If you’re looking for a character-filled home that exudes Midcentury Modern architecture and leaves a lasting impression on all who visit, consider 2204 Chase Street in Durham’s acclaimed Forest Hills neighborhood. This elegant 5,372 square foot treasure positioned on a .75 acre corner lot imparts a captivating welcome upon arrival via its grand brick exterior in the midst of luxuriant landscaping and towering trees. Approaching the double front doors to enter into the gorgeously-illuminated, planter-flanked foyer intensifies the home’s impact as one’s vision is filled with awe, just from taking in the stunning layout of the expansive space.
Think spacious living room with a soaring, two-story Japanese-inspired ceiling that allows light to bathe a large, focal-point conversation pit, especially designed for interaction among family members and friends. A first floor bonus room, complete with a retro leather-accented bar and an impressive gas-fueled stone fireplace, is housed to the right of the living room, and an airy formal dining room is situated to the left, leading to an epicurean kitchen with custom cabinetry, a huge center island, and counter/storage space-galore. A cozy breakfast nook beyond the kitchen opens to an inviting family room with a gas log fireplace between twin sets of sliding glass doors. These doors lead to a charming patio and adjoining deck, highlighted by a set of gracefully curved masonry walls and verdant landscaping. And lest we forget, a bedroom and full bath are tucked into one end of the first floor, and a half bath, laundry room, and sunroom are niched into the other end, with an over-sized 2-car garage off the laundry and the previously mentioned deck off the sunroom. The clean lines, capacious atmosphere, and thoughtful positioning of each light-filled room on the first floor clearly communicate that this home was designed for entertaining and spending prized time with family and guests. Its vintage vibe is as unmistakable as it is appealing.
In keeping with the home’s Midcentury Modern verve, an open-tread staircase leads upstairs to an owner suite that spans the width of the home and overlooks its private backyard. A built-in desk and built-in seating, both below wide casement windows, border an intimate gas fireplace, with full owner baths and walk-in closets flanking this opulent retreat; one bath includes a fabulously relaxing sauna as well as a walk-out balcony. (Who says you can’t have it all?!) The second floor also features a wonderful amply-sized cedar closet, a hobby room, two additional bedrooms, and a buddy bath. Built-in bookshelves on three walls in one of the upstairs bedrooms provide an excellent opportunity for utilizing this space as an office or a library. A u-shaped hallway connecting the second floor quarters overlooks the living room/conversation pit below, allowing the natural light delivered by the custom ceiling and carefully-placed track lighting to create an interior flooded with warmth and ambiance.
In addition to the plethora of spectacular interior and exterior elements of 2204 Chase Street, this exceptional home is located within two miles of Downtown Durham and Highway 147, within three miles of Duke University, and within five miles of I-40. Location combined with jaw-dropping wow equates to an amazingly enviable address.
“2204 Chase Street is a rare find,” says Broker Michelle Stanback of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood Realty. “It possesses the desirable nuances and sophistication of the 1950s, with just the right amount of updates. I’m excited for the next chapter to begin for this very special property.”
Intrigued? Contact Michelle at 919-971-5992 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a private tour. And act quickly… Priced at $995K, 2204 Chase Street won’t be on the market long.