TONS of CHARACTER
4212 Windsor Place, Raleigh NC
Offered for $600,000 | 9-17-2020 SOLD $612,000, Multiple Offers
Built in 1960
Renovations + addition:
1993 by Raleigh architect Walter Davis (yes, the same architect that did that cool house on Wade and Capital)
This house is an absolute gem nestled among the tall trees in popular Farrior Hills – which is just a hop, skip or Vespa ride to North Hills! The house has been home to not one but 3 architects over it lifetime, and the home exudes personality.
It has a cool street-side entry – with large decking and a contemporary nod to the Southern front porch. Large overhangs and low slung roof, add to the “cool” factor of the house.
Love how this front porch just slides into a 3 car carport? We do too!
And that room with the pitched roof with the array of small windows is the kitchen – such a happy space.
The kitchen has views out to the brand new patio area (2020) – complete with gray mod pavers, integrated lighting, gas fire pit hookup, & sitting walls (the pergola and firepit seen here will be convey with an acceptable offer)
The house backs up to the elementary school – once school is back in session, it will be an easy commute from the home. A custom built shed, fenced yard, and a screened porch off the master add to the outdoor amenities!
Now for a peek into the interior:a very unique floorplan makes this home very relevant to staying home/working at home/playing at home – all on one level.
Living Room with fireplace with custom mantle, vaulted ceiling, and a view to the front yard.
Sunken Family Room: a stacked stone fireplace is the main focal point. Opens onto the new Patio. This room was the Billiards Room once before – the inset area allowed room for maneuvering cue sticks during games.
The dining room is at the center of the home, and there is even a small wet bar at the pivot point of the dining room, kitchen and family room:
The hall to the private areas of the home can be closed off with a french door. Down the hall: an office, 2 secondary bedrooms, culminating in the dramatic owners’ suite at the very end – vaulted ceilings, stacked windows, walk-in closet, screened porch/deck & ensuite bathroom with marble skylit shower! You won’t find this design anywhere else!
The Owners Suite, with a private screened porch (perhaps a nod to the Sleeping Porch of days gone by?) and a rear deck:
The bathroom has a shower room – complete with skylight. Come see it to believe it:
And another view of the screened porch:
Walter Davis was contacted prior to listing the house – he said this was his favorite house. It has been well loved over it lifetime, and will continue to be a gem among the tall trees.
UPDATE: This home attracted many, many interested buyers – and went under contract within 3 days of listing. It is now on its way to closing on September 17, 2020, and will become the home to new amazing owners–and it will be saved from demolition!
For additional details:
The home is listed on NCModernist.org, a 501C3 nonprofit educational archive focusing on documentation, preservation and promotion of modernist residential architecture.
Farrior Hills is a HOT location, and many of these mid-century mod homes are threatened with tear down and replacement by much larger homes (think: $1.5MM spec houses!) due to their modest footprint on a large lot. **The home was added to the NC Modernist’s “Endangered List” – a call for help in finding a buyer who will be the next steward, to avoid inevitable destruction. (Angela Roehl Real Estate is a sponsor of NC Modernist and the US Modernist Radio Podcast)
Click here for info on architect Walter Davis: https://ncmodernist.org/wdavis.htm
Matterport Virtual Walk Thru / Floor plans:
Walter Davis’ Floor Plans: