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Duke Forest's 128 Pinecrest Road: Classic 1930's Charm!
This Warm and Welcoming Home in Durham, NC is Absolutely a Must See
According to Nancy Mitchell, Real Estate Broker with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services York Simpson Underwood Realty, Duke Forest is a neighborhood of gorgeous homes in an ideal location, filled with interesting, friendly people to boot. Accessibility is excellent not only to Duke University and Medical Center, the Washington Duke Inn, and walking and hiking trails that wrap around a spectacular golf course, but also to Downtown Durham with its plethora of acclaimed restaurants and fun spots, Chapel Hill, and the Greater Triangle and beyond, via the neighborhood's proximity to major thoroughfares. However, in its tranquil environment of towering trees and winding drives, the hubbub of daily life seems a world away from Duke Forest.
"This home is a gem," says Nancy. "You'll fall in love with the charming arches, nooks, built-ins, and other period architecture from the moment you walk in the door. It's warm and welcoming, inside and out. Priced at $337,500 for 1,754 heated and 420 unheated square feet on just over a half acre, this home will be a fantastic find for a very lucky individual or family. I'm excited for its next owner!"
Lustrous hardwoods (throughout the entire home), rich paneling, natural lighting from lots of windows, and the eye-catching architecture Nancy mentioned all combine to greet guests upon arrival. A few highlights include the home's beautiful foyer staircase, a large living room with a fireplace, and an adjoining sunroom. On the home's opposite side is the formal dining room opening to a light and airy kitchen. Off the kitchen and sunroom is an expansive deck for outdoor living, overlooking a brand new fenced-in back yard with lots of trees. Upstairs is home to a cozy reading nook, two large bedrooms and a third bedroom that could easily convert to a perfect office or library. The home's basement features a laundry area and lots of terrific storage. Outside, the home's detached one-car garage and carport are both attractive and functional. Please note that this brief description doesn't begin to do 128 Pinecrest justice... It's absolutely a must see home!
"Numerous details add up to lots of 'wow' at this address," says Nancy. "A built-in 7' tall spice rack is tucked inside the kitchen's large pantry, which is characteristic of homes in the late '30s. The dining room features a lovely chandelier and painted paneling and wainscoting, adding delightful enchantment to the home's ambiance, as does the opulent paneling of the living room and foyer. A window seat at the top of the stairs is pleasing and full of invitation. The doors throughout the house are solid wood, with classic doorknobs and wonderfully quaint skeleton keys. And these are but a few of the fine points! 128 Pinecrest is just a marvelous home in a sought-after neighborhood. I invite you to see it for yourself!"
Tour this classic 1930's home as soon as possible, before this opportunity passes you by! An Open House is scheduled for August 24, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. To visit from Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, travel north on Academy (Highway 751); then turn right on Pinecrest. From 15-501, take the Highway 751 exit and travel south; then turn left on Pinecrest. 128 Pinecrest is on the left.
For more details or to schedule a private showing, contact Nancy Mitchell at (919) 720-1930 or Nancy.Mitchell@