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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5
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
4,000
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
2
Days on Site
2378205
MLS
If you're looking for an extraordinary home look no more! Beautifully remodeled from top to bottom with tons of detail and located only a short walk from Downtown Durham and Duke this home is simply...
Open 4/17
2422 W Club Boulevard Durham, NC 27705
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,199
Sq.Ft.
1914
Year Built
3
Days on Site
2377854
MLS
Simply put, this house will leave you slack-jawed. Rarely do substance and elegance so effortlessly combine as in 2422 W Club Boulevard. Large rooms, soaring ceilings, robust trim, 5 decorative...
Open 4/18
109 W Main Street #205 Durham, NC 27701
1
Beds
1
Baths
799
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
3
Days on Site
2377907
MLS
Center City living in Baldwin Lofts with an industrial flare. Features open floor plan with concrete floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, dark wood countertops, apron farm sink and stainless steel...
Open 4/17
2203 Woodrow Street Durham, NC 27705
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,080
Sq.Ft.
1927
Year Built
3
Days on Site
2373734
MLS
Location, Location, Location! This wonderful jewel is located minutes from Duke and the NC School of Science and Mathematics. Sit back and relax with a cold beverage on your large front screened...
$1,000,000
Subdivision: Trinity Park
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,174
Sq.Ft.
1924
Year Built
4
Days on Site
2377533
MLS
Location, History, Functionality. Built for Judge William Bramham founder of the Durham Bulls, this historic English Cottage Bungalow was updated, restored, and remodeled to create a true masterpiece....
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,050
Sq.Ft.
1929
Year Built
4
Days on Site
2377622
MLS
INVESTOR SPECIAL NEAR DUKE, LARGE DEEP LOT, FENCED REAR YARD, UPDATED GUEST BATHROOM AND BEST LOCATION IN DURHAM! WALK TO OVAL PARK, THE TRAILS AND LOCOPOP! PRICE REFLECTS THE AMOUNT OF WORK THAT...
$1,275,000
Subdivision: Rockwood
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,029
Sq.Ft.
1932
Year Built
6
Days on Site
2377117
MLS
Charming 1932 Tudor home w/ 1995 addition, on a beautifully landscaped lot featuring towering hardwoods & many areas for outdoor entertaining & its own greenhouse. This 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home has...
Under Contract
2503 Carver Street Durham, NC 27705
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,976
Sq.Ft.
1940
Year Built
6
Days on Site
2377278
MLS
Charming cottage that sits on the prettiest lot you've ever seen. 3 bedrooms, all generous in size and 2 baths. Living room has a large masonry fireplace with wood burning stove and beautiful...
Pending
2719 Crest Street Durham, NC 27705
2
Beds
1
Baths
875
Sq.Ft.
1940
Year Built
9
Days on Site
2376656
MLS
Check out this cute & well maintained Bungalow less than 5 mins to Duke University & Hospital! | Ready to go with a New Roof in 2020 | New HVAC & Duct Work in 2020 | New Fence in 2020 | Fresh...
Under Contract
703 Watts Street Durham, NC 27701
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,552
Sq.Ft.
1916
Year Built
9
Days on Site
2376717
MLS
This 1916 4 square has a rocking chair front porch that overlooks a beautiful garden area perfect for afternoon tea! The formal living and dining room have an abundance of built ins. The kitchen was...
Under Contract
2313 University Drive Durham, NC 27707
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,466
Sq.Ft.
1927
Year Built
9
Days on Site
2376721
MLS
Two charming bungalows on a single lot in desirable Rockwood. Walking distance to restaurants and neighborhood park. One home includes a living room, large kitchen with dining space and gas stove, 2...
Under Contract
1922 Fletchers Chapel Road Durham, NC 27703
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,727
Sq.Ft.
1924
Year Built
10
Days on Site
2376401
MLS
The perfect combination of classic charm & modern updates! Charming 3bd ranch sitting on 7.5 acres in Durham County. Flexible floorplan w/ multiple bedrooms & living spaces perfect for easy 1-story...

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