Updates and Improvements

Below is a list of updates and improvements made to the house since we moved in 2018. Happy to provided documentation to serious buyers by request.


  • Backyard: 5′ estate rail and wire in the backyard; professionally installed by Fortress Fencing
  • Dog run: 6′ black aluminum fencing and easy-clean artificial pet turf; professionally installed by Fortress Fencing and Southwest Greens of Raleigh


  • AGA Elise 48ā€ dual-fuel range with 5-burner gas cooktop and 44″ AGA range hood; range hood was professionally vented and make-up air installed
  • Installed black granite countertops in kitchen and butler’s pantry
  • Floor system reinforced prior to granite countertop and range installation
  • Replaced ceiling and installed tongue-and-groove wood planks
  • Refinished kitchen and pantry cabinets
  • Installed Kohler white cast iron sink with Delta chrome high arc faucet
  • Installed ceramic tile backsplash
  • Sanded and repainted kitchen and pantry cabinets and woodwork (trim, doors, frames, baseboards, crown molding, built-ins)

Structural, electrical, mechanical

  • Foundation (professionally performed by Cedar Grove Maintenance) replacement of old support posts; repairs to beams and floor joists; installation of new precast footing blocks, new treated posts, and 2×6 drop girder prior to installation of granite countertops
  • Electrical (professionally performed by Cedar Grove Maintenance) electrical repairs inside home and outbuildings; installation of new GFCI outlets; and updates to old two-prong outlets throughout the old (un-updated) sections of the home
  • Furnace (professionally performed by Comfort Master Inc.) – regular maintenance and tune-ups plus installation of new Trane control panel, new surge protector, and replacement of five rusted burners with new stainless steel burners


  • All carpeting removed except in laundry area, original wood floors (heart pine in dining room, master bedroom, living room, and front entry; oak in library and studio) sanded and stained
  • Custom thresholds installed at entrances to dining room/front entryway, kitchen/library, and kitchen/dining room
  • Waterproof and scratch-resistant Pergo TimberCraft Gatehouse Oak flooring installed in back entryway/mudroom, kitchen, large guest bedroom, and small guest bedroom

Master bath

  • White and grey quartz countertop, sink, and faucet installed on original Art Deco corner cabinet
  • New glass shower door and spa shower head
  • Original wallcoverings removed; repapered with premium English wallpaper


  • Professional removal of old propane tank
  • Ceiling fans installed in master bedroom, dining room, and large guest bedroom
  • Contract-grade light fixtures installed ā€“ Pottery Barn chandelier in dining room and matching PB three-arm fixtures in front entryway and back entryway; new pantry flush mount (Pottery Barn moravian star); small guest bedroom (flush mount)
  • Custom bookshelves in library ā€“ black walnut with black iron brackets

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