Historic Oakwood - 612 N Boundary St, Raleigh, NC 27604
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath | 1,046 sqft | 352 sqft studio/workspace | $235,000
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612 N Boundary St.
  1. Known as the "Green" House this was the long time home of Carl Watkins, Sr, the on-site horticulturist for the Fallon Florist greenhouses that were located along Watauga St between Polk and N Boundary Streets.
  2. After renting from Fallon for many years, Carl bought the home in 1986 when the adjoining land was developed with single family homes as Oakwood Green in the Oakwood Historic District.
  3. Recent updates by Carl's son, who grew up in the home, and his wife, include new carpet and paint in and out. Earlier improvements include roof, heat & air, 200 amp electrical service, water service from the street.
  4. Fresh paint, new carpet and the morning sun go nicely together.
  5. Future projects possibly eligible for NC Rehab Tax Credits would be to refinish the newcarpet-covered oak hardwood floors painted over but intact in the 2 BRs and partially patched in the LR and DR, and to line the flue in the now decorative fireplace.
  6. Three window offer lots of light in the kitchen that has a new floor and a pantry closet.
  7. A hall with two closets, provides separation between sleeping and formal areas of the house. Several closets are cedar lined.
  8. Both bedrooms are bright each with two windows, fresh paint and new carpet.
  9. The future costs of updating the fully functioning middle aged bath and kitchen may be eligible for NC Rehab Tax The future costs of renovating the fully functioning "middle aged" bath and kitchen may be eligible for NC Rehab Tax Credits.
  10. Rare in Historic Oakwood is the versatile 16x22 ft garage.
  11. The garage / studio / workshop offers unique opportunities to live, work and/or play. Finishing the garage area would convert all the existing 1,405 sqft into living space.
  12. The purchase price includes finishing the utility room now open to the garage that is included in the total living area of 1,046 sqft.
  13. 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.
  14. Walking through the adjacent Oakwood Cemetery is walking back through history. The rolling field just inside the gate is the site of picnics and winter-time sledding.
  15. 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 on December. Canines can play at the nearby Oakwood Dog Park.
  16. The recently opened PieBird restaurant is owned by two Oakwood neighbors.
  17. Grab lunch and a vanilla coke at the Pharmacy in a building dating back to 1910.
  18. Nicole's Art Gallery is across Person Street from the PieBird and Pharmacy. Nearby Marsh Woodwinds frequently have jazz concerts upstairs.
  19. Marsh Woodwinds frequently have jazz concerts upstairs.
  20. Gallery C has recently relocated to the Blount Street Commons that includes historic and new homes, commercial spaces and parks on land formerly owned by the State.
  21. Blount Street Commons includes the new HQ for the state architects' association (NC AIA) now under construction.
  22. Walk across N Person St to the Burning Coal Theater located in the Blount Street Commons. It was the auditorium for the old Murphey School now adaptively renovated as senior citizen apartments.
  23. 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 Logan's nursery, a hardware store, a pet shop and Seaboard 18 Restaurant.
  24. The NC Governor's Mansion is across the street from Historic Oakwood.

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