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The Home of Your Life: The Anderson in Haywood! Last Chance Opportunity!

The Home of Your Life: The Anderson in Haywood! Last Chance Opportunity!

The Anderson in Haywood is an excellent example of the craftsmanship and quality of materials that Homes By Dickerson offers in each of its custom designs.  Clean lines, a gorgeous color palette of soft grays paired with rich browns, beautiful trim and excellent finishes are found throughout this two-story single-family plan.  Enter through the distinguished front door to the spacious foyer where you will notice high ceilings, oversized trim, and an abundance of natural light streaming through all of the windows.  Open concept living includes a gourmet kitchen and a family room equipped with convenient built-in shelving, all next to the first-floor master and guest suites.  Enjoy your view of the trees via the floor-to-ceiling windows in the breakfast room which leads out to a screen porch and deck area.  A stunning staircase draws your eye to the second floor where you will find three additional bedrooms and a spacious rec room.

 Spacious Foyer and Stunning Staircase  Elegant Dining Room   Perfect Home Office with Incredible Coffered Ceilings  Charming Family Room Complete with Fireplace and Multiple Built-in Shelves and Cabinetry  Charming Gourmet Kitchen  Well-Appointed Breakfast Nook with a Gorgeous View!Lot 12 bath  Relaxing Master Bathroom!Lot 12 media room  Generously-sized Recreation Room Lovely Screen Porch

Find out how you can make The Anderson in Haywood “The Home of Your Life!” by contacting us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com.  We would be more than happy to give you a private tour of this gorgeous, move-in ready home but don’t wait too long as only a handful of opportunities remain in this award-winning, Homes By Dickerson exclusive community!

Haywood:: The Anderson
5212 Woodall Way, Raleigh, NC
To view the virtual tour, please click here.
5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths
3974 square feet
Homesite 12-MLS #2054133
$700,000

The Home of Your Life! The Wild Poppy in Wendell Falls!

The Home of Your Life! The Wild Poppy in Wendell Falls!

The Wild Poppy in Wendell Falls is simply charming!  A sweet southern front porch and red door welcomes you into the almost 3000 square foot design which features a first floor guest suite and gorgeous wooded views!  Enjoy a formal dining/study area which leads through a butler’s pantry and into an open living space with a gourmet kitchen, cozy family room and an abundance of beautiful, large windows.  Journey up the hand-stained staircase where you will find a sizable master suite, two secondary bedrooms and a convenient bonus room.

Foyer  Butlers Pantry  Dining Room  Kitchen  Living Room  Living Room 2  019_Master Bath  Bonus Room The charm of this home extends to its outdoor living space as well!  Enjoy dinner or drinks on your lovely screen porch while you enjoy your backyard with its wooded views and grill pad.  Take a stroll from your cul-de-sac homesite to the many different parks, nature trails and of course to The Falls!Screen Porch  Back Exterior

Come tour the beautiful Wild Poppy and see all that this high-performance, green certified home can offer you and your family!  Do not forget to visit The Farmhouse where you can sit by the pool or grab a snack at the quaint Grounds Cafe!

For more information on how you can make The Wild Poppy “The Home of YOUR Life!”, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Wendell Falls:: The Wild Poppy
1740 Drift Falls Lane, Wendell, NC
To view the virtual tour, please click here.
4 bedrooms, 3.0 baths
2835 square feet
Homesite 29-MLS #2075894
$375,000

The Home of Your Life! The Delaney in Barton’s Grove

The Home of Your Life! The Delaney in Barton’s Grove

Located in this beautiful oasis of Barton’s Grove is one of our newer floor plans, The Delaney: a move-in ready, custom home perfect for you and your family!  This basement floor plan features a charming exterior of stone and shake as well as a corner-wrap porch.  The gray tones of the exterior materials are successfully paired with darker decorative accents and support columns.

