Historic Oakwood - 304 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | 1,736 sqft | Fenced 0.13 acre lot | $385,000
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115 N. Bloodworth St.
  1. The Hulda Pakula House, c.1928, is located on one of Raleighs most scenic streets and architecturally eclectic blocks. The gambrel roof, brick and stucco contrast well with the Craftsman & Victorian style neighbors.
  2. The fenced yard encloses a detached studio/workshop viewed here from the kitchen. The building could be converted back to a 2 car garage.
  3. New windows, roof, kitchen & baths are part of extensive renovations in the late 2000s. The east facing sunroom is accessed by doors on either side of the decorative fireplace.
  4. Visual layering is part of the charm of this home. Recently vacated by tenants, the photos show the sellers furnishing prior to her moving out of state.
  5. A six burner gas range, granite counters, mosaic and subway tile backsplash are part of the handsome kitchen.
  6. Once a second sunroom and earlier, possibly a porch, the kitchen opens to the dining room in front and a breakfast room in back of the house.
  7. The breakfast room.
  8. This house lives outdoors. The patio outside the kitchen door is one of four distinct outdoor spaces that include the deck, level lawn and studio/workshop.
  9. The floor plan flows nicely to both a deck, patio and level back lawn.
  10. The master bedroom, with two closets, has hardwood floors and plenty of light.
  11. The seller had used the second of the 3 bedrooms as an office.
  12. One of the two new bathrooms each with marble floors and antique-chest vanities.
  13. The Oakwood Common is a play area for toddlers. Canines can play at the nearby Oakwood Dog Park. Oakwood events include spring jazz brunch, 4th of July picnic, Candlelight Tour and monthly pot-luck suppers.
  14. 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.
  15. Walking through the nearby Oakwood Cemetery is walking back through history. The rolling field just inside the gate is the site of picnics and winter-time sledding.
  16. Family friendly Friday night concerts are a neighborhood gathering place on the lawn of the Mordecai Historic House and park.
  17. Grab lunch and vanilla coke at the Person Street Pharmacy that dates back to 1910. The Person street shops include the PieBird restaurant, Marsh Woodwinds jazz venue, Nicoles Gallery, and the new Rapid Fitness Center. More coming in the fall.
  18. Upstairs at March Woodwinds is an intimate music venue featuring jazz, blue grass and much more.
  19. The Burning Coal Theater is across the street from Historic Oakwood in the renovated Murphey School.
  20. At nearby Seaboard Station, Tyler's Taproom recently joined ACE Hardware, Phydeaux Pets, Logans nursery, J. Betskis, Seaboard 18 and several other shops and restaurants.
  21. Also across street from Historic Oakwood is the NC Governors Mansion.
  22. William Peace University is a few blocks away. Its main building dates back before the Civil War.
  23. 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.
  24. The new NC AIA Center for Architecture and Design is located in the Blount Street Commons across the street from William Peace University.
  25. Walk everywhere. 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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