Get hooked on the finer things this home has to offer…… located in the desirable Galloway Neighborhood, 1028 Blykeford Lane not only has terrific curb appeal, it is loaded with outstanding custom craftsmanship. With over 4200 square feet of living space, 500 square feet of storage areas and over 700 square feet of outdoor living, this property offers one of the best values in the area. Your discriminating taste will appreciate the eye catching combination of materials and architectural design this custom builder chose to blend a perfect fit with its environment.
Starting with the exterior, you will note an extremely well groomed acre lot, rich with abundant landscaping, shrubs and flowering beds, a rocking chair front porch with stone floor, tongue & groove stained ceiling and elegant columns crowned by a beautiful mahogany front door. Between the 3rd detached garage and the house, a foot path leads you through an arched arbor to a cobblestone patio which reveals the rear living area complete with a deck, a 2nd covered porch and a separate screen porch all overlooking the verdant back yard framed by a 5ft aluminum alloy fence. Here you can do it all – play touch football, picnic, garden, croquet, barbecue, sun bathe, dine on the screened porch or just simply doze.
On the inside, as you enter through a spacious foyer, you will be struck by the gleaming hardwood floors and the way the staircase is angled gracefully off to the side. You’ll start to notice the heavy millwork, crown moldings, wainscoting and spacious open feeling. Flanking the foyer are the formal living and dining rooms that add that formal elegance. The living room with French doors lends itself nicely if you’d prefer to use it as a home office and the dining room features the richness of coffered ceilings, wainscoting and a butler’s pantry with a granite counter that leads into the kitchen. From this point, one will recognize, all the rooms in this house are oversized.
Here we continue to the other multiple WOW factors this home offers. As a living space focal point, the kitchen, breakfast room, keeping room and family room offer all the amenities you expect to find. The kitchen features alder wood raised panel cherry stained cabinets, granite counters, a large center island Kitchen Aid stainless steel appliances including a gas cook top, tile backsplash, drop pendant lighting and a hallway leading to a storage room/pantry, utility room, mudroom and garage. From the keeping room, you can move up the back staircase or go out to the rear porch which connects to the large deck and the screen porch which is also accessible from the breakfast room. This isn’t any ordinary screen porch. It is a natural extension of the rest of the interior finishes – skylights, bead board ceiling, fan and plantation shutters. The adjoining family room features an impressive fireplace/mantle encased by bookshelves, cabinets and recessed lights. The 2 story ceiling with skylights and overhanging catwalk lends a bright, airy feeling to this soaring space. From here, wander around the corner to the much sought after main floor master suite. This one won’t disappoint anyone with a walk-in closet, a striking trey ceiling with crown moldings and a large master bath. The bath has a corner whirlpool tub, separate shower, wood cabinetry, double granite counters and tile flooring. If you are so inclined to catch some fresh air during the night, there is also an exit door to the screen porch.
Heading upstairs to the second floor, you will find 3 oversized bedrooms with nooks and plenty of closet space. One of the bedrooms has its own private bath, and the other two are serviced with a well-designed ‘jack & jill’ bath. From the larger bedroom, you can access a walk-in attic storage space on one side and another huge attic space from a cubby on the other side. Need more storage? From the hallway, you will find the entrance to the walk-up attic. As you move to the other side of the 2nd floor you will get to the backstairs and the spacious bonus room for those ever important football or movie interludes.
Ok, remember the huge emphasis that was placed on the outdoor living space, well, one of the reasons living here in the Triangle is so great is the weather. So, if it’s a lifestyle change you’re looking for ~ to add more outdoor living to your life, this remarkably serene property will not disappoint.
Address: 1028 Blykeford Lane
City: Wake Forest
Square Feet: 4222