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Oak City Views II

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Inside Out Modern brings you Oak City Views II. A classic, mid-century ranch on a quarter acre located 1.5 miles from downtown Raleigh in Historic Rochester Heights. Newly renovated, this home has a brand new kitchen, flooring, and appliances. The bathroom has been updated with fresh tile floor, walls, and fixtures. Relax on the large front porch and enjoy skyline views from the kitchen and backyard.

The space
This home is the collaboration of travel and hospitality veterans and meticulously assembled by Inside Out Modern with the discerning business traveler in mind. Surround yourself with vintage pieces by Harvey Probber, Harry Bertoia, and other original treasures from Raleigh's iconic Father & Son Antiques. Sleek new pieces from West Elm have been worked in to create Atomic Ranch vibrations within the orbit of Downtown Raleigh.

Guest access
You have access to a home that functions as both a living space and the walk-in staging gallery for Inside Out Modern. Enjoy the ebb and flow of the skyline, new furniture, and art as you revisit Oak City Views II.

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How is the cleaