Griffin-Wilder House

  • 3219 Poole Road
    USA Raleigh , NC 27610
    Wake County
  • FREE for relocation
  • 3,209 square feet
  • Lot Size: 1.61 acres / Zoning: Residential/Commercial

Aaron Frank, AICP , Land Planner
Womble Bond Dickison (US), LLP
919-755-8158 (o), 571-334-5375 (c),


The Griffin-Wilder house in Raleigh is available for free for relocation. Nearby properties may be available for purchase or for relocation. A commercial MLS listing will be posted in the near future, so contact us soon if you are interested!

The City of Raleigh recently approved a rezoning to allow office, commercial, residential, or mixed-use development at the site. The approved rezoning allows income generating, adaptive re-use of the property for office, restaurant, retail, and other commercial or residential uses.

3219 Poole Road is a 1.61 acre residential property close to Downtown Raleigh. Located at the intersection of Poole Road and Sunnybrook Road, the property is located approximately one mile from WakeMed, three miles from Downtown, and half a mile from I-440.
The house is in excellent condition for its age, and is currently sound and livable. It likely requires remodeling for today’s living, and for non-residential uses.

The property contains the Griffin-Wilder house, which includes the 1.5 story, 3,209 sq. ft. craftsman-styled primary structure, two outbuildings, and a log smokehouse. The house was constructed in 1926 for Dairyman Howard Griffin, owner of Sunnybrook Dairy. The property has been surveyed (WA 2453), but is not presently listed on a local or the National Register. The property was occupied by the Wilder family from 1940 until 2018, and remains owned by the family. Generations of Wilders have used and improved the property since purchasing it.

The house contains a spacious center hall plan, three dormer style bedrooms, three bathrooms, and three fireplaces – one in each of the main floor entertaining rooms. The main structure contains prominent clipped gabled porticos on the front and side facades. A fieldstone foundation supports the building underneath.

A sunroom and downstairs bath have been added to the house. A fieldstone chimney and decorative fieldstone walls surround the house on a lush, wooded site.