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4.6 / 5Wonderful
5 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Meredith College
    19 min walk
  • Popular Location
    North Carolina Museum of Art
    6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    North Carolina State University
    7 min drive
  • Airport
    Raleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.)
    13 min drive

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  • Mid-century Mod. Close In, 15 Mins to Everything Raleigh/rdu!

    Room Amenities

    • 1200 sq ft
    • 2 bedrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 8
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About this area


This vacation home is located in Raleigh's Ridgewood neighborhood. North Carolina Museum of Art and North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Crabtree Valley Mall and Triangle Town Center. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at PNC Arena or Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek. Our guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Meredith College - 19 min walk
  • North Carolina Museum of Art - 6 min drive
  • North Carolina State University - 7 min drive
  • Dorton Arena - 7 min drive
  • North Carolina State Fairgrounds - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • North Carolina State Fair Station - 6 min drive
  • Raleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.) - 13 min drive

About this property

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.

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Property manager

property manager

Ellen Kirkland

Speaks English

Property amenities


Close to skiing


Shared/communal pool


Internet access

Parking and transportation

Onsite parking
Car recommended


Coffee/tea maker


2 bedrooms
Bed sheets provided


1 bathroom
Shower/tub combination
Towels provided
Hair dryer

Living spaces

Living room
Dining room


TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas



Washing machine and dryer


Air conditioning


Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

Iron/ironing board

Things to do

Rafting nearby
Water skiing nearby
Kayaking nearby
Hiking/biking trails nearby
Parasailing nearby
Sailing nearby
Snorkeling nearby
Ecotours nearby
Surfing/boogie boarding nearby


Sleeps 8
Unit size: 1200 sq ft (111 sq m)
Property does not allow children



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 12:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

  • This property does not allow children.

Property payment types


Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property.

Property is also known as

  • Hip Mid-century Mod Bungalow Raleigh
  • Hip Mid-century Mod Bungalow
  • Hip Midcentury Mod Bungalow R


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5/5 Excellent

    Quiet And Peaceful

    We loved the simplicity of this home. It had that vintage vibe we love so much. The house has charm but we loved the open living space and wide open kitchen best. We cooked our meals in house and everything we needed to cook (we brought the food) was provided. It's hard to believe this house is in the city! The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. So many trees it feels like you're in the woods. Ellen was a gracious hostess and provided all we needed for a very comfortable stay. We'll be back for sure as we visit Raleigh often.

    5/5 Excellent

      Perfect for Family Weekend

      My boyfriend, mom, dad and I stayed here for NC State's Family Weekend and it was perfect! My parents got there before us and they said check in was very easy. The house had everything you could need and was very close to campus. Our favorite part was the outdoor patio and sitting out there and drinking coffee in the morning. Thank you so much Ellen!

      4/5 Good

        Nice quiet place!

        We had a busy few days but enjoyed our visit.

        5/5 Excellent

          Quaint & Quiet Getaway.....

          We arrived on Saturday & it instantly felt like home. The property was tucked away in a quiet neighborhood with a beautiful landscape. The interior was very clean & homey feeling & the owner was very courteous & friendly. We've already talked about making this our go-to property when we come to Raleigh again.

          4/5 Good

            lovely neighborhood

            Ellen very kind and available all the time. Apartment perfect for our needs.

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