Unique Home Collection Coming to ITB Raleigh

LYON is the latest luxury, duet-style home collection coming to the Raleigh area, boasting six modern, end-unit residences divided amongst three lots.

Raleigh, NC – Chappell is thrilled to announce a unique and innovative collection of homes coming Inside The Beltline (ITB) of Raleigh. LYON consists of three duet-style builds comprised of six end-unit residences, and features various floor plans starting from $1.5 million. Sales efforts are underway. Construction began earlier this year, and the first homes are expected to deliver in summer of 2023.

Backyard Rendering | Lyon - Raleigh Home for Sale
Duet-Style Home Collection Coming to ITB Raleigh


While “duet-style” offerings may feel unfamiliar to the Triangle market, the motivations behind these modern new construction collections are nothing new.

As demand for inventory increases, relocation rises, and the Triangle experiences population growth like never before, developers looking to produce homes in a housing crisis continue to search for innovative solutions to increase offerings in standing communities.

“There’s a clear need for more Raleigh housing of all types, sizes and price points,” states Johnny Chappell, member of the LYON development team and Owner/Broker of Chappell [Powered by Compass]. “At LYON, we’ve been able to deliver six homes of over 4,000 square feet by simply having each residence share one common wall with its neighbor. We ultimately aim to deliver new concepts that meet a growing demand for new homes while maintaining a design that fits within the neighborhood’s fabric and appeals to a wide range of buyers. It’s a win/win for our entire community, and we’re excited to continue delivering a new and innovative product type to our market.”

“At LYON, we’ve been able to deliver six homes of over 4,000 square feet by simply having each residence share one common wall with its neighbor.”


— Johnny Chappell, Owner/Broker Chappell [Powered by Compass]


The 2021 Missing Middle Text Change impacting zoning restrictions allowed for more housing options in existing neighborhoods. In response, developers began looking to homesites once limited by acreage & housing-type requirements to supply increased housing demand. Thanks to this expanded zoning flexibility, Missing Middle housing collections like LYON can offer expanded opportunities for homeowners to buy in existing neighborhoods.

Missing Middle Explained

According to Missing Middle experts, “Today, young couples, teachers, single, professional women and baby boomers are among those looking for ways to live in a walkable neighborhood, but without the cost and maintenance burden of a detached single-family home. Missing Middle Housing helps solve the mismatch between the available U.S. housing stock and shifting demographics combined with the growing demand for walkability.”


LYON, located at 1418 Lyon St, is named for its embedded locale & intuitive lifestyle. Designed by award-winning Raleigh architect Nick Hammer, this cutting-edge collection strikes a creative balance between modern concepts and classic charm. 

Aerial View of LYON Home Collection Coming to ITB Raleigh

These homes will offer 4,000+  square feet and will feature five & six-bedroom plans. Price points start at $1.5 million. While modern touches are showcased, LYON focuses on elevated ITB living without fracturing entirely from the existing neighborhood design.

“We’re excited to bring LYON to life since breaking ground earlier this year,” says Shawn Donovan, member of the LYON development team and Founder of Concept 8. “After seeing the progress on site, I’m proud to say it’s been worth the wait. The homes fit well within the community, and that’s something our teams worked really hard to deliver.”

Every residence showcases an inviting interior vision fueled by ample natural light, clean lines, and elevated features. From lux screened-in porches to spacious two-car garages, the residences redefine the ease associated with modern turnkey living, inside and out.

Modern Bedroom Rendering | Lyon - Raleigh Home for Sale
Interior Rendering of LYON homes in ITB Raleigh


LYON comes on the heels of another successful Raleigh collaboration between Hammer, Chappell, and Concept 8 – Nottingham, a collection of seven luxury homes located ITB. That project is nearly sold out, with construction continuing on the final home. 

In addition to the six new residential opportunities coming to 1418 Lyon St, Chappell and Concept 8 are working to deliver more Missing Middle housing by early 2023. The teams expect to launch two new ITB collections: Wrenwood, a 13-building, duet-style community delivering 26 turnkey homes to the Lake Johnson area, and Marietta, a two-building, duet-style collection delivering four new homes off Edwards Mill Rd. Details on both developments will be released at a later date.

Overall, Chappell and its developer partners are working to bring over 400 townhomes & duet-style offerings to market, helping create Missing Middle housing opportunities across the Triangle.

RDU Residential LLC is the developer for LYON. Chappell [Powered by Compass] is handling sales and marketing, while Concept 8 is handling construction. Nick Hammer Architecture contributed to the overall design of the project. For more information on LYON, visit or contact 919.877.6271. 



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