Sterling E. Stevens

Raleigh, North Carolina, has been cited as one of the fastest-growing U.S. metros for the past few years, thanks to a robust local economy powered by the health care and technology industries. With many relocations from major markets such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, a selection of new Raleigh residents desire the type of high-rise luxury apartment living to which they had previously been accustomed.

With its dramatic height, elevated finishes, and vast amenities package, The Eastern Residences at North Hills by local developer Kane Realty Corp., architecture firm Smallwood, and builder Balfour Beatty has truly redefined luxury living in North Carolina’s Triangle market.

Soaring 36 stories above North Hills, a highly desirable neighborhood on the north side of the city, The Eastern offers 376 units, including studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans.

Opened in April 2022, the apartments range from 440-square-foot studios to 2,200-square-foot, three-bedroom penthouses. High-end interior finishes, available in two design schemes, include premium wide-plank flooring, honed quartz countertops and backsplashes, 42-inch designer cabinetry, and undercounter lighting. Homes also include modern features such as smart thermostats, full-sized front-loading washers and dryers, roller shades, USB outlets, and keyless entry.

Sterling E. Stevens

On the top three floors, The Eastern is crowned with 21 penthouse units. Each plan features upgraded appliances, programmable lighting systems, a den, a powder room, a master bathroom with a drop-in tub and separate shower, a walk-in laundry room, among other upgraded options. In addition, floor-to-ceiling windows boast breathtaking views of the surrounding skyline.

According to the design team, The Eastern’s signature amenity is its indoor-outdoor rooftop lounge, which features panoramic views of the North Hills and downtown Raleigh skylines. Encompassing nearly 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, additional amenities include a seventh floor pool deck with private cabanas, a 24-hour fitness center, a sauna and spa treatment room, a large work-from-home center, and a package delivery room with cold storage and dry-cleaning lockers.

Drawing inspiration from the luxury hospitality industry, resident services offered at The Eastern rival those found in five-star resorts, with high-end planned events and a 24-hour concierge team available to assist with scheduling many lifestyle services.