2021 Mansion Madness

I am thinking about doing a Mansion Madness as this years version of Apartment Madness, but lots (almost all) of the big homes I see in Imaps don’t have good pictures online. I wanted to lay down the challenge across this forum of getting pics of these over 4,000 sqft homes to use judging them. Maybe people have time for that :slight_smile: , and maybe we can get enough picts to do this.

So, if you have the time and inclination here are the homes I need pictures of.

  1. 2629 CHURCHILL RD (Largest new home in Raleigh)
  2. 3323 ALAMANCE DR (Second Largest)
  3. 3229 OAK GROVE CIR - 3229 Oak Grove Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607 | MLS# 2292148 | Redfin has drawings but no pics.
    4.3008 ETON RD - https://www.zillow.com/homes/3008-Eton-Rd-Raleigh,-NC-27608_rb/6381603_zpid/?. Says it sold in 2021, but might still be under construciton
  4. 1810 BANBURY RD - Imaps says the home is new, but all listings show an older home
  5. 119 PASQUOTANK DR - another one where zillow makes it look like a smaller older house is still there
  6. 329 TRANSYLVANIA AVE - You can see a mostly complete home in street view
  7. 3703 BELLEVUE RD - Has clear design pics, but would be good to see how it turned out
    9.1304 MARLOWE RD - Imaps says new home, but not sure…
    10.1323 WESTFIELD AVE 1323 Westfield Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607 | Zillow - not the worlds best pic
  8. 1507 CANTERBURY RD - did someone tear down a nice 3,200 sqft house to build a 5,200 one? Can’t find pics of a new one.
  9. 925 RUNNYMEDE RD - No new pics
  10. 3425 BRADLEY PL - empty lot pics online
  11. 1609 NOTTINGHAM RD - design on this one and the ones around it look cool on one side
  12. 1701 BANBURY RD - Zillow designs only
  13. 611 MILLS ST - not done in street view
  14. 619 KIRBY ST - just see old house and lot
  15. 1605 NOTTINGHAM RD - part of a development a house above is in
  16. 3414 LEWIS FARM RD - zillow still construction photos
  17. 1205 GLENDALE DR - zillow just trees
  18. 2816 CLAREMONT RD - zillow just old homes.
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Really wish that SFH FAR had been included in the Missing Middle 2.0 TC

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I can get Churchill, oak grove, Westfield, Canterbury, Runnymede, Bradley, Nottingham and Banbury on a walk this week. I’ve seen most of them already I just don’t have pictures.

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I sold a house in North Raleigh in 2019, realtor told me to price right at market price. Houses that are crap had been built a few streets over had been priced at 100 k more than what realtor recommend. I went a 120k over realtor recommendation and still had a bidding war, no inspection, the buyers did not care, just wanted the house ASAP for the schools. Crazy stuff, not worth it in my option. It’s all doomed to crash sooner or later.

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Something interesting I am seeing looking into this is that the largest homes seem to be custom non spec houses. Because they were not spec houses, there is not as much of a digital footprint. I actually found a lot more for what I might call the NIT for Mansion Madness. So, I am going to start a NIT bracket for these while pictures of the bigger homes are gathered. These will be 2,900 sqft to 3,999 sqft homes.

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Round One Game 1 of the NIT
Vote for the one you like the most for whatever reason or just vote for the one you hate the least.

1703 CENTER RD vs. 211 BLEDSOE AVE

  • 1703 Center Rd
  • 211 Bledsoe Ave

0 voters

1703 Center Rd. $1,048,000

211 Bledsoe Ave $808,000

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Round 1 Game 2
Vote for the one you like the most for whatever reason or just vote for the one you hate the least.

1327 CRABAPPLE LN vs. 2615 BEDFORD AVE

  • 1327 Crabapple Ln
  • 2615 BEDFORD AVE

0 voters

1327 Crabapple Ln

2615 BEDFORD AVE

Round 1 Game 3
Vote for the one you like the most for whatever reason or just vote for the one you hate the least.

3020 FARRIOR RD vs. 3504 WORDSWORTH PL

  • 3929 Farrior Rd
  • 3504 Wordsworth

0 voters

3020 Farrior Rd $1,488,000
https://www.zillow.com/homes/3020-Farrior-Rd-Raleigh,-NC-27607_rb/2098541120_zpid/

3504 Wordsworth

Round 1 Game 4
Vote for the one you like the most for whatever reason or just vote for the one you hate the least.

2511 STAFFORD AVE vs. 1439 NOTTINGHAM RD

  • 2511 Stafford Ave
  • 1439 Nottingham

0 voters

2511 Stafford Ave

1439 Nottingham $1,000,000

Round 1 Game 5
Vote for the one you like the most for whatever reason or just vote for the one you hate the least.

1302 CRABAPPLE LN vs. 3025 FARRIOR RD

  • 1302 Crabapple Ln.
  • 3025 Farrior Rd.

0 voters

1302 Crabapple Ln. $1,300,000
https://www.zillow.com/homes/1302-Crabapple-Ln-Raleigh,-NC-27607_rb/6408502_zpid/

3025 Farrior Rd. $1,203,000

Round 1 Game 6
Vote for the one you like the most for whatever reason or just vote for the one you hate the least.

2412 KILGORE AVE vs. 2416 KILGORE AVE

  • 2412 Kilgore Ave
  • 2416 Kilgore Ave

0 voters

2412 Kilgore Ave

2416 Kilgore Ave

Round 1 Game 7
Vote for the one you like the most for whatever reason or just vote for the one you hate the least.

3018 FARRIOR RD vs. 2822 BARMETTLER ST

  • 3018 Farrior Rd
  • 2822 Barmettler St.

0 voters

3018 Farrior Rd.

2822 Barmettler St.

Are we voting on exterior or can location be included?

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I am going to leave the rules wide open. So pick on whatever grounds you decide.Kind of to bad I can’t provide equal views of all homes.

My current criteria is which one hides the garage best.

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Would be fun to hear all the main criteria people do use to judge them.

I’m going mostly on curb appeal. While I like hidden garages, I will vote for a house with a garage over a house without one because I like having a garage, though I don’t even have one at my house.

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Curb appeal and then location are my top two.
Hard to believe more than half of these are blocks from where I grew up.
My folks bought on Everett for $27K in '72, mom sold in '87 for $80k, and redfin has it currently at $730K.

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Not in Raleigh, but my family has a similar story with my childhood home in Los Gatos, CA. My parents had it built new in 1965 for $21,000, sold it for $38,500 in 1974 when we moved to Raleigh, and Zillow has it now for a cool $2.5M.
Insanity!!!

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