RALEIGH, NC (February 9, 2017) – The Downtown Raleigh Alliance, in keeping with its mission to partner with downtown Raleigh stakeholders, is sending this press release on behalf of Hargett Place:

Hargett Place, a new community of nineteen luxury rowhomes in downtown Raleigh, will host a Designer Showcase Home event in partnership with several local businesses and for the benefit of the Southeast Raleigh YMCA.

The Open House events will be held on the weekends of March 25-26, April 1-2, and April 8-9.  It will feature exclusively Raleigh-based designers and vendors, highlighting the commitment of Hargett Place to collaboration with the local community. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit the Southeast Raleigh YMCA. A benefit Preview Party will be held Friday night, March 24.

Tickets to the open-house events and the opening Preview Party are available at www.hargettplace.com/ShowcaseHome.

The 2017 Designer Showcase Home

Located at 133 Bloodworth Street, the three-story home offers approximately 2,300 square feet of interior living space, two-car parking, plus 800 square feet of outdoor living including a rooftop garden with sweeping views of downtown Raleigh.

At the showcase, local designers will curate beautiful, livable spaces through interpretations of the theme of urban living. Both interior and exterior living spaces will feature an aesthetic that blends traditional southern elegance with a downtown edge.

The roster of all-local designers includes:
●     Susan Tollefsen, Susan Tollefsen Interiors
●     Darren Brewer, Homebridge Design
●     Martha Schneider, La Maison
●     Judy Pickett, Design Lines, Ltd.
●     Jeff Snyder, Simon’s House Interiors
●     Pam Blondin and Julie Schmidt, Deco Home
●     Katherine Connell, Katherine Connell Interior Design
●     Kurt Bland, Bland Landscaping

The designers will work with Artspace to curate original works of art by some of Raleigh’s finest artists to be featured in the home. Artwork will be available for purchase through Artspace. Kim Shirley is responsible for all selections, along with buyer’s interaction.

Rowhome Living in Downtown Raleigh

The homes at Hargett Place provide a literal view of how far downtown living has come. Each of the three-story rowhome residences — designed by architect Jeff Davis — also offer an additional fourth floor of individual rooftop space. The neighborhood features four floor plans, including a loft home, along with high-end finishes, and many options for customization available for pre-sold homes.

The neighborhood is two blocks from Moore Square, the renovation of which is expected to dovetail into the completion of the last home in Hargett Place in Spring 2018. It is also in walking distance to all downtown venues, and a short drive to Glenwood South, the Warehouse (arts) District and Seaboard Station, with access to the greenway system one block away.

The Partners: Hargett Place and the Southeast Raleigh YMCA

Hyde Street Holdings is the developer and Greg Paul Builders is the builder of Hargett Place, a first-of-its kind neighborhood where southern luxury meets urban living in Raleigh’s burgeoning downtown.

Hargett Place is a collaboration among some of Raleigh’s most creative and community-oriented people and organizations. Rising from a former parking lot two blocks east of Moore Square, it is adjacent to Historic Oakwood and provides a critical connection to downtown Raleigh.

Trish and John Healy of Hyde Street Holdings, creators of the Designer Showcase Home event, were inspired by excitement around the development of Hargett Place. The mission behind the event is to drive support for growth in downtown Raleigh. And more specifically, for neighbor and long-time personal cause of the couple, the Southeast Raleigh YMCA.

“First and foremost, Hargett Place is part of a dynamic neighborhood, and we want to participate in the success of all our neighbors,” says Trish. “Downtown means all of downtown, and we believe the Southeast Raleigh YMCA will anchor the eastern border of our growing community with an incredible mix of uses.”

The YMCA of the Triangle is currently in the middle of a capital campaign to support development of a YMCA beacon site off Rock Quarry Road near I-40. In addition to a YMCA facility, plans for the 32-acre site call for an elementary school and affordable housing, with the potential for additional services such as fresh food access and specialty medical care.

