Thursday, May 28, 2015

Capp's apizza Coming to Briar Chapel on Thursday Nights this Summer

Briar Chapel is pleased to announce that Capp’s apizza will be selling their delicious pizzas in front of the Briar Club every Thursday night from 6-8pm throughout the summer.

Capp's specializes in true artisan wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza, utilizing all natural and fresh seasonal ingredients sourced from our local landscape.

In our opinion, what makes Capp’s Apizza unique is their mobile pizza oven, fondly named "Vesuvio." This wood-fired masonry oven was designed around the original ovens of Pompeii, the area just outside of Naples, Italy. The oven is fired using local hardwood (they prefer oak) and reaches temperatures between 850-1200 degrees Fahrenheit. Each personal sized, cooked-to-order pizza takes just 60-90 seconds to cook to perfection.

We hope to see you at the Briar Club on Thursday nights! Please plan on wait times between 15-20 minutes, and prices between $9-13 per pizza.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Become a "Resident for the Day" and Experience the Briar Chapel Lifestyle

As we tell all of our clients, Briar Chapel isn't just a neighborhood... it's a lifestyle!

So, we don't just show homes to prospective buyers when visiting this unique community.We also spend time exploring all of the opportunities the community offers its residents to be active, explore nature, engage with family & friends, and participate in enriching activities.

If you are looking for a new home, and would like to experience the Briar Chapel lifestyle firsthand, please consider registering to become a "Resident for a Day" and enjoy the following:
  • One-day pass to enjoy the saltwater pools & waterslides. 
  • Mountain bikes that can be checked out from the Info Center and used to explore our trails and the community (2 adult and 2 child bikes along with helmets available). 
  • Map of our trails and fun ideas for ways to explore it, including a scavenger hunt and butterfly nets for the kids. 
  • The ability to participate in one of our resident clubs, such as gardening, knitting, Mahjong or cards.
  • Cool swag, including chairs, water bottles, books on the type of trees and birds native to our area, etc.
Registration also provides invitations to private events and notifications about new offerings as the community develops.

The pool just opened this week, so please be sure to contact Jen Winkler at or 919-593-3662 to register today! 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Chapel Hill Ranks in Top 15 of America's Most Affordable Places to Live

Chapel Hill, where Briar Chapel is located, recently ranked No. 11 on a list of "America's Most Affordable Places," published by personal financial website NerdWallet.

The ranking is based on price variations in several categories – such as groceries, health care, utilities, transportation, goods and services – as well as U.S. Census Bureau data on median income. Places with the biggest difference between the income index and the cost of living index were ranked favorably as the most affordable places.

Read the full article.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

For Sale: Custom Contemporary in Briar Chapel

We just learned that one of Homes By Dickerson’s recent custom builds has become available for sale, but hasn't yet been listed with the MLS.

Situated on one of the largest homesites in Briar Chapel with a wooded buffer in the rear, this 3931sf contemporary-style home has 4 beds, 4.5 baths, and a master & guest suite on the main level. The saltwater pools, fitness center, and trails are nearby.

The owners added a number of incredible features to the home, including:
  • 10kW solar PV system
  • Professional sound system
  • Thermador appliance package
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Radiant floors in master bath
  • Custom closets system
  • HexaLED lighting 
  • and more! 
This home is priced at $800,000. For more information, or to schedule a private showing before the rest of the world learns about it through MLS, please contact Jen Winkler at 919-593-3662.

 This post was made with permission of the listing agent.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

10th Annual Triangle Green Home Tour May 2-3 & 9-10

The 10th Annual Triangle Green Home Tour starts today! 

This free, self-guided event will feature over 30 green-certified homes across the Triangle, and will be held on May 2-3 and May 9-10, 2015 from Noon to 5pm.

The tour will allow you to examine a number of innovative green building features in a wide variety of homes in all styles and price points -- ranging from Habitat for Humanity and entry-level homes to custom luxury entries. 

Briar Chapel will have five homes on this year's tour, which are listed below:
  • 110 Old Piedmont Circle (Homes By Dickerson) 
  • 33 Old Piedmont Circle (David Weekley) 
  • 23 Old Piedmont Circle (Saussy Burbank) 
  • 77 Sagebrush Road (M/I Homes) 
  • 1954 Great Ridge Parkway (Lennar Homes) 
However, it is important to remember that ALL homes in Briar Chapel are required to be green-certified upon completion. So, if there is a particular home for sale that you like that's not on the tour, Jen Winkler would be happy to arrange a private showing for you. Give her a call at 919-593-3662. 

To learn more about the tour, visit Otherwise, Peter Winkler has some extra tour guides if you need one - just stop by his office at 307 Dark Forest Drive in Briar Chapel. You can also view a virtual list of homes on the tour by downloading the iPhone or Android app, or downloading the tour book

Green Tour Kickoff Brunch at Briar Chapel 
From 10:30am-Noon on Saturday, May 2nd, please join us at the Briar Chapel Information Center (16 Windy Knoll Circle, Chapel Hill, NC 27516) for Brunch & Mimosas. You'll learn more about green building techniques and the benefits of owning a green home. The President of the Home Innovations Research Lab will be attending and has some exciting news to share!