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21st Century Maintenance-Free Living…Minutes from the Triangle’s Center

809 Journey's Rest Lane, Cary, NC

Article by Sadie L. Harper

Photography by Smith Hardy

Originally published in Cary City Lifestyle

Cary is pleased to welcome a new luxury homebuilder to the area, creating a development of forty estate homes by four different builders. Prioritizing no-maintenance living, enjoy your favorite pastimes while the homeowner’s association takes care of all exterior upkeep including lawn, irrigation systems, gutter cleaning, and even power washing windows. On balmy spring or crisp fall evenings, take a leisurely stroll down the greenways. Tennis and pickle-ball courts encourage residents to pick up a racquet for pursuing individual and group athleticism.

One featured model home, located at 809 Journey’s Rest Lane on the Cary/Apex border, right off Highway 55, proudly won gold with a perfect score in the Parade of Homes with its modern prairie-style aesthetic. Built by Bost Custom Homes, this 3911 square foot floorplan includes three generously-sized bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom, plus one guest powder room on the main floor. 

Evocative of vast expanses of early twentieth century emerging frontier, the open-concept great room encompasses a kitchen, dining, and family room. The fireplace mantle and surround are crafted from a rustic, dark-hewn wood echoed in the ceiling beams and the staircase railing.

Aspiring chefs will enjoy the 36” gas range by Wolf with its six burners as well as the steamer drawer. Coffee lovers can make cappuccino, espresso, or a number of other custom hot, caffeinated beverages with the built-in coffee maker. A generous island can seat up to five at the bar, in addition to a table for eight in the adjacent dining area.

Also downstairs just off the main kitchen are a spacious laundry room and a scullery/prep kitchen with pantry, additional cabinets, separate dishwasher, microwave, and additional refrigerator, and an executive office. Cleverly-crafted disappearing doors offer the option to close off portions of the house, based on needs or desires.

Disappearing doors between the great room and covered porch provide for more options and seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining. Let tensions evaporate in the hot tub with infinity edge leading into a saltwater pool…or host guests by the firepit.

The owners’ suite, located on the main floor off the great room, presents views of the private backyard oasis through generously-sized windows. In the master bath, unwind after a long day in the free-standing soaking tub. The walk-in shower includes a rain-can, multiple shower heads, and body sprays, all with custom tile and seamless glass enclosure. More than just a closet, the dressing room provides ample clothing and shoe storage within easy access.

Upstairs includes two additional bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathroom, a bonus room, and a media and billiards room with a separate kitchen. An upstairs pantry allows storage for snacks, to avoid trekking to the main kitchen downstairs. A small wine fridge, cabinetry, and prep sink complete the space, ideal for hosting parties for watching sports or movie nights.

This dream home community sits on Lake Jordan’s watershed surrounded by woods, rolling hills, and the eastern seaboard’s largest natural habitat for bald eagles. From boating and kayaking to swimming, fishing, horseback riding, and even biking on the American Tobacco Trail, Lake Jordan offers an outdoor activity for all ages and abilities nearly year-round in North Carolina’s temperate climate.

Minutes from Raleigh-Durham’s airport, this growing portion of the Triangle will soon have a direct connection to interstate 540, increasing its accessibility to local educational and recreational destinations. In addition, neighboring towns of Cary and Apex expect new healthcare, grocery, and retail spaces in the near future. Lots are selling fast – don’t miss the chance to experience premium-level living without the hassle of homeowner maintenance.

  • Custom built-ins for storing gear out-of-sight.
  • Upstairs billiards and bonus room, with additional kitchen, for movie and game nights.
  • Gourmet kitchen with wide open spaces and generous custom island and backsplash.
  • Living room for gatherings or reading next to the fire.
  • Wine room adjacent to kitchen for entertaining and storing wine and glassware.
  • Luxurious master retreat with private spa-like bathroom and custom dressing room.
  • Freestanding soaker tub next to generously-sized walk-in shower.