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Parade to “The Home of Your Life!”

Parade to “The Home of Your Life!”

It always takes me a while to mentally transition from summer to fall-more so than with other changes of season-but then I see the slight tinges of orange and red slowly painting the leaves or get a whiff of autumn spices and realize that fall is in fact here!   For The Homes By Dickerson team, the beginning of fall is a flurry of activity as we prepare for the largest showcase of homes throughout the year-The Triangle Parade of Homes.  We have poured through design ideas, sketched, and dreamed.  We have swept, scrubbed, painted, and planted.  We have walked each community, searching for ways to improve all of the little details to ensure a stellar experience for you.  Now we take a breath, step back and present you with 9 amazing homes that embody everything we are and believe in as a custom, high-performance builder.

We invite you to join us over the next three weekends (October 6-7th, 12-14th, and 19th-21st: 12pm-5pm each day) for the 2018 Parade of Homes where you will see your dreams and visions come to life! Intricate trim detail, gorgeous woodwork, decadent tile patterns, custom layouts, beautiful elevations, curb appeal, and so much more await you at every turn.  The only thing that is missing is you!  Tour Homes By Dickerson’s 2018 Parade of Homes and find “The Home of Your Life” today!


Homes By Dickerson’s 2018 Parade Homes
Briar Chapel-“The Chippy Chic”-635 Boulder Point Drive, Chapel Hill-$659,900
Briar Chapel-“In the City”-146 Logbridge Road, Chapel Hill-$577,000
751 South-“A Touch of Brass”-1324 Bradburn Drive, Durham-$612,000
Sunset Bluffs-“Quiet Moments”-2501 Plowridge Road, Fuquay Varina-$475,000
MacTavish-“Tangled Up in Blue”-6901 Ray Family Farm Court-$800,000
Henderson Place-“Moody Modern”-4215 Henderson Place Drive, Pittsboro-$760,000
Traditions-“Easy Living”-1209 Reservoir View Lane, Wake Forest-$650,000
Wendell Falls-“By the Bluff”-1657 Tunnel Street, Wendell-$350,000
Wendell Falls-“Southern Comfort”-416 Vintage Point Lane, Wendell-$500,000

For more information on any of our homes, communities or The Triangle Parade of Homes, please contact Whitney White at 919-296-3820 or 

Also, stay tuned as we will reveal the design inspirations for each of our homes and some wonderful detail photos of the finished product!  Even if you have walked through the home, it is easy to miss something with so much to see!

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  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

Diamond and Ice Gala to recognize 2016 Top Producing Realtors!

Diamond and Ice Gala to recognize 2016 Top Producing Realtors!

In honor of our Diamond Club, we are excited to announce the theme of our upcoming Homes By Dickerson Realtor Social: Diamonds and Ice!  Top Producing Realtors will arrive to a dazzling winter wonderland where they will be recognized for their hard work and achievements in 2016.  An evening of delicious food, drink, entertainment and prizes are in store for all attendees!

Thursday, February 9th
4:30-6:30 p.m.
The Cotton Room
807 East Main Street, 3rd Floor, Durham

Top Producer Realtor Social Invitation

Please RSVP to Julia Reinert at 919-260-7225 or

Stay tuned for post-event information on the gala including winners, photos, and more! To learn how you can become a member of the exclusive Homes by Dickerson Diamond Club, please contact us at 919-917-3132.

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

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


*See Agent for details on the Red Ribbon Package Event

Dickerson Team brings home 3 more Gold Awards and a Bronze at the Wake County Parade of Homes Banquet!

Dickerson Team brings home 3 more Gold Awards and a Bronze at the Wake County Parade of Homes Banquet!

Homes by Dickerson is proud to have ended The 2016 Triangle Parade of Homes with a bang!  Winning three Gold Awards and one Bronze at the Wake County Parade of Homes Banquet was a testament to our entire team who worked tirelessly to build five beautiful custom designs for the Wake County tour.  Added to last week’s three wins at the Durham/Orange/Chatham Counties Parade of Homes Banquet, our team is flying high!



Wendell Falls
The Concord, Home Site 232
420 Vintage Point Lane, Wendell
3 bedrooms, 3.0 baths, 2645 sf
To view a virtual tour of this home, please click here.


Wendell Falls
The Emerson, Home Site 39
1704 Drift Falls Lane, Wendell
3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2300 sf
To view a virtual tour of this home, please click here.


Sunset Bluffs
The Essington, Home Site 79
2888 Greenbank Mill Drive, Fuquay Varina
4 beds, 3.5 baths, 2960 sf
To view a virtual tour of this home, please click here.


The Whitaker, Home Site 5
7421 Haywood Oaks Drive, Raleigh
4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3567 sf
To view a virtual tour of this home, please click here.

