CLOSED 8-29-2019: DURHAM | A WELCOME RETREAT on Welcome Circle


CLOSED 8-29-2019 = $537,000 ($37,000 Over Asking!)


What an opportunity near Duke Forest!

UNDER CONTRACT – 4 days on market


1215 Welcome Circle, Durham NC 27705

Original Main House: 3 Bedrooms|2.5 Baths with formal living and dining rooms

Attached Separate Living Quarters with study, kitchenette, full bath, and loft area

3 car garage with workshop area (heated and cooled) + garden shed

Offered for $500,000

This house is situated on a unique 0.78+ac lot, with tall trees – including an amazing magnolia tree at the corner. (I’ve always dreamt of a creating a secret outdoor room with cafe lights under a magnolia’s mighty branches, and scented with those heady, lemon-scented, mammoth blooms!)

1215 Welcome Circle Front

Circa 1958 – this home has the patina and character of yesteryear, with updates to make life easy! The main original house is one level (with the exception of a cool sunken formal living room), with a new kitchen, new paint, and new carpet.  A slate foyer greets guests from the formal (front) side, while the patio and family room greet your friends and family from the rear entry of the house.

Just some of the many cool, one-of-a-kind features of this house:

The kitchen is brand new – new cabinets new quartz countertops, new appliances! The cabinet configuration was changed  – to add a central island with a cooktop with a suspended range hood. The kitchen boasts a pantry AND a built-in bar behind the double louvered doors.

New Kitchen

The Bar!

The original carport has been greatly updated – with help from architect Georgia Bezios. The home now enjoys a 3 car, heated and cooled garage – with a workshop area.  Just think, haven’t you always wanted a cool car or motorbike to tinker on, and haven’t had the proper place? Or perhaps a roller skating rink for those rainy days? Or a massive woodworking shop? The possibilities are endless!

Three Car Garage

Additionally, there is a wonderful studio apartment – with access from either the garage, or through the formal dining room of the main home.  Cable railings and a vaulted study – complete with built-in bookshelves floor-to-ceiling, with a rolling library ladder! A upstairs loft could be used as a bedroom, sitting area, office, or art studio. Again, endless possibilities!

Separate Living Quarters

The grounds of the property are quite nice – dappled light from tall trees for the summer- keep the yard cool. AND! Sometimes the lemurs can be heard from the neighboring Duke Lemur Center, for a special treat! A circular drive provides great parking opportunities (and plenty of street frontage!) for hosting grand get-togethers. 

Aerial View of 1215 Welcome Cir

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For more details on this one-of-a-kind opportunity, please contact Angela Roehl – 919-995-0550.