309 Clay Street – SOLD!

  • 309 Clay Street
    USA Durham , NC 27703
    Durham County
  • $166,500
  • 1,232 square feet
  • Lot Size: 0.19 acres / Zoning: Office & Institutional

Ian Kipp , Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
919-229-3533, Ian.Kipp@bhhsysu.com


Cathleen Turner , Regional Director
Preservation NC, Piedmont Office
919-401-8540, cturner@presnc.org

Lots to see in this newly renovated cottage close to vibrant downtown Durham and Research Triangle Park. The house has three bedrooms, two full baths, and a private side porch.  309 Clay Street features turn-of-the-century charm and trendy design details at an affordable price!

Area Information

East Durham is a large National Register Historic District just a few blocks from downtown Durham, which is chock-full of restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries and entertainment. Durham is the 4th largest city in NC and is known as the City of Medicine. It is about halfway between the mountains and the coast, and is part of the Research Triangle Park (Raleigh and Chapel Hill are the other points of the triangle). Durham is served by the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and is about 30 minutes from Raleigh and 20 minutes from Chapel Hill.

Architectural & Historical Information

Enjoy a good book on the private side porch or greeting neighbors from the front porch of this lovely Tri-gable cottage! The house at 309 Clay St. in Old East Durham was built sometime before 1913 and has retained many of its historic features including front and side porches, wood floors, a fireplace mantel, and lots of fabulous beadboard walls and ceilings. Situated on a corner lot, the house is a great example of the modest scale houses that offered spacious interiors within a compact building footprint allowing for three bedrooms, two full baths, eat-in kitchen with laundry room and mudroom, and a living room that opens onto a private side porch.

Close to many area businesses and manufacturers, it was also near the streetcar system that provided transportation for early 20th-century East Durham workers to downtown Durham. This proximity to work environments continues today with Research Triangle Park just three exits down the Durham Freeway and downtown Durham a quick commute west on Main Street.

PNC is fully renovating the house as part of its Project RED effort. It will be sold with protective covenants as a single-family owner-occupied residence.

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.

Click here to see the proposed floor plan for 309 Clay Street.