Secure Future

While the exterior of this Georgian-style executive estate in Cary, N.C., features elements of a classic style, this $2.4 million, spec-built showplace, known as The Barrington at Regency, is every bit a home for the future.

June 01, 2001


This impressive executive estate home in Cary, N.C., features a Georgian-style exterior surrounded by numerous water features including fountains and ponds.


While the exterior of this Georgian-style executive estate in Cary, N.C., features elements of a classic style, this $2.4 million, spec-built showplace, known as The Barrington at Regency, is every bit a home for the future.

ôWe wanted this home to have a traditional look without being a traditional house,ö says Lance Youngquist, CEO of Cary-based Youngquist Homes, referring to its accommodating floor plan and high-tech features.

Designed by architect Kevin Davis, the home features a stately, all-brick exterior that conveys a sense of security and prestige, which buyers in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel HillÆs high-tech Research Triangle find particularly desirable.

The 9,314-square-foot home features a flexible, three-level floor plan that includes a state-of-the-art home networking system and a high-efficiency energy management system, as well as all the bells and whistles that capture the heart of the youthful, upscale buyer market.


Inviting and elegant at the same time, the family room is designed to give the homeowners something "different than they've had before," says Lance Youngquist.


Constructed for the 2000 Wake County Parade of Homes, The Barrington includes an impressive list of luxury features: two separate four-car garages; gourmet kitchens on both the main floor and lower level; plenty of formal and informal entertaining space; a billiards room; a wine cellar; an outdoor living zone complete with a summer kitchen; and an elaborate home theater.

Youngquist Homes president Brenda Peak calls The BarringtonÆs three-story floor plan ôideally set up for the sandwich generationö or couples with children and elderly parents living with them.

The lower level features a handicapped-accessible guest suite complete with sitting room and full bath. In total, the home contains six bedroom suites, seven full baths and three powder rooms.


Providing the ideal setting for informal entertaining all by itself, the kitchen features a two-level island that invites family and friends to linger in the heart of the home.


The homeÆs daylight basement features a 10-foot ceiling and the same high-quality finishes as the rest of the house.

The Barrington also features a computer-operated ôcuedö system that constantly monitors energy consumption throughout the interior and makes adjustments for more efficient operation. ôThis home actually uses one-third of the energy that the utility company estimates for a conventionally equipped house of comparable size,ö says Youngquist.

The high-efficiency HVAC equipment is augmented by well-designed ductwork that maximizes airflow, he says.


The Barrington's two-story foyer features an eye-catching circular staircase and curved balcony with custom-crafted wrought-iron balusters.


Similar attention to detail was paid to creating a luxurious environment outside the home. The Barrington features a sophisticated exterior landscape and lighting plan that includes a number of water elements such as ponds, fountains and waterfalls at the entry. A reflecting pond accents the circular driveway.

The home is located on a 1-acre lot in an exclusive, 17-home neighborhood within Regency Park, a mixed-use community in the Research Triangle.

The Barrington at Regency was completed in September 2000 and was sold during the Parade of Homes.

Builder | Youngquist Homes, Cary, N.C.

Architect | Shaw Davis Architecture, Cary, N.C.

Interior Design | Model Home Interiors, Cary, N.C.

Land Planner/Developer | JML Properties LLC, Cary, N.C.

Landscape Architect | Peg Bergner, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Major Products Used | Appliances: Dacor; Sub-Zero | Carpeting/Flooring: Karastan; Bruce | Exterior/Interior Doors: Nicholi; Therma-Tru; Florida Made Door Co. | HVAC: Trane | Paint: Duron | Roofing: CertainTeed | Siding: Brick | Windows: MW | Plumbing Fixtures: Moen | Cabinets: Custom cherry | Countertops: Granite | Insulation: Applegate | Door Hardware: Baldwin; Emtek; Shlage

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