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Magnolia Glen

Magnolia Glen

By Kristie Darling

Photos by Shane Greene Photography

On the cover–Magnolia Glen Phase II Developers RL and Carol Davis with RCD Omni, LLC

Right–Magnolia Glen park with gazebo

HOA Board–John Hancock; Brenda Baker; Jerrie Greene, president; Don Koepnic; Ellie McMillan (Not pictured)

Magnolia Glen

Magnolia Glen


If home really is where your heart is, doesn’t it make sense to put some love and intentionality into the plans for your next home? Perhaps you’ve been thinking about building your dream home, a special place to downsize or retire, or a move into something fresh and new. Before you finalize your course, visit Magnolia Glen, a beautiful, peaceful, and safe neighborhood on the north side of Statesville. “When Carol and I decided to move from Wilkesboro to Statesville,” RL Davis told me, “we found just what we envisioned in Magnolia Glen. Our real estate agent, Linda Ervin, recommended this community because we wanted a well-built home with little upkeep, proximity to parks, shopping, medical facilities, restaurants, and a place that’s within walking distance to town.”

RL has been in the construction and home building business for over 45 years, and he has a good eye for quality construction and elegant design. He and Carol were very pleased with their lovely home and so impressed by the Magnolia Glen neighborhood and its two-dozen traditional style homes, that they purchased not only their own new house, but also the remaining 25 undeveloped building sites. The Davises have picked up where the previous developer left off, and are now looking for potential new home owners for Phase II of the development, especially those in the 55-plus age range, to join them and build themselves a new home and a new place for their hearts.

Take an easy stroll through Magnolia Glen and you’ll find single family homes and traditional townhomes with garages and well-manicured lawns that circle a large central park and gazebo. “Our plan is to complete the neighborhood by selling building sites for upper-end homes that blend in with the existing residences,” RL explained, “and finish the neighborhood out with sidewalks and street lamps. There are no through streets, so no speeding traffic. The community is enclosed by a stately brick wall, with the neighborhood’s west side bordered by woods. We are a safe and quiet location where you can be comfortable walking the dog, riding your bike, letting the grandkids play in the park, or enjoying iced tea on the front porch.” The neighborhood is just five minutes from great restaurants, the YMCA, and Iredell Memorial Hospital, with easy access to I-40 to the north and historic downtown Statesville to the south. There’s a grocery store and pharmacy across the street.

Quiet streets of lovely homes are the setting for a three- to five-year building plan that is underway. “We are very pleased to announce our partnership with WAC Contracting, Inc., national award-winning builders in Mooresville,” Carol told me. “Their reputation for exceptional quality and craftsmanship in their residential construction is only exceeded by their integrity, honesty, and a true hands-on approach to working with their clients. I believe meeting Wyatt Clark, Sr. and Wyatt, Jr. was a ‘meant to be’ experience for us.”

With over 50 years of combined experience in the construction industry, Wyatt Clark, Sr. and his son Wyatt, Jr. joined forces and formed WAC Contracting, Inc. in 2008. Wyatt, Sr. shared, “For us, our business is not just a license hanging on the wall; it’s a family business that we have built together.” Both Wyatt, Sr. and Wyatt, Jr. shared with me their excitement about this opportunity to complete the development of Magnolia Glen in Phase II by assisting homeowners to affordably build a home they will love for years to come. WAC Contractors and their team are actively working on designs that will soon be available for buyers to choose from. The designs will feature a variety of architectural details that will include open floor plans featuring wide doorways, zero threshold showers, and a variety of finishes. A model home is planned for prospective homeowners to tour.

Carol and RL’s office is in their home in Magnolia Glen, one of the first homes you see when you drive into the neighborhood from Gregory Road off North Center Street. When you enter the light-filled great room, you immediately feel at home. The first floor features high ceilings, a beautiful tile fireplace, and built-in bookshelves. Their open kitchen has a large eating bar and lovely cabinets. The master suite and second bedroom are also large and comfortable. An enclosed porch off the kitchen leads you to the patio and lawn out back; the Davis house is an inviting setting where friends and family feel at home.

In keeping with the traditional style set by the existing homes, high-end, affordable homes of brick, stone, and Hardie board will be designed for accessibility, comfort, energy efficiency, and ease of maintenance. “Our target market is 55-year-olds and up—people nearing or at retirement age,” RL said. “Two- and three-bedrooms, from about 1600 to 2200 square feet on one floor, unless a second story is requested. Homes will be in the $250,000 to $300,000 range. WAC Contracting is very accommodating and wants each new homeowner’s requirements to be met.” HOA membership includes yard maintenance and irrigation system, street lights, and other planned amenities.

RL and Carol come by their new enterprise honestly. RL started doing carpentry with his father when he was 12. Then came Vietnam, a move to Charlotte and a successful residential/commercial building career. Since meeting at church in Charlotte over 26 years ago, the couple’s life together has been filled with many adventures: after retiring from building, RL and Carol raised cows and horses at their Wilkes County farm, and they’ve done mission work with Baptist Men and Samaritan’s Purse. “RL is a type-A personality,” Carol explained with a smile. “He’s been a builder all his life. When he was diagnosed with ALS in 2011, I asked him to build me something, like a jewelry box, that I could keep. Instead, he built me a beautiful house. Truth be told, we’re here in Statesville because of ALS. After his diagnosis, we realized that we needed to be much closer to Salisbury and his VA doctors, so we started looking at a change in lifestyle and location.” They sold their house in just two weeks, so they knew this move to Statesville was part of a bigger plan. After they moved in, the good news was, they found out just how friendly and generous their new neighbors in Magnolia Glen are—the bad news was, they discovered their wonderful new neighbors because, after moving in, RL broke his hip and needed help with things like shoveling the snow and trips to the doctors! But, they settled in, and the rest is history.

“We really believe this community is, and will become even more so, the best place to live in Statesville,” Carol said. “It's so close to everything. We already know the folks who live here, and they are great neighbors. They made us feel welcome when we moved in, and we’ve been encouraged since we started this new enterprise. We’ve always loved inspirational things, positive things. Magnolia Glen is very positive—this is the perfect place for us to live.” Plan a visit to Magnolia Glen, it could change your life in very positive ways!

Builder: Wyatt Clark, WAC Contracting 704.799.1752
Developer: RL & Carol Davis, RCD Omni LLC 704.682.0791
Realtor: Team Ervin Realty 704.878.7553

Magnolia Glen will host an open house on October 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can tour existing homes, meet the builders, lenders, and the neighbors, and pick out a building site! Financing is available. Realtors are welcome.
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