Mid-century Mod. Close In, 15 Mins to Everything Raleigh/rdu!
Historic vacation home in Raleigh
Business travelers & visitors to Raleigh's World Class Venues will be astonished by how easy it is to visit Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill from this locale -- 15 minutes to RDU Airport, RTP, PNC Arena, Downtown Raleigh. Clean, well behaved dogs always welcome. No pets fee, and fenced 20' x 16' concrete patio, and close access to The Capitol Greenway trails make this the perfect get-a-way with your furry friend(s). The guest house can sleep up to 10 persons. A double in one bedroom and twins in the other, as well as a double futon located in the common area can be supplemented with a queen and two twin air mattresses. This is a business traveler's dream come true and can very comfortably manage a small crew, families, and couples visiting Raleigh. Recreational opportunities abound: Walk/bike the 3.5 miles of award winning trails to the NC Museum of Art, explore Raleigh's Capital Area Greenway, enjoy our neighborhood pool (June 1 to Sept. 15). Close by are NCSU, UNC, & Duke -- and all of their sports venues! Wherever you are from, "Welcome to Raleigh, y'all!" This 2 bedroom, one bath bungalow, is a nearly original example of mid-Century modern architecture nestled in the heart of Raleigh, built in 1953. Ridgewood is a safe walkable neighborhood, and boasts convenient shopping at nearby Ridgewood Shopping Center( a short walking distance (.03 of a mile) Whole Foods Market and Rite Aid Drug Store). This safe, upscale neighborhood connects in several directions to the magnificent Capital Area Greenway trails. To the west the trails lead to the North Carolina Museum of Art (with it's own nationally recognized 3.5 mile award winning trail system). From that trail head you may go north to Lake Boone Trail and Crabtree Mall. Heading east you can safely ride a bicycle or walk to nearby shopping at Lake Boone Trail or beyond. Raleigh, and beyond. Please feel free to bring your road bikes, ATB, and mountain bikes, this area is a paradise for avid bicyclists. We have storage sheds available and also a professional bicycle repair rack and full complement of professional bicycle tools, if necessary. In the spring, your senses will be delighted by an array of blooming trees and beautiful flowers, including Dogwoods. The fall brings a dazzling explosion of color during leaf change. This is a quiet, restful spot is beloved by those seeking quiet repose. It is great for deep meditation, or concentration on work, or other projects. Some of my guests have studied for the Bar Exam or the GRE. Historical Data -- Originally, the B. Richard Jackson House, a/k/a the Carrier Weather Maker National Prize Winning House, my home was built in 1953 by Eduardo Catalano and his colleague, also from Argentina, Horacio Caminos (both of whom were in residence at the NCSU School of Design). They applied for and received a $5000 prize from Carrier for this design in 1953. In fact, Caminos was able to bring his family from Europe as a result of the Carrier grant. This home was built to showcase and demonstrate the value and affordability of air conditioning in the moderate price range. The magazine "Living For Young Homemakers" selected this home for their April 1954 issue. It was also featured in the Raleigh News and Observer January 30, 1954. The Architect: Eduardo Catalano formerly taught at the Architectural Association in London until 1951. It was then that he was recruited as a Professor of Architecture by Henry Kamphoefner for the NCSU School of Design and moved to Raleigh. Although their tenure at NCSU was short lived Catalano built two houses in Raleigh.His residence has since been demolished due to the neglect of later owners. Mine remains as a rare example of the MCM bungalow. In 1996 Catalano and Caminos moved together to Boston and taught at MIT until his retirement in 1977. Buildings designed by Catalano include the US embassies in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Julliard School of Music at New York City's Lincoln Center, and the Stratton Student Center at MIT in Cambridge MA.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.