Durham's Top Neighborhoods For Searching Historic Homes

Durham Historic Homes

Durham is a perfect place for historic home hunters. There are a dozen historical neighborhoods all with their own distinct characteristics. If you’re searching for a historic home, below are 3 of the areas to put at the top of your list. 

Burch AveNUE

The Burch Avenue neighborhood, just north of Morehead Hill, features an eclectic mixture of home styles. Walking around this neighborhood, you’ll find Queen Anne Victorians, Colonial Revivals, Craftsman Bungalows, and even 1940s post-war Minimal Traditional houses combined, creating a vibrant, diverse community that's filled with charm and character. If you are looking for a home with a unique charm within an area where many of the homes were developed around the same time, this is a great area to look because of the variety in architectural styles. 

Trinity Historic District

 The Trinity Park and Trinity Heights areas are collectively recognized as the Trinity Historic District. Many of the historic neighborhoods in Durham have deep ties to the tobacco industry, however; The Trinity Historic District was centered and developed around Trinity College. The neighborhood provided homes for students, professors, and a number of middle-class residents that worked at the school. Today, Trinity Historic District is a popular, quaint, residential area where the commercial buildings have been restored or repurposed maintaining the early 20th century aesthetic. This is a prime neighborhood to check out if you’re looking to own a piece of Durham history. 

Duke Park

Named for Brodie Duke, the original landowner, the Duke Park neighborhood is a famed historical area in Durham. In the 19th century, the area was mostly farmland for the Duke family, and the legend is that the North Durham residents were allowed to graze their animals on the Duke’s land. Today, there are many historical homes and a community that works to create a welcoming neighborhood for residents of all ages. In addition to the character and charm of the century old architectural gems which populate Duke Park, residents enjoy the lush green spaces and parks. The Duke Park Preservation Initiative and the Duke Neighborhood Association all champion history, preservation of homes, and development in the area. There is also a rich neighborhood event calendar. Duke Park is a perfect area for buyers that appreciate historical homes and active community participation. 

