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Ashton Woods Homes Raleigh Hosts Grand Opening for Leesville Crest Neighborhood

Award-Winning New Home Private Builder-Developer Opens New Residential Community in North Raleigh with Dessert Reception and Prizes.

Raleigh, NC, January 06, 2013 --( Ashton Woods Homes Raleigh (, the North Carolina division of an award-winning national private home builder, will host a grand opening event on Tuesday, Jan. 8 for its new Leesville Crest neighborhood, conveniently located in the heart of North Raleigh. The exclusive grand opening, which will be open to Triangle real estate agents and brokers, will take place from 1 p.m. through 5 p.m. at the neighborhood’s model home, the Fairmont, located at 6637 Rest Haven Drive.

The company will celebrate its community opening with a decadent dessert reception set to include savory crepe treats, lattes and unique made-to-order coffee creations. Attendees will have the chance to win four outstanding prizes from some of Raleigh’s most elite local businesses, which will be drawn every hour. Prizes include a Godiva chocolate and dessert wine collection, a $150 gift certificate to the Edible Art bakery on Hillsborough Street, a Valentine’s Day dinner for two at the Wine Cellar at the Angus Barn, and a grand prize of a romantic weekend getaway to Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, N.C.

Leesville Crest, a quaint North Raleigh neighborhood, features luxuriously crafted estate homes from the mid $400s, with floor plans ranging from 3,529 to 5,077 square feet. The spacious land and homes provide a secluded, lavish outdoor living environment for residents while offering convenient access to nearby modern conveniences. The neighborhood lies within the well-respected Wake County Public School System and is 14 miles from the Research Triangle Park. All homes in Leesville Crest will be energy-efficient, high-performance and eco-friendly new homes to help families save every year on utility costs. In accordance with Ashton Woods Homes’ Power House Green and Environments for Living™, each home is equipped with energy-efficient features to dramatically lower energy costs. The new community, which features new models and new floor plans in time for the New Year, will mark its debut in Raleigh with the grand opening celebration.

To view a complete virtual tour of Leesville Crest’s model home, please visit

“Raleigh is constantly growing and changing, with new quality homes and residential communities, and we are proud to add Leesville Crest to the list of latest and greatest offerings in the area,” said Hampton Pitts, division president of Ashton Woods Homes Raleigh. “The estate homes in this beautiful neighborhood are luxuriously crafted and create an environment of what one would expect of a large country estate, yet they allow one to enjoy all the modern conveniences of being in a big city. We are incredibly excited to reveal exciting new plans and models that are truly unlike any other community in the area, and we invite everyone to come join the fun at our grand opening on Jan. 8.”

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Ashton Woods Homes Raleigh is the North Carolina division of the award-winning national private home builder that has been a prominent member of the Triangle real estate market since 2010. Close to jobs, schools, shopping and transportation, Ashton Woods Homes Raleigh effectively balances healthy-house features with energy efficiency in their Power House Green and Environments for Living™ homes – which can save families as much as 45 percent per year on utility bills. A premier choice for new home buyers, the firm has received numerous industry honors, including the 2012 Marketing and Advertising Excellence Award from the Home Builders Association, the 2012, 2011 and 2009 ENERGY STAR for Homes Leadership in Housing Award, the 2011 Builder 100 Private Top 10 List, the 2009 Environments for Living Diamond Award for a commitment to energy efficiency, the 2008 Residential Warranty Company (RWC) Keystone Award, and the 2007 Professional Results in Sales and Marketing (PRISM) Award. For more information, visit

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