Golf communities have enjoyed a resurgence during the pandemic; after all, it’s one of the few sports that can be safely enjoyed outdoors in wide-open nature. This prized residence in Raleigh, N.C. brings the golf lifestyle right to your back door with 7,100 square feet overlooking the scenic lake and green fairways of the North Ridge Country Club. If you’re searching for the ultimate pandemic retreat, read on.
Among the home’s amenities awaiting: a striking infinity saltwater pool with waterfall and spa, casita and multiple outdoor living areas on all levels. Outdoor/indoor living is easily achieved via French doors in several of the main level entertaining rooms. Six bedrooms, eight full baths and two half baths offer plenty of flexible options — whether you have a large family or lots of out-of-town guests. Among two sought-after spaces: an in-law suite with a private courtyard entrance and a third-floor bedroom with a private balcony. The owner’s suite feels on par with a five-star hotel with two bedrooms opening up to the lanai, two baths with a sauna and a double soaking tub — a true must-see. The gourmet kitchen is an entertainer’s dream with a large center island and wet bar opening to the lanai, not to mention a generous collection of high-end professional chef’s appliances. The library offers yet another space for a quiet retreat or a more intimate setting for guests. A custom wine cellar, plus a large entertaining area in the basement with a standout club room, media room and bar provides endless possibilities for hosting groups of all ages. For those who need to work from home, there is also a home office — a pandemic necessity. Superb craftsmanship and detail beams throughout the home, including extraordinary custom woodwork. A three-car garage with a wash station, half bath and electric charging station ensure that all of your needs are taken care of right onsite.