Most likely built for a local mill worker, this 1 1/2-story gable house features German siding a hipped roof porch supported by decorative metal posts, restored four-over-four windows, and a new rear addition.
The interior features wood floors throughout, period doors, and a second floor master suite. Plans include three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a separate laundry room off the kitchen.
PNC has fully renovated the house as part of its Project RED effort in partnership with Preservation Durham. It will be sold with protective covenants as a single-family owner-occupied residence. Eligible buyers may take advantage of state tax credits and a $25,000 Forgivable Loan toward purchase.
The East Durham National Register Historic District, just a few blocks east of Downtown, was developed as a neighborhood with middle-class housing between the 1890s and 1940s by the Durham Land and Security Company. Convenient to Duke, NC Central University and Research Triangle Park, the ideally located neighborhood provides an excellent mix of affordable, quality historic homes; the proposed new commercial district for RTP will be located just three exits away on the Durham Freeway. Contributing properties in the historic district are eligible for historic rehabilitation tax credits.
PNC and Preservation Durham aren't the only ones investing in this beautiful, historic neighborhood: "Build a Better Block with Tootie," taking notes from the "Better Block project ," continues to make efforts to improve East Durham. Visit their facebook page and learn more!
Preservation North Carolina gratefully acknowledges the support of the A.J. Fletcher Foundation for Project RED.