This stately home in the West Davis-Fountain Place Historic District in Burlington was built c.1910 with Queen Anne and Colonial Revival detail. Its unusual roof plan features hipped dormers with diamond-paned paired windows projecting from each side of the pressed metal covered hipped roof. The elaborate entrance bay projecting out the front features a pedimented gable ornamented with scalloped clapboards surrounding a traceried oval window. The two large first story windows showcase diamond-paned upper sashes.
The spacious one-story porch is supported by turned posts connected by turned balustrade. Documentary photo shows the original decorative porch roof balustrade. The rear elevation consists of symmetrical rear wings connected by an enclosed two-story porch. This spacious home was divided into apartments in recent years, however, the interior plan was retained and plenty of original woodwork is preserved in the house including stylish fireplace mantels, paneled doors with original hardware, a handsome staircase with turned balustrade and square newel posts, reeded door and window surrounds with corner blocks, tall baseboard molding, and wood floors.
The house will make a fine single family residence once again and will need repairs from deferred maintenance along with new electrical system, HVAC systems, and updated plumbing. The house would benefit from cosmetic updates including new kitchen and baths. As a contributing structure in the West Davis-Fountain Place Historic District, the rehabilitation work on the house is eligible for historic tax credits.
Situated near the Haw River between the Piedmont Triad and the Reasearch Triangle Park along Interstates 85 & 40, Burlington is well located for residents and business alike. Its history is rooted in the coming of the railroad in the 1850s and emerged as one of the world's textile industry leaders. While textiles remain a vital part of the local economy, other business and industry has emerged and flourished creating a dynamic environment. The City of Burlington offers residents and visitors an array of parks, recreation, shopping, and cultural attractions from paddling on the Haw, to riding the Burlington City Park Carousel, to enjoying pick-your-own fruit and vegetables at the many farms surrounding this charming city.