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Things are heating up in Wendell Falls!

Things are heating up in Wendell Falls!

Located just east of Raleigh (and only a short drive to Downtown!), Wendell Falls is one of the area’s fastest growing neighborhoods.  Developed by the award-winning Newland Communities, this master-planned community is the largest in the Triangle and will embrace 4,000 new homes and over 2 million square feet of retail space over the next several years. 

Now that summer is here, the residents of Wendell Falls are taking advantage of the wonderful amenities woven throughout the community.  Feel like getting some exercise outdoors?  Try exploring more than 10 miles of hiking and biking trails (beautiful winding pathways which are expected to connect to the Mountain-to-Sea trail) or taking your four-legged friend for a walk to the newly finished Wendell Paws Dog Park.

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Need to soak up some sun?  Look no further than the zero-entry saltwater pool with lap lanes, kids’ splash zones, and a waterslide.  Want to unwind during the evening?  Pull up an Adirondack chair next to the fire pit in Shindig Park, have a picnic, challenge your neighbors to a game of cornhole, or enjoy the live music on Festival Lawn throughout the summer.

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You too can be part of this amazing community when you choose to partner with Homes By Dickerson.  We can customize any of our versatile, stunning floor plans to meet the needs of your family and you can relax knowing that we build every home to the highest energy-performance standards available.  Whether you need plenty of storage and living space for your growing family or you prefer to right-size into a luxurious Ranch-style plan, Homes By Dickerson would love to build “The Home of YOUR Life!”

For more information on the homes or amenities in this thriving neighborhood, please contact our Wendell Falls sales team-

Jason Hakooz: Jason@HomesByDickerson.com, 919-218-8974
James Hill: JHill@HomesByDickerson.com, 919-324-2919
Chuck Belden: Chuck@HomesByDickerson.com, 919-986-2692





New Move-In Ready Home of the Week:: The Franklin in Wendell Falls!

New Move-In Ready Home of the Week:: The Franklin in Wendell Falls!

Nestled inside one of The Triangle’s newest communities, Wendell Falls, the Franklin design boasts 4 stunning bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. This ranch-style plan offers main floor living with additional space upstairs for guests or family members.  After entering through the covered porch, you will find yourself instantly relaxed by the neutral tones of the gray interior walls and the dark walnut hardwood floors. Enjoy a family dinner in the versatile dining room which has a spectacular view of the community’s streetscape and is convenient to the kitchen via the butler’s pantry. The gorgeous kitchen creates a beautiful juxtaposition with its black granite counter tops and white cabinets, just waiting to soak up incredible aromas and endless memories. An open living room, flooded with natural light, gives you endless decorating possibilities, along with a fireplace to curl up by during the winter. The first-floor master suite comes complete with a huge walk in closet, garden tub, and dual vanities while the guest suite, also found on the first-floor, provides much needed space and privacy. The second floor consists of a two more bedrooms and full bath, along with a generous and open recreation room, perfect for Friday night movies or rainy day activities. There is no doubt that your house will be the go-to place for summer festivities with your screened porch and the endless amenities that come with living in Wendell Falls but the most incredible feature of this home is the gorgeous backyard view of the walking trails and the natural falls for which the community was named.  It is not hard to imagine the beautiful sunrises and peaceful evenings you will experience in this custom-built home!

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For more information on The Franklin, or any of other high-performance green homes in The Triangle, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Also, do not forget to ask us how you can receive $5000 to use as you choose towards The Home of Your Life in Wendell Falls!

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Wendell Falls:: The Franklin
1724 Drift Falls Lane, Wendell, NC
To view our virtual tour, please click here.
4 bedrooms, 3.0 baths
3058 square feet
Homesite 33-MLS # 2028404

“Live. Work. Play” at Wendell Falls! Open House this weekend!

“Live. Work. Play” at Wendell Falls! Open House this weekend!

Those who were able to attend the first weekend of the Wendell Falls Open House (our “Live” weekend) had the opportunity to learn about the latest design trends and tips from our award-winning design team.  We are now revving up for our “Work”-themed weekend which will focus on all of the included and upgraded technology options you can include in “The Home of Your Life!”
Join us this weekend, March 5th and 6th, to see live demonstrations of some of our innovative technological features.  You will also have the opportunity to partake of our “Refueling Station and ‘App’etizers!” as well as the chance to enter for an Amazon gift card-a perfect complement to the Amazon Echo which Newland Communities will be giving away at The Farmhouse!
You do not want to miss seeing our move-in ready homes and enjoying the beautiful weather that is forecasted for this weekend!  Grab a sweet treat at Grounds Café while next to the scenic view of the lake and Farmhouse amenities, walk the winding nature trails through the community, and visit charming Downtown Wendell.  There are plenty of activities and things to do whether you want to make an afternoon, a day or a full weekend out of your experience!  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Also, do not forget to ask us how you can receive “$5000 to use as you choose”* on “The Home of Your Life” at Wendell Falls!

