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811 Old Mill Road Now Offered at a More Attractive Price!

by LC for Masha Halpern

www.811OldMillRoad.com

811 Old Mill Road rests in scenic Greenwood, one of Chapel Hill’s oldest & most distinguished neighborhoods.  Cushioned from the road by a gracious front yard sprinkled with hardwood trees, this mid-century classic offers a twist! – All THE BEST comforts of a modern updated home!

Camellia, rhododendron, rose, nandina & holly bushes frame your walk to a welcoming covered front porch flanked by aged wood columns.  Just behind the front door embellished with an ornate door accessory are the home’s foyer & living room featuring updated Mahogany-stained hardwood floors, eggshell-white walls, recessed lighting, wood-burning, granite surround focal-point fireplace & an expansive window that provides a panoramic view to the front yard.  The beauty of this space is that an abundance of natural light catches your eye & draws you in to the main hub & life of this home!  Continue through the living room & in to a charming breakfast alcove that includes contemporary fixtures & built-in seating with easy-close drawers underneath.  Seamless & sensible, the spaces in this home blend easily in to one another.  Attached to the alcove is a magnificent chef’s kitchen & adjacent dining room highlighting a soaring ceiling with skylights, windows & recessed lighting galore.  Custom built-in pantry & hidden spice cabinet, bar sink & wine storage, stereo surround & an oversized floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace with rustic mantle & a hearth made of “Absolute granite” delight the senses with texture & function.  The kitchen is equipped with a professional chef’s hanging pot rack, 6-burner gas range & griddle complete with pasta faucet, high ceiling range hood, easy-pull/close drawers, & jumbo island with silestone countertops & built-in microwave.  To add a touch of historical nostalgia, perfect placement of a “farm-style“ recessed sink in this generously sized working counter ensures THE best cooking & dining experience every day!

The hall from the dining room includes a powder room & entry to both the utility room & unfinished basement.  The utility room includes built-in cabinets for tons of extra storage, stainless steel mop sink, & access to the back yard & unfinished walk-up, floored attic with great storage or additional room potential (lighting & electric are already in place!).  Although unfinished, the basement is spacious, includes electrical, & is ready to be completed adding to the experience of truly fine living this home offers!

The three bedrooms are located in the north wing of the home.  With a perfect view to the camellia bushes & vine overhang just outside the windows, the master bedroom emits an aura of tranquility & features hardwoods, recessed lighting, & a beautiful master bath that includes two separate marble-topped vanities, tiled walk-in shower, private water closet & a large walk-in closet with built-in shelving.  The second & third bedrooms each contain wood floors, ceiling fan & access to the Jack ‘n Jill bathroom featuring a gorgeous tiled floor, marble-topped vanity, recessed lighting & a tiled tub/shower.

As the warmer months spring upon us, just open the windows so the outdoors will beckon you to one of many serene outdoor spaces.  Here are some of the special out-door spaces at 811 Old Mill Road:

  • A 14.9x16.5 deck with built-in seating is accessible from the dining & kitchen area.
  • The Two-car carport draped in vine overlay that is attached both to the home & a large storage building just screams to be someone’s artist studio or playhouse!
  • A Stunning rock path from the front sidewalk that leads you to the gated side yard.  This space is a wonderful area for afternoon tea, BBQ, a quick game of football, or a wonderful space to romp with the family dogs.
  • Superior landscaping throughout the nearly acre lot, including a vast assortment of plants and bushes.
  • And last, but CERTAINLY not least, the back yard proudly displays “The Victory Garden”.  This garden was featured in PBS’ historical programs where the back portion of the property was professionally designed.  With raised plant beds & a watering system, many of the programs featured the ‘fruits of labor’ that rose from this earth.  Plants previously featured on “The Victory Garden” include: Swiss Chard, Tennessee Red Okra, Lima beans, Big Boy & Better Boy Tomatoes, String beans, four varieties of Chrysanthemums, Purple Hull Field Peas, Sweet Peppers, Cantaloupe, & had harvested over 100 quarts of Blackberries.

811 Old Mill Road is a home that has been beautifully constructed and updated, every detail executed with careful consideration…It’s true understated elegance is in its perfect form & function & it beckons for you to come home!