The calming color scheme is reflected on the interior as well from the light gray walls and the stained hardwood flooring and handrails.  A darker gray/green color is used in the dining room which is an elegant contrast to the incredible trim and unique light fixtures!  One of the eye-catching touches to this home is the curved panel ceiling in the galley leading through the butler’s pantry and into the gourmet kitchen. Our designers created a beautiful space by using both dark and light cabinetry, an over-sized island and decorative tile patterns above the cooktop.  Small details such as the curved cabinet above the cooktop (a complement to the curved ceiling at the butler’s pantry) and the concealed door in the butler’s pantry (leading to fantastic wine storage!) add to the aforementioned charm and grace of the home.  Additional outstanding features include the dramatic coffered ceilings and built-in shelving in the family room, the spectacular wooded view from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the breakfast room, the open living area, cozy mudroom, screen porch, and deck.  A guest suite completes the first floor.

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The Delaney also boasts a full basement with a study, rec room, full bath, patio and ample storage.  This area gives the flex space needed for either guests, teenagers, in-laws, or just additional space to live, work and play!  A generous master suite can be found on the second floor as well as another rec room, 3 secondary bedrooms and two more baths.

Barton’s Grove is one of those communities that you will regret not building in while you had the opportunity!  Located between the convenience of Creedmoor Road amenities and the recreation of Falls Lake, Barton’s Grove offers the best of all worlds including estate-style custom homes on expansive, wooded home sites averaging 2 acres in size!

For more information on this high-performance, custom home or any of other move-in ready designs, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

We would love to make The Delaney “The Home of Your Life!”

Barton’s Grove:: The Delaney
6933 Barton’s Bend Way, Raleigh, NC
To view the virtual tour, please click here.
5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths
4922 square feet
Homesite 17-MLS #2062054
$989,900

 

 

 

Red Ribbon Home of the Week:: The St. James in Barton’s Grove

Red Ribbon Home of the Week:: The St. James in Barton’s Grove

If you are looking for traditional elegance and spacious living in a peaceful, wooded setting then look no further than the beautiful St. James in Barton’s Grove by Homes by Dickerson. Gorgeous double doors lead into a great foyer space, home office and versatile dining area with stunning details in the elegant trim and lighting fixtures.  Incredible oversized windows highlight the site-finished hardwoods and the carefully chosen color palette as you move into the open living concept featuring a gourmet kitchen and family room complete with coffered ceilings and built-in bookshelves.  A private master suite can also be found on the first floor.  Up the beautiful stairway are four additional bedrooms with a jack-and-jill bath, a generous recreation room and an abundance of storage!  Plus the wooded views from your screen porch of your almost 2-acre home site are absolutely breathtaking!
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This custom design extends over 4000 square feet and is one of the 13 homes included in this year’s Red Ribbon Package Event!  Receive $5000 to “use as you choose” when you close on this move-in ready home by December 20, 2016.*

For more information on The St. James in Barton’s Grove or any of our other move-in ready homes across The Triangle, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Barton’s Grove:: The St. James
7005 Barton’s Grove Way, Raleigh, NC
To view the virtual tour, please click here.
5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
4089 square feet
Homesite 1-MLS #2054340
$779,900

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*See Agent for details on the Red Ribbon Package Event

Move-in Ready Home of the Week:: The Lakewood in Briar Chapel

Move-in Ready Home of the Week:: The Lakewood in Briar Chapel

The interior of this Homes by Dickerson ranch plan, The Lakewood, combines elegant fixtures, custom trim, stone and rough-hewn beams to create the feeling of a luxurious mountain retreat.  The earth tone color palette used in this home, from the beautiful clay colored walls to the unique fireplace mantel and surround in the family room, support that atmosphere.  The charm and character of the study with its vaulted ceilings, hand-stained beams, floor-to-ceiling stone surround and dulled brass and copper light fixtures will make you envision calm, cozy evenings. Dark walnut stain on the site-finished hardwoods lends a warmth to each of the rooms on the first floor including a master suite, guest suites, family room and gorgeous gourmet kitchen.  Upstairs you will find a generous guest suite along with a bonus room and ample storage.  Additional features include a large screen porch, 10 foot ceilings, Electrolux appliances, an oversized home site and so much more!

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For more information on how to make this move-in ready home “The Home of Your Life!” please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Briar Chapel:: The Lakewood
1431 Briar Chapel Parkway, Chapel Hill, NC
To view our virtual tour, please click here.
4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
3811 square feet
Homesite 100-MLS# 2043540
$639,000

Q&A with Homes By Dickerson on building the HGTV® Smart Home 2016!

