Moving to Chapel Hill and Buying a Home in Lake Hogan Farms

I’m sure you have an excellent reason to move to Chapel Hill. After all, the area attracts the finest medical and academic talent in the world. With a population of under 80,000 in the immediate vicinity, it has the close-knit features of a small community, and its proximity to the Raleigh-Durham area provides fantastic outlets for the cosmopolitan and culturally connected alike. Oh, and of course there’s bucket-list opportunities like Tar Heel versus Blue Devil versus Wolfpack Basketball, Carolina Hurricanes hockey, and USA Baseball. There is also the attractive seasonal climates and proximity to both the beach and the mountains - both less than 3 hours away.

Living in Chapel Hill is wonderful, living in Lake Hogan Farms is a rare treat. The best of the Chapel Hill lifestyle is living in Lake Hogan Farms - a former dairy farm, developed in the mid 1990’s into a multi-tiered high-end residential community. Lake Hogan Farms offers a wonderful mix of upscale living options for all types of families, including townhomes and small single-family homes as well as estate homes worthy to host the region’s leaders. Lake Hogan Farms is a very desirable community, and inventory levels have decreased significantly this year - you can search all of the current listings in Lake Hogan Farms here. The subdivision boasts community pool and clubhouse, tennis and basketball courts, a playground, miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as a gorgeous fishing lake with a boardwalk in the almost 100 acres of community open space.

Lake Hogan Farms is a close-knit neighborhood of families and professionals that appreciate the benefits of community. There are several ways to get connected (Lake Hogan Farms HOA website) and updated on the current events (Lake Hogan Farms neighbors message board), and I can guarantee a visit from the welcome wagon (your pets will feel special as well…) for that personal touch! Neighbors tend to be very active and friendly - the Lake Hogan Farms lifestyle offers a wonderful atmosphere to raise families of every age. The Lake Hogan Farms HOA is well-funded, and is committed to maintaining high property values.

I’m sure you’ve heard about the highly rated schools in this area - the local schools are consistently ranked as some of the highest in the nation. Schools include Morris Grove Elementary, McDougle Middle, and Chapel Hill High School. There are also several charter and private schools in the vicinity of Lake Hogan Farms.

Homes in Lake Hogan Farms were constructed in the late 1990’s to late 2000’s and tend toward a traditional style. Even the smaller townhomes and single-family homes were built with brick and modern materials, and include trim and finishing details not found in current new construction in the area. Most of the larger estate homes in Lake Hogan Farms are truly works of art - they offer incredible custom detailing and uniquely designed layouts.

Featured Property - 211 Turtleback Crossing Drive

One of the best ways to get a feel for the community is to take an in-depth look at one of the homes offered for sale. 211 Turtleback Crossing Drive is absolutely the finest home currently for sale in Lake Hogan Farms.

211 Turtleback Crossing Drive is a 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom estate that is both elegant and inviting, grand and cozy. It is evident from opening the front door that this home is built for entertaining. Guests are greeted with a soaring foyer with a curved staircase that broadens into the formal 2-story Dining room and Parlor. There is a gorgeous private Den with 10’ ceilings, built-in bookshelves, and glassed french doors, immediately on the left. The elegance continues into the Great room, where there is a beautiful gas fireplace with blower, built-in entertainment center, and custom millwork detailing throughout. The 15’ tall windows flood the area with plenty of natural light. The huge Kitchen opens off to the right - this area is truly best appreciated in person. Designed (and currently occupied) by a professional chef, the Kitchen is both functional and beautiful. It has a huge granite center island for food prep, eating or display, and a separate dining area for intimate meals. There is a large walk-in Pantry, and cabinet space abounds, with additional lower casework added in several places. The 5-burner gas Thermador cooktop is surrounded by a custom brick hearth reminiscent of an old Italian Bistro, and all of the appliances are professional grade. There is a separate beverage station replete with wine fridge perfectly situated near the breakfast area. The designers have also added an inviting screened porch and deck directly off of this area.

The Master Suite is conveniently located to the left of the Great room, and is truly an owners paradise. It is spacious enough for just about any type of furniture, and has a separate sitting area with a bay window, decadent tray ceiling and private entry onto the deck. The Master Bath carries this decadence theme with separate grooming areas, huge spa tub, spacious shower, and room for a chaise lounge. The Master Closet is another work of genius - with built-ins for everything and room to spare.

The thoughtful design continues to the upper floor of this home as well. There is a crows nest landing at the top of the stairs that allows you to enjoy the beauty of your home. There is a large Guest Suite to the right with a gorgeous upstairs living room for more intimate family living. There are three Bedrooms to the left, with a connected Jack and Jill Bath. The first Bedroom has 12’ ceilings which create an ethereal feel - this room would make a great studio space. Each of the back bedrooms have separate sitting areas and huge additional storage spaces - completely floored and insulated - that could be converted into private desk areas or work-out facilities. The attic space is also almost completely floored - there is plenty of storage space in this home.

The home has a three car garage, fully insulated with a great opportunity for additional overhead storage. The huge Laundry has plenty of casework and a sink, and is located on the first floor. The home was constructed with an integrated pest management system, and is completely wired for a security system.

It is difficult to fully describe the unique attractive features of this home. And while we have provided many additional pictures, virtual tour, and other details on our website, it’s really best just to experience it in person.

We’d be happy to give you a personal tour - remember, We’ve been around YOUR block!