GDR Spotlight on Real Estate / July 1, 2022

Page 1



518 Chesapeake Place, Greenville, NC Listed by Jessica Snyder 252-412-3001

Jessica F. Snyder, Realtor, Broker ABR, CRS, GRI, SLS, SRS, SRES Aldridge & Southerland Realtors 252-412-3001


Spotlight on Real Estate, Friday, July 01, 2022

7 characteristics of modern houses Homes contain a variety of components that appeal of gray or other neutral colors. to homeowners with different ideas about the perfect 3. GEOMETRIC SHAPES: Modern homes have place to call home. That starts with the style of a home. strong horizontal and vertical elements that showcase geometric shapes in their designs. Contemporary Buildings are classified according to share compo- homes often have flat roofs, while modern homes nents. A Craftsman style home will have a covered may not. porch with a set of wide base columns, while a Cape Cod home is often defined by a gabled roof and dormer 4. LARGE, UNADORNED WINDOWS: Most modern windows. Modern houses, which are sometimes called homes showcase a lot of natural light by utilizing large contemporary homes even though the terms are not windows that are not covered up by heavy window interchangeable, will have their own sets of unique treatments or elements like shutters and thick trims. characteristics. Here’s a look at seven features that Large windows are the focus of the interior and shift ronmentally friendly elements, such as solar panels, make modern homes unique. attention to the view outdoors. upcycled materials, added insulation, and energy efficient lighting. 1. MINIMALIST APPROACH: Contemporary and 5. OPEN FLOOR CONCEPT: A hallmark of modern modern homes both employ an approach that leans interior design, the open concept floor plan removes 7. UPDATED KITCHEN SPACES: The clean lines toward minimalism, including clean design lines. Spac- many of the walls that tend to separate common areas and attention to technology and open space generally es are open and airy without the clutter of too many of a home. This helps to foster the spread of natural extends to modern kitchens. Modern kitchens tend to ornate architectural details. While modern homes may light and maintains the emphasis on simplicity of feature efficient, top-tier appliances with additional have some curvature to their design, contemporary design. storage and space amenities that keep the room from ones are all about an angular look. feeling cluttered. 6. SMART ELEMENTS: Thanks to the prolifera2. NEUTRAL COLOR PALETTE: Modern homes tion of smart technology, smart homes are cropping While some may consider modern homes austere, tend to utilize a neutral color palette. Modern homes up with greater frequency. While smart devices can many others are right at home among their clean lines may use “earthy” elements, such as wood and brick, be included in any home style, they tend to feel like and airy spaces. in ways that do not look rustic. Contemporary homes they were designed specifically for modern homes. rely on a color palette of black and white with shades In a similar vein, modern homes may include envi-Metro Content

Spotlight on Real Estate, Friday, July 01, 2022

Things to consider before converting an attic



put desks in their attics without going with full-fledged conversions are urged to adhere to local access requirements anyway, as they’re intended to ensure residents can safely escape attics in the case of a fire or 1. Dimensions: Both the renovation another emergency. experts at This Old House and the real estate experts at UpNest indicate that at 3. Climate control: Attics are conleast half of a finished attic must be a min- verted to provide residents with more imum of seven feet high and seven feet livable space. Converted space is only wide and 70 square feet. Requirements livable if the climate within the attic can may differ depending on where home- be controlled so it’s cool in the summer owners live, but that 7-7-70 guideline is and warm in the winter. An existing HVAC generally the minimum requirement. An unit needs to efficiently heat and cool an attic that fails to meet such requirements extra room. If it can’t, bills might spike won’t necessarily be a lost cause, but it because the rest of the home likely won’t might be costly to make adjustments that be as comfortable, forcing homeowners to ultimately align with local codes. adjust thermostats to offset that discom2. Access: Access is another aspect that fort. That also could affect the unit’s life must adhere to local safety guidelines. Many expectancy. Before going forward with attics are accessible only through pulldown an attic renovation, homeowners should ladders, but that will have to change if home- contact HVAC professionals to determine owners repurpose their attic spaces. A stair- if attic spaces can be serviced with the case that complies with local laws will need existing units and ductwork, or if an alto be installed, and contractors can work ternative arrangement must be made. with homeowners to build that and estimate the cost. Homeowners who simply want to - Metro Content ttic conversions are not always possible, and the following are three important factors homeowners may need to consider beforegoing forward.

3132 McLaren Lane Winterville, NC

This beautiful 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath custom brick home is located in the desired community of Bedford. Two owner suites downstairs on primary living with walk-in closets. This home features a stunning open concept, spacious living room with a large stone fireplace with custom built-ins and gorgeous hardwood floors. Living room opens to an oversized large sunroom. The kitchen is everyone’s dream, appointed with all KitchenAid appliances, a 6-burner gas cooktop, oven, microwave, stainless sink, ceiling to floor custom cabinets, large dining area, island with prep sink and side porch for grill and patio. The primary bedroom features a custom built-in desk and plenty of windows w/custom shutters. The primary bath features an oversized custom walk-in steam shower with seating, double vanities w/make-up vanity, tons of natural light, bidet and 2 walk-in custom closets. The 2nd downstairs bedroom can be used in many ways as a bedroom or study/office with a private bathroom. The additional two bedrooms are located upstairs. The 4th bedroom could be a bonus room if preferred. This home also features a half bath, large laundry with storage, 2 car garage with circle driveway, surround sound and fenced yard. From its prestigious location to its immaculately Eddie Biggs custom built home and cared for interior, this home truly is a must-see. $575,000.

“The Expertise You Need & Integrity You Can Count On” Keller Williams Points East 1708 E. Arlington Blvd., Greenville, NC 27858 252-341-1723 CALL DUTY

*Each office is indepen e t


and operated



Elite Properties Family owned and operated since 2001

PREFERRED REALTY 3208 Charles Blvd.

252.355.5006 1.800.326.5006

211 East Arlington Blvd., Greenville, NC


To view all listings in the Greenville area visit our website...

Karen Hanley 714-1922


Like us on facebook

Agent On Call Saturday, Sunday, and Monday ERIN GREENLEAF 252.414.2652

Happy 4th of July For information on all of our listings, visit our website at

Arabic-speaking agent

Selling Greenville & Pitt County... One Dream At A Time!

ASL Interpreter



Spotlight on Real Estate, Friday, July 01, 2022




Johnathan Kassnov

Every Saturday, this SPOTLIGHT ON REAL ESTATE will showcase area homes for sale in and around Pitt County.