Notable Neighborhoods in Wake Forest NC – River Mill
River Mill is one of the oldest manufacturing mills in North Carolina and has seen many transitions in it’s lifetime which has spanned the decades! From the first recorded use in 1855 this mill has had many uses including granite mill, powder making factory during the Revolutionary War, paper mill, cotton mill and lastly an incredible restoration in the mid-80s turning the old mill into condos.
This 23 acre site bounded by the Neuse River and Falls Lake is rich in wildlife, tranquility, history and natural beauty. The backdrop of the dam and falls provides natural beauty beyond compare. There are three separate buildings that comprise River Mill; The Annex, The Mill and The Woods. Opportunities are rare to own a condo within these buildings.
River Mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Just a few of the amenities offered are shared flower and herb gardens, outdoor grills, gazebo, horseshoes, basketball goal, and plenty of parking!
For more information regarding these rare opportunities within River Mill please feel free to call me or simply send me an email – I would be delighted to help! It is so easy for me to set up an alert should a unit become available – they go FAST!
Other Notable Neighborhoods in Wake Forest NC:
THERE IS CURRENTLY ONE HISTORIC CONDO FOR SALE!
This opportunity does not come along often so if you are interested please give me a call and we can get an appointment scheduled!
1500 RIVER MILL DRIVE
WAKE FOREST 27587
2 FULL BATHROOMS
1 HALF BATHROOMS
934 SQUARE FEET (HEATED)
MLS # 1819953
Wake Forest NC is rich with history and along with that comes gorgeous architecture that reflects a period in time when homes were showcases and masterpieces. There is a diverse mixture of architectural styles in historic Wake Forest NC that range from Victorian to Georgian style. The majority of the historic homes in Wake Forest have been lovingly cared for and kept up to standards with the Historic Guidelines set forth by the Wake Forest NC Historic Commission in conjunction with the N.C. State Historic Preservation Office.
If you are interested in exploring some of the historic homes for sale in Wake Forest NC you can check out a few of the offerings at the end of this post. Also, for more information on the Historic Guidelines, historic home rehabilitation or Tax Credits that may be available I would like to point you to “What’s YOUR Circa?“. There you can find a bevy of information to help you decide if a historic home is right for you! You can easily search for information via the Categories on the right hand side of the blog and, as always, you can certainly email me with any questions that you may have! Again, that link is What’s YOUR Circa?
In the meantime, here is a quick video with some examples of what you can find by way of historic homes in Wake Forest NC. Don’t forget to peek below the video for some great historic homes for sale in Wake Forest NC!
- circa 1901: 1350 sf, 3bd/1ba, $55,000.00
- circa 1910: 1600 sf, 1bd/2.5ba $59,999.00
- circa 1901: 714 sf, 1bd/1ba $70,000.00
- circa 1909: 1158 sf, 3bd/1.5ba $113,900.00
- circa 1901: 3822 sf, 4bd/6ba $225,000.00
- circa 1840: 3870 sf, 5bd/4ba $275,000.00
- circa 1920: 2827 sf, 3bd/2ba $397,000.00
I receive so many comments on my posts regarding Historic Homes for Sale in Wake Forest NC and the surrounding areas from people seeking more information and/or pictures. I also receive requests for more information about the area. I would love to be able to provide information to each and every inquiry but it is difficult when there is not an email address provided nor any other means of contact.
So, please, if you are interested in historic homes in Wake Forest please provide me with a way to contact you in your comments.
Stay tuned for some upcoming posts showing what is currently available – some extraordinary homes for sure!
Soo you’ve just purchased that historic home in Wake Forest NC that you have always dreamed about or maybe you already own a historic home in Wake Forest NC – either way, a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) is something that you should be familiar with.
