Welcome to this charming 3 bed, 2 bath, ranch-style home, where modern convenience meets classic charm. Stepping inside from the rocking-chair front porch, you'll immediately notice a custom-made, live-edge accent setting the tone for the beautiful upgrades offered throughout. The inviting open concept living space is illuminated with natural light. Enjoy the warmth of the original wood-burning fireplace, fully restored with its character accentuated by a reclaimed heart of pine mantel; sourced from a 1867 historic home in Fuquay-Varina. The open layout seamlessly connects the living area, kitchen and playroom nook. Stand out features include 4'' white oak hardwood floors in the main part of the home, lovely built-ins in the playroom nook & something everyone can appreciate, a mudroom! The 3 spacious bedrooms are separate from the living space, offering storage & two full baths. The primary is situated quietly in the back of the home. Step outside onto the back porch, an ideal spot for sipping morning coffee or enjoying evening sunsets. The large fenced-in backyard offers privacy, space for outdoor entertaining, gardening, & play. A circular driveway adds convenience and a touch of sophistication to the property, while a spacious garage provides storage for your vehicles and belongings. Added peace of mind with a fully encapsulated crawl space. Nestled in the peaceful neighborhood of College Acres, this home is conveniently and centrally located. Walkable to Social Coffee and Drift's Autumn Hall location. Novant Health is also within walking distance- Express & Primary Care, OBGYN, and Nunnelee specialty clinics. A new sidewalk on College Acres leads to the neighborhood elementary school and a sought after childcare center. Stroll up the road to Racine Commons for brunch and shopping or dinner and drinks. Convenient to UNCW, parks and the cross city bike trail; making it an ideal choice for families or a college investment.