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3
Beds
2
Baths
1,388
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
2
Days on Site
2459319
MLS
Complete renovation. New interior and exterior. Great colors and accents. Great curb appeal. New appliances, floor covering, and fixtures. New architectural 30-year shingles, new gutters and...
2
Beds
2
Baths
944
Sq.Ft.
1935
Year Built
3
Days on Site
2459067
MLS
Cozy home and still with great access to all that Durham has to offer. Having gone through extensive REMODEL this home offers a living room with TALL CEILINGS letting in lots of light, both a tub...
$195,000
Neighborhood: Alta Vista
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,050
Sq.Ft.
1939
Year Built
3
Days on Site
2459142
MLS
Awesome little fixer in a very desirable neighborhood. Make this little jewell yours. Sold As Is.
2
Beds
1
Baths
863
Sq.Ft.
1940
Year Built
4
Days on Site
2458852
MLS
Rare dual zoning opportunity walking distance to the soon-to-be developed Northgate Mall with a large mixed use development and a new Duke medical facility. 2 bed 1 bath home on .15 acre lot in red...
1
Beds
1
Baths
815
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
5
Days on Site
2458681
MLS
Stunning Baldwin Loft in the heart of downtown Durham. Stylish concrete floors, exposed brick walls, extra high ceilings, & huge windows overlooking the treetops & historic buildings in the center of...
Pending
111 Dunstan Avenue Durham, NC 27707
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,018
Sq.Ft.
1939
Year Built
7
Days on Site
2458491
MLS
Property is being sold "AS IS"! 3 Bd/1 Ba ranch home. Roof is approx. 3 years old. PRIME location near Downtown Durham, DPAC and Durham Ballpark. EXCELLENT Investment Opportunity! Please use caution...
Open 7/2
1106 Englewood Avenue Durham, NC 27705
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,840
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
8
Days on Site
2458232
MLS
A comfortable and classic brick 1930s cape cod in Trinity Park designed by George Hackney. Set on a quiet street just off Duke's East Campus. Enjoy walking or biking to so much of what makes Durham...
Under Contract
408 Newsom Street Durham, NC 27704
$299,000
Neighborhood: Fairfield
2
Beds
1
Baths
982
Sq.Ft.
1940
Year Built
8
Days on Site
2458283
MLS
'Thissss issss howww we doooo itttt' We're bringing you all the flavor in this cute North Durham cottage! Do not be fooled by size - the space lives large w/ a big family room+functional kitchen+HUGE...
2
Beds
2
Baths
943
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
8
Days on Site
2458370
MLS
This jewel on Juniper with a rocking chair front porch will welcome you home! Best parts of this renovation are all the updates & new features: Roof, Siding, Windows, Kitchen Cabinets, Hardware,...
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,879
Sq.Ft.
1937
Year Built
9
Days on Site
2457956
MLS
REDdy or not, you're going to fall in love with this charming 1937 Tuscaloosa Lakewood cottage. Steps from Gulghupf, Foster's Market, & the Refectory Cafe, never worry abt parking for brunch again. 4...
2
Beds
1
Baths
886
Sq.Ft.
1935
Year Built
10
Days on Site
2457652
MLS
Welcome to your Private Urban Oasis in the heart of Duke Park! | 2 Lots Convey for a total of .45 acres (no neighbors!) | Sweet 2bed/1bath Bungalow with Refinished Hardwoods and Fresh Interior Paint...
$225,000
Neighborhood: Fitzgerald Trace
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,100
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
10
Days on Site
2457656
MLS
Renovated 3BR, 2BA home in the West End neighborhood! Close to Duke, this home has major upgrades and features an open concept living area. New Roof, HVAC, plumbing, flooring, porch, bathrooms,...
$300,000
Neighborhood: To Be Added
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,070
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
11
Days on Site
2457330
MLS
This home is a beauty!! It has plenty of parking with new double gravel driveway. When you walk up the new front porch while admiring the gorgeous deep blue siding and Durham yellow front door, you...
$500,000
Neighborhood: Proctor Place
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,181
Sq.Ft.
1910
Year Built
15
Days on Site
2456510
MLS
Classic 1910 2-story home located in the highly sought-after Morehead Hill historic neighborhood of Durham. Close to some of the best spots in Bull City- American Tobacco Campus, Durham Bulls...
Under Contract
1403 N Duke Street Durham, NC 27701
$639,000
Neighborhood: Trinity Park
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,577
Sq.Ft.
1934
Year Built
15
Days on Site
2456745
MLS
Beautifully maintained 1930's Trinity Park Craftsman bungalow.2020 renovation includes custom designed kitchen w/quarzite counters, new appliances, wine fridge&additional storage.Recent renovations...
$439,900
Neighborhood: Lyon Park
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,381
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
16
Days on Site
2456217
MLS
Historic Morehead Hill Farmhouse 2br/2ba on wonderful large lot, relaxing front porch, quaint rear deck, walk-in basement, large detached workshop featuring Timeless character w/modern improvements....
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,344
Sq.Ft.
1940
Year Built
16
Days on Site
2456281
MLS
Make this freshly renovated home yours! As you walk in, enjoy the open floor plan with custom LVP flooring and wood accents. The modern yet cozy fireplace will make you feel right at home. Gather...
Under Contract
1204 N Gregson Street Durham, NC 27701
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,985
Sq.Ft.
1933
Year Built
16
Days on Site
2456460
MLS
The 1933 Harry R. & Lillian C. King House is an immaculately maintained Trinity Park Cottage. Updated kitchen and main bathroom. Big windows let in wonderful natural light. Tall ceilings, hardwood...
