Come visit this charming North Raleigh home and try not to fall in love at first sight! 8517 Yucca Trail offers the perfect combination of a stellar location, an easy living floorplan, amazing outdoor living spaces, and an interior that's been updated and upgraded from top to bottom. A welcoming, covered front porch leads you inside to a foyer that opens on the left to a perfectly-proportioned dining room with double picture windows, wainscotting and hardwood floors. On the right, the foyer leads into a living room that could also be utilized as a home office. The living room will then lead you into a gorgeous family room showcasing triple picture windows, hardwood floors, a flat panel TV mount and a cozy gas log fireplace with a mantle. The family room seamlessly transitions into the kitchen and breakfast room space; this arrangement works perfectly for casual, everyday living and entertaining alike. The breakfast room includes gorgeous, herringbone tile floors, two picture windows overlooking the backyard and double floating shelves with under-mount wine glass hangers. The breakfast room is conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen, and what a kitchen it is! This space has been totally renovated and features timeless, white upper and lower cabinetry with oil rubbed bronze hardware, a suite of sleek stainless steel appliances (including a smooth-top oven), gorgeous granite counters, a dramatic hexagonal tile backsplash, a granite-topped island, a pantry and finally a stainless steel undermount double sink topped off by a commercial-style, single handle faucet with integrated sprayer. Before heading upstairs, be sure to visit the outdoor oasis this home offers! It includes a fully-fenced backyard, established shade trees, a screened-in porch with a ceiling fan and flat panel TV mount as well as a massive, double-tiered deck with ample space for a grilling station and an outdoor dining table. Head upstairs and at the landing you're greeted by a bonus room, all three bedrooms and a conveniently-located laundry room with washer and dryer included for resident's use. No more hauling laundry up and down the stairs! On the right, the landing leads to the primary bedroom measuring a generous 17x14. This room showcases a vaulted ceiling, a walk-in closet, a separate double wall closet and a luxury en-suite bathroom that's been totally updated with plank tile floors, a garden tub, a separate water closet, a custom tiled shower with frameless glass surround and an elevated, marble-topped vanity with dual sinks. Bedrooms #2 and #3 are both generously proportioned with great natural light and ample closet space. Before wrapping-up your tour, be sure to visit the 15x11 bonus room that offers that extra space we all seem to be in need of these days!