 

 

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Masha Halpern and The Smart Move Team is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel HillDurhamCarrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website at www.TheSmartMoveTeam.com for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Masha is a certified member of The Luxury Home Marketing Institute, participates in its annual Leaders in Luxury Conference, and works with The Institute’s thousands of members worldwide to share information about current listings.

Masha is also a certified member of Keller Williams Luxury International and is Chapel Hil & Durham's EXCLUSIVE  member of Cyber Stars International – Top Realtors Using Technology – a group dedicated to taking the best and latest technological advances and applying them to real estate advertising and marketing for her clients in all price pointsMasha Halpern can be contacted for a private consultation by calling 919-414-0337 or by visiting www.TheSmartMoveTeam.com.

1015 Green Street in Trinity Park is Back on the Market!

by Masha Halpern

Welcome to 1015 Green Street!

www.1015GreenStreet.com

1015 Green Street is a darling bungalow that stands timeless in Durham’s historic Trinity Park. Built in 1910, this one-of-a-kind home has been updated & improved, yet still remains true to its classic roots as it features original heart pine wood floors. If you are looking for the opportunity to live near & walk to Durham’s best – East Campus, Downtown, Ninth Street & more – this is your chance!

The bungalow’s welcoming covered front porch invites you to come in & stay awhile. You are first greeted by the large living room featuring new interior paint, refinished heart pine wood floors, wood-burning fireplace with brick hearth, & a large window that looks out on the front yard. Around the corner lies the master bedroom with two closets, ceiling fan & generous natural light. The adjacent updated master bath features a beautiful claw-foot tub, granite-topped mahogany stained vanity, chair-rail molding, hardwoods, & a skylight. Down the hallway & to the right is the dining room, which includes hardwood floors & plenty of pantry storage. A spacious kitchen will allow for a future addition of a prepstation & currently features oak cabinets, built-in work desk & a gas stove.

The other three bedrooms all rest on the left side of the hall; each contains refinished hardwood floors, a ceiling fan, & easy access to the second full bath & separate laundry room.

The back yard is shaded by mature trees & includes a court area for the kids to play & a shed for storing outdoor equipment & materials. There is much potential for creating a landscaped oasis in your own back yard!

This is a grand opportunity to live in one of Durham's finest established neighborhoods!

 

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Masha Halpern and The Smart Move Team is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel HillDurhamCarrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website at www.TheSmartMoveTeam.com for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Masha is a certified member of The Luxury Home Marketing Institute, participates in its annual Leaders in Luxury Conference, and works with The Institute’s thousands of members worldwide to share information about current listings.

Masha is also a certified member of Keller Williams Luxury International and is Chapel Hil & Durham's EXCLUSIVE  member of Cyber Stars International – Top Realtors Using Technology – a group dedicated to taking the best and latest technological advances and applying them to real estate advertising and marketing for her clients in all price pointsMasha Halpern can be contacted for a private consultation by calling 919-414-0337 or by visiting www.TheSmartMoveTeam.com.

Welcome to 549 E Hatterleigh Avenue in Churton Grove!

by LC for Masha Halpern

Welcome to 549 E. Hatterleigh Avenue!

Aesthetic appeal, sound structural quality, room for growth, & positive community atmosphere – all are key factors when it comes to finding the perfect house to make your home. 549 E Hatterleigh Avenue will exceed each & every one of these expectations. Majestically sited on a half-acre lot in beautifully landscaped Churton Grove, this unique home will inspire a true sense of belonging. Welcome home!

Flagstone & hardiplank harmonize to display a stylish craftsman exterior that encapsulates the home’s Royce model design. This floor-plan emphasizes bright open spaces & is the only one of its kind in the neighborhood. The covered front porch with flagstone steps & craftsman-style columns invites you to sit & enjoy the front yard  views & wave to neighbors as they pass by. A two-story foyer with a decorative ledge waits just behind the front door & opens to a main level that will take your breath away! A study, through French doors, & a two-story dining room with four towering windows, crown molding & hardwood floors are a pleasing sight to the eyes. A hall leading from the foyer brings you past the built-in seating in the mudroom to a tile-floored utility room with mop sink, as well as access to the three-car, side-loading garage, full bath with large walk-in shower & a quiet main floor guest bedroom.

