Blog Category - Wake Forest, NC

5 Reasons You’ll LOVE Single Level Living!

Categories: Blog, Home & Garden, Richmond, VA, Wake Forest, NC | Posted: March 13, 2017

At Cornerstone Homes, we’ve cornered the market on attractive, well-designed single level homes. All of our homes have the primary living space on one level, with some models having an option second floor bonus room. They offer 2 or 3 bedrooms, plenty of open space, and a level of comfort you won’t believe. Take a look at some of the benefits of single-level living:

  • Easier to navigate. The best thing about single level living: everything you need is on one floor! No more endless trips up and down the stairs, and no more forgetting that thing you needed from the master bedroom because it took so long to get there. Ah, sweet convenience!
  • Have you, a family member, or your sweet Maltese Max ever tripped up on the staircase? Single level living means no worries about you or your loved ones missing a step. And no need to haul laundry or luggage up and down the stairs!
  • Open space. Our one-story homes include lots of open living space. Rooms have high ceilings, lots of windows, and flow easily into one another – without an unsightly staircase to ruin the view.
  • Easy to clean. If you could pick your least favorite chore, what would it be? Would it include cleaning the awkward crevices of your staircase? Or lugging your heavy vacuum and clunky cleaning supplies from floor to floor? Not anymore!
  • Everyday life. Taking a shower and your spouse decides to run the dishwasher? Don’t yell at them from the upstairs bathroom. Yell from the same floor so they hear you better!

With all these benefits, you’ll wish you’d switched to single level living years ago!

Join us on a Hard Hat Tour at The Villas of Wake Forest!

Categories: News & Events, Press Releases, Wake Forest, NC | Posted: February 15, 2016

Cornerstone Homes will be unveiling their newest home designs and offering Hard Hat Tours of their best selling floorplan on Saturday, February 20th and Sunday, February 21stat The Villas of Wake Forest. Visitors will have an opportunity to experience the new single-story, thoughtful home designs and meet the construction team. There will be refreshments in the community clubhouse.

Visitors will be among the first to tour the new version of Cornerstone’s best selling home design, The Canterbury, currently under construction. The design is now even better with a stunning outdoor courtyard central to every day living, a beautiful wall of windows and doors for an abundance of light, and a large kitchen island with curved granite bar perfect for entertaining. For guests, there is a convenient half bath, as well as their own private suite. And the covered entry is the cherry on top.

For buyers who frequently have friends and family coming to visit – or who are just looking for a little extra space – Cornerstone offers a version of The Canterbury with an upstairs bonus room. The bonus suite is complete with a full private bath and lots of storage. The possibilities are endless – extra guest suite for grandkids, hobby room, home theater, man cave, or just an extra space to get away!

Also being unveiled is a brand new home design for Cornerstone, The Abbey. Although we do not have an Abbey to tour, you can view this new plan on paper… A home with tremendous views, buyers will enjoy the scenes unfolding on the patio whether they’re in the kitchen, or dining, or relaxing in the great room by the fire! The four-season veranda is great for every day living and enjoyment. This unique home features two private master suites with an abundance of closet space – perfect for guests.

For more information about the Unveiling, contact Dotti Houlihan at 804-335-8510 or

Founded in 1998 by Roger A. Glover, Cornerstone Homes exclusively builds active adult communities, constructing more than 1,000 homes in communities across Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Louisiana. Cornerstone Homes is headquartered in Richmond, and is known for its commitment to quality, service, value and customer satisfaction. Cornerstone is a franchisee of Epcon Communities, one of the top builders of single story active lifestyle communities in North America.

Location Is Everything! Top 10 Reasons To Love Living in Wake Forest!

Categories: Blog, Wake Forest, NC | Posted: February 12, 2016

  1. Southern warmth & charm. This small turn-of-the century town is a progressive community with a vibrant downtown and plenty of old-fashioned appeal.
  2. The Farmers’ Market. A weekly event offering fresh-off-the-farm produce; pasture-raised beef, poultry, and pork; free-range eggs; fresh and dried herbs; honey, jams, and preserves; fresh-cut flowers; and delicious baked goods.
  3. Downtown Wake Forest. A walkable, urban community bustling with contemporary businesses, shops, restaurants, entertainment and arts.
  4. The Historic Districts. Wake Forest boasts four historic districts, three which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places – the Glen Royal Mill Village Historic District, the Downtown Wake Forest Historic Districtand the Wake Forest Historic District. 
  5. The cost of living and home prices in the Raleigh region are relatively stable and reasonable.
  6. Cultural and ethnic diversity. From symphonies to Broadway-style performances, museums of art, history and natural sciences, to all kinds of sporting events, Wake Forest has it all.
  7. Easy access to downtown Raleigh. So many choices and real convenience are just a half hour away, including the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
  8. Four distinct seasons. Mild temperatures year round and sunshine for about 210 days a year!
  9. Plenty of recreation spots. With 561 acres of parks, open space, natural land and trails, Wake Forest is the ultimate outdoor playground. Plus there are dozens of golf courses and tennis courts.
  10. World class medical care. Numerous university medical centers to help keep you healthy.


Enjoy outdoor living – even when the weather is bad!