For more information on Wendell Falls or any of our move-in ready homes, please contact us 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

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*Offer good on select homes that are under contract by April 30, 2016 and close by June 30, 2016. See Sales Agent for details.



Do not miss the Wendell Falls Open House this weekend!

Do not miss the Wendell Falls Open House this weekend!

Come visit our side of the Triangle this weekend during the exclusive Wendell Falls Open House!  Grab a cup of gourmet coffee from Grounds Café, enjoy the fireplace and scenic views from The Farmhouse, tour our beautiful custom-built, high-performance homes and ask us how you can receive $5000 to use as you choose!*

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Sydney Smith                                        Susan Ferdon
919-987-0900                                        919-986-2692
Sydney@HomesbyDickerson.com        Susan@HomesbyDickerson.com

Meet with Sydney and Susan, our dedicated sales team, who can show you the benefits and luxuries of living in a Homes by Dickerson design.

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You also do not want to miss the chance to walk through our decorated model homes-The Franklin and The Oberlin!
Whether you are looking to build from the ground up or would like a move-in ready opportunity, discover how you can make one of our amazing homes “The Home of Your Life!”

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*$5000 to use as you choose offer good on select homes that are under contract by April 30, 2016 and close by June 30, 2016.  See Sales Agent for details.


Winter Wonderland Home of the Week:: The Jackson in Wendell Falls

Winter Wonderland Home of the Week:: The Jackson in Wendell Falls

As I watch the snow fall outside of my window, it is obvious that we are experiencing a true Winter Wonderland this weekend and I can honestly say that, of all of our communities, I wish I was spending this time in Wendell Falls. If you have not had the chance to visit this new neighborhood, I encourage you to add it to your immediate to-do list.  There is something wonderfully magical about sitting by the fireplace at The Farmhouse, sipping your hot beverage from Grounds Café, and staring at the beautiful surroundings including the peaceful lake and wooded areas.

The best news is that our Jackson model home is now complete and move-in ready so you can experience the next North Carolina snow in your new Homes by Dickerson Winter Wonderland home at Wendell Falls! Every inch of the Jackson English Cottage invites you to curl up with a good book and a cozy throw blanket.  Enjoy the separate dining room, spacious breakfast nook and open kitchen while you relax with your friends and family next to the charming fireplace.  A full wall of windows, as well as a comfortable screen porch, allows you a great view of the surrounding wooded areas and your detached two-car garage with its private alley access.  Your guests will enjoy the first floor guest bedroom and full bathroom while the rest of your family retreats to the upstairs master oasis, two additional bedrooms and the generous bonus room.

Also, despite the colder weather, you will be impressed and pleased with your utility bills as Homes by Dickerson is dedicated and passionate about building each of its homes to the highest available green building standards. Not only is the Jackson Energy Star 3.0 Certified but it is also crafted to the National Green Building Standard and voluntarily built to the NC HERO Code.  These included high-performance features ensure that your home will be perfect for the environment and will have a longer-lasting value for you.

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For more information or to schedule a private tour of The Jackson in the beautiful community of Wendell Falls, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Wendell Falls:: The Jackson
1817 Iron Mill Drive, Wendell, NC
To view the full virtual tour, please click here.
4 bedrooms, 3.0 bathrooms
2380 square feet
Homesite 123-MLS #1996979

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It is all about the DESIGN, Volume II! Come tour our two Parade Homes in Wendell Falls!

It is all about the DESIGN, Volume II! Come tour our two Parade Homes in Wendell Falls!

In Volume II of “It is all about the DESIGN,” we travel to one of the Triangle’s newest communities-Wendell Falls. It was not hard for designer Debby Gist to find inspiration for either of our Parade Homes here as the area is brimming with naturally wooded landscaping, hills, streams and of course The Falls themselves.  Gist managed to incorporate these elements into both of her interior and exterior designs while still giving each home its distinct feel.

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Franklin Inspiration
There is an evident theme throughout the Franklin model of complementing contrasts which speaks to the charm and character of Wendell Falls. Gist recognized the beauty of this neighborhood with its quiet, woodsy appeal and yet that it is still convenient to the trendy scene of Downtown Raleigh as well as other parts of the Triangle. This wonderful clash of “country meets city” is the first of many inspirational contrasts within this ranch-style floor plan.
While the exterior resembles our Franklin model home in Briar Chapel (a 2014 Parade Gold Winner!), Gist definitely utilized the natural setting of this Newland Community in her exterior color palette which focuses on earth tones. This same color palette is used throughout the entire home from the main wall color of Urban Putty to the Tony Taupe accent color and the Natural Choice trim selection.  The inspiration behind these color choices were organic facets such as seashells, sand, and driftwood. When mixed with different textures like burlap and gauze, a rustically-elegant ambiance emerged, supporting Gist’s aforementioned theme. Small details such as the chosen line of lighting fixtures contribute to the entire package in that this brushed steel lighting is made of clean lines and modern shapes while still possessing an old world feel. The kitchen cabinets are yet another example of a contrasting victory with the outer selections in a glazed eggshell and the elegant island in a coffee-stained maple. The vision was then carried to the bathrooms where the glitz of glass juxtaposed perfectly with the wonderfully coarse tile. One of the last things you may notice, but will absolutely love, is the hint of gray found in both the intricately-veined bathroom tiles as well as in the gray wash-over on the dark walnut flooring. This inclusion completes the overall theme as it marries the browns of yesterday with the grays of today.