Through the soaring dining space & past the two-story wrought-iron staircase is a chef’s dream kitchen, breakfast nook & family room. Kitchen features include a separate full butler’s pantry, an abundance of granite countertops including large island with bar seating & storage, custom tile backsplash, a pantry, 5-burner gas stove & stainless steel double oven, refrigerator & microwave. A breakfast area adds a buffer between the kitchen & family room & offers access to the large screened porch that features arched ceiling & fan. Comforts galore are yours to enjoy in the spacious family room with cushiony carpet, recessed lighting, gas fireplace with granite surround, & wall of windows with custom blinds that overlook the wooded back yard. The main floor master suite is nestled just around the corner featuring carpeted floors, gentle natural light through triple side-by-side windows, & a luxury master bath with tile floors, dual vanity, garden tub, oversized walk-in shower with tile surround, water closet & large walk-in closet.

Glide to the top of the staircase where you will find yourself landing in the open bonus room that serves as the common space between the three upstairs bedrooms. With its wall mount & Internet capability, the bonus would make an ideal media or game room! (*There are also cable connections in all five bedrooms!*)  Bedroom Three faces the back yard & includes carpeted floors & a full bath. Bedrooms Four & Five also contain soft carpeted floors & each share access to a Jack ‘n Jill bath with dual vanity & private shower & commode. Floored, walk-in attic space over the garage is accessible via Bedroom Five - imagine all the items you can neatly store & keep hidden!

549 E Hatterleigh Avenue’s outdoor spaces & community amenities are part of what make this home so special. Sports lovers will be enamored with the in-ground basketball goal situated on the edge of the large concrete driveway, as well as with the community tennis & basketball courts!  Churton Grove amenities also include a clubhouse, pool, walking trails & playground – all especially designed for you to LOVE the outdoors the year-round!

Churton Grove’s Hillsborough location is far enough from the highway to give the illusion of seclusion, but is mere miles from UNC, Duke & RTP. Historic Hillsborough, UNC Healthcare in the up-and-coming Waterstone, & some of the best local shopping & dining in the Triangle can be found a short drive down the road in the downtown area. Quaint shops, local dining & pubs, & a terrific farmer’s market connect families from all over the world to the town’s local roots. It’s a magical place & 549 E Hatterleigh Avenue offers you your own special place in the midst of it all! Come for a moment, stay for a lifetime.

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Masha Halpern and The Smart Move Team is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel HillDurhamCarrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website at www.TheSmartMoveTeam.com for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Masha is a certified member of The Luxury Home Marketing Institute, participates in its annual Leaders in Luxury Conference, and works with The Institute’s thousands of members worldwide to share information about current listings.

Masha is also a certified member of Keller Williams Luxury International and is Chapel Hil & Durham's EXCLUSIVE  member of Cyber Stars International – Top Realtors Using Technology – a group dedicated to taking the best and latest technological advances and applying them to real estate advertising and marketing for her clients in all price pointsMasha Halpern can be contacted for a private consultation by calling 919-414-0337 or by visiting www.TheSmartMoveTeam.com.

 

Welcome to this Stunning Three-Story Townhome in Governors Village!

by LC for Masha Halpern

Welcome to 1068 Perdue Drive!

www.1068PerdueDrive.com

Townhome living is simple & effortless; townhome living in Governors Village is simple, effortless & divine. 1068 Perdue Drive is a three-story, architecturally stunning “Charleston style” townhome that satisfies the comfort of easy living. It is here you will find the true meaning of the old adage, “Home is Where the Heart is.” We welcome you to come & stay a lifetime!

The home’s striking exterior is bedecked with ornate columns from top to bottom, highlighting a covered porch & gracious second level balcony. Greeting you upon entering the front door is the living & adjacent dining area featuring rich hardwood floors, smooth high ceilings, crown molding & large windows. An easily accessible kitchen rests in the center of the main level flaunting brilliant granite countertops, tile backsplash & stainless steel appliances including a 4-burner gas stove & built-in microwave that circulates to the outside. Entertaining here will be a cinch – prepare to be the designated party host!

