713 Parker Street – Durham North Carolina

This home in the historic Morehead Hill Neighborhood between Forest Hills and the lively Downtown Durham scene has some history of its own. It is officially listed as being built in 1900 but the original construction was begun several years earlier and the home was later moved several blocks to its current location at the corner of Parker and Shepherd Street. The current owners have renovated it and modernized it from top to bottom.

For those unfamiliar with Durham, Parker Street is within walking distance to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, arguably the best minor league baseball venue in the country. Surrounding the DBAP, as it is known, is the American Tobacco Campus, modern office buildings, and the Durham Performing Arts Center, which is consistently listed as one of the top five performance venues in the country. Downtown Durham itself recently was described by one of the national magazines as “Austin without the music.” But even that is changing and it is hard to keep up with the wide choice of dining options and music venues that have also attracted high-tech start-up activity in the American Underground. American Underground started in the basement of one of the old tobacco factories of the American Tobacco Campus but has spread to several other Downtown Durham buildings.

As the Downtown expands west one of the areas it as touched is the intersection of Chapel Hill Street and Kent Street where the brand new Durham Co-Op Market is located, which is also an easy walk from Parker St. It is at this intersection that Chapel Hill St. turns south while intersecting with Duke University Road which continues west and tells you how close you are to Duke’s West Campus and Duke University Medical Center.

The home is special too and provides opportunities to be used in two different ways. As was the case with many of these grand old homes, at one time a spacious apartment was created on the second floor. With new loft sized apartments renting in the area for $1200 or more, the opportunity exists to use it that way.

The downstairs has two full bedrooms and two full baths and a powder room. The master bath was designed to be handicapped accessible with a roll-in shower, wide doors and a roll-under double vanity. It also has a six foot long clawfoot ceramic on cast iron tub.

Upstairs there are two more bedrooms, a full bath and a large and bright open space with a kitchen area.

The total living space downstairs is about 2000 square feet and the upstairs is another 1000 square feet.

History, flexibility, quality workmanship, convenience and classic beauty make this a unique opportunity.

You’ll find other surprises too that delight and enchant. If you want to experience the best of Durham up close, call us or use the contact form to set up a personal showing.

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Front Porch

Living Room

Living Room

Living Room Fireplace

Master Bedroom

Master Bath

Master Bath Shower


Kitchen View

Breakfast Area

Upstairs Kitchen

Upstairs Front Bedroom

Upstairs Bathroom

Upstairs Side Bedroom

Rear Deck