4 beds | 4 baths | 1 half baths | 4,815 sq ft | 1.82 acre
The Great American House
A showpiece in classical American architecture. Timeless details, harmonious proportions, & exceptional finishes. Custom built in 1984 & masterfully remodeled in 2015, it marries the functionality & beauty of modern luxury with the character & grace of a historic home. This house—its history, architecture, finishes, and grand presence—captures the intangible qualities of HOME.
On your approach, one is struck by 1016 Kinsdale Drive's distinctiveness. The home is set back, gracefully positioned at the crest of a stately circular drive, among lush landscaping, mature trees, and dappled light. Georgian Colonial in style, it was built to replicate the Wythe House in Colonial Williamsburg. Extreme hip roof, twin 50' chimneys, accent brick, dental molding, jack arches, copper gutters, nine over nine windows, period lamp posts and brass fixtures all add to the allure and stature. This home was made to stand the test of time, both in quality and style. The 100 year roof installed in 2003, is constructed with composite shingles made to mimic the look of cedar shake—just another example of the thoughtful pairing of superior products and beautiful aesthetics.
Picturesque Neighborhood and Outdoor Spaces
Stonebridge is a highly coveted and sprawling neighborhood at the heart of North Raleigh. With large lots and amenities for everyone, at every age, home ownership here has proven to be an exceptional investment. Tennis courts, soccer fields, pools, clubhouse, lakes and nature trails—beauty and ease of living are Stonebridge cornerstones. This lot in particular captures that sensibility. Massive sodded yard with wrap around deck and patio, charming brick courtyard complete with custom picket fence, and sprawling treeline views enhance a sense of tranquility and privacy that you just can't get in this price point.
The historic solid wood door with brass rim lock, hinges and lions head knocker beckon, just beyond you'll find a light filled grand entry with hand made kilned brick basket-weaved flooring from Williamsburg, VA. Every detail of life in this home has been thoughtfully considered.
The formal dining room, like the rest of the home, boasts stunning millwork and timeless details. Fireplace, custom 18th century style corner built-in, oversized moldings and trim have all been finished with pristine, designer paint. Formal living room with fireplace, more historic millwork and built-ins provide the perfect space to relax and entertain.
The swing door from the dining room leads you into the crown jewel of the home. This designer kitchen looks as if it has been pulled from the pages of a magazine. The striking counter tops are Quartzite. This slab in particular is a very rare, extremely dense variety of the solid stone quarried deep in South America. The backsplash is a honed marble subway tile with a polished marble water jet design over the range. But don't let its beauty fool you, this kitchen is made for the most discerning and hard working chef. SubZero 48” refrigerator and SubZero wine refrigerator with custom wood panels, Wolf gas range and vent hood, hammered copper farmhouse sink dipped in nickel by Native Trails. The custom maple surrounding cabinetry, as well as, the cherry island cabinetry is top of the line—hand made by Crystal. Mullions in the doors are an original design and custom made. The hardware on the appliances and cabinetry are also hand forged by Edgar Berebi.
Relax and Entertain in Luxury
Just beyond the kitchen lies a secondary large dining space with showstopping light fixture, along with light-filled family room and massive walk-in fireplace. Crafted from reclaimed historic brick and wrought iron crane imported from a 19th century plantation house in Virginia. The mantel is a solid hand hewn heart of pine beam. The floors in the kitchen and family room were replaced with a white oak herringbone. All hand cut on site. The hardwoods throughout the house were refinished in 2015. The lighting throughout the house is a combination of antiques, Currey and Company, and Arteriors. Huge office with private full bath can double as a first floor guest bedroom.
Downstairs, the chic finishes and thoughtful design continue. Extra large 2nd family room and gym with dedicated powder room, brick feature wall and access to walk-out patio.
The second floor contains 2 wings: the first with master on-suite, 2 large secondary bedrooms and adjoining bath, spacious hall (a staple of 18th century design) and access to the main staircase. The second wing with bonus room, laundry room, private bath, 4th bedroom and access to secondary staircase.
The Master Retreat
The ideal master suite to rest, recharge, and prepare for what lies ahead. Wake up to treetop views and get cozy by yet another stunning fireplace with Delft style tile surround. Exquisite spa-like en-suite bathroom, completely clad in marble, travertine and mother of pearl tile inlay, along with the absolute finest in hardware and fixtures. Currey and Co. lighting, nickel swan faucet by Sigma, and soaking tub by Americh.
G e n e r a l F e a t u r e s
Septic Permitted for 4BRs
Dual zone HVAC for optimum performance and Efficiency
9 over 9 windows with storm panes
Currey and Co. Lighting
Edgar Berebi Hardware
4 Fireplaces with Historic Finishes
Extensive millwork, trim, built-ins
Herringbone Oak Hardwoods throughout First floor
Refinished Hardwoods throughout 1st & 2nd floors
LED recessed lighting
All closets with custom built-ins
Reclaimed Brick throughout
K i t c h e n & B a t h s
SubZero 48” refrigerator
SubZero wine refrigerator
custom wood panels
Wolf gas range and vent hood
Hammered Copper Farmhouse sink dipped in nickel
by Native Trails
Maple and Cherry cabinetry by Crystal
Hardware by Edgar Berebi.
Under Cabinet Lighting
Granite, Quartzite, and Marble Counters throughout
Marble, natural stone, travertine tile throughout
Mother of pearl and Marble Mosaic inlays throughout
H o m e & S e c u r i t y S y s t e m s
door and window Sensors with Keypad
Invisible Pet Fence