For Patrick and Amy Poisson, finding their dream home in Governors Club was a journey that was years in the making. They sought a house and a community that they could make their own. Both Michigan State alumni, Patrick and Amy felt instantly at home in the Tar Heels college town. “To a guy who grew up in Northern Michigan, North Carolina, with its weather, culture, access to the ocean and mountains, seemed like nirvana,” Patrick says. “When an opportunity came up to relocate to the Raleigh/Durham area, we took it.”
North Carolina is among the number one destinations for Americans seeking to relocate within the U.S. In recent years, the Triangle area housing market has broken numerous sales records.
“We wanted to be close to the vibrancy and culture of campus, yet also be in a quiet and serene setting,” shares Amy.
They also wanted to live in close proximity to a golf course community. Patrick and Amy looked at Prestonwood, Chapel Ridge and several other local neighborhoods before finding their perfect fit in Governors Club. “The homes, course and topography were stunning, and the proximity to downtown Chapel Hill and I-40 were just what we were looking for,” Patrick says. Patrick and Amy immediately saw potential in the Governors Club house. With the right renovations, it would be perfect.
The homeowners worked with BOLD Construction to create an open-concept floor plan, modernize the exterior, update fixtures and mix vintage and modern design themes together. The kitchen was also a major priority as the couple loves to entertain family and friends. Modern railings, light fixtures and a massive modernist pivot door greet guests at the front porch. Upon entering the house, chic slate floors transition into warm hardwoods. The depth of the house draws guests in with trees flanking the golf course,letting light shine through several large floor-to-ceiling windows. High ceilings, rustic beams and a modernist fireplace tie everything together. Wood, leather, stone and natural light come together perfectly at the center of the home – the living room. Drift to the kitchen or down a hallway and you are met with stairs that take you to a fully updated, open-concept, lower level that is furnished with a wet bar, pool table and theater area with Patrick’s golf art. A large set of window doors beckon visitors to the pool and outdoor area to enjoy the serene setting. The adjacent bedroom and bathroom is a convenient and private space for guests to retire to in the evening.
In the kitchen, natural light spills over an expansive counter with a gorgeous white and gray accented granite top that faces an impressive backsplash and professional range. Patrick and Amy sit down in the kitchen to make a cocktail and discuss the home renovation process. To start, Amy says they met with several contractors, but Bold Construction’s name kept coming up. “Being members of the club, we knew that BOLD Construction had done lots of work in the
community. We were very impressed,” Patrick says. Upon meeting Chris Ehrenfeld and Jason Dell, the couple knew they had found the right team to tackle the renovation.
The BOLD team was instrumental in keeping everything on schedule and safe. Patrick and Amy
couldn’t be happier with their “new to us” home. As Spartan alumni, Patrick and Amy’s blood runs green and white, but we only hope in time that they start to warm up to the powder blue and white.