With Labor Day behind us and cooler nights ahead, look to these five fab homes to keep that warm, sunshine feeling all year long. Grab a book and relax on huge decks, host cookouts in large backyards, bring friends together in updated chef’s kitchens with all the bells and whistles – and the list goes on and on.

When cooler days do arrive you’ll be ready in cozy dining and living areas, bonus and flex rooms and extra bedrooms where guests can celebrate and stay a while. Best of all these abodes are located in fab areas of town – which means you can get location, location, location AND a place you’ll love calling home.

Modern ‘tree home’ with amazing views close to SouthPark

Address: 2810 Huntingtowne Farms Lane
Subdivision: Huntingtowne Farms
List Price: $1,499,000
Open House: Saturday, September 10, Noon-2 p.m.
Listing Agent: Shonn Ross 
Open House Agent: Jessica Banks

Description: Welcome to a true oasis in the city! This award-winning Artistic Contractors home soars with floor to ceiling windows that provide amazing views of the tree canopy and floods the space with natural light. The great room and primary bedroom open to an expansive deck overlooking the wooded lot with bubbling creek!  Entertain in style in the chef’s kitchen complete with large island, pantry, stylish cabinets and gorgeous quartz counters. The main level primary retreat features dual closets and spa-inspired modern bath. Fulfill your dream home wishes in the huge media room, guest suite with full bath, private office/flex room and drop zone. Close to parks, an optional swim/tennis club and direct access to the greenway!


Sophisticated three bedroom, three bath new build home in the heart of NoDa

Address: 2716 N Davidson Street
Subdivision: LUX NoDa
List Price: $699,000
Open House: Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, 1-3 p.m. both days
Listing Agent: Shonn Ross and Jason Bridges 
Open House Agent: Donovan Waddell (Saturday), Liz Moore (Sunday)

Description: Live in the heart of popular NoDa in a unique home with everything today’s buyer wants and more!  Indoor and outdoor living spaces come seamlessly together with multiple balconies and rear yard area. Inside the main level is an open living area featuring 10’ ceilings, oversized windows, white oak hardwoods, floating staircase and electric fireplace. Cooking is a breeze in the state-of-the-art kitchen with modern European cabinetry, designer hardware, white quartz counters, under cabinet lighting and custom white tile backsplash. Stretch out in the swanky owner’s retreat boasting hardwood floors, 15′ vaulted ceilings, spacious walk-in closet and owner’s bath with dual vanities and oversized walk-in shower. Keep the roadster clean in the one-car garage (plus additional parking space). You may never want to leave! 


Don’t miss your last opportunity to own at the Trio at Gardner

Address: 217 S Gardner Ave
Subdivision: Trio at Gardner
List Price: $650,000
Open House: Saturday, September 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and Sunday, September 11, Noon-2 p.m.
Listing Agent: Shonn Ross 
Open House Agent: Liz Moore (Saturday), Samara Brown (Sunday)

Description: This spacious townhome by Alenky Signature Homes is built to impress with three levels of wow! You’ll fall for the hardwood floors in the main living area and stunning kitchen with custom cabinets, wine cooler, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. Smartly designed, each floor offers a bedroom and bathroom with plenty of space to spread out. The large owner’s retreat has a plethora of closet space and the luxurious bathroom is designed for everyday pampering. This unit also has a two-car garage, access to private yard space and is hard-wired for wifi extenders and surround sound. Take the trolley to Uptown or explore Johnson C. Smith University, the greenway, nearby breweries, popular restaurants and more. Get ready for ah-mazing!

Beautifully updated home in the popular Blakeney Health- Fieldstone community

Address: 8604 Grey Squirrel Court
Subdivision: Blakeney Heath – Fieldstone
List Price: $500,000
Open House: Sunday, September 11, 2-4 p.m.
Listing Agent: Heather Claxton 
Open House Agent: Justin Butler

Description: Get ready to pack your bags and move in. This four bedroom home has plenty of space for the crew and all the features today’s buyers are looking for. Start in the renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, stylish cabinets and center island. The den and breakfast area are perfectly located next to the kitchen, making visiting and entertaining a breeze in this open floorplan beauty. Start or end your day in the spacious fenced-in backyard lined with Leyland Cypress for privacy. The peaceful primary suite includes trey ceiling, two closets, walk-in shower and garden tub. Prime location close to Blakeney Shopping Center, Stonecrest and Ballantyne Village with access to the interstate for an easy commute. Welcome home!


Charming newly renovated bungalow just minutes to Camp North End

Address: 224 Sylvania Road
Subdivision: Lockwood
List Price: $535,000
Open House: Saturday, September 10, 1-3 p.m.
Listing Agent: Lara Bucci 
Open House Agent: Erum Faruqui

Description: This home has tons of classic character with an open floor plan and great fenced-in backyard… perfect for entertaining! Three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a primary suite with walk-in closet and attached primary private bath. Talk about location!! Situated in the adorable Lockwood neighborhood, just minutes from Camp North End, Uptown, South End and Optimist Hall.

Make your new home dreams come true this weekend!