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Wendell Falls:: The Franklin
1816 Iron Mill Drive, Wendell, NC
For the full virtual tour, please click here.

3 bedrooms, 3.0 baths
2530 square feet
Homesite 135-MLS #2022434

The Oberlin
Oberlin Inspiration
The look and feel to our Oberlin Parade Home in Wendell Falls incorporates a more light and airy atmosphere than its across-the-street counterpart. The exterior elevation mixes a variety of colors and materials which complement one another perfectly including shake, stone, hardy siding and custom plank shutters. Even the roofing materials owns the color palette by providing flecks of browns, tans and blue-greens. The quaint porch is hand-stained in a chestnut hue to enhance the natural colors used for the exterior.
Once again, Gist successfully pulls these shades into the home to create the feeling of open spaciousness, heightened by the natural light streaming through the abundance of elongated windows. While her color palette is cooler than that of the one chosen for The Franklin, the effect is not impersonal. Rather her combination of creams and khaki, highlighted by grays and charcoals, result in a very homey and welcomed feel. These touches of creams and grays are also found in the kitchen where the outer cabinets, done in sandstone with a slate glaze, and the island, a sable charcoal, mixes the light grays and browns. However, one of the most unique design features of this home can be found in the glamorous tantrum glass used in the master bathroom. The creams, browns and grays are represented well in these 1940’s inspired accent tiles but it is the introduction of the persimmon pieces which really make them stand out.   While some of the fixtures, such as the industrial pendant lighting over the efficient bar, do lend themselves to a post-World War II romanticism-we chose to dress the stage with a classic summer feel which effectively shows off the 5” espresso hickory floors.   Another feature to this home that you will not want to miss is the charming back porch, stained in the same chestnut hue as the front, perfectly shown for those end of summer dinner parties that last well after the fireflies have come out to dance.
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Wendell Falls:: The Oberlin
1821 Iron Mill Drive, Wendell, NC
For the full virtual tour, please click here.

3 bedrooms, 2.0 baths
2002 square feet
Homesite 124-MLS #2022468

While we hope that you will visit The Franklin and The Oberlin during one of the three Parade weekends this year: October 3-4, 10-12 and 18-20 (each day from 12noon to 5pm), why wait?  Both of these homes are open and ready to be viewed during our normal business hours!

For more information on scheduling a private tour of these or any of our homes in Wendell Falls, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

About the Designer

Debby Gist is responsible for all of the interior design and material elements that give a Homes By Dickerson home its signature warmth, livability and luxury feel.  She loves helping customers plan their dream home in the design center where all of the finishing detail elements are represented under one roof. As a former middle school teacher, Debby has cultivated the skill of listening closely to her clients to gain a deep understanding of their needs and wants and shepherds them through innumerable design decisions with sensitivity and a sense of style. In her free time, Debby loves beach combing, working in her garden and spending time with her family. She also volunteers for the Wake County Interior Design Career Advisory Board.



Calling all Realtors! Join us for an evening of food, drinks and live music in Wendell Falls!

Calling all Realtors! Join us for an evening of food, drinks and live music in Wendell Falls!

We hope that everyone is enjoying our beautiful Carolina summer! While many of you may be wrapping up these longer days with one last beach getaway, we wanted to invite all of our Realtor friends to our upcoming Realtor Social next Thursday, August 6th.  We hope that your entire office can attend this fun and exciting event where you will be able to see Homes by Dickerson’s newest model homes in the beautiful master-planned community Wendell Falls!

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4:00pm: Meet us at The CowFish for delicious drinks and appetizers
4:30pm: Hop into our luxury transportation for the short 20 minute drive to Wendell Falls
4:50pm: View our custom-built decorated model homes and move-in ready plans
5:30pm: Tour the brand-new amenities including the pool area, The Farmhouse and Grounds Café where dinner and drinks will be served.
6:30pm: Choose to join the Dickerson team in our VIP area for a live concert featuring The Americana band “Old Habits” OR take our luxury
transportation back to The CowFish restaurant
8:00pm: All concert attendees will return to The CowFish

We look forward to seeing you there!

HBD Realtor Social at Wendell Falls