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Benjamin Perry House
The Plan
Home | The Plan | The Start | The Middle | The Homestretch ( pun intended ) | Le Fin

Our intention with this home is to restore it to it's former glory, maintaining all it's original charm and feel while adding the modern conveniences expected for a home of this caliber; new gas furnace with AC, new roof, new kitchen, new baths, new walk in closet for the master suite, new washer/dryer area. New finishes everywhere ! Check out these interior and exterior "before" photos and of course come by to visit in March and April 2011 for the " after " effects !! Presale will be considered to add your own specific touches to this gem 

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Overview of renovations to 1101 Iredell Street, Durham, NC 27705



·         New Goodman 95%+ gas furnace with AC  feeding original registers and returns, but brought to current building codes

·         New 200A  electrical service, new breaker panel, all knob and tube wiring replaced and brought up to  current building codes

·         All galvanized water pipes have been changed to copper

·         New R-38 insulation in attic, new R-19 in basement again to current codes

·         New sash cords/ weights  replaced on all windows

·         New paint inside and out; storms removed, windows painted , storms replaced

·         New 30 yr light colored  energy efficient asphalt shingles on front roof ( rear was re-roofed previously and is in good condition ) Shingles at front will match…

·         New screen porch at rear with grade level Tennessee flagstone patio with gas grill hookup

·         Ten foot ceilings

·         Garage has been approved for demolition, similar structure may be rebuilt.

·         Home was renovated using the RRP lead paint rule standard mitigating spread of lead paint dust

·         Repair request in to Durham Public Works for buckled sidewalk on Englewood


·                                               Room by room:

Living room:     Oak floors refinished, plaster repaired, original lighting to remain, wood burning  brick FP preserved.

Dining room:  Oak floors refinished, plaster repaired, preserved  original brick  wood burning FP, café door repaired and reinstalled

Breakfast nook: oak floors repaired and refinished,  original china cabinet repaired and refinished with original hardware

Kitchen: Original heart pine flooring repaired and refinished. IKEA Nexus black/brown cabinets  w/ 25 yr warranty, SS Vinna handles and Quartz Aleutian White countertops with seating island, 1”X 2” metro subway tile backsplash in white,  porcelain farmhouse sink ,  slide in electric range/ceramic glass top ( SS finish ) DW SS finish, both by Whirlpool licensed to IKEA, 5 yr. warranty. Original upper cabinets and curio shelving restored  and refinished with matching hardware.

Master Suite: Original curved tub and matching period faucets to remain with new Kohler “ rainfall “ shower head, 2 1/8 “X 8 ½ “ subway tile  white in a brickwork pattern, or original Heart Pine floor restored , real wood wainscoting below chair rail. new Kohler light fixture, new exhaust fan

Master Bedroom: original heart pine floors refinished,  Original paneled ceiling,new WIC with paneled ceiling at rear utilizing original window recovered during demolition, Heart pine floor , new space finished to current codes.

Full bath: Enlarged space with all new fixtures except original tub; 3X6 white subway tile in tub surround with accent stripe, floor in  ¾”Metro Hex  porcelain tile w/ black dot, Kohler medicine cab Kohler light fixture, new exhaust fan

Bed 1: original heart pine floors refinished, same  ten foot high paneled ceilings, coal burning FP with ornamental oak mantel and original cast iron summer cover. Private access to enlarged full bath  and real cedar lined closet

Bed 2: original heart pine floors refinished, coal burning FP with original cast iron summer cover. Real cedar lined closet

Wine Cellar: New code compliant stair accessing 380 sq.ft wine cellar from Kitchen, exposed brick walls with drywalled recesses for bottle storage, repaired and painted concrete floor. Bathroom is possible on this level but not planned. Additional large storage/ workshop/ potting space with access direct to the rear garden.

Porch: Battered front columns, original beaded ceiling, TnG wood flooring replaced at entry, new wood steps w/ Southern Yellow Pine treads at entrance. Sidewalk repaired to street

Porte-Cochere: new beam at entry reusing original curved woodwork, repaired beaded ceiling, Repaired side steps to porch

Screen porch: Sitting porch with original painted wood floor , new steps to a grade level 200 sq.ft stone flagging patio with side access to street.

Garage; remains to be seen. Demolition has been approved. New owners could build a 2 storey garage w/ that meets setbacks and HPC requirements

1101 Iredell front view
craftsman style bungalow built 1927

Front gable and brackets at side gable

Craftsman style entry door

Craftsman rear door

typical twin double hung w/ 4 over 1 sash design

French doors to dining room

Liiving room fireplace

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Dining room fireplace

Bed 2 coal fireplace

Bed 1 coal fireplace

Typical HVAC grill

Bed 1 cedar closet

battered front post and open brick railing

Sunny open plan kitchen

Orig. master suite cast iron tub and period faucet

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