Historic Raleigh home from 1790s remains for sale

Historic Raleigh home from 1790s remains for sale (Image 1)

One of the oldest houses in Raleigh remains for sale after being moved off its location on Wake Forest Road to make way for an apartment complex.

The Crabtree Jones home, named for one of the early owners, was built around 1795. It remained surrounded by a thick grove of trees for two centuries, hidden from view near the busy intersection of Wake Forest Road and Six Forks.

On Feb. 3, 2014, the home was moved to nearby Hillmer Street to make way for the Jones Grant apartment complex.

The apartment complex is nearing completion and the apartments can easily be seen from the Crabtree Jones house.

No one yet, however, has stepped up to purchase the house.

Preservation North Carolina, which now owns the home, originally listed the house at $350,000. It is now listed at $299,000. That’s not bad for a 3,448 square foot house inside the Beltline, but the house will require extensive work by the new buyer.

Preservation North Carolina has added a new foundation and crepe myrtles to enhance the house. The house is listed by Paul Setliff.

The house has not had a permanent resident since the 1970s. The Jones family sold the land and home in 1973.

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