500 Polk St
Raleigh, NC 27604

Historic Oakwood

0.11 acre lot.
3 bedrooms. 2.5 baths.
2,487 sqft finished.
TMLS #1633144.

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The Wayne Alcott House, c.1893, was home to a couple who also built the house next door, operating it as grocery store in the 1890’s. An antique wrought iron and brick fence encloses the yard.

Location, location, location. Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall stared in a movie set in a nearby house on Polk St, one of the most picturesque streets in Raleigh.

Character, character, character. This Queen Anne home has a steep gable-on-hip roof covered with slate, and scalloped siding in the gables and between the sto-ries. A circular flower petal window bright-ens the foyer with its handsome staircase and chandelier.


A symphony of arches. A remarkable remodeling provides a dramatic yet practical “L” shaped kitchen, break-fast and family/sitting room area that opens on to a side deck overlooking a brick fence enclosed patio.

The foyer leads back to breakfast room through the cozy family/sitting room with plantation shutters.

A Dacor gas stove, solid surface and tile counters are all part of the big, bright kitchen.

Shelves, shelves, shelves. And there are more not shown here in the area leading to the dining room and in the nearby laundry/utility room. See the floor plan.


The floor plan is great for entertaining with doors connecting the living and dining rooms, as well as the side hall. Note the built-in china shelves in the dining room.

Classically elegant. Tall windows, built-in bookcases, a handsome mantel and chandelier greet your guests as they enter from the foyer.


The upstairs floor plan is versatile with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a nurs-ery/office and a long open hallway. All four fireplaces in the house are deco-rative.

This is the modern master bath, one of two full upstairs bath-rooms. There is a half bath down-stairs.

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.