Our homes are where we spend most of our time and an extension of who we are. This year’s interior design trends focus on creating spaces that authentically reflect the homeowner’s style and will last for years to come. Here are the top 2023 interior design trends.
We partner with Southern Energy Management to measure the effects of our sustainability on the environment as well as the advantages for our residents. Keep reading our Q3 2022 sustainability update, you won’t believe these savings!
Ben Roberts -- CrossFit Coach, fitness enthusiast and wellness expert -- joined forces with Alyssa Alegre, Briar Chapel’s activities director, to create a solution for Briar Chapel residents - “CrossFit Kids in the Park.”
Buying a home for the first time can be an exciting and rewarding experience. As one of the most significant purchases you will make in your life, you want to ensure you are prepared properly in order to set yourself on the path to success.
"Coined in 2013 in The New York Times, the term “hipsturbia” refers to renewed interest in suburban placemaking and walkable destination development...And while the term hipsturbia is often associated with the younger generation of homebuyers, in practice, these [master-planned] communities host a wide variety of residents of all generations."
There's a pair of shoes flurried with dust bunnies in the back of your closet, a spotless set of clubs you bought to impress your boss on the back nine in the garage, and a stack of last year's Fast Company issues on your coffee table.
1) Personalize Your Home Structural choices: additional bedrooms, home offices, dens, extended patios, casitas, and more. Design choices: cabinets, counter tops, appliances, flooring, luxurious bathrooms and more.
Briar Chapel takes advantage of its on-site dog park to host a Dog Days of Summer event benefiting local pet charity Paws4ever. With dogie ice cream, a pet training seminar, costume contest and trail trot being offered, a good time will be had by all.
An ode to food trucks, this culinary craze is making quite the splash. Lucky for us, the Triangle has developed quite the food truck scene over the years and people are starting to take notice. Found at practically every large public gathering, these mobile restaurants sure know how to cook!
Open houses are fun, especially when there's a lot to see. Lucky for you, we're hosting Chapel Hill's Largest and Greenest Open House! Come to Briar Chapel and view 40+ move-in ready homes of all size and price ranges.
Every day is Earth Day at Briar Chapel, but we just couldn't resisit throwing an actual celebration. Kicking off the day is a 5k beneffitting our friends at The Abundance Foundation, followed by a festival. With food trucks, games, live music and even a beer tasting, there's really no better way to spend your Saturday.
Earth Day in Briar Chapel is always a fabulous day, but we were especially excited this year as our event grew larger than year’s past. Your commitment to supporting the community in which you live was a truly amazing gesture – we enjoyed spending our day with you!
As the owner of Fullsteam, a Southern-inspired brewery in Durham, I struggle a bit with whether what we do is "sustainable." Since our launch in August of 2010, Head Brewer Chris Davis and I have embarked on a journey to explore what it means to be a Southern brewery,
The Consumer Confidence Index, which had increased in February, did see a slight pull-back in March on gas price concerns, but anecdotal evidence shows us that consumers and home builders are again returning to contracts and closings here in the Triangle New Home purchase market.
Earth Day is almost here and we are especially excited at Briar Chapel! If you’ve joined us in the past – you know you’re in for a treat! Come early and stay late this year as we celebrate all things local.
MorningStar Homes has been carefully crafting beautiful living spaces in this area. Helping set the stage for a lifetime of memories in your new home, in 2010 they began offering their expertise to homebuyers in Briar Chapel.
At Briar Chapel we would like to take a moment to summarize the many successes and “wins” that we enjoyed as a community in 2011 along with all the great, new shiny things we have to look forward to in 2012.
The Triangle Off-road cyclists is the wonderful group of mountain biking pros that we work closely with at Briar Chapel from trail buliding, organized trail rides and events onsite to their own host of meet-up events planned around the Triangle. This is the "go to" organization for trails!
First it was Greece –and now Italy. The markets have their sights set on Europe these days – and US Treasury Yields have been dropping again due to the uncertainty surrounding the European Debt Crisis. Mortgage Rates, which tend to follow the direction of Yield movement, continue to hover within a very attractive range.
Even though the Weather has been beautiful - cool weather is on its way. That is why we thought we would take a few mintues to remind you of several important things to remember when caring for your pets during the fall and winter months.
