William Grimes Haywood House

  • 821 Wake Forest Rd
    USA Raleigh , NC 27604
    Wake County
  • $975,000
  • 4,269 square feet
  • Lot Size: 0.55 acres / Zoning: NX-3-CU Neighborhood Mixed Use

Peter Rumsey , Broker/REALTOR®
Metro Digs, Inc.
919-971-4118, peter@peterrumsey.com

Live and/or work in this versatile historic house on a picturesque 0.55 acre lot. House and lot are surrounded by residential Mordecai & Oakwood historic districts, Mordecai Historic Park, William Peace University, an urban farm, Person Street & Seaboard Station shops & restaurants. Walk to nearby State government & downtown offices, courts, museums.

The Georgian Revival house was designed by James Salter, architect, and built for William Grimes and Nettie Dockery Haywood in 1920-1923. It is elegant – Doric columns, an open-pedimented entrance porch, fanlight windows, grand entrance foyer, 4 of 8 French doors open into fenced yard. It is practical – front & back stairs, 5 upstairs spaces (4 bedrooms), 3.5 baths, basement, walk-up attic, 2 bay garage, parking, loop driveway. It is solid – exterior walls are brick over clay tile blocks. Square feet do not include 249 square foot enclosed side porch.

The sellers now want to downsize after raising family here since 1998. Contact Peter for information about sellers’ improvements, needed finish work, Raleigh City Historic Preservation Agreement (covenants), mixed-use/conditional-use zoning and the exciting, vibrant neighborhood.

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