Overview of Home

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SALE:  $575,000 pre-approved

Agency:  Richard Callahan, Realtor, Broker, ABR  919-946-3256

Be sure and view the slide shows of the Moore-Harris House  

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    •  "Tour of Home - Interior"   
    •  "Tour of Home - Exterior" 

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       Just the Facts

- 2,800 sq. ft. with additional ~870 sq. ft. floored attic

- 3 Bedrooms; 3 Baths

- Custom-designed Kitchen & Breakfast room suite

- Custom-designed Baths

- Library & Sun Room

- Intimate Patio, Fish Pond, & Raised Gardens

    Brief History

- The Moore-Harris House is a Neoclassical Revival two-story home in the Oakwood Historic District. 

- It was built in 1911 for Dr. Hight C. Moore, author, poet, and editor of the Biblical Recorder, the Southern Baptist newspaper. 

- The hipped roof, with a hipped-roofed dormer in front, is sheathed in slate. 

- The front porch also has a hipped roof supported by four Tuscan columns with a square-section balustrade railing along the porch. 

- The 34 foot porch runs the length of the front of the house and is 8 feet deep. 

- The front door has beveled sidelights and transoms. 

- The four windows on the front have top sections with lozenge windowpanes (each diamond is an individual square of glass).

- Most windows are one-over-one and contain the original glass. 

- There is a beautiful sun room on the second floor in the back, with windows on three sides, and a small balcony on the second floor front. 

    Interior Highlights

- The house is full of natural light, with 32 windows throughout - all with storm windows and easily opened for fresh air. 

-  There are also garden doors, balcony door, and front door - all with glass. 

- The high ceilings - 11 ft. downstairs and 10 ft. upstairs, make the house seem expansive and airy. 

- The heart pine floors are beautiful, and the detailed molding on the baseboards, windows, and doors lend an elegance to those structures. 

- The kitchen and breakfast area suite are custom-designed with solid cherry cabinets from floor to ceiling. There is also a double built-in pantry. 

- The breakfast room has built-in bookshelves and a window seat overlooking the fish pond.  The red oak floors tie it all together. 

- An office / library / fourth bedroom on the first floor has built in bookshelves plus a custom-designed bathroom with a tiled shower and decorative tile accents and built-in shower seat.

- One upstairs bathroom is decorated in deep blue tile with decorative accent fish tiles, and includes an Ultra therapeutic air-jet corner bath. 

- The other full bathroom is often called a Jack and Jill bathroom because it joins two bedrooms. It also contains a full bathtub. 

- The upstairs foyer, unfolding from an open stairway, is virtually a room in itself with its five sides either facing one of the three bedrooms, the blue tile bath, or the sun room.

- One bedroom's walls have been custom-designed and painted by Judy Burtoft of Murals & More.

- The 29 x 30 foot attic, which is insulated, floored, lit, and has a thermostatically controlled exhaust fan, is easily accessed by an industrial grade pull down stairway.  

 - The attic has an unbelievable amount of storage space (`870 sq. ft.) 

    Environment and Surrounding Amenities

- Many mature trees surround the house and can be seen through virtually every windows. 

- Bird songs fill the air, and more than 20 different bird species can be seen at the feeders. 

- The herringbone brick-work patio can be entered from a set of garden doors leading off the breakfast room or via a brick walkway along the side of the house. 

- The backyard has granite, hand-built raised gardens and there is a lovely fish pond as well. 

- The home is convenient to downtown and the many performing venues (symphony, ballet, musicals, plays, others). 

- It is only a 5-minute walk to the free R Line Downtown Circulator, and it is also on the Raleigh CAT bus line (#10). 

- It is walking distance to art galleries, natural science and history museums as well as several neighborhood restaurants. 

- Oakwood is an extremely friendly neighborhood, with many activities for children, including a children's park, and fun activities for the adults as well. 

- There is a neighborhood listserv and a monthly, "Oakwood News" newsletter.