Q&A with Homes By Dickerson on building the HGTV® Smart Home 2016!

We at Homes By Dickerson are extremely honored and excited to be the builder of the HGTV® Smart Home 2016! It has been an amazing and wonderful experience from the first day that we received the call letting us know we were being considered.  A year ago, designers, architects, and builders from both HGTV® and Homes By Dickerson began collaborating to create the custom design of this stunning approximately 3,300-square-foot home.  Now that the home is finished, we would like to recognize four members of the Homes By Dickerson team who worked tirelessly to bring our passion for custom designs, attention-to-detail, high-performance green efforts, and the latest tech inclusions to the project.  We recently spoke with Brant Chesson, Jeff Williams, Ryan Speight, and Rachel Bailey to get an inside look into what the building process was like from their perspectives!

The Team

Chesson_Brant 2016Brant Chesson
President, CEO

Q: What was the brainstorming and design process like for you?
A: It was a lot of fun. There are several variables that we had to consider, including what HGTV® wanted to see from a smart home, the lot parameters, and what we as a company wanted to say through this home. I was very proud of what we came up with.

Q: Would you want to do something like this again?
A: Absolutely. It has been beneficial for a number of reasons. It gave Homes By Dickerson a platform to try new products that we might have not been able to otherwise. Additionally, it has given us attention in the marketplace and we hope it will generate leads in sales!

Q: Is there anything you would do differently now that you have been through the entire experience?
A: If anything, I would have used the process as more of a platform for training the entire company. Beyond the small group who worked on it, it would have been     nice to slow down and involve others to show what we were doing.

Q: What did this process teach you?
A: To never underestimate the power of our company’s influence. When I first got the email, I initially thought that we were too small of a company to do it. I realized the impact that we could have on our marketplace and the platform would have for educating our consumers. I came to the conclusion that the company has a bigger impact and voice than I originally thought.

Q: Do you feel the Homes By Dickerson brand is well represented in the final product of the home and the overall design?
A: I do. I think our commitment to providing a better home, better value for our customers and our commitment to craftsmanship and quality in construction is very apparent. The winner will find that our commitment to service is there and we built a home that is less expensive for them to operate and more comfortable for them to live in.

Q: If you could have one “smart” feature in your home, what would it be?
A: The ability to control the security in my home from my smart device. Whether I’m in the home or away, I’d have safety and peace of mind. I’d be able to lock the door behind my kids if they forgot or even check to make sure they’re locked when away on vacation.

Williams_Jeff 2016Jeff Williams
Registered Architect

Q: What’s your favorite feature/part of the home?
A: The master bedroom. I love the way it’s broken up into different spaces in one room. One of the best parts is that the sitting room leads out to the screen porch and connects the exterior space with the interior design.

Q: If you could have one “smart” feature in your home, what would it be?
A: The nest thermostat. It controls the heating and cooling with a lot more detail. I also love the security features, as well as the TV inside the mirror in the master bath.

Q: What did this process teach you about your talents or Homes By Dickerson?
A: We have really good superintendents. I was beyond impressed with Ryan. This was obviously a very complex house but he never came back to me with problems to solve as the architect.

Q: Do you feel that the Homes By Dickerson brand is well represented in the final product of the home and the overall design?
A: Yes, especially with the exterior construction and the look of the house. Some parts of the interior, such as the paint selection, are different than things we would usually do. This, however, is due to the fact that it’s being given away and needs stronger colors, etc.

Q: Other comments about the experience?
A: It’s been one of the highlights of my architectural career. Being an architect and knowing that a lot of people are seeing your designs is a great feeling. It’s nice to read the positive feedback from people seeing the house online, as well.

Speight_Ryan 2016Ryan Speight
Project Manager

Q: If you could have one “smart” feature in your home, what would it be?
A: CLARE home automation system. It’s the brain of the house that everything connects to, including video, cameras, lights, thermostats, etc.

Q: What was one struggle you had during the building process?
A: Constructing the house to a very tight build schedule in order to meet the deadlines, while incorporating all of the products, customizations and design requests made by all parties included.

Q: What did this process teach you about your talents or Homes By Dickerson?
A: It reaffirmed that we have one heck of a team. The synergy of the company that’s created by all parties is second to none.

