Located on a .42 acre wooded cul-de-sac homesite in the charming Forest Hills neighborhood, 2106 Wilshire Drive is a 5 bedroom/3.5 bath French Provincial home of 4,600 square feet. The Durham Performing Arts Center, Bulls Athletic Park, Farmer’s Market, and a plethora of ultra cool shops, restaurants, and night spots are within five minutes of Wilshire Drive. However, even with its stone’s throw convenience to urban living, you’ll sense the tranquility of the neighborhood and its historic architectural significance upon your arrival. Forest Hills features large lots, diverse home styles, neighborhood open space, a lovely community park, and easy access to the American Tobacco Trail. These elements combined with the spacious 2106 Wilshire homesite result in a fantastic setting for anyone seeking an exceptional lifestyle of quiet elegance just minutes from the city.
So let’s review the specifics of this wonderful home! Built in 1966 and renovated in 2008, the all-brick 2106 Wilshire is a treasure trove of classic design features. Its welcoming foyer dazzles one and all with a graceful winding staircase and a panoramic view of the lustrous hardwoods of the main level. The home’s open plan, 9 foot ceilings, and abundance of windows (including skylights) allow one room to flow freely to another with natural light illuminating the interior. In fact, according to the current owner, the home is perfect for entertaining with areas for gathering as well as more cozy spaces for private conversation. The living and family rooms each include a fireplace; the living room and library include beautiful built-in cabinetry; and the family room includes a wet bar. The airy epicurean kitchen serves as the heart of the home with a center island, granite countertops, tile backsplash, and marvelous custom cabinetry, including a cabinet-style refrigerator. The breakfast room adjoins the kitchen, with a large dining room just beyond. Lest we forget, the kitchen overlooks a stunning paved patio/deck area adjacent to landscaped back and side yards. And did we mention the patio is equipped with a surround sound speaker system and a gas line and grill? Inside and out, 2106 Wilshire is a dream home for socializing or just relaxing and unwinding.
2106 Wilshire features not one but two master suites. The first floor master bedroom includes surround sound speakers and a to-die-for soaking tub in its lavish spa/bath; the upstairs suite is enormous at 21.5’ x 13’, with a gigantic walk-in closet and an oversized luxury shower with a bench and showerheads on opposing walls. Three additional spacious bedrooms are housed upstairs, along with a bonus room equipped with yet another surround sound speaker system! All of the closets within the home feature wooden shelving, per the renovation, as well as updated plumbing and electrical wiring.
“We are only the second owners of this home,” says the current resident. “Perhaps its first owners were like us and didn’t expect to stay so long. We stayed because we love it here. It’s very bittersweet for us to leave. We love the house and we love the neighborhood, and we know its next owners will love it here too.”
“2106 Wilshire is truly an extraordinary home,” adds Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (mailto:beth.sheppard@
An Open House is scheduled for 2106 Wilshire on Saturday and Sunday, January 17th and 18th, from 1 to 5 pm both days. To visit, take University Drive South from Downtown Durham. Turn left on East Forest Hills Boulevard, then right on Forestwood Drive. Keep left onto Wilshire. 2106 Wilshire Drive is on the right.
For more details or to schedule a private showing of this remarkable home, contact Beth Sheppard at (919) 949-1511 or Beth.Sheppard@