“The Southeast Raleigh YMCA will provide our community the opportunity to come together, to exercise and to have a meeting place,” says Dexter Hebert, Executive Branch Director for the Southeast Raleigh YMCA. “It gives me chill bumps just to think about the vast potential.”

The YMCA of the Triangle has served Raleigh and the broader community for more than 160 years. For nearly three years, the YMCA engaged residents and community organizations in Southeast Raleigh to gauge interest in building a YMCA facility.

“It quickly became clear that our neighbors’ desires and vision included much more than a new YMCA with traditional Y services and programs,” said Courtney Crowder, YMCA of the Triangle board member. “Our community has imagined a unique service model that we are excited to deliver.”

In December, Wake County School Board members voted to approve a development agreement with the YMCA of the Triangle to design, develop and build an elementary school on the YMCA beacon site. On January 3, the Wake County Commission voted to appropriate $1 million to pay for the design of the facility. This marks another significant milestone in this innovative service model.

The Southeast Raleigh Promise was born from this larger vision. Throughout the next 12-18 months, this independent, quarterback organization will continue to develop cross-sector partnerships and engage the community in shaping the assets and services delivered on the YMCA Beacon Site and beyond.

Over the past five years, the YMCA has expanded after school and summer camp programs and added sports, health and wellness and family offerings that are accessible to families in Southeast Raleigh. One of the most successful offerings has been family group fitness programs at Walnut Creek Elementary School. Participants pay a fee based on their household income.

“The wellness program at Walnut Creek is the perfect example of the YMCA expanding its reach into communities and outside our traditional YMCAs,” said Dexter Hebert. “Partnerships and collaborations will lead to more innovative programs throughout the region to meet community needs.”

About Hargett Place

Hargett Place is a neighborhood of nineteen rowhomes that affords residents the advantages of a downtown lifestyle with the grace of historic southern living. Its creators and developers maintain a continued focus on civic responsibility and sustainability, including infrastructure reuse, green elements and extreme walkability.

Bordered to the North by Historic Oakwood; Thompson Hunter on the East and Moore Square one block to the West, the neighborhood connects the Raleigh of yesterday and today. Hargett Place offers four floor plans, varying in size from 1,700 to 2,300 sq ft; a single car garage with additional tuck-under exterior parking space; and 600 to 900 sq ft of additional outdoor living space. Each home features ground-level courtyards; a kitchen balcony and a rooftop terrace, offering each resident vast downtown views.

About the Southeast Raleigh YMCA

The Southeast Raleigh YMCA is a branch of the YMCA of the Triangle. The YMCA of the Triangle is a 501(c)3 charity that has served Raleigh, Durham, Cary and the broader region, for more 160 years. Today, the YMCA of the Triangle operates 16 facility branches in Wake, Chatham, Durham, Orange and Lee Counties. The YMCA operates three overnight camps: Camp Kanata in Wake Forest, Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer in Pamlico County. Our Y strengthens the community through programs that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Last year, the YMCA’s Annual Campaign provided more than $7.1 million to people in need. Visit YMCATriangle.org to learn more.

About Hyde Street Holdings

Hyde Street Holdings focuses on investment opportunities where innovative solutions are required to add value. Founded 20 years ago by Trish and John Healy, the company specializes in real estate, technology and the nexus of the two industries. Hargett Place is their first rowhome development.
For sales inquiries, contact Fonville Morisey Barefoot or email HargettPlace@fmbnewhomes.com

About Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA):
DRA is an award-winning nonprofit organization whose mission is to continue the revitalization of Raleigh’s downtown. The Alliance enhances the quality of life and positively impacts the economic success of downtown through six core services:  1. Safety & Hospitality Ambassadors; 2. Strategic Branding & Community Communications; 3. Events Production; 4. Retail Attraction & Merchant Promotions; 5. Strategic Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement; and 6. Strategic Planning. For more information about DRA, please visit www.YouRHere.com.

Danny Vivenzio
Communications Manager
Downtown Raleigh Alliance
120 S. Wilmington Street, Suite 103
Raleigh, NC 27601
919.821.6977 (p)
919.832.0984 (f)

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