovered anew each day in this house. Established neighborhood. Separate in-law suite.

Status: Off Market. Listed by Terri Poulsen.

Laurdane Estates
6804 Laurdane Road, Raleigh, NC - Map

Exquisite privacy on 2.24+ acres minutes from RDU airport and RTP. Come home to a world all your own. Contemporary solar home on beautiful lot with dogwoods, azaleas and natural areas. Cedar siding, skylights, Lindahl Cedar glass room.
Status: Rented.

111 Lochview Drive, Cary, NC - Map

Enjoy year round views in this fabulous waterfront custom-built contemporary in Cary's Lochmere. Home features dramatic light-filled spaces, state-of-the art finishes, private dock, and more.

Status: Sold. Listed by Montie Smith, ABR, GRI, CRS.

Cameron Village
828 Graham Street, Raleigh, NC - Map

Built in from the ground up in 2007 by its owner/architect, this house is on a prime lot in Cameron Village, a visionary mid-century community created in conjunction with the recently revitalized Cameron Village shopping center.
Status: Off Market.

917 Macon Place 917 Macon Place - North Hills, Raleigh

Think of this as a year round vacation home with a wall of windows overlooking your own private 1.02 acre private preserve, all located near North Hillls midtown, park and greenway with easy inside the beltline access.

Status: Closed. Listed by Debra Smith and Peter Rumsey.
100 Vernon Hills Court - Chapel Hill
Perfect Meld of Nature, Form, and Function

This home is a modern architectural statement that sits quietly, but proudly, on almost an acre on the edge of a cul-de-sac. The design is imbued with a spirit that is simple, clean and warm.

Status: Closed. Listed by Linda Carol Davis.
222 Tennwood Ct - Treyburn, Durham
6456 sqft. - Connection to the Landscape
Gorgeous contemporary. Outstanding architecture. A home where the outdoor environment is invited to be part of indoor space.  Blends form and function to create a symphony for  the senses.  Go for a swim in the lap pool, relax in the meditation room, enjoy the sauna, or work creatively in an office that leaves nothing to be desired.
Status: Sold. Listed by Susan Richter.
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Homes for Sale - Communities

Greenbridge - Chapel Hill
Urban. Elegant. Green.
This mixed-use residential and retail project provides physical and symbolic links between Chapel Hill’s Franklin Street and Main Street in Carrboro while aspiring to serve as a model of environmentally intelligent, carbon-conscious design. The design calls for numerous solar panels and green rooftops. The building will also feature several street-level store fronts catering to companies who practice sustainability.
Status: Active.

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Recently Sold

722 Graham - Raleigh
2614 sqft. - 1950's MODERN - Map

Designed by Aaron Allred for Burnie Bachelor and his family in 1954, this stunning house is an icon of a modernist era. On a large lot tucked away in quiet Cameron Village. Beautifully done windows and colors with an updated kitchen and lower level.
Status: Closed. Listed by Christine Lewis.

Dr. George W. Poland House
502 John Jones Road, Bahama, NC 27503 - Map

Designed in 1954 by George Matsumoto, the Dr. George W. Poland House, originally located above Crabtree Valley in Raleigh, was moved in 2002 to 24 rolling acres overlooking the Little River Reservoir in Bahama, NC, and updated by local architect Ellen Cassilly. Bahama, NC is just north of Duke University in Durham County near the Falls Lake Reservoir and the Treyburn Subdivision.

Status: Rented.

700 Windless Trail - Clayton
4330 sqft. - Industrial Warmth
“We wanted an industrial type home with a warm feeling.” So said the sellers, who completed this their dream home in 2004 based on an original design by their friend, North Carolina artist, Robert Irwin. The stunning 4330 square foot home includes 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a 700 square foot kennel. Located on a pastoral 10 acre lot (horses allowed) with a tranquil pond it is just a 20 minute drive east of the state capital, Raleigh.
Photos by James West.
Status: Closed. Listed by Debra Smith and Peter Rumsey.

2106 Banbury Road - Raleigh
2435 sqft. - Unique Mid Century Treasure
Designed in 1951 by prominent North Carolina architect F. Carter Williams. This home is a wonder of mid-century aesthetic - fine details in wood, stone and glass - untouched by renovation. One-level floor plan. Prime Raleigh Inside-the-beltline location. Wooded half-acre setting.
Photos by James West.
Status: Closed. Listed by Debra Smith and Peter Rumsey.

3120 Tanager - Raleigh
2642 sqft. - Centennial Campus
Gorgeous 2.8+ acres inside the beltline near Centennial Campus. Private views, wild azaleas, grapes and flowering dogwoods. Hundreds of bulbs planted over the last 47 years. Original owner. Designed by McKimmon and Etheridge Architects. Please don't disturb the nesting wood ducks by little 'Spring Branch' stream. Perfect home for NCSU faculty and researchers.
Status: Closed. Listed by Debra Smith.

279 Two Mule Road - Pittsboro
1300 sqft. - Harland Creek
Passive solar Naus Haus home built in 1980 by Tom Roberts on 10.75 acres in Chatham County. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Screened porch, 600 sqft. deck, wood stove and metal roof.
Status: Closed. Listed by Peter Rumsey.

1400 Elberon Place - North Raleigh
2,052 sqft. - Classic Modernist Contemporary Home
This classic A-frame has been sensitively updated by the cabinet-maker seller. The living/dining room was recently finished with new carpet, light fixtures and fresh paint. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features cathedral ceilings in two bedrooms, an additional loft area upstairs, and separate living/dining and family rooms.
Status: Closed. Listed by Peter Rumsey.

1014 W Cabarrus 1014 W. Cabarrus St. - Raleigh
1784 sqft. - East Village NYC meets west Raleigh NC.
$449,500 - For sale or rent.
This 1924 detached bungalow has been rebuilt in & out to be the ultimate “green home” with top quality flooring, doors & siding salvaged from the Habitat Reuse Center . The whole house is Energy Star rated -- new windows, roof, insulation, wiring, mechanical systems & more.
Status: Rented. Listed by Peter Rumsey.
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Area Homes of Interest

Catalano House - Raleigh
Though it was destroyed in 2001, the Catalano House continues to be a landmark in architectural design in Raleigh. It has inspired many, including the Modern Home Network's logo. Built in 1954, the Catalano House was designed by Eduardo Catalano as his residence. It featured a hyperbolic parabaloid roof and glass walls.

Solterra - Durham
Solterra is a cohousing community in southwest Durham, blending environmentally friendly homes with a rich neighborhood life. 38 single-family homesites make up this community, on a total of 20 acres with shared rights in the common land. Each homesite was individually planned by its owner. The common areas include paths through woodlands and meadows, an organic garden, a tree house, picnic tables and swings.
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