The William J. Young House
c. 1899
Historic Oakwood
409 E. Jones St
Raleigh, NC 27601

5 bedrooms. 2.5 baths.
0.12 acre lot.
3,100 sqft.
Purchase $550,000.
Rent $2,150

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The William J. Young House, c.1899. See floor plan and maps to appreciate the unique character, generous space and great location, a location that at one time was proposed for an north-south expressway defeated in the 1970’s.

The original porch also wrapped around to the left connecting with what is now the Master Bedroom, as shown in a 1914 Sanborn map. This was Young’s personal home. A developer and plumber, he also built several other homes on this block. Most recently it was used as a transitional home before being renovated by the seller, a professional engineer, who added a new roof, zoned HVAC, 1st floor master suite (left), modern kitchen, baths, smooth ceilings and much more.


Octagonal rooms and bay windows catch the morning sun in this Queen Anne style home that has 12 rooms including 5 bedrooms and neat nooks and crannies. The bay-windowed family room leads through French doors to a 14x12 ft office that connects with the master suite.

The dining room opens onto the wrap-around porch. All the fireplaces are decorative. The new master suite includes a sitting area, walk-in closet and new bath with subway tile, separate tub and shower. The present Office and Master Sitting room and Closet were added sometime after 1914.



The new gourmet kitchen, 14x12 ft, includes granite counter tops and lots of light. Note the tall pantry cabinets. The long breakfast room, opening onto the back deck, is a versatile space with room for eating plus activity table/counter or sitting area.
The 4 upstairs bedrooms all have recently refinished smooth ceilings, three have refinished wood floors. Carpet is optional in the one bedroom with painted floors.
The 686 sqft daylight unfinished basement would make a great workshop/rec area.

Oakwood is an urban village

Call for the names of nearby neighbors who can describe Oakwood activities including the annual Candlelight Tour in December, Easter egg hunt, 4th of July picnic , spring jazz brunch, fall pig-picking, monthly pot-luck suppers, garden club, baby-sitting resources , schools, kids and more.

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The value of property in Oakwood is increased by the fact that it is a historic district with overlapping local and national districts. Learn more.