On leaving Trader Joe's earlier this week I noticed a
huge swathe of felled trees on the small hillside
directly across from the shopping center.
It was almost dusk, the men had left for the day, so I
drove up the hill for a closer look. Only had my iPhone to
snap pics but had fun this morning doing a little editing
Large mechanical monsters had, in just a week or so, removed
the old tangled woodland, that hurt me, to show the early
Federal style Crabtree Jones plantation house, circa 1795,
hiding in the trees.....talk about a 'This Old House' moment.
If you're interested in the history of the plantation house,
or if YOU would like to purchase it - it's available.
It will be moved for you at the new landowner/developer's
expense - just a wee bit to the left on the hill,
on a 1/2 acre lot - and of course you will be
very busy with a major reno for a while, methinks
a very long while - and will definitely need deep pockets!
The new home will be on the very edge of an older
small and charming subdivision............and just think,
Trader J's is just across the street. As I'm just 5 minutes
away, we could go shopping together, and have a cuppa when
you need to take a break from all that work!
The house is now on the National Register and designated
as a Raleigh Historic Landmark. It is probably the
oldest remaining private residence in Raleigh,
a lovely city to live in by the way.
Seriously I would love to see someone take it on and
restore it to the beautiful home it once was........so
spread the word if you know anyone up for the challenge!