The May Budd House c.1921

Historic Oakwood
405 N. East St
Raleigh, NC 27604

0.06 acres
3 bedrooms. 2.5 baths
2,075 sqft
TMLS #998099

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Located in the heart of Historic Oakwood, the home is a short walk from State government offices, the Person Street Pharmacy lunch counter (vanila cokes) and much more. This block would have been in the path of a north-south expressway that was permanently defeated in the early 1970's. See neighborhood map.


May Budd, as a single woman, built this home in 1921. It is a side-gabled, one-and-a-half story Craftsman bungalow. The townhouse sized lot is low-maintenance yet is big enough to include a fenced Georgetown patio and off-street parking just steps away from the kitchen.



A blue sky trompe-l'oel ceiling and a handsome new front door provide a warm and distinctive formal entrance to this home. The powder room trompe–l'oeil offers a sky view from a window in a stone chateau.

The floorplan provides a nice flow for entertaining and hideaways for curling up with a good book.



The den/family room at the back of the house (above right) could become a 1st floor Master suite with the addition of a wardrobe/closet. It opens to a recently remodeled full bath (right).

New solid surface counter tops sparkle in the kitchen/breakfast room with a side door that opens onto the patio.

The 3 upstairs bedrooms (below) share a full bath that also has been recently remodeled with a new tile floor. May Budd provided lots of walk-in closet space for each bedroom.


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.