First Homeowners Now Reside In Avalaire Community

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RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 28, 2017Avalaire, North Raleigh’s premier destination for luxury living, welcomed their first residents who are now officially this prestigious community home.

The first residents of Avalaire, made a local move from the nearby neighborhood of Bedford at Falls River, and are now living in Avalaire. They chose KJ Construction to build their luxury home with a value of over $1.3 million. They broke ground on this stunning prairie-style custom home in January and were swimming in their pool by Summer. Their home is a thoughtfully designed home with very clean modern lines and an open design that flows seamlessly through a wall of glass that folds away as they transition to their outdoor living areas poolside. KJ Construction is one of 9 award-winning builders in Avalaire and has two additional custom-designed homes underway with customers on the other home sites he owns in phase one.

Avalaire developer Mark MacDonald says of the 56 lots in the project’s first phase, 38 lots have been sold to nine participating builder groups with the first finished home opening in late July. Four other houses are under construction and another four houses have pre-sale contracts with builders and will be breaking ground soon. Avalaire is slated to have a total 93 wooded home lots, each averaging more than one acre.

All of the homes planned so far at Avalaire range in value from $1.25 million to more than $3 million, MacDonald says, with the average being around $1.75 million. Raleigh builder Rex Bost is expecting to showcase a custom speculative home he’s building at Avalaire that’s valued at $3.23 million by the opening of the annual Triangle Parade of Homes in late September. This home will also serve as the Sales Center for Avalaire.


“We are thrilled to be the first homeowners in Avalaire and to call this community ‘home’,” said the first residents. “We chose Avalaire because of the quality of builder, privacy and homesite choices.”

“We just couldn’t find what we wanted in the resale market and preferred a home with the open design and modern flair, so that’s when we decide to custom build. There’s not a better way to get exactly what you want than to custom build it and there’s not a better location to build than Avalaire!”

“Our first residents were great customers to work with and it was important to take into consideration their set of ideals they were trying to achieve in this home,” said Steven, owner of KJ Construction.

“We welcome our first residents to Avalaire and hope they find a lifetime of happiness here,” said Mark MacDonald.

“KJ Construction and the entire builder team are known for their ability to create unique, custom homes that fulfill the buyers’ dreams,” Pablo Reiter, Development Partner said.


Avalaire is the greater Triangle region’s premier destination for luxury living. Located in the heart of North Raleigh just off Durant Road, Avalaire is minutes from the area’s best schools, fantastic restaurants and great shopping. Avalaire will offer beautiful parks throughout the community, 25 percent of which is dedicated to the preservation of its natural resources. Two centuries-old oaks will border the grand entrance, leading the way to 56 gorgeous home sites in phase one, which range from three-fourths of an acre to just under three acres. Residents of the community will also enjoy no city taxes, in addition to the serene atmosphere. For more information, visit