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   Historic Oakwood is a residential neighborhood located in the center of the City of Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina. It lies adjacent to downtown Raleigh and the state government buildings. Oakwood is the oldest intact neighborhood in Raleigh, and since 1974 has been recognized ... on the National Register of Historic Places.

   In 1975 the City of Raleigh designated Oakwood first of its local Historic Districts. ... The Oakwood area was developed in the 1870’s when the first of the present houses was erected on lands formerly owned by the locally prominent plantation family, the Mordecai's. The area was first known as Mordecai Grove. The name Oakwood, like that of the nearby cemetery, traces back to the many Oak trees in the area, and came into use in the 1880’s when homebuilding by local developers became popular. There are over 400 homes in Oakwood, a mixture of one and two-story buildings with most dating from the period 1880-1910. The architecture is “late Victorian,” an eclectic style with no able examples of Second Empire, Queen Anne, and neo-classical houses.

   In 1972 a small group of residents organized the Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood in order to save the area from being bisected by a major thoroughfare. With the thwarting of this plan and the existing streetscape saved, revitalization projects increased and the original purpose of the Society broadened to include a full range of restoration activities on a voluntary, non-profit basis.

Points of Interest in and near by Historic Oakwood
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Historic Oakwood Homes and Architecture

   Here is a growing portfolio homes in Oakwood. The properties with links are homes that I have sold or are currently listed. Click these links to see more pictures, descriptions and floorplans.

223 N. East St. 223 N. East St.
Three, yes 3 full baths, a real MBR up and possible MBR down. Classic style. Painstakingly renovated and painted. 2,575 sqft. plus 29x9 foot 2nd floor room.
515 Oakwood Ave. 515 Oakwood Ave.
This beautifully restored 1896 Victorian home is full of pleasant surprises - private rear alley parking, a fenced yard, storage shed/workshop, plus 5 bedrooms including 2 master suites.
594 E. Jones St. 534 E. Jones St.
This classically restored Victorian Bungalow combines Shaker-like simplicity and 12 ft high ceilings with a vaulted bay window addition that overlooks the covered back porch and deck shown here.
306 Pell St. 306 Pell St.
Tucked away in a one block long street of Bungalows, this home has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, a partial unfinished basement and a 2 car garage. New hand built wooden window screens.
602 E. Lane St. 602 E. Lane St.
1915 Sears House. Large bright rooms, high ceilings and hardwood floors grace the interior. Original floor plan, interior trim and doors throughout.
518 N. Bloodworth St. 518 N. Bloodworth St.
The Louise B. Haines house, circa 1900. Ms. Haynes was one of the 27 child of the Siamese twins Chang & Eng Bunker. Elegant victorian beautifully restored.
603 N. Boundary St. 603 N. Boundary St.
Distinctive understates the attractiveness inside and out of this 1927 restored home that is nestled on Bungalow row. Great fenced yard & large deck.
715 N. Bloodworth St. 715 N. Bloodworth St.
A huge front porch makes a great floor plan better. Elegant LR, DR & hall for entertaining. Bright open flowing kitchen, sun, breakfast & family rooms for casual living.
811 N. Bloodworth St. 811 N. Bloodworth St.
Refreshingly charming country victorian home on oversized lot. Bright rooms with nice flow. Built 1900. Restored. 2.5 Baths. Den/study could be 4th bedroom.
615 Elm St. 615 Elm St.
Beautiful Bungalow Built 1928. This novel home has been restored to perfection. Exquisite appointments throughout - French doors, tile and hardwood floors, wood blinds and more.
610 N. Bloodworth St.
Bungalow heaven. Circa 1920. The stone-columned wrap-around porch overlooks a stately Sycamore that is designated as one of roughly sixty "Capital Trees" by the City of Raleigh.
605 N. Bloodworth St. 605 N. Bloodworth St.
Extraordinary restored 1905 home on an extraordinary gently sloping 0.44 acre lot. The magnificent front porch wraps around one side, leading to several formal garden areas.
304 N. Bloodworth St. 304 N. Bloodworth St.
This Bungalow home is filled with elegance, sunlight, open space, high ceilings and hardwood floors. There are 8 rooms in all, including a master bedroom, formal DR.
525 N. East St. 528 N. East St.
Located on a 210 ft deep 0.24 acre lot, the original section of this 1933sqft home dates back to 1883.
319 Polk St. 319 Polk St.
Stained glass sets an elegant tone for this comfortable 3 BR, 2 bath restored home that has a new heated and cooled sunroom and full basement on Oakwood’s most picturesque street
407-409 N. East St. 407 & 409 N. East St.
Two restored bungalows on one undivided 0.13A lot in the heart of Historic Oakwood. .
1208 Watauga 1208 Watauga
A new home already historic and elegant. 3 Beds / 2 Baths. This wonderful single family home rest on.18 acre(s) has sparkling new hardwood floors throughout.
532 Bloodworth St. 532 N. Bloodworth St.
A beautifully restored 1915 Bungalow. 3 Beds / 2 Baths. This wonderful historic home is loaded with a partial basement, gourmet kitchen, master suite with tub & shower. Much more ...
206 E. Franklin St. 206 E. Franklin St.
Circa 1910 and better than new! Amazing restoration. Formal Living and Dining Rooms. Bright modern Kitchen. Wonderful comfortable Front Porch. 2 large bedrooms, 3 full baths.
400 Polk St. 400 Polk St.
Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall stared in a TV movie made in this home located in the heart of this turn of the Century neighborhood that seamlessly connects with downtown.