There's barely a need to leave your own back yard, let alone this beautiful, green-built community. Here, with a little insight from a few of Briar Chapel’s own, you will find many reasons why you may just discover Briar Chapel to be your perfect place.
When it comes to the 2011 Parade of Homes, an appetizer just wasn't quite enough. We should first start by congratulating our Parade Winners: Homes by Dickerson for Gold and David Weekley Homes for Silver.
Global Concerns, Domestic Uncertainty, Housing Headwinds and Increasing Jobless Claims. These and other economic subjects seem to be dominating the headlines. The silver lining for housing is that Mortgage Rates are at 60 Year Lows - but can low rates really be a silver bullet?
Do you think your pepper jelly will tempt the taste buds of our local judges? Why not try it and see? Much like a pie baking contest at your annual fair - pepper jelly simply makes sense, as this is the season for harvesting peppers as well as supporting a local non-profit organization
Here we are only a week away! And we want to highlight another way for you to show of your skills in our Best Backyard Athlete competition. (If you aren't familiar with the OktoberBEST event, please see our earlier blog about our fall celebration.)
We at Dogwood Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort are so excited to participate in this year's OktoberBEST at Briar Chapel! This time of year always brings fond memories of family gatherings. If you're like us, your pets play just as big a role in these gatherings as anyone else.
The summer has been long and hot and we crave those cool breezes of September/October. So to honor the advent of fall and in order to offer a "sneak preview" of our newest neighborhood, we decided to host OktoberBEST at Briar Chapel.
August is usually a relatively calm month for trading and economic data as most of Washington is out on vacation, and the markets tend to stay within a narrow trading range. But certainly not this year!!
Homes By Dickerson has just broken ground on several home sites along the Dark Forest Drive cul-de-sac. Because of the unique nature of the street configuration, there are some real differences in possible home citing here.
If you are like most people, it's been very busy so far and we're just heading into the thick of the July heat…At Briar Chapel, we're no different - we've been full of events every day of the week keeping our resident's busy, busy, busy!
I wanted to start off the month talking about jobs here in the Triangle. While the National story is certainly nothing to write home about, the Triangle jobs picture is much healthier than its National counterpart.
To bring you up to speed. At the start to this green blog series, we identified the key areas of development where we felt we could make the most immediate impact and have committed to expanding more on each to give readers greater insight into what makes Briar Chapel "GREEN".
Move-in week is finally HERE, and the family is so excited! In the final stages of building our new home we learned about another great benefit of building with David Weekley Homes - all buyers receive a personal meeting with the landscape company.
Hello and welcome to the View from the Porch Housing and Mortgage Blog - I'm Jeremy Salemson, Chief Executive Officer of Corporate Investors Mortgage Group, Inc. We're a boutique Mortgage Bank helping homeowners achieve their dreams throughout the Triangle and North Carolina.
For those of you following the progress of the fabulous trails here at Briar Chapel, you may already be aware of the non-profit organization we are working with to develop and build the 24 miles of hiking and biking adventure that will be found on site.
At Briar Chapel, everyone home must pass a final inspection in order to receive its Energy Star Certification. Why is this certification important? Because there are discounts provided by Progress Energy/Duke Energy and PSNC for homes that are Energy Star certified.
How fortunate we are to have been introduced to artist, Ellen Giamportone. Admired and befriended by one of our resident's, Ellen is an absolute delight and full of fantastic "layers" of experience, that as you engage in conversation with her are revealed gradually and mysteriously.
As we make our way into 2011 - isn't it time we heard from our favorite frog blogger? Well, we were lucky enough to catch up with him as he shared "everything you wanted to know about a green home but were afraid to ask"...enjoy!
The 2nd Annual Briar Chapel 5k is tomorrow, Saturday, April 17th - this following conversation with Dr. Bradshaw of Back Solutions might offer some helpful insights to you if you happen to be an avid runner or just someone on your feet often.
Along with the Earth Day Festivities at Briar Chapel the weekend of April 17 - 18, we are excited to be raising awareness around living sustainably with the Town of Chapel Hill and other local businesses during Earth Action Day April 10th.
On Sunday, April 18th we will host a Celebrity Chef Charity Event featuring several Triangle Chefs demonstrating their favorite recipes using locally and healthfully grown foods in each of our model homes. Today we are talking with Chef Jimmy Reale.