Under Contract
1109 Fern Street Durham, NC 27701
$250,000
Neighborhood: Eastern Heights
2
Beds
1
Baths
939
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
16
Days on Site
2453783
MLS
Be a part of Downtown Durham & the exciting transformation that has taken place! Updated & move in ready! Kitchen offers Granite countertops. Huge front porch invites rocking chairs, sweet tea &...
Pending
1201 Watts Street Durham, NC 27701
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,087
Sq.Ft.
1927
Year Built
17
Days on Site
2455991
MLS
Spacious Trinity Park home w/ screened porch overlooking a garden paradise. Hardwood floors. Main floor: LR, den, large kitchen, DR, 2 BR, bath, 4 cedar closets. Upstairs: generous owner s suite w/...
$195,000
Neighborhood: Pine Grove Park
6
Beds
5
Baths
2,718
Sq.Ft.
1915
Year Built
18
Days on Site
2455611
MLS
Investor Special. House has been in use as a Rooming House, and can be converted into a duplex. 2700+ square feet! Property does need extensive repair.
6
Beds
3
Baths
2,248
Sq.Ft.
1937
Year Built
18
Days on Site
2455776
MLS
Calling all Investors & Creative Buyers! Currently a 6-7 BR rental property (no current lease in place) with kitchen, laundry, 4BR/2BA & living space on the main level. Additional 2-3 BR/1BA on...
2
Beds
1
Baths
945
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
18
Days on Site
2455800
MLS
Current house sold as is. Pictures are for illustration purposes only to help buyers for ideas. Amazing opportunity in Downtown Durham s Cleveland-Holloway neighborhood. Location cannot be beat....
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,110
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
18
Days on Site
2455803
MLS
Current house sold as is. Pictures are for illustration purposes only to help buyers for ideas. Amazing opportunity in Downtown Durham s Cleveland-Holloway neighborhood. Location cannot be beat....
Pending
1431 Cole Mill Road Durham, NC 27705
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,821
Sq.Ft.
1940
Year Built
22
Days on Site
2454949
MLS
Lovely single story brick bungalow just a couple blocks from 85 and across the street from Croasdaile Country Club. This conveniently location property is full of Craftsman style charm and character....
Pending
906 Shepherd Street Durham, NC 27701
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,744
Sq.Ft.
1940
Year Built
22
Days on Site
2454972
MLS
1940s Vintage Home with a big front porch, high ceilings, in the quiet street of Morehead Hill Historic District for sale, The house needs your special touch and it is great for investors or someone...
Pending
6005 Leesville Road Durham, NC 27703
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,131
Sq.Ft.
1940
Year Built
23
Days on Site
2454789
MLS
Almost TWO ACRES in a prime location, across from the beautiful Dell Webb Community and easy access to Brier Creek & Airport. 800 feet of road frontage. This amazing lot is ready for you to build a...
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,292
Sq.Ft.
1939
Year Built
23
Days on Site
2454821
MLS
Amazing Investment or first time home buyer Opportunity! Close to RTP, Major Shopping, I-40, 3 BR, 1.5 bath. It has a separate dinning room and utility rm (for washer $ dryer). It has a large...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,260
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
24
Days on Site
2454288
MLS
This completely renovated bungalow sits on a corner lot in an up and coming neighborhood close to everything! Nearly everything is brand new in this home, kitchen, 2 full custom baths, roof,...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,805
Sq.Ft.
1940
Year Built
24
Days on Site
2454348
MLS
Move-in ready Durham home with NEW everything including stainless steel appliances, cabinets, countertops & backsplash in kitchen, roof, spray foam, utility connections to city, upgraded padding &...
Under Contract
2409 Huron Street Durham, NC 27707
$380,000
Neighborhood: Wa Wa Yanda
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
937
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
24
Days on Site
2454486
MLS
Adorable bungalow with an abundance of natural light in desirable Wa Wa Yanda/Lakewood area!!! Open Floor Plan, Updated kitchen with BUTCHER BLOCK Counters, FAMILY Rom w/ warm interior tones; COZY...
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,258
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
25
Days on Site
2454178
MLS
City living at its best! Completely remodeled 2 bedroom 1.5 Bath bungalow style home in Durham.
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,007
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
27
Days on Site
2453731
MLS
Won t last! Fully renovated (not a flip) in 2017. This desirable 2BR/2BA oasis is steps to Golden Belt or a stroll to vibrant downtown with a private backyard. Rejuvenate at day s end by relaxing on...
7
Beds
5
Baths
2,519
Sq.Ft.
1935
Year Built
28
Days on Site
2453670
MLS
Movil Realty does not hold Earnest Money. 5 Bedrooms unpermitted, 4 Bathdrooms unpermitted. Home Sold AS IS. The house has been measured for a certified appraisal.
Pending
605 Dupree Street Durham, NC 27701
$209,900
Neighborhood: Stokesdale
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,553
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
29
Days on Site
2453336
MLS
Great investor opportunity!! Charming 4 bedroom, 2 bath property is being sold AS IS. It is located in walking distance of NCCU and minutes to downtown Durham, RTP, I-85 and I-40. Spacious eat-in...
Pending
1001 N Gregson Street Durham, NC 27701
5
Beds
2
Baths
1,918
Sq.Ft.
1934
Year Built
29
Days on Site
2453568
MLS
A handsome all brick dutch colonial with terrific trim details, a large screened porch, detached garage. Desirable Trinity Park location. Strong rental income in the near term, and lots of renovation...
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