What is a Certificate of Appropriateness? A Certificate of Appropriateness is a permit that allows you physically alter exterior surfaces and areas within a Historic District. A COA will most likely be issued when it has been determined that the proposed improvements conform with the overall historic character of the District. You must obtain a COA PRIOR TO any work beginning. A COA will have specific quidelines set forth to determine how the work will be done as well as set parameters to operate within.
For instance, you want to paint your white historic home in Wake Forest NC a different color that perhaps you think will evoke a more Victorian “feel”. Before you can do so you must apply for and receive a Certificate of Appropriateness. Should you want to paint your home the SAME color then you would not need a COA. (Always better to be safe though and call your local Historic Preservation Committee)
Some additional examples of what MAY not need a COA are:
- Interior renovations or remodels that do not affect the exterior of the home.
- Planting of shrubs, flower, trees
What is most important though are the types of work that DO need a Certificate of Appropriateness. Here are a few examples:
- Moving of a structure
- Demolition of a structure
- Conversion to handicap accessible
- Fences, pools, tennis courts
- ANY change to the roof line of the structure
- any addition of an outlying building such as a shed or garage
Keep in mind that even if the scope of your future project does not entail a Building Permit you still need a Certificate of Appropriateness.
Again, for any specific questions regarding your City or Town it would be best to contact your Historic Preservation Committee.
While purchasing and owning a historic home is a wonderful achievement and a life long dream for many – it is best to remember that historic homeownership can be drastically different from that of non-historic homeownership. Due to the delicate nature of these properties and their significant contribution to history they have to be handled with care which is why there are so many safeguards in place to ensure that they continue their legacy.
If you are currently searching for historic homes in Wake Forest NC please let me know! There are quite a few currently listed and I would be happy to share their history with you. You can reach me at 919.649.6128 or simply send me an email! To discover more that Wake Forest NC has to offer you can visit:
Life in Wake Forest NC
Discover Wake Forest NC
Wake Forest House Chick
While there are numerous historic homes for sale in Wake Forest NC some of the commercial opportunities may be overlooked!
Currently, there is an incredible historic property for sale that is zoned for commercial use – the possibilites are simply ENDLESS!
A few features of the property are:
- circa 1814
- 2373 sq ft
- 2.77 acres
- registered landmark with Preservation Foundation of N.C.
- endless possibilities for the space – receptions, meeting center, restaurant, use your imagination!
This gorgeous home is priced to sell at $699,000 and is located on Capital Blvd. If you would like more information please feel free to give me a call at 919.649.6128 or simply send me an email!
If you would like more information regarding homes for sale in Wake Forest NC please visit my website. LeesaFinley.com
Here are a few more homes that are available in both Wake County and Franklin County. Again, this does not represent all that is available but is merely a short list with some choices. Enjoy!
416 N. College Street Owned by Capital Area Preservation this Circa 1930 home is a stunning beauty! This home was moved from the seminary to it’s current location is Historic Wake Forest. Inside unfinished but has some original trimwork and hardwood floors. 3bedrooms / 1 bath and over 1500 sq ft with additional 700 sq ft that can be finished. $159,900.00
613 N. Main Street Impressive, fully restored Circa 1910 home located in Historic Wake Forest! 10′ ceilings, hardwood floors, updated kitchen, new windows and fresh exterior and interior paint. Huge front porch, patio with pergola, brick sidewalks and driveway and fenced! 5 bedrooms / 3 baths and over 2600 sq ft. $360,000.00
1428 Mays Crossroads Stunning plantation home Circa 1817 with 20 acres making this ideal for a horse farm! Lovingly restored and maintained with heart of pine floors, original trimwork, 4 fireplaces, updated plumbing and electrical and stocked pond. 4 bedrooms / 4 baths with over 3500 sq ft. $1,250,000.00
These are just a few more exceptional examples of what is available in the Wake Forest and Northern Wake and Franklin County area. For more details on these properties or to start a search for your historic home please feel free to give me a call or email me. I would be delighted to help!
Also, if you are seeking more information for the Wake Forest area please be sure to check out Life In Wake Forest!