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1403 wake forest road

raleigh, nc


3 beds       |        2.5 baths      |      2,925 sq ft     |     .3 acre


Historic home downtown home with all the upgrades!

Own a Raleigh original.


At the heart of everything in one of the most charming neighborhoods Downtown -- 1403 Wake Forest Road is an original estate home built in Historic Mordecai. It has undergone an extensive renovation to lovingly bring it back to its former glory. New brick columns, historic and privacy fencing pay homage to its Italian Renaissance Revival architecture and encapsulate the third acre corner yard! Substantial land- and hard-scaping include designer copper lanterns, pea gravel courtyard, topiary hollies, peonies, wisteria, boxwoods, crepes and hydrangea. In a city that is growing as fast as Raleigh, this home offers something that will be invaluable in the years to come: a private alley driveway with parking for 4. 

Inside... soaring 10 ft ceilings upstairs and down, massive trim work and moldings, hardwoods in every room, completely renovated kitchen with wood cabinets, marble counters/back-splash and new appliances. Dreamy, fully operational french casement windows with pulled glass in the office and dining/keeping rooms. New gas fireplaces in living room and office. New lighting and fans in every room. Fully updated electrical and pluming. Through the grand entry and up the original staircase are the master en-suite and additional bedrooms. The massive oaks that line the property give you the feeling you are sleeping in a tree house. New cabinetry and closets in the master make for ample storage. Master bath has been renovated the with marble counters, historic hex tile, polished nickle lighting and mirrors and walk-in shower. The secondary bath maintains the same charm and level of finish. Walk up attic above and cellar below have plenty of space for storage. 

It's not just the house, it is the location that affords you an idyllic lifestyle. Historic Mordecai has been a hotbed of upgrades and activity for the last few years. The city has completed Phase I of the roadway beautification and infrastructure upgrades. All the Mordecai water/sewer lines have been updated over the last several months along with the Wake Forest Road updates (from 4 to 2 lanes, addition of sidewalks and bike lanes) Phase II (including landscaping and roundabouts) has already been funded and is scheduled to begin in the spring. All of this to protect the value, charm, walk-ability of this phenomenal Raleigh neighborhood. CLICK HERE for more. 

Mins to all of your favorite shops, restaurants, and parks downtown -- but also to all the incredibly important necessities like: Raleigh's first Wegmans, Costco, Trader Joes, Harris Teeter, Target... literally everything you could want/need is right outside your door. Walk to Yellow Dog Bakery, Crawford & Sons, Jolie, Escazu Chocolates, Two Roosters Ice Cream, wine/beer shops, pharmacies and shopping. Bike anywhere Downtown in mins. This home is truly one of a kind and is slated to be a tremendous investment for years to come. 

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223 South West Street
Suite 900
Raleigh, NC 27603
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