- 4,600 square feet
- Lot Size: .60 acres / Zoning: Residential
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The Beaman-Jones House is an elegant 1920’s Georgian Revival Home in one of the oldest and most desirable neighborhoods in Raleigh. Built by prominent contractor John E. Beaman as his personal residence, it showcases both his success at the time and his good taste.
The house features top quality workmanship and finishes including deep cornices and wainscoting throughout, nearly 10 foot ceilings in the formal areas on the first floor and 9 foot ceilings upstairs. The very generous entrance hall with arch is flanked by a massive living room and good sized dining room with original crystal chandelier and sconces. The first floor also includes a breakfast room, a library/sunroom, a wood paneled den, butler’s pantry and eat-in kitchen. For a large family, or someone who enjoys entertaining, this home is ideal. Not only is there fantastic flow, unusual in many houses of this age, but there is also enough separation of space to find privacy. Upstairs includes 4 bedrooms, sitting room, and maid’s room or office. The original carriage house as well as granite carriage step stones are still intact.
After the stock market crash of 1929 Mr. Beaman sold the White Oak residence and built a smaller home on neighboring Byrd St. The next owner took in boarders during the depression. The Jones family, the third owners, purchased the house in 1965 and reared five children and two of their grandchildren there. This property has most of its original features and is an iconic example of a 1920s Georgian Revival.