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Welcome to 27 Bluff Trail in Village West!

by LC for Masha Halpern

Welcome to 27 Bluff Trail!

www.27BluffTrail.com

Townhome living in the community of Village West is life’s simplicity at its best. With the overarching theme of “nature” 27 Bluff Trail will usher you into a lifestyle where convenience is part of daily routine, & its quiet Chapel Hill location will place UNC at your fingertips & all that makes this historic southern town rich & vibrant.

Backing to a lovely wooded view on the outer rim of the community, this townhome offers a full covered front porch that leads to the foyer with parquet flooring & sidelight window. A galley-style kitchen lies to the right featuring freshly painted-over cherry cabinetry, newer stove, dishwasher & refrigerator, & a breakfast area with overhead skylight & large window for an abundance of natural light. The separate dining area flows into the family room, where both feature brand new neutral carpet & paint. With a striking corner gas log fireplace with raised flagstone inlay hearth & access to the expansive private back deck with additional storage, the family room will be the hub of family life & entertainment. The main level also includes a powder room with new vinyl flooring & cultured marble vanity with new faucet.

A carpeted stairwell naturally lit by skylights brings you to the second level. A washer & dryer closet is located in the hall near the top of the stairs, conveniently situated amidst the home’s three bedrooms – never drag laundry up & down the stairs! The spacious master bedroom features new carpet & paint, a wall of closets & a private master bath with new vinyl flooring, skylight, & shower with hand-held massage shower-head. The second & third bedrooms are each gently lit & located beyond the second full bath which is highlighted by new carpet & vinyl flooring, new paint, skylight & new faucet fixture.

Village West offers residents a private clubhouse with grilling deck, adult & infant pools, & a tennis & basketball court. It is within biking distance to UNC’s campus & beautiful downtown Chapel Hill, situated on the Chapel Hill Transit line & a short walk from Umstead Park & Foster’s Market. Enjoy the close proximity to I-40, Durham, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, International Airport & so much more!

Contact us today if you want a private showing!

 

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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.

Chapel Hill is a Great Place to Live. Period.

by LC for Masha Halpern

In case you've ever wondered if Chapel Hill is a great town to live in, Niche Rankings has the answer you might be looking for (and we have to say we completely agree with their findings!). In their 2015 rankings of best towns to live in the United States, Chapel Hill, North Carolina ranked number 27 out of the top 100.

Chapel Hill was graded based on a number of key "livability" factors:

1. Things to do 

2. Access to housing

3. Access to jobs

4. Access to transportation

5. Weather

6. Safety

7. Schools

Chapel Hill received high scores in all of these categories, which translates to this: CHAPEL HILL OFFERS ITS RESIDENTS A HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE...a quality of life that is waiting for you today! 

If you're considering a move to our fine city, whether for school, to raise a family or retire, let us help find the right home for you. Contact us today and let's get started!

 

 

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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.

7315 Crescent Ridge Beauty Open this Sunday 2-4 PM

by LC for Masha Halpern

Showstopper!

Our listing at 7315 Crescent Ridge Drive in Chapel Hill will be open this Sunday, May 17 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

You won't want to miss seeing the home's fabulous formal areas and large living spaces featuring abundant windows and natural lighting, huge gourmet kitchen, main level master suite, and finished basement offering storage, exercise room, office, game room, large rec room, craft room/second laundry room and kitchenette with in-law suite potential!  

Click below to see the full video of this magnificent home sited on 5 private acres!

 

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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.

602 Surry Road Now Offered at a More Attractive Price!

by LC for Masha Halpern

Don't Miss Out on this Chapel Hill Gem Near Schools, Shopping, Downtown & So Much More!

www.602SurryRoad.com

Every once in a while you come across an idyllic home perfectly designed for entertaining & imbued with the essence of comfort; 602 Surry Road  is one such home.  With its welcoming façade, seamless floor plan & remarkable addition upgrades & remodel, this Chapel Hill home in Estes Hills will instantly capture your eyes & your heart, offering you the best of comfort & style.

Resting atop a landscaped 0.43 acre home site, this brick traditional home is situated on a quiet street in the picturesque enclave of Estes Hills & it invites you to walk the brick path, through the front door & into a marble-floored foyer brightened by sidelight windows & recessed lighting. The formal dining room lies to the left showcasing hardwood floors, chair-rail molding, smooth ceilings & plantation shutters. A formal living room extends to the right of the foyer, natural lighting beckoning you to sit & stay a while. This room acts as a gateway to the family room & the center of this beautifully crafted home. Enjoy beautiful hardwood floors, raised hearth wood-burning fireplace with granite surround & tile inlay, built-in book-casing with wet bar, recessed lighting & an incredible display of tall renovated windows. Experience an open, flexible layout filled with abundant natural light & discover quality materials, stylish appointments & thoughtful details! Enjoy year-round relaxing & entertaining in the adjacent all-season, heated/cooled sunroom that features a surround of tall windows, ceramic tile floors, high ceiling with skylights, dual ceiling fans, wall-to-ceiling fresh paint, storage, & French doors that lead to the private brick patio in the back yard. The backyard retreat is a private oasis with mature landscaping. The sunroom is also connected to the eat-in kitchen featuring new hardwood floors, Corian countertops, large island with front & back storage, brand new Wolf double oven & 5-burner gas stove, tile backsplash, recessed lighting over the dining space, & five blue pendulum lights that create a soothing ambience. A laundry is attached to the kitchen & includes tile floors & built-in shelving. Off the kitchen & sunroom is a great mudroom space with a separate entrance & access to the two-car, oversized-depth garage with new doors, newly painted floor & workshop area. An extra heated/cooled bonus room is located in the rear of the garage – utilize it as a yoga studio, office, or storage area! It’s a great space for older kids to hang out with friends or study!

