It’s the most exciting time of the year for the Triangle’s new home market; the countdown to the Triangle Parade of Homes. The annual Triangle Parade of Homes, N.C.’s largest open house presented by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh–Wake County and the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties, runs September 30 – October 1, October 6-8 and 13-15 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. This annual tour is the best way to view the latest homes and the newest communities throughout the Triangle.

More than 250 homes will welcome visitors. Many homes are decorated, showcasing innovative ideas and the hottest design trends. The tour is free, self-guided and open to the public. This year Bost Homes is featuring two marvelous luxury homes in the parade, one in Chatham County and one in Wake. Both homes will be furnished, decorated, landscaped, and open for YOU to tour.


First up, we look forward to presenting The Lodge at Avalaire to you in the 2017 Parade, Map #136. The Lodge embodies the utmost creativity, innovation, technological advancement, and skill from our 30 years of building expertise and from the deftness and ingenuity of our trusted trade partners. Here’s a synopsis of the most prominent luxury and technology forward features of this 7,000 square foot estate:

  • Spa Bath with sliding glass privacy door, freestanding tub surrounded by river stones, and multi-function curbless shower
  • Exotic LED ambient lighting throughout the home, most notably beneath each stair tread of the foyer staircase
  • Latest smart home technology controls and automates lighting, music, comfort, and security
  • Unique back-lit quartzite floor in wine cellar
  • Spacious scullery adjacent to chef’s kitchen with custom walnut cabinetry and quartzite counters on massive center island
  • Glass door elevator with windows to the backyard and LED lighting in the shaft
  • Motorized luggage hatch and “wardrobe elevators” in owner’s closet
  • Libation bar, billiards, motorized shades, & theater in lofty recreation room
  • Folding panel glass doors create large opening to cabana with phantom screens and outdoor kitchen
  • Continuing from the phantom screened porch: spa, infinity edge pool, underwater fire feature, outdoor living room with fireplace and TV, & outdoor shower
  • Solar panel lounge pavilion beyond the pool

The Lodge at Avalaire attracted nearly 3,000 guests during the first weekend of the 2017 Triangle Parade of Homes.

In addition to lifestyle enhancing features, The Lodge is built to premium construction standards and achieves remarkable energy and water efficiency. We also included zero VOC paint throughout the home, mostly natural stone and hardwood floors, and a dehumidifier that continuously cycles fresh air into the HVAC system. Here’s a list of the high-performance building features that are present at The Lodge:

  • A 3,500 gallon FreeRain ® rainwater harvesting system collects runoff from the gutters and yard, filters it, and reuses it for irrigation
  • Low Emissivity glass and argon filled dual pane windows and doors. The glass on exterior windows and doors have a thin layer of titanium dioxide that uses the sun’s UV rays to loosen dirt and debris for easy, chemical-free cleaning.
  • Energy Star Certified and Duke Energy HERO compliant
  • Advanced framing techniques and engineered wood products require less lumber and create more space for insulation
  • Full spray foam insulation and air sealing package, sealed attics, and a sealed crawl space along with Zip Wall sheathing create a tight, continuous air and vapor barrier around the perimeter of the home. Sealed crawl & attics create semi-conditioned space for storage and HVAC duct work, which helps the cooling/heating equipment run more efficiently
  • Water saving dual flush toilets throughout, and self sanitizing toilet in the master
  • Highly efficient 20 SEER, variable-speed HVAC is downsized based on air tightness. Variable speed system uses a percentage of available power based on demand, and introduces fresh, dehumidified air via an integrated Ultra-Aire dehumidifier
  • 100% of lighting throughout the home is LED, and several sun tunnels and skylights provide natural day-lighting and solar powered electronic venting
  • The 32 panel, 9 kW grid-tied solar array atop the poolside pavilion offsets approximately 45% of the homes’ electricity needs per year
  • A whole house Reverse Osmosis and remineralization system provides pure water to all fixtures in the home. Zero-VOC paint and a radon remediation system alongside the controlled ventilation of the HVAC system ensure pure, healthy air inside the home
  • Solid fiberglass front door provides better insulation than wood and aluminum,
  • Engineered slate roof is made of 100% recycled plastic and manufactured regionally
  • This house is tight!!! It measured 2.6 Air changes per hour @ 50 pascals by a blower door test

Directions to The Lodge: From I-540, take the Six Forks Road exit and head north on Six Forks Road. Travel 1 mile, then turn right on Durant Road. Travel 1.5 miles, then turn left onto Avalaire Oaks Drive. The Lodge at Avalaire is located on the corner of Avalaire Oaks Drive and Lilly Estates Drive, which is the first house on the left of Avalaire Oaks Drive.

Stained cedar beam trusses in the great room ceiling with skylights centered between them.

A panoramic photo of the outdoor living space at The Lodge.


Fire in Water: Parade attendees checking out the underwater fire pit.


Exterior details amidst finishing touches. Notice this was taken before gutters were fully installed.

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West of Cary in the quick developing neighborhood of Carolina Crossings, visit our Chatham Co. Parade Home “The Nest” located on lot 1.

  • Designed with Empty Nesters in mind. Includes a 15’x 17’ first floor Master Suite and first floor guest suite
  • Spacious Open Kitchen adjacent to dining and family rooms
  • Large pantry and scullery with Appliance counter and Second Refrigerator
  • Cathedral ceiling family room with Cedar Beams
  • Accommodating shared bath with Changing Area and access to backyard for Future Pool
  • Expansive porch and patio with Fireplace, perfect for Entertaining
  • Equestrian friendly: Includes 1 acre field with optional Horse Barn
  • Flex study and Formal Dining room with French doors opening to large front Covered Porch
  • Owner’s entry with drop-zone. Spacious Owner’s closet with center island
  • Large rec. room or Theater space with Wet Bar
  • Massive storage area on 2nd floor with potential for Future Expansion
  • Space for future Elevator

Directions to The Nest:

From the Western Wake Freeway (540), take the Green Level W. Road exit and head West. Continue on Green Level W. Rd. until it ends at a stop sign and turn left on Lewter Shop Road. Continue on Lewter Shop Rd. until it ends at a stop sign, and turn right onto NC-751.  Continue North on NC-751 about a half of a mile, then turn right into Carolina Crossings on Carolina Crossings Drive. The Nest will be immediately on the left, as it’s the first home in the neighborhood. Enjoy!

Plenty of room for his and her wardrobes in the master closet.


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