Continuing down the hall of the main floor brings you to an elegant powder room with pedestal sink, large laundry closet, mudroom with beaded board seat & storage, & access to the back patio & garage. The master bedroom is also situated in the rear of the main level & offers plush carpet floors, vaulted ceiling with fan & a master bath that includes a dual 36” high vanity with maple cherry-stain cabinetry, large soaking tub with glass sliding door, tile floors & walk-in closet. It’s a peaceful resting place because it has a great view of the fenced, custom landscaped patio complete with flagstone path, pergola & romantic swing.

From the living room, the carpeted staircase with wrought-iron detailing leads you to a cozy “book nook” & the upstairs bedrooms. Bedroom Two offers soothing gentle light, ceiling fan, carpeted floors, 9’ ceiling, walk-in closet & access to a full bath Jack ‘n Jill. Down the hall, bedroom Three provides a walk-in closet, ceiling fan & entry to a full bath. Be sure to bask in this bedroom’s cascade of natural light through French glass doors leading to the balcony overlooking the community pond! Across the way is a semi-hidden staircase to the finished third level. This spacious 24.2 x 30.6 bonus space, with supplemental heat & air, is complemented by gleaming hardwood floors, ceiling fan, window seat & extra storage, & would make a great office, exercise, or media room!

The townhome’s private, fenced outdoor space has been carefully designed & arranged to echo the sentiment of luxury, the flagstone & pebble patio mingles beautifully with the pergola & hanging swing. The one-car garage has been finished & insulated, & could easily be used as a workshop!

As a Governors Village resident, you will have access to a community swimming pool, tennis & basketball courts, playground & community lake across the street. The best of Chapel Hill is at your fingertips – shops, dining, entertainment & more. Let the joy of living in The Southern Part of Heaven begin! 

 

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Masha Halpern and The Smart Move Team is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel HillDurhamCarrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website at www.TheSmartMoveTeam.com for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Masha is a certified member of The Luxury Home Marketing Institute, participates in its annual Leaders in Luxury Conference, and works with The Institute’s thousands of members worldwide to share information about current listings.

Masha is also a certified member of Keller Williams Luxury International and is Chapel Hil & Durham's EXCLUSIVE  member of Cyber Stars International – Top Realtors Using Technology – a group dedicated to taking the best and latest technological advances and applying them to real estate advertising and marketing for her clients in all price pointsMasha Halpern can be contacted for a private consultation by calling 919-414-0337 or by visiting www.TheSmartMoveTeam.com.

Food Truck Rodeo & Warm Weather Coming to Durham this Weekend!

by Masha Halpern

Spring is starting to knock on the door, and will officially arrive on March 20! (did we hear a collective sigh of relief?)

This weekend, the weather forecast is calling for warmer, dryer weather and we know the perfect spot for you to take full advantage of the non-wintry temperatures -- downtown Durham for the Spring Food Truck Rodeo

Five times a year food trucks from all around the Triangle gather in Durham Central Park, and this Sunday, March 8 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM will be a massive gathering of 50 local trucks, local beer and music compliments of Pitchblak Brass Band from Brooklyn. Temperatures will rise to nearly 60 degrees with intervals of clouds and sunshine. If you've never experienced food truck dining, this will be the perfect day for a first-time experience. Check out the map below to see where each food truck will be stationed!

 You won't want to miss out on this great event! We may even see you there!

**And don't forget to turn your clocks FORWARD one hour this Sunday :)

Photo compliments of durhamcentralpark.org 

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Masha Halpern and The Smart Move Team is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel HillDurhamCarrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website at www.TheSmartMoveTeam.com for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Masha is a certified member of The Luxury Home Marketing Institute, participates in its annual Leaders in Luxury Conference, and works with The Institute’s thousands of members worldwide to share information about current listings.

Masha is also a certified member of Keller Williams Luxury International and is Chapel Hil & Durham's EXCLUSIVE  member of Cyber Stars International – Top Realtors Using Technology – a group dedicated to taking the best and latest technological advances and applying them to real estate advertising and marketing for her clients in all price pointsMasha Halpern can be contacted for a private consultation by calling 919-414-0337 or by visiting www.TheSmartMoveTeam.com.

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