Historic Oakwood - 801 N Bloodworth St, Raleigh, NC 27604
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | 2,450 sqft | $549,500
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513 Florence St.
  1. Henry Ivey, a book keeper, first owned this 1900 house which is a Queen Anne style vernacular cottage with tall side-gabled saddle roof.
  2. The 0.48 acre lot is one of the biggest in the Oakwood area. The entire lot is in the national historic district while roughly the southern half, with the house, is in the local historic district.
  3. A wisteria covered trellis and lush lawn with old stone lined ponds are part of the view from the screened porch and kitchen, both flanking a large brick patio, all added in 1990.
  4. A real treasure - the bright, open, versatile space in back includes the kitchen and dining room. Separate doors lead to the circular drive and parking in back, and to the brick patio in the side yard.
  5. The kitchen wing, recently updated, was added by the family that later restored the large two story home across the street.
  6. Handsome double-doors and floor-to-ceiling windows open onto the wrap-around front porch.
  7. The fireplace in the southeast facing living room is decorative, as are four of the five total fireplaces.
  8. Entering the house, your view is drawn to the wide center hall with French doors front and back.
  9. The pot of gold at the end of the hall is the bright family room with a south facing wall of windows. It was earlier used as a dining room. The door leads to another exterior door to the circular drive and to the partial concrete floored basement.
  10. The prior owners used the dining room as family room, utilizing the architecturally unique closet as an entertainment center.
  11. More options are provided by the sunny area next to the kitchen in front of the decorative fireplace - breakfast table, sun room, kids? play space. The fireplace has gas logs.
  12. And even more options - the front, northeast 3rd bedroom, now used as an office, could be an in-law-suite if combined with the master suite through a shared closet.
  13. The master suite has two additional closets (one walk-in) and an updated master bath.
  14. The master bath with a walk-in closet has just been updated.
  15. The south-facing bedroom also has two closets and private access to the second full bath. It could be an alternate master.
  16. The screened porch, facing north, opens to the brick patio and the master suite.
  17. Two sets of doors doors lead to a landscaped circular drive and 3 parking spots hidden behind the house. There is an old planting shed tucked away at the back of the lot that is being sold as is.
  18. The Oakwood Common a few blocks 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 in December. Canines can play at the nearby Oakwood Dog Park.
  19. Family friendly Friday night concerts are a neighborhood gathering place on the lawn of the Mordecai Historic House and park a couple of blocks away.
  20. Grab lunch and vanilla coke at the Person Street Pharmacy that dates back to 1910. A coffee shop will soon be locating across the street next to Nicole?s Art Gallery.
  21. The PieBird on N Person St is one of many nearby restaurants and shops that are adjacent to the seamlessly connected Oakdale, Mordecai and Historic Oakwood neighborhoods.
  22. The Person Street shopping area will soon include the Market Restaurant, Escazu Chocolates, Yellow Dog Bakery and Rapid Fitness, all relocating from elsewhere.
  23. At nearby Seaboard Station, Tyler?s Taproom recently joined ACE Hardware, Phydeaux Pets, Logans nursery, J. Betski's, Seaboard 18 and several other shops and restaurants.
  24. The NC Governor's Mansion is across the street from Historic Oakwood.
  25. Walk or bike downtown. This is the view from the new NC AIA Center for Architecture and Design looking south past the state government offices, legislative building, museums and the old Capitol to the private office and residential towers.

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