Last year I moved my home and business to Apex, NC. If you’re not familiar, Apex is a town of about 15 square miles situated in the southwest corner of Wake County. It’s a great place to live and raise a family, but it’s the town’s Historic Downtown center that gets everyone’s attention. Home to maybe 2% of the 40,000+ Apex residents, it’s one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the county. And because of that it’s not easy to find property inside the historic perimeter. Homes move off market with lightning speed—some never officially on market before they change hands. This is the neighborhood my wife and I now call home. We bought a 114 year old beauty and after several months of renovation, set up housekeeping.
We live a charmed life these days. Many evenings we’ll stroll a block or so over to the main street to enjoy dinner or some live music. We taught our granddaughter to ride a tricycle on the neighborhood sidewalks, celebrating her victory with ice cream before riding back home. We can walk to a yoga class just about any day of the week or sit outside the coffee shop on a lazy weekend morning. Yes, truly a charmed life.
Moving JFBuilders to Downtown Apex has its benefits as well. All around us are beautiful old homes with architecture and history that inspire my designs. One of those is a house we’re renovating at 112 S. Hunter, right in the heart of Historic Downtown. This little gem was first built in 1945 when the country could taste the end of the Second World War and our GIs were coming home, eager to get back to work and to raise their families. We’re just a few weeks into this project now but once finished the living spaces will be completely updated for today’s modern families. And to be sure, we’ll maintain the architectural integrity of its original brick, bungalow style. And best of all, it will be available for sale!
I know many of you tracked the progress of my personal home renovation on our Facebook page and I’m often asked when I’ll have a show on that ‘home’ channel. That’s flattering but I don’t think I’m pretty enough for TV! Instead, we’ll share progress of the Hunter Street house right here on this blog or through our YouTube channel. We tweet @JFBuilders and of course you can follow JFBuilders on Instagram and Facebook. Stay tuned!