Q: What was the brainstorming and design process like for you?
A: It was a very interesting and unique process. To begin, we painted a broad image for Jeff and he nailed it on the first try.  This made the process smooth with only small tweaks here and there.

Q: Do you feel that the Homes By Dickerson brand is well represented in the final product of the home and the overall design?
A: Absolutely. The house is full of creativity, innovation and details that set us apart from the average builder. HBD works until we don’t think any more adjustments could be made and it can’t get any better!

Q: Other comments about the experience?
A: It was definitely a test of a lot of different facets of building. On camera, I had to know what I was talking about, the design was unique, different, and obviously a house we had never built before and I had to make a lot of on-the-fly decisions to make the house work. It was a fun challenge to embrace and I’m glad it turned out as well as it did!

Bailey_Rache 2016Rachel Bailey
Designer

Q: What was your part in building the HGTV® Smart Home?
A: I was responsible for meeting with the HGTV® designer, Tiffany Brooks, to go over our process of how we build a home and then worked with her to choose selections. I was pretty much the go between in regards to the design of the home.

Q: What’s your favorite feature/part of the house?
A: The screen porch! I love the herringbone plank floor, the phantom screens, and its accessibility for entertaining.

Q: Was it hard to keep such a big secret for so long?
A: Yes. Especially because we were kind of ramping up during Parade of Homes and others didn’t understand why we seemed to have more on our plate than normal. It was also super exciting to work on it and hard not to discuss.

Q: What was the brainstorming and design process like for you?
A: In the beginning, we met as a team and talked about the house as a whole. As the process progressed, it turned into me working more with Tiffany to come up with selections that would work and that we were both comfortable with. She also wanted to know what our market is like, what our customers are like, etc.

Q: Do you feel that the Homes By Dickerson brand is well represented in the final product of the home and the overall design?
A: Yes! I think there are some design elements that pushed the limits, but overall it shows the craftsmanship and the attention to detail that directly reflects HBD.

Q: Any other comments?
A: Overall, it was awesome to be a part of the project and very neat to say that I was part of something so amazing. It was also very fun working with Tiffany! She has a great personality and it was great to do something different than what we would typically do.

 

The HGTV® Smart Home Giveaway is still open and will close June 2, 2016! The grand prize package includes the home, a 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC and $100,000 from national mortgage lender Quicken Loans. Eligible viewers can enter up to twice per day — once at HGTV.com and once at DIYNetwork.com — and can even sign up for daily email reminders. Make sure you take a look at the house online at HGTV.com/Smart or //www.homesbydickerson.com/#smarthome

For more information on Homes by Dickerson and any of our communities or custom floorplans, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Visit our Featured Homes on the 2016 Green Home Tour!

Visit our Featured Homes on the 2016 Green Home Tour!

Since building high-performance homes is a passion of ours, we are excited to once again participate in The Triangle’s Green Home Tour, sponsored by the Home Builder’s Association of Durham-Orange-Chatham Counties! Not only is every Dickerson home Energy Star certified but they are each crafted to the National Green Building Standard and voluntarily built to the NC Hero Code so it is hard to choose which homes we want to put on the tour every year.  However, we are very excited about the two custom plans being featured this spring!  Here is a sneak peek at these beautiful floorplans, both of which are chock full of energy and cost saving features for you and your family!

The Fairfield in Wendell Falls
This Fairfield home is a traditional-style home design featuring a wrapped covered front porch, a first-floor guest suite and an expansive, open living area. Three additional bedrooms, including a spacious master suite, and a generous rec room are found upstairs. Builder features include ample closet space, custom trim, granite counter-tops and an abundance of windows! A two-car garage and screen porch complete this desirable floor plan which is just waiting to be “The Home of Your Life™!”

Wendell Falls:: The Fairfield
1705 Drift Falls Lane, Wendell, NC
To view the virtual tour, please click here.
4 beds, 3.0 baths
2636 square feet
Homesite 118-MLS # 2042484
$361,700

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The Riverwalk II in Briar Chapel
Our new Riverwalk II floor plan, is move-in ready and green certified! Come tour this beautiful home which sits on a large, wooded home site. The open floor plan boasts a kitchen that is central to the family room and formal dining/stud while the guest bedroom/private office is convenient to the owner’s entry. Upstairs you will find a gorgeous master suite, a large bonus room as well as ample storage on the third floor.

