Monday, September 28, 2015

2015 Parade of Homes Features 11 Green-Certified Homes in Briar Chapel

Now in its 32nd year, the 2015 Parade of Homes in Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties will be held over three weekends in October: October 3-4, 9-11, and 16-18, 2015 from Noon-5pm each day.

This is a free, self-guided tour showcasing the latest designs and technology trends being used today. Of the 56 homes on Parade this year, Briar Chapel has the following 11 entries:

  • C5: 1475 Briar Chapel Pkwy by Homes By Dickerson - $697,479
  • C6: 700 Tobacco Farm Rd by Drees Homes - $400,000
  • C7: 1954 Great Ridge Pkwy by Lennar - $297,942
  • C8: 29 Tyner Loop Circle by Terramor Homes - $511,349
  • C9: 50 Mallard Landing Dr by Saussy Burbank - $279,780
  • C10: 33 Old Piedmont Circle by David Weekley - $399,900
  • C11: 65 Old Piedmont Circle by Garman Homes - $485,000
  • C12: 23 Old Piedmont Circle by Saussy Burbank - $499,197
  • C13: 164 Old Piedmont Circle by Homes By Dickerson - $496,400
  • C14: 79 Old Piedmont Circle by Homes By Dickerson - $384,900
  • C15: 638 Granite Mill Blvd by Garman Homes - $272,170

This exciting event enables builders to enjoy some friendly competition, as each home on the Parade is judged by a panel of industry representatives from other markets in our region. These judges examine the design, quality, and creativity that each entry demonstrates, resulting in a numerical grade for each house. Awards are given to homes that achieve the highest scores in each price category.

Parade Homes are highly sought-after showcase homes, due to the "extras" builders include in them in an attempt to win gold. Likewise, winning Parade homes tend to attract extra attention when it comes time for resale.

If you would like to preview these homes before any of them are sold prior to the Parade, please contact Jen Winkler at 919-593-3662. She will be more than happy to point out the various green features in these homes, as well as show you the amenities that residents enjoy throughout Briar Chapel.

Meanwhile, you may download the 2015 tour book or mobile app online.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

8th Annual Pepper Festival in Briar Chapel on September 27th

Final preparations are underway for the 8th Annual Pepper Festival, which is taking place on Sunday (September 27, 2015) from 3-7pm at Briar Chapel's Great Meadow Park.

Although the festival had very humble beginnings, it is quickly becoming North Carolina's premiere local food festival of the season with 1200+ folks in attendance last year!

At the event, you can taste original recipes from 48 of North Carolina's best chefs, brewers & distillers, which are all incorporating Chatham County peppers in a competition for the best tasting sweet, smoky or spicy recipe.

The event will also feature a wide variety of activities, including great music with The Stacks, Brett Harris, and The Grand Shell Game. There will also be fun activities for the kids, as well as learning tents with mini-DIY workshops for the adults.

Tickets are $30 or $35 at the entrance, which includes all-access to food and entertainment. Kids under 12 get in free. Beverages are cash bar. You can purchase tickets online directly from the Abundance Foundation, or at the gate.

If you're a foodie, music and beer/wine lover, or just love all-things-pepper, I hope you'll join me for this family-friendly event in Briar Chapel! We'll even have a few high-performance homes open, in case you'd like to get here early and see our progress.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Just Listed: 1701 Briar Chapel Pkwy

Jen just listed one of Saussy Burbank’s popular "Bynum" models for sale in Briar Chapel.

Situated on an established street only one blck from the Briar Club, saltwater pools, playground & a community garden, this home features a number of upgraded features, including:
  • custom built-ins
  • granite countertops
  • finished 3rd floor
  • beautiful site-finished hardwood floors
  • oversized screened porch & grilling deck
  • beautiful site-finished hardwood floors
  • fenced-in backyard w/ raised beds
  • backs to beautiful community garden
  • and more! 
This home is priced to sell at only $349,900. See more photos here, but you really have to see this home in person to see the beautifully landscaped homesite and Craftsman details. To schedule a showing, please contact Jen Winkler at 919-593-3662.

Friday, September 4, 2015

2nd Saturday Briar Chapel Summer Concert - September 12th w/ LEGGZ

Please join us on Saturday, September 12th from 6-9pm in Great Meadow Park as Briar Chapel hosts its next Music in the Meadow summer concert!

Bring a lawn chair and listen to some great 70s & 80s music with LEGGZ while enjoying tasty offerings from local food trucks and breweries, including: Capp's ApizzaYesterYears Brewery, and Little Dippers Italian Ice.

This event is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to bring a canned food donation to give to CORA Food Bank, a non-profit serving residents of Chatham County, which will be on-site at the event.