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TheBeltlineBuzz                September 19, 2011

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The House that Jack Built - AIA Tour of Residential Architecture October 1st  


AIA Triangle is proud to be hosting its 2nd annual Tour of Residential Architecture showcasing homes designed by local architects on Saturday, October 1st from 10am to 5pm.


As the Triangle area continues to grow, the variety of housing options and

Janice Rd

3105 Janice St.

solutions continues to expand. The Tour of Residential Architecture reflects this variety of housing options in the projects it selects. 


There are 6 homes featured this year ... 4 located in Raleigh and 2 in Chapel Hill. Each of the six homes had its own challenge for the architect and the home owner.  As you tour the houses, you will understand the reasons why these were the top picks for this year's architectural tour.  


This Old House: Homes in historic neighborhoods can be a double edge sword; historical beauty versus modern conveniences. After touring two homes, one in historic Chapel Hill on Gimghoul Road and the other in Raleigh's Cameron Park on E Forest Drive, you'll see why these were top picks and how the architects were able to give the homeowners what they wanted.  


Modern & Practical: Exceptional ways of living in environmentally friendly

and energy efficient homes are in this mix of homes. Don't miss viewing Chapel Hill's Lystra Lane as well as the Janice Road and Graham Street residences.  


Double Duty: A very different approach to adding on to a small bungalow

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513 Holden St.

on Holden Street near downtown Raleigh was to design the space as a kind of outdoor plaza with two houses facing into it.  The 'Tatami House' and the 'Original House', each sided in exterior siding, gives an indoor/outdoor quality to the space between them.  With only a 650 square foot addition, every space 'earned its keep' by performing multiple functions.  Also,  through the use of flexible boundaries, public and private uses are able to coexist.  


AIA Triangle Tour of Residential Architecture:  To purchase tickets: Click Here. 



Something for Everyone - The Oaks at Fallen Park


They must be doing something right if you find a neighborhood 'inside the beltline' that has sold since January: 12 single family homes, 7 villas and 3 cottages. Our hats go off to The Oaks at Fallon Park. All this activity has occurred at a time in which home sales have been exceedingly slow not only in the Triangle region but nationwide.


Located on Lowden Street adjacent to Joyner Elementary School are the The Oaks at Fallon ParkVillas at Fallon Park and the Cottages at Fallon Park.  These are single family homes just beyond the Villas on Yancey Street. With fiber cement siding and shake exteriors, these homes offer Craftsman styling that invites front porch living and conveys a down-home neighborhood feel. 


The Oaks at Fallon Park feature historically inspired, custom-designed single family homes with distinct architecture, unique floor plans, gourmet kitchens, elegant owner retreats, and private courtyards.  These are only a few of the numerous features found in these Energy StarŪ homes.  


"The tri-level tier of housing is very appealing, allowing buyers an array of price points to find homes they can afford," says Raleigh native Jill Rekuc, Broker/Owner of Olde Raleigh Real Estate, LLC. She says "Single-family home buyers have access to some of Raleigh's most reputable high-end custom builders in The Oaks, Villas' and Cottages'.  Buyers receive quality construction from these builders".  


Take a look for yourself at The Parade of Homes beginning Oct. 1st. Three Oaks at Fallon Park homes will be on the tour.  You'll see how convenient the neighborhood is to Five Points shops only blocks away ... And downtown, Cameron Village and North Hills are just a few driving minutes away.   


The 46th Annual Parade of Homes for 2011 will showcase over 200 new homes for 3 weekends, Oct. 1-2, 7-9 & 14-16. All homes are open free to the public to tour from 12-5 p.m.   




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Fashion, Food & Fun


Open Wide - Raleigh Restaurant, Tavern Openings


Fall forward ... That certainly seems the case for downtown Raleigh as diners and late night partiers now have new, tempting options for revelry.  Check out the new openings below:


History Repeats Itself - Joel Lane's Public House

Joel Lane's Public HouseThe Isaac Hunter's family just got a little bigger ... and this time there's food.  Located in the former Enoteca Vin space in Glenwood South (& around the corner from The Diner), Joel Lane's Public House recreates the feel of a historic restaurant with hearty sandwiches and libations.  Serving a full menu of pub-fare dishes alongside a long selection of local beer, bourbon, and fine wines, Joel Lane's gives Glenwood South another place to mix and relax.


Inside or outside, patrons will first notice the unique tabletops designed by local artist, Adam Peele.  The interior is adorned with historic Joel Lane images as well as very cool art from Charlotte artist, Michael Whitlark.  The menu includes a long list of sharable starters, sandwiches (including the Oak City Cheesesteak and specialty Jalapeno Meatball Sandwich), salads, wraps, and entrees (try the Tavern Spaghetti or Tuna Steak).  Taps and spirits include a full bar with weekly events including Tuesday ladies night ($3 LoneRider drafts and $5 martinis), Thursday date nights ($30 deal for 2 including wine).  The real Colonel Joel Lane would be proud!