Categories: Blog, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Richmond, VA, Wake Forest, NC | Posted: January 15, 2016

Nothing beats the feeling of sun on your face, or the contentment of looking up through the trees. That’s why we all head outdoors in the warmer months. But what about during less temperate months?

At Cornerstone Homes, our unique floorplans include a variety of indoor/outdoor living spaces. We offer courtyards, patios, verandas and sunrooms. Functioning as extensions of indoor spaces, outdoor “rooms” are attractive yet useful. Indoors, our sunrooms are just what you need for your sunshine fix on a winter day.

So whether you want a spot to enjoy a cocktail or a serene corner for reading, we have indoor and outdoor living spaces that are practical, private and peaceful.

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New Canterbury Floorplan Offers a Variety of Flex Space Options

Categories: Blog, Events for Wake Forest, Wake Forest, NC | Posted: January 12, 2016

Flex rooms. Bonus rooms. Whatever you call them, these prized spaces in new homes are all the rage!

At Cornerstone Homes, our revamped Canterbury home design comes with a variety of flexible options. The benefit, of course, is that you can decide to use these spaces in a way that best fits your needs – whether you need a space for your hobbies or a guest suite for visitors, a home theater or a man cave, a den or a dining room, a home office or a library. The choice is yours!

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The bottom line is that with our flex spaces, Cornerstone can offer you options you just won’t find in a resale home.

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When You Live In Wake Forest, There’s An Abundance of Things To Do!

Categories: Events for Wake Forest, Local Articles, News & Events, Wake Forest, NC | Posted: January 5, 2016

When you purchase a home in The Villas of Wake Forest, you truly get a whole new lifestyle! We take care of all the maintenance, so you can enjoy plenty of time relaxing or having fun in the community. 

Check out what’s happening in Wake Forest:


Rockin’ The Forest Music Series:  This Music Series is designed to offer local audiences top notch performances that in the past required travel to downtown Raleigh, Chapel Hill or Carrboro. Rockin’ the Forest will take place inside the intimate comfort of the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre! Tickets for each concert are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis and seating is limited.

Shana Tucker In Concert:  Touted by Jazz Times Magazine as “a jazz talent…whose imprint and vitality has already been quite visible in North Carolina,” Shana’s style and sound has been described as a mash-up of Dianne Reeves, Joni Mitchell, and Tracy Chapman! The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts welcomes singer-songwriter and cellist Shana Tucker on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 day of.

Art After Hours:  On the second Friday night of each month the streets of downtown Wake Forest come alive with food, merchants and music!

Free at 3: Designed for adults ages 50 and over, “Free at 3” features a variety of film favorites and genres, including art and family films, as well as comedies, dramas, thrillers and more – often with a seasonal or historical theme.

These events are only a snippet of what’s going on. Visit the Community Calendar to find more activities!





Experience the freedom of our low-maintenance lifestyle!

Categories: Blog, VA, Wake Forest, NC | Posted: November 17, 2015


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At Cornerstone Homes, one of our basic tenets is “We do the work, you do the living.” That means you have more time for you… whether it’s traveling, exploring new hobbies and interests, or simply enjoying not worrying about your homes.

This is a truly low-maintenance life! Every community has professionally maintained landscaping, and all exterior maintenance that is taken care of. Mowing, raking, and snow removal, maintenance and repairs, landscaping, sidewalks or driveways is dealt with, so you can enjoy total peace of mind.

You also have the ability to “lock and leave” at anytime and enjoy weeks (or even months) away without worry, while we take care of your home! This carefree lifestyle means more time spent traveling, socializing, volunteering, working or relaxing. So go ahead and visit the kids during the holiday. Take that long cruise in Europe. Everything will be safe and secure here at home.



Open houses this weekend at The Villas of Wake Forest!

Categories: Events, Events for Wake Forest, News & Events, Uncategorized, Wake Forest, NC | Posted: November 10, 2015

Two new beautiful open houses to tour this weekend in The Villas of Wake Forest!

Come on out to The Villas of Wake Forest to tour the NEW Canterbury and Abbey floorplans! Bonus: The Canterbury is MOVE-In READY! Both homes will be open on Saturday, November 14th & Sunday, November 15th from 1 to 5 p.m.!

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Hard Hat Tour This Weekend!

Categories: News & Events, Richmond, VA, Upcoming Events Lists, Wake Forest, NC | Posted: November 10, 2015

Start planning your weekend early!

Grab a hard hat and take a tour of our NEW floorplans at The Villas at Magnolia Lakes! Enjoy refreshments and meet your future neighbors!

 On Saturday November 14th & Sunday 15th, tours will be going on at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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Spook-Tacular Halloween Party at The Villas of Wake Forest!

Categories: Events for Wake Forest, News & Events, Uncategorized, Wake Forest, NC | Posted: November 5, 2015

Untitled design (29)The Villas of Wake Forest homeowners had a blast at the Halloween party last week! The Halloween bash was hosted at the clubhouse. We heard the ‘fun police’ had to come and make sure the gang didn’t get out of hand!

Homeowners at The Villas at Wake Forest are a tight knit group of folks and it shows when they get together.

There were prizes rewarded for the best costume – which was a hard decision! Everyone came dressed ready to win!

There was food, drinks and LOTS of laughs. This is just what living at The Villas at Wake Forest is all about – having fun. We can’t wait to do it again next Halloween!