It is possible to have your cake and eat it too! This luxury townhome offers a tremendous amount of living space in an extraordinarily convenient location. Located literally 5 minutes from Downtown Raleigh; its rate is much more affordable than similar homes down the road. Its welcoming, open floor plan is perfect for today's lifestyle as well as entertaining! The covered front porch has a great view of a lush open area and since all of the garages are behind the homes, the appearance of this part of the neighborhood is quite "Charlestonesque". Upon entering you're greeted by beautiful hardwoods and 9' ceilings throughout the first floor. A spacious family room features triple windows, a cozy gas log fireplace and built-in cabinetry. This room blends seamlessly with a formal dining room; perfectly proportioned and with easy access to the kitchen. Speaking of the kitchen, this room is undoubtedly the heart of the home and it's sure to impress! Copious amounts of dark cherry cabinetry is accentuated by granite counters and sleek stainless steel appliances. The island includes a breakfast bar area and a pantry is just a couple of steps away. An adjacent breakfast nook is quite large and features direct access to the screened-in back porch. Don't miss the huge laundry room (with washer/dryer included) and the 2 car garage with additional shelving included. A quick jaunt upstairs and you're greeted by an impressively large loft with a vaulted ceiling and triple windows. This space would work perfectly as a home office, media room, library, etc. The master does not fail to impress and also includes a vaulted ceiling, dual walk-in closets and an en-suite bathroom boasting tile floors, a garden tub, separate shower and dual sinks on an elevated vanity. Bedroom #2 and #3 are both very spacious and have easy access to a full hall bathroom that's been carefully designed with dual sinks and a separate tub/water closet area.