Golden Belt Home Tour: After the Tour

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The Home Tour was a great success:  we had around 200 people come through, and the event attracted a lot of attention in the Triangle.  See Jim Wise’s story in the May 2 News and Observer:

Durham neighborhood comes ‘back to life’ – Real Estate News – NewsObserver.com.

and Laura Oleniacz in the May 3 Herald Sun:

Neighborhood walk offers glimpse of restored homes and works in progress among Golden Belt’s mill houses

via golden community.

Thanks to all of the people who generously put their houses on the tour, the volunteers who helped show them, and to the businesses that helped underwrite the event:  Acanthus Construction, Bikram Yoga Durham, Labour Love Gallery,  Regulator Book Shop, Riverbank Custom Homes, Scientific Properties, Seagroves Realty and Urban Durham Realty.

Tour Property #8:  1211 Wall St.

The newest listing in the neighborhood

Update: Before and After Home Tour

This week, we’ll be previewing the properties on the Tour.  Please come back to see more!


Tour Property #7:  1102 Taylor St.

This one-story hip-roofed bungalow with a gable attic dormer appears to have been among the second wave of houses built by Golden Belt, probably in the late 1910’s when Taylor St. was added to the mill village.  A bathroom may have been original to the house since they were being added to other houses about this time, and the back bedroom may have been a later modification to the “three-room” plan. By the time Scientific Properties acquired the house, it was in desperate shape.  The foundation and part of the floor system had collapsed.  The house was jacked up and then put on new footings and foundation.  The aluminum siding and porch enclosure were removed,and simple Tuscan columns were installed on the front porch to match what was probably there originally. This simple, spacious house  with mature trees and a pleasant yard is now available for sale, with the interior renovated to suit a new owner.  Historic preservation tax credits are also available. For information about purchasing the house, contact Urban Durham Realty:

http://urbandurhamrealty.com/home.html