We are incredibly honored with all of these awards and are so proud of our project managers, designers and superintendents for the vision, daily commitment, passion and sweat equity placed in all five of these homes.

For more information on any of our Parade Homes or Move-In Ready Homes across The Triangle, please visit our website or contact us at 919-917-3132 or


Homes by Dickerson Receives Perfect Scores and 7 Awards at the 2015 Parade of Homes!

Homes by Dickerson Receives Perfect Scores and 7 Awards at the 2015 Parade of Homes!

The excitement was certainly building at this years 2015 Parade of Homes Awards! Homes by Dickerson entered 10 homes this year into the Parade, our largest participation to date.  7 entries for the Wake County Parade and 3 in the Durham, Orange and Chatham Parade happening over the first three weekends of October.

Our team spends countless hours working thru the design details and elements and inspirations for each home.  The team of project managers, superintendents and designers pour their blood, sweat and tears into making their homes memorable and stand out in a way that matches Homes by Dickerson’s understated elegance and our drive to always be better. You can check out our Design Series blogs that highlight the designers perspectives on selections for each of the homes for an insiders look.  There are so many great features in all of these homes- here is a snapshot of a few but be sure to see them for yourself or click on the virtual tours below.

Parade collage 2015

Here is the line-up of Homes by Dickerson’s Award Winning Parade Homes

  • GOLD WINNER and 1 PERFECT SCORE :: The Haywood in Haywood :: 5221 Woodall Way, Raleigh NC 27613 :: $699,900 Virtual Tour
  • GOLD WINNER and 2 PERFECT SCORES :: The Fairfield in Sunset Bluffs :: 4562 Heritage Mill Way, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 :: $399,900 Virtual Tour
  • SILVER WINNER :: The Oakmont in Briar Chapel :: 1475 Briar Chapel Parkway, Chapel Hill NC 27516 $697,479 Virtual Tour
  • BRONZE WINNER :: The Jackson in Briar Chapel :: 79 Old Piedmont Circle, Chapel Hill NC 27516 $384,900 Virtual Tour 
  • SILVER WINNER :: The Belhaven in Briar Chapel :: 164 Old Piedmont Circle, Chapel Hill NC 27516 $496,400 Virtual Tour 
  • SILVER WINNER :: The Oberlin in Wendell Falls :: 1821 Iron Mill Drive, Wendell NC 27591 $335,900 Virtual Tour
  • SILVER WINNER :: The Bristol In Madison :: 2236 Madison Creek Drive, Apex NC 27502 $525,900 Virtual Tour 
  • The Underwood in Traditions :: 1228 Reservoir View Lane, Wake Forest NC 27587 $643,900 Virtual Tour 
  • The Franklin in Madison :: 2240 Madison Creek Drive, Apex NC 27502 $509,900 Virtual Tour
  • The Franklin in Wendell Falls :: 1816 Iron Mill Drive, Wendell NC 27591 $424,120 Virtual Tour

To learn more about any of our homes or to schedule a private tour, call 919.917.3132 or

Here are some pictures from the awards gala! Way to go Team!

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For a complete list of the Wake County Parade Winners, click here.
For a complete list of the Durham, Orange and Chatham Winners, click here.

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.

The Franklin
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

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.



One more chance to own a Dickerson home in Heritage Wake Forest!

One more chance to own a Dickerson home in Heritage Wake Forest!

Only one opportunity remains to own a beautiful Homes By Dickerson home in the award-winning neighborhood of Heritage!  Do not miss the chance to view this custom design and experience the Heritage lifestyle including playgrounds, miles of greenway trails, a catch and release pond stocked with fish, a fishing pier, observation deck, picnic areas, streams, a Xeriscape garden, playing fields, pools, golf course, restaurants and so much more!

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The Fairview in Heritage is the perfect home in which to create a summer full of wonderful memories!  Retreat to your spacious first-floor master suite or grab a book from the custom built shelves in the family room and relax on a lazy afternoon.  Utilize the abundance of counter space for your fresh fruits and vegetables from the farmer’s market or just sit around the oversized kitchen island and catch up with your family over a glass of sweet tea.  Having a few more friends over?  Enjoy the beautiful wooded views from your screen porch and know that in a few short months you will be able to keep warm by the built-in outdoor fireplace!  So many elegant fixtures and features can be found throughout this home from the glossy hardwood floors and butler’s pantry to the claw foot tub in the master suite and the extended window seat in the tremendous upstairs bonus room. Two additional bedrooms and three secondary bathrooms complete the floorplan (one of which boasts French doors and could make a great study!).

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Take advantage of the final opportunity to live and play in this award-winning community!  Biking and walking trails, pools, golf course and more-Heritage Wake Forest has it all!  With today’s low interest rates, there could not be a better time to make The Fairview The Home of YOUR Life!

5517 Massey Branch Drive, Rolesville, NC
To view the virtual tour, please click here.
3 bedrooms, 3.0 bathrooms
3146 square feet
Homesite 3302-MLS # 1963923

For more information on the remaining custom-built home in Heritage Wake Forest or to schedule a private tour, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or

We hope to welcome you into the Homes By Dickerson family at Heritage Wake Forest in The Home of YOUR Life!



Homes By Dickerson’s Home of the Week:: The Langley Forest in Barton’s Grove

Homes By Dickerson’s Home of the Week:: The Langley Forest in Barton’s Grove

If you have not had a chance to visit the very peaceful and very beautiful neighborhood that is Barton’s Grove, now is your chance to see Homes By Dickerson at its best!

Come tour the Langley Forest, a Homes By Dickerson design which features a traditional front elevation mixing a variety of textures and facets including brick, shake, a trio of dormers, and a combination of shutter-clad windows and expansive windows with curved arches.  This original floorplan boasts a two-car garage with an additional one-car garage, detached.  Follow the curved paver stone walkway which leads to the cozy front porch complete with column supports, a wrought iron railing and a handsome solid wood front door.

Foyer  Dining Room  Study

Kitchen Breakfast Nook  Living Room

Inside the home you are met with a very appealing color palette that balances both light and dark between the elegant hard wood flooring against the bright white trim as well as between the various wall shades of gray.  Walk into your open foyer to view your formal dining room on the left and your study, complete with arched ceilings, on the right.  You will be impressed by the amount of natural light that streams through the home due to the oversized and detailed window plans.  Towards the rear of the home, enter the gorgeous gourmet kitchen and accompanying breakfast as well as the spacious family room.   The kitchen boasts a combination of oversized, soft-close drawers and glass-front cabinetry while the family room will impress you with its custom built shelving, charming fireplace and elegant trim work.  Of course you will not want to overlook the generous first-floor master and luxurious bath or the two additional first-floor bedrooms!

Owners Entry  Bonus Room Screened Porch

Even the laundry/mudroom combo, which features two exit doors, conveys a warm elegance with its darker gray walls and white built-in shelving and storage. Glide upstairs via the elegant stairway where you will see hand-stained French doors leading into the bonus room which contains not one, not two but three window seats!  A fourth bedroom, full bath, and very spacious storage area completes the second floor.  However, one of the most delightful components of this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home is the stunningly green 2-acre view you will get from almost every angle and every window (including that of the screen porch with its vaulted ceiling)!

Take advantage of the Energy Star and NAHB Green certifications, as well as a HERS Score in the low 50’s, to save money on your monthly utility bills this summer and make the Langley Forest The Home of YOUR Life!

For more information on any of our move-in ready homes, or to schedule a private tour, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or

Barton’s Grove:: The Langley Forest
1024 Margaret’s Lane, Raleigh, NC
To view the full virtual tour, please click here.
4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
3843 square feet
Homesite 39 – MLS# 1983389
$741, 900

Haywood Grand Opening a Sweet, Southern Success!

Haywood Grand Opening a Sweet, Southern Success!

Homes By Dickerson’s newest jewel grand opened on May 19th to a crowd of Realtors eager to see inviting entrances, quaint streetscapes and elegant custom-built homes.  Attendees of the Haywood Grand Opening were definitely not disappointed as they drove up to the white brick and wrought iron monument and were whisked away for an afternoon of delicious food, live music and beautiful plan tours.

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Over 100 guests dined on delicious Southern cuisine prepared by Annie Bell’s Catering.  While enjoying their ice-cold Jonah crab claws and tangy honey barbecue chicken at their charming farmhouse tables, attendees were surrounded by beautiful floral centerpieces and enjoyed live music by The Yes Team, a San Diego folk and rock band.

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The luncheon was completed with an array of fruit-infused beverages and hot peach cobbler.   Guests could choose to enjoy the sunshine and walk through the neighborhood or jump on one of our golf carts sponsored by Regions Bank.  Two of our custom designs were available to view including The Foxborough Hill and The Underwood.  Everyone seemed especially interested in viewing The Underwood floorplan on home site 20 as this particular home was named the Duke Progress Energy house during the 2015 Green Home Tour.  Realtors were able to get more information on Homes By Dickerson’s green building efforts from the Home Energy Monitoring System and LED lights to the car charging station in the garage and the HERS Score Rating of a 46!

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Before leaving, everyone was able to grab some homemade Southern Jam and entered for the chance to win a VISA gift card!

Haywood is an exclusive Homes By Dickerson community in North Raleigh just off Glenwood Avenue featuring single-family homes starting from the $650’s.  This charming neighborhood offers custom plans with distinctive design elements, large porches and outdoor living spaces!  For more information or to schedule a private tour, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or