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 Our home was a joy in 2008!  For Sale in 2012!

      ...  pictures below


Why for sale today


During the fall and winter, 2008, we have were busy looking for a new home ... the situation occurred upon selling our Wilmington, NC home in late August, 2007.  It had been on the market 15 months.


In the interim we camped at Lew's youngest brother Jan's second (recreational) home in Oriental (North Carolina's sailing capital and about 45 miles east of New Bern.) 


First we looked in river towns north of Wilmington: New Bern, Oriental and Washington.  They date back to colonial times.  We looked at many homes including some historic ones that were 80 plus years old and within walking distance of a river.  We looked in Asheville (Jan's hometown since college) and finally settled on a new home in Apex (the next town west of Cary where our families lived when we attended high school).  Lew's brother Don lives in Apex.


We were searching for a situation that included a home.


Being rebels (always swimming against the current) we never thought we would be interested in a planned community; however,


We bought a new house in a new planned community: "The Villages of Apex." 


Physically the house looks much smaller than the one we just sold, but it is actually larger: 2480 SF including a over-size two-car garage (with entry from a common alley.)



Our new street is a new street: Tender Drive, Apex, NC  27502


Our new home!

Front view (minimum yard work included & Jan 09 snow)


Rear view, fenced patio on the left




back porch (screened in before closing)


front porch



a December sunset from the pouch


first floor: formal dining, great room-kitchen, half bath, garage, porches



formal dining


great room-kitchen


west side, great room-kitchen (hall-entrance and door to half bath)

east side, great room-kitchen

food prep area


second floor: 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, big bonus room (exercise room/office) and laundry


laundry room with closet

Master bedroom and bath




The Cape house plan

 posted by

T. L. Grimes



April 30, 2012