15 Pine Forest Drive
- 3,500 square feet
- Lot Size: 1.2 acres / Zoning: Residential
Accord Realty Group
This all brick and glass home, designed by Arthur Cogswell FAIA in 1965 for Mott Blair, DDS and his family, won an AIANC award in 1966 and was featured in The News and Observer. The second owners bought it from the Estate in 1990 and, unfortunately, health issues prevented them from discovering that one of the in-ground scupper drains was clogged and causing significant damage to the atrium and the upper level ceilings.
The current owners immediately tarped the leaking area and replaced the entire roof with a commercial grade rolled rubber roof with new copper edging, had the compromised exterior wood trim milled to spec locally, dug up the broken underground scupper drain and replaced it, tore out all the drywall in the house, fogged with mold remediation materials, scrubbed all the brick-several times- and had all the HVAC ductwork viewed with camera and thoroughly cleaned. All of the glazing is new! Work was done with permits, of course.
They kept the bathrooms in their original state (lots of Goo Gone and elbow grease) and the kitchen footprint is the same. The cabinets were repaired where damaged and new boomerang Formica countertops complement the installed Flair oven.
The original design incorporated a pool (buried by the second owners due to deterioration) and the current owners ran into many COVID related delays in getting the immediately needed structural work done, let alone installation of a new pool.
Property has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms with plenty of parking options on this corner lot and a beautiful fenced rear yard.
Preservation Easement designation discussed and seems possible; NRHP designation explored.