Briar Chapel:: The Riverwalk II
293 Landover Circle, Chapel Hill, NC
4 beds, 4.0 baths
3519 square feet|
Homesite 1275- MLS #2042660
$572,000

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

For more information on any of our high-performance green features, please see our website at //www.homesbydickerson.com/#green

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“Bring a Little Green to Your Life” during the 11th Annual Green Home Tour!

“Bring a Little Green to Your Life” during the 11th Annual Green Home Tour!

As we at Homes By Dickerson continue to improve our high-performance designs and green features, we could not be more excited about this year’s Green Home Tour!  From sealed crawlspaces and 2×6 exterior walls to lower HERS score ratings and jumper ducts, we are committed to building all of our custom homes as high-performance and energy efficient as possible.

We hope that you will tour our two Homes by Dickerson designs on the 11th Annual Green Home Tour!

The Riverwalk in Briar Chapel
Homesite 1275
293 Landover Circle
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
The Fairfield in Wendell Falls
Homesite 118
1705 Drift Falls Lane
Wendell, NC 27591

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with our experienced team members, learn how you can save money on your monthly utility bills, register to win some exciting prizes and ask us how we can help you find “The Home of YOUR Life!”

April 30-May 1 & May 7-8, 12noon to 5pm each day

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For more information on any of our high-performance homes or to schedule a private tour of our move-in ready, custom designs, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Enjoy “Spring Fling” at Briar Chapel!

Enjoy “Spring Fling” at Briar Chapel!

Please plan to attend the upcoming “Spring Fling” at Briar Chapel on Saturday, April 30th.

This free event focuses on wellness for the mind, body, and spirit through a variety of events from 9am to 9pm.  From active to passive, from play and creativity to education,  The “Spring Fling” offers you the opportunity to connect with nature…and possibly even your future neighbors!

Be sure to visit the Homes By Dickerson booth in the Commons Area as well from 9am to 1pm where you can meet our team and get the most updated information on our custom plans, high-performance features and move-in ready homes!   We hope to see you there!

For more information on any of our Briar Chapel designs, homesites or amenities, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

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New Move-In Ready Home of the Week:: The Shelby in Traditions at Wake Forest

New Move-In Ready Home of the Week:: The Shelby in Traditions at Wake Forest

You will fall in love with Homes By Dickerson’s The Shelby from the moment that you ascend the lengthy driveway and feast your eyes on the sheer size of the home and front yard! Imagine being greeted by the beautiful stone work, inviting front porch, clapboard shutters, three-car garage, and arched windows on a daily basis!  And those calming neutral tones used for the exterior are also found throughout the home on the other side of the handsome solid wood front door.

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Once inside you are hit with an amazing amount of natural light, compliments of the grandeur of the 2-story foyer, and…oh, the details! Elevated trim in the foyer, elegant staircase banister, coffered ceilings in the family room, incredible archway between the breakfast nook and living room, vaulted ceilings and palladian-like windows in the study, to name a few!

A formal dining room and butler’s pantry leads to a true gourmet’s kitchen with its impressively elegant cabinetry and granite, the lightness of both are a stunning contrast against the dark hardwood finish.  Additional details include unique pendant lights and tilework above the range that only a personal tour could do justice.  The living room features a fireplace and a great backyard view with 2 sets of double doors leading out to the spacious screen porch. The rest of the main floor boasts a master suite complete with an oversized, glass-enclosed shower and tile-surround soaking tub.  Upstairs you will find three more bedrooms, a loft and a generous recreation room.

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The Shelby has everything you could possibly want in a home and more, not to mention the abundant amenities and perfect location of Traditions at Wake Forest! Contact us today while there is still time to make this “The Home of Your Life!”

For more information on The Shelby in Traditions at Wake Forest or to schedule a private tour, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Traditions at Wake Forest:: The Shelby
1312 Reservoir View Lane, Wake Forest, NC.
To view our virtual tour, please click here.
5 bedrooms, 4.0 baths
3751 square feet
Homesite 13-MLS # 2004426
$650,000