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118 Franklin Street

Stem, NC 27581
MLS #2424006

Truly this is a must see to fully appreciate this home: hardwood floors in living areas, tray ceiling w/ accent lights in living room, stone gas-log fireplace, granite Kitchen counters w/ tile backsplash, both formal dining & breakfast room. Primary bedroom boasts double tray ceiling, jetted tub & large shower. Walk out Basement is fully finished w/ kitchenette (refrigerator, stove) & hidden safe room. Beautiful deck looks into the treetops. Circle driveway & lush landscaping bring this property together!

Tell us the things you love about your town/city

Stem is a relaxing community where you can enjoy being at home. We are central to Raleigh & Durham as well as a short hop to the other surrounding towns. It's a nice little town with friendly people and very little crime. It's the place to be if you want to get away from all the hassles of a larger city but still be close enough for a short commute to work.

Tell us something about your specific neighborhood/community

Our community is central to everything you may want to do in your spare time. Nature lovers are in luck as we have Ledge Creek Forest Conservation Area with almost 400 acres which includes hiking trails and abundant wildlife. Granville Athletic Park is also very close and offers something for the entire family, including a water spray park for the kids. Falls Lake Recreation Area and Lake Holt are minutes away for fishing, camping, boating, swimming or just a picnic. Our neighborhood has a well maintained kiddie park for children, along with sheltered picnic areas. The Stem Fire Station and Post Office are within walking distance as well. Belle Acres is a quiet neighborhood with friendly home owners.

What grocery stores and other conveniences are close to your home?

Food Lion

Dollar General

Convenience Stores

Post Office


Fire Station

Churches of various denominations

Are there any annual events you look forward to attending each year?

Stem Christmas Parade

Easter Egg Hunt

Ruritan Club Fundraising Cookouts

Fireman's Day Parade

4th of July Picnic & Fireworks

Main St Trick or Treating

Music Festival

National Night Out

Alive After 5

Annual Chicken Pickin'

What do your monthly utility bills typically look like?

Electric $125

Water/Sewer $90

Internet $59

Recent Renovations? List all renovations you've made within the past year, with approx. month/year (including lifetime roof improvements, room additions and other major renovations).

1. New Roof 2018

2. Finished walk-out basement that boast a large family

room with a gas fireplace, a second large activity/game

room that's perfect for your full size pool table. A full

kitchen complete with dining nook and full size

appliances. One bedroom with a large closet and a

full bath with a walk in shower and heated floor. Also

included is a large workshop that can be finished as a

second primary suite with full bath. The basement

also includes a secret hidden room!

3. Concrete patio sitting area adjacent to the front porch.

4. Concrete covered patio sitting area outside the walk-

out basement.

5. Circular driveway

6. Low maintenance composite deck

7. New carpet in bonus room.

Love letter to the buyer: Tell potential buyers your personal "story" of your home. Why did you originally purchase? What you will miss most; ie neighborhood gatherings, area benefits, and details only you can provide that make your home inviting.

Twelve years ago, my wife and I were searching for our first house together and had looked at so many, not finding what we really wanted. When this house became available, we looked at it once and knew it was the house for us. We fell in love with it as it was perfect for our family. It's the last house on the circle and off the road which offered us privacy, little traffic and a beautiful setting. It's a beautifully designed custom home that we have truly enjoyed.

The house has all the things we were looking for: A large great room with cathedral ceilings, crown molding with accent lighting and a gas fireplace. All the bedrooms are large with spacious closets. We love that the home has plenty of windows to let the light in and view the beautiful scenery. There is plenty of storage space including a huge walk-in attic off of the bonus room. The outside of the home is surrounded by wooded areas providing privacy and an outdoor adventure for the kids. We have enjoyed watching the deer and other abundant wildlife from our deck or sitting in the front yard watching the ducks in the pond across the way.

We have made a lot of wonderful memories in our home. Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners would fill the table with with food, family and friends. The large deck off of the great room provides additional entertaining space. Spending relaxing evenings in front of the fireplace will be one of our favorite memories.

Aside from the perks of our home, we are going to miss the neighborhood. Belle Acres is quiet and the neighbors are great. We are close to shopping, restaurants and the kiddie park is within walking distance. Raleigh/Durham is just a short drive down the road.

If you like to boat, fish, camp or swim like we do, Falls Lake Recreation area and Lake Holt are very close. If hiking is more your taste, there is Ledge Creek Forest Conservation Area which boast almost 400 acres of land, consisting of 5 miles of walking/hiking trails, just minutes away. Granville Athletic Park offers 80 acres of something for everyone, including walking trails, tennis courts, water spray area for the kids and many more amenities.

Retirement has come for both of us so it is time to head to where our next adventure takes us---as long as it takes us to Florida...

This has been a home filled with love and we wish you, the next owners, the same good memories.

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Listed by: Marti Hampton, EXP Realty LLC
Last Updated: 2022-01-27 12:02:34
Source: Triangle MLS
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