Historic Oakwood - 715 N. Bloodoworth St. Raleigh, NC 27604
4 Bedroom | 3.5 Bath | 2,844 sqft main house| $625,000
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715 N. Bloodworth St.
  1. Originally facing Peace Street, this house was built in 1921 by Elvin T. Burke, a hardware dealer. Charles Shelton Arnold turned it into a duplex in 1949 and moved it here in 1955 to make way for a Piggly Wiggly on Person St.
  2. In 2006 the sellers added the detached two story artist's studio above and wired workshop below. The 203 ft long fenced lot is divided into two sections, the back area until recently was also home to two chicken coops.
  3. The style inside is a fusion of classic old and MOMA new. The exterior architecture is transitional from Neoclassical Revival to the Craftsman style.
  4. Columns were added as part of the 1993 whole house renovation returning the house to single family use with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The light fixtures were added by the sellers who will leave all but the hall light. Fireplace has gas logs.
  5. Open and flowing, the floor plan is ideal for entertaining. The corner cupboard is lighted.
  6. The floor plan also has hide-aways. Now used as a family room but shown as a 4th bedroom, this space could be part of a 1st floor master or in-law suite that would include an adjacent study/office that is now being used as a guest room.
  7. Note the repeating square grid pattern of the windows in the double doors and the dining room corner cupboard. This is the view to the front of the house from the back sun room.
  8. Ah the kitchen! All new in 2008, features include a six burner Viking Professional range, a Vent-A-Hood, Ceaserstone counter tops, and reclaimed heart of pine floors. Note the two pantry cupboards at the far wall.
  9. Ah the floor plan. The kitchen is open across the entire back of the house. This is the view from the Craft area that could be an alternate breakfast room, office or TV room.
  10. Just where you want a sun room to be, opening into the expansive back yard.
  11. Indoor out entertaining and a kids play area are provided by the deck and brick patio.
  12. Surrounding the patio and deck are a pond and garden area.
  13. New in 2007, the detached building has a 18x16 ft wired workshop and storage area on the main level with lots of windows.
  14. The upper level with 261 heated and finished sqft is an artist's studio and office.
  15. With lots of light.
  16. Back in the main house, the center hall leads back to the kitchen past the handsome staircase.
  17. Once two bedrooms, the master suite now includes a sitting area, walk-in closet and bath, all recently updated. Bath has Jacuzzi and separate shower.
  18. The 15x15 ft other front bedroom catches the morning sun in the southeast corner of the house. The fireplace is decorative.
  19. The 3rd upstairs bedroom is also south facing. The 2nd upstairs bath has also recently been updated
  20. The Historic Oakwood neighborhood is an eclectic urban village seamlessly surrounded by unique urban neighbors pictured below. The value of property in Oakwood is increased by it status as a local Historic District, the first in NC.
  21. The Oakwood Common a block away is a play area for toddlers and the site of the annual spring jazz brunch, 4th of July picnic and hot cider during the Candlelight Tour ion December. Canines can play at the nearby Oakwood Dog Park.
  22. The recently opened PieBird restaurant is owned by two Oakwood neighbors. Grab lunch and a vanilla coke at the nearby Person Street Pharmacy in a building dating back to 1910. Krispy Kreme is also part of the Person Street shops.
  23. Gallery C has recently relocated to the nearby Blount Street Commons that includes historic and new homes, parks, the Burning Coal Theater and the new AIA NC Center for Architecture & Design.
  24. The NC Governor's Mansion is across the street from Historic Oakwood.
  25. Walk a couple blocks to William Peace University that dates back to before the Civil War. Walk one block further to the Shops at Seaboard Station that includes Logans nursery, a hardware store, a pet shop and Seaboard 18 Restaurant.

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