Joel Lane's Public House: 410 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh; Open 11:30am-2am; 919-386-9935; Website 



Completing the Trifecta - Chuck's and Fox Liquor Bar join Beasley's Chicken + Honey 

Last month, Ashley Christensen (Poole's) opened Beasley's Chicken + Honey on downtown Wilmington Street, Raleigh (see the August 22 Buzz review) with the promise to open two more eatery/bar concepts in the same building.  Chuck's, a burger only restaurant, and the Fox Liquor Bar have now opened completing the trifecta.


Chuck's throws its hat in the ring for the crowded gourmet burger and fries market and comes out swinging with half pound, house-ground, flatChuck's top seared, 100% chuck, on a potato roll.  With these designer burgers (Bear In Heaven, The Dirty South, & Spirit Animal, etc) expect mouth watering concoctions cooked to perfection.  The Belgian Cut Fries are the "must" compliment as are their creamy shakes and floats.


The Fox Liquor Bar was conceived to rival some of the best cocktail bars in the country including New York and Boston.  Open every day from 4pm to 2am, Fox offers unique cocktails with names like Brooklynite, Penicillin, Mexican Firing Squad, and Tuxedo #2.  The full bar includes red, white, and sparkling wines by the glass or bottle and draft beers.


Chuck's - 200 S Wilmington St; Fox Liquor Bar - 237 S Wilmington St; Websites (under construction).  


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Baileys Fine Jewlrey is looking for genuine Bailey Box Moments caught on Bailey Box Momentsvideo and is offering you a chance to win $1,000! So share a blast of your past and create a DVD video moment that may give you your fifteen minutes of Internet fame.  Give the personalized documentary of your wedding proposal, anniversary, or birthday gift-giving a tweak, and enter this contest. Click Here for Rules and Regulations. Deadline is November 30, 2011.  


The Mint Is Extending Restaurant Week... September is Restaurant Month! Come enjoy a 3-Course Dinner for $30 all month.  ComplementaryThe Mint $30 Dinners Valet Parking beginning at 5pm for all Mint guests. The Mint Restaurant, One Exchange Plaza, 219 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 919.821.0011 phone,  Hours: Lunch; Tuesday - Friday 11:00am - 2:30pm, Dinner; Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Website



McKenzie Tribe new fall 2011 lines just arrived! Great selections of McKenzie Tribe Final Salebutton down shirts, sweaters, blazers, and outerwear.This is the last week of their big summer sale too.  Pique knits, button down shirts, shorts, and much more are on sale now. Pique knits at $19.00, button down shirts at $29.00.


Sale racks include Peter Millar, Collared Greens, McKenzie Tribe, and more at 40% OFF! For a great addition to your wardrobe, stop in and check out the new fall items, and save on our final week of summer items! McKenzie Tribe in North Hills. Website.        


The Mosquito Authority sighting.... Are you seeing these signs around Mosquito Authority - New Customertown and wonder what they are all about?
Okay.. We needed the rain.  However, we didn't need those pesky mosquitoes that came along for the ride.  If you're interested in making your yard 'Mosquito Free', then call The Mosquito Authority.  Their program effectively kills all of the mosquitoes that are present at the time of application and serves as an Invisible Barrier keeping other mosquitoes away for up to three months!  Give them a call and enjoy your last days of summer outside without something taking a bite out of you! Call today! 919-710-5596, Website.  

Callie Lowe Designs - Handcrafted jewelry in rich gold hues characterize Callie Lowe EarringsCallie Lowe Earrings an ever-evolving style paired with vibrant gemstones. Blended with unexpected geometric and textural manipulation, each collection reflects unique qualities wearable for every woman. Click Here   



Y'all Hungry? Then be our guest for a second helping of Raleigh's favorite JLR CookbookJLR Cookbookrecipes  from The Junior League of RaleighYou're Invited Back is a beautiful cookbook loaded with menus to choose from, whether planning a casual picnic, elegant dinner, or holiday brunch. Some of the recipes are new and some have been handed down through generations of families here in Raleigh. You're Invited Back for another round of Southern hospitality.  Where to purchase 'You're Invited Back': Taylors in Glenwood Village; Lavender & Lace, Bailey's Fine Jewelry, Charlotte's and The Bargain Box in Cameron Village; Charlotte's, Tyler House, Quintessentials & Monkee's in North Hills; The Paper Company in Holly Springs; the NC Museum of History gift shop; A Southern Season in Chapel Hill; The Angus Barn; and Quail Ridge Books and The Wine Merchant in Ridgewood Shopping Center. Or to order online,  Click Here


23rd Annual Walk for Hope is Sunday October 9th, 2011. The mission of the Foundation of Hope is to promote scientific research aimed at discovering the causes and potential cures for mental illness in order to develop a more effective means of treatment. Additionally, the Foundation is committed to raising community awareness and supporting effective treatment programs.  Please join us on October 9th, 2011 and become part of the Hope. You can make a difference...and remember, walking together we ARE the HOPE! To register: Website





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