A gently sweeping iron scroll staircase unfolds before you, leading to the second floor & the home’s four bedrooms. Bedrooms two, three & four each contain wood floors & ceiling fans; three and four are finished nicely with plantation shutters, while the generous second bedroom is closest to the full bath that features floor-to-ceiling tile with inlay border, solar tube, recessed lighting, custom-made cabinetry, & built-ins to keep belongings neatly put away. The final – & most impressive – room on the second floor is the exquisite master suite addition-remodel. This space consists of a bonus/office space with hardwoods & storage & a luxurious master addition that was completed in the year 2000. The owner’s suite features a magnificent Palladian bay window encasing a cozy reading nook – & The View just outside of the mature landscaping & robust oak tree peppered with moss will enthrall the senses & is “to die for”! The addition also features matching hardwoods, deeply recessed trey ceiling with fan & recessed lighting, four casement windows to enjoy a fresh breeze, & three closets including a huge walk-in with built-ins & door leading to the mule-hide roof over the bonus. The deluxe master bath is highlighted by a dual Corian-topped vanity with Travertine backsplash, & glass walk-in steam shower that is adorned with floor-to-ceiling Travertine tile, double shower heads & bench. The water closet with custom 12x12 glass block privacy wall is smartly spacious & private yet welcomes natural light.  It blends seamlessly with the flow of the room & connects flawlessly to a large corner Jacuzzi tub hugged by a wall of casement windows.

The outdoors at 602 Surry Road  is a truly unique & special place. It offers an array of entertaining & gardening possibilities. The brick patio is backed by a tall brick privacy wall with a built-in raised garden trough that dreams of a garden of roses or meandering jasmine! This outdoor living space is the ideal setting for many wonderful memories to come!

If dwelling in comfort complements your lifestyle – whether reserved or active – 602 Surry Road  is the home you’ve been looking for. A quiet Chapel Hill location coupled with a short drive to the town’s best – including UNC, University Mall, the public library, parks, schools, great dining & shopping, Whole Foods, Trader Joes & more – is a unique luxury that will afford you & yours years of living & loving the Southern Part of Heaven.

Welcome to your new home in Estes Hills!

 

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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.

Why Food in the Triangle ROCKS

by LC for Masha Halpern

If you've lived in the Triangle long enough, you probably understand why the food here is receiving accolades on a national level. For those of you unfamiliar with the yummy creations of all kinds in the Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh areas, keep reading...we'll tell you some of the reasons why our food in the Triangle is over-the-top delectable.

1. We have one of "America's Next Hot Food Cities": It was just released that Durham, NC is nationally recognized by the travel review company Zagat as being one of ten next hot food cities in America. Why? Many deciding factors played a part, but most importantly foodie experts and Zagat readers chose Durham because A) many excellent chefs call it home, B) residents are frequently dining out, C) young chefs who are just starting their careers are drawn to this city, D) Durham's rich and diversified culture produces an assortment of delicious "grub," and E) local fresh ingredients are at the fingertips of chefs. Zagat describes Durham as an "increasingly revitalized old tobacco town [that] offers more than the whole-hog barbecue it's famous for, with a cache of restaurants that is evolving the present culinary scene while preserving the past." 

**Asheville, NC also made the top ten list!

2. We have the most amazing food on wheels: Food trucks have become a sensation across the Triangle area, and there's no sign of it slowing down. For the past 7 years food trucks have charted their way from Raleigh, to Durham, to Chapel Hill and beyond, the number of trucks growing substantially in the meantime. Food Truck Rodeos (held 4 times a year in both downtowns of Raleigh and Durham) have ignited a craze. For example, Raleigh's Food Truck Rodeo grew from 3,000 diners in its first year to 10,000 - wow! New food ideas are popping up all the time, and Triangle residents are more than happy to make room in their stomachs for these savory creations. It's not every day you can devour fine dining from a kitchen on wheels!

Track the location of food trucks daily here!

3. We celebrate local food, beer and wine: Next weekend, May 15-17, the Got to be NC Festival will be held on the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. There will be rides, live music and other activities to enjoy, but FOOD is the main attraction. And not just food, LOCAL FOOD, WINE and BEER. Can you say YUM?!? Check out the list of vendors who will be there! But be ready...some of the food there will be a bit bizarre!

Info courtesy of Triangle Business Journal, The Sunday News & Observer, and Our State Magazine.

 

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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.

Greenwood's 811 Old Mill Road is Back on the Market!

by LC for Masha Halpern

Inspected & Ready to Move In!

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.

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Masha Halpern of Keller Williams Realty provides real estate services in the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham, North Carolina area including real estate services for buyer, sellers and those relocating to the surrounding areas of Apex, Bahama,Cary, Efland, Hillsborough, Holly Springs, Mebane, Raleigh, and Wake Forest. Search for homes in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham or the surrounding communities.  Request a market analysis for your North Carolina property.  I list and sell residential real estate, investment property, vacant land, lots for sale in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham, North Carolina area.

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