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ABOUT 125 W. PINE AVE.
Welcome Home to 125 W. Pine Ave. If you enjoy relaxing on a nice day on a large front porch watching the world go by, this is the home for you! You will also own a piece of American history! Home is on the National Historic Register. Charming, well maintained, Craftsman style home that has undergone many renovations located in the Wake Forest Historical District. This 2365 sq.ft. home has four bedrooms and two and a half baths. The first thing you notice upon driving up to 125 W. Pine Ave. is the fabulous 47′ x 9′ wrap around porch. Owners love to sit out on the porch to eat meals as well as just relax. Home sits on a large third acre lot so there is plenty of play room or garden. While owners do not own a dog, they had electrical fencing installed. When current owners purchased the home nine years ago, they were pleasantly surprised to find that under the old, dingy, carpets were original hardwood floors. They invested in having them restored so that they are now a highlight of the home. Home also has four fireplaces that have all been cleaned and could be used. Gas logs were installed in one of them. Home has been freshly painted inside and sports 9′ smooth ceilings downstairs and 8′ smooth ceilings upstairs. Home is also up to current code with electric, plumbing, heat & air.
A WALK THRU OF HOME
When you first walk in to the home, you enter a grand foyer measuring 12’x 13′. Immediately to your left is a large 17′ x 13′ room being used as the main living area. Straight in front of you is the 16′ x 15.6′ dining room. Master bedroom is currently on the first floor by choice of owners and has a private bath. The owners also updated the kitchen by gutting the old walls and installing new, adding insulation, repairing the ceiling ,adding new lighting, kitchen cabinets, new appliances and most recently having granite counter tops installed. This includes a sit at breakfast bar for everyday dining. They also converted what use to be the inside cellar entrance to a half bath allowing a place for guests to use
Using the stairs originating in the foyer, the first room that greets you on the second floor was once a kitchen that has been converted to a 12′ x 10′ bedroom/sewing room. There is also another smaller 12′ x 8′ bedroom that if not needed as such would make for great home office space. The larger of the three upstairs bedrooms measures 14′ x 12′ and has a full bath located just outside the door. There is also a larger 17′ x 14′ room with a fireplace that the owners are using as their family room. Pull down stairs in the hall ceiling leading to a partially floored attic area good for storage.
The entire home sits on a brick & stone basement which is very suitable for storage. Owners have done extensive rain water runoff measures including adding gutters and french drains on either side of the house to insure that the basement remains dry. Here you will also notice that all plumbing and electrical has been brought up to code.
There is a 2-3 car length driveway behind the home. The owners of homes in this area also receive two special permits which allow them to park on the streets and street parking is allowed for guests after 5:00 pm in designated area, one of which is front of this home. There is also sufficient setback space to allow for the building of a garage if needed.
ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD
The home at 125. W Pine Ave is located in a great neighborhood within site of what used to be the original Wake Forest University campus and is now a seminary. Residents have access to the seminary’s library and other facilities. The neighborhood is walkable, safe and close to elementary schools. You can also enjoy walking to downtown Wake Forest, riding a bike or jogging on greenways, plus enjoy shopping or parks within minutes of the home. The majority of homes in this neighborhood have historical backgrounds.
HISTORY OF HOME
This home was originally one story and was located at the corner of Pine Ave. and North Main. It is thought to have been used as a store. Hand-hewn beams and those showing cuts from large circular saws used at the time as well as doors made with wooden pegs in place of nails help establish the age of the house. The home is believed by historians to have originally been built pre-Civil War . It is believed that some men serving under General William Tecumseh Sherman slept underneath the house as they bivouacked in Wake Forest on their way to Raleigh.
By 1901, the house had been moved to its present location, but it’s unclear exactly when that occurred. All deeds that the county were unsure of were drawn up to state the year as 1901 according to the Wake County register’s office. Around 1925, the second story was added and it is felt the wrap around porch was added about then as well.
For more information about 125 W. Pine Ave and other homes in this community, contact area real estate professional, Ernie Behrle with BuySmart Realty, (919) 795-5447 ; listing agent for 125 W. Pine Ave, Wake Forest.