There's something about a summer afternoon spent on the back deck that seems so perfectly Southern. We can picture it now: the gentle breeze, a pitcher of sweet tea, the kids playing in the grass while a sprinkler whirs in the distance. Lounging on your back deck is a wonderful way to unwind after a long week at work or a Saturday out and about, and can quickly become the place where good memories begin.

It's no wonder, then, that many of our current listings boast some seriously amazing back decks. The following two homes feature some of our favorites. Check them out and let the daydreaming begin!

1115 Foxbow Cove
Leland, NC 28451

524428-22

This all brick, immaculate home is in the Jefferson Landing community of Brunswick Forest. It's got great curb appeal and an awesome floor plan that includes a formal dining room, living room, and game room/family room. The master bedroom features illuminated trey ceilings, a nice walk-in closet and a large master bath. The galley style kitchen has stainless appliances and plenty of cabinet space. The best part, however, is the backyard. Large, lush, and private, the screened in porch backs up to a natural wooded area, while the outdoor patio provides the perfect spot for grilling up delicious burgers and fresh seasonal produce. It's official: summer has arrived, and it's made a home in Brunswick Forest.

4217 Crockette Road
Wilmington, NC 28409

523329-26

Superior craftsmanship abounds from the moment you walk through the front door of this beautiful home in Wilmington, NC. The living area has built in bookcases, the fireplace has gas logs, and the kitchen features solid maple cabinets with dovetail drawers. With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, this is a great choice for a growing family, with plenty of space to stretch out and make yourself at home. And, of course, the back deck is just lovely, built from smooth wooden planks, surrounded by thriving greenery, and complete with built in benches so everyone has a comfortable seat, no matter how many people you're hosting. Start planning your first party now!

If you'd like to see one of these homes in person and test their decks for yourself, contact Network Real Estate today. In the meantime, we'll be dreaming of warm summer nights and backyard barbecues.