Built pre Civil War (1854) it features SOARING wooden ceilings, AUTHENTIC 1854 steel beams, MAGESTIC 26" thick granite walls, ANTIQUE birds eye maple floors, and large open and light spaces..perched on the banks of the Neuse River in the middle of acres of wooded trails, lakes and bike paths..
This is an architectural gem, a National Historic Register property that was gutted 10 years ago and rebuilt to imitate a New York Soho loft apartment. It is an open, cheerful and inviting studio/living space with large easily manipulated windows to catch the cross breezes off the river, a great space for an artist to paint, a writer to compose, a yogi to meditate. The kitchen features handbuilt maple cabinets, custom granite counters, under the counter stainless subzero fridge with an additional freezer and undercounter refrigerator supplementing it, electric range, disposal and well appointed with utensils and cooking supplies.
The bedroom features a very comfortable queen bed with box springs and luxury linens, a full tile bathroom with glass door shower, and good lighting.
The living area is open with Henredon sofas and chairs, flat screen TV, and high speed internet.
Within a few miles (1 1/2 ) there are stores, cinemas, shops, restaurants, gyms, and all the large box stores,,,some even walkable! The newly constructed Falls of the Neuse Road makes travel in all directions easy...Just 3 miles to major interstate junction of 540, and short distance to the Durham Road 98 which takes you to the heart of Durham in 30minutes. The town of Wake Forest is quaint with coffee shops, antique shops, Farmers Market, and a fabulous independent bookstore.
You can throw your kayak in the river on the property and kayak down the Neuse to several take out stations..You can bike on the Neuse River Greenway for 30 miles to Clayton. Falls Lake is a ten minute walk on a path from the property, not even crossing a road (going on a path under the river's bridge) to find a fishing pier, a visitor center and kayak launch and miles of gorgeous trails along the lake.
Guests will have full access to grounds and all the trails and paths linking the property to other parklands. Sitting at the river bank, grilling and picnicing at the Gazebo, wading in the river and kayaking out your door...
Guests will have access to the laundry room on the same floor as the unit...washer and dryer and ironing board available...
Interaction with guests
Owner lives on the premises but much of the time she is traveling. She has a home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in the winter.
No preassigned parking places but guest is to tell host of make of car and license plate as trespassing is strictly enforced on premise
Trash is to be emptied by guests on regular basis and at the time of departure. There is a recycling dumpster as well as regular trash dumpster in parking lot area.
Though there is a food disposal the sewage system is very sensitive so we ask that most food scraps be placed in the garbage..
This host has 66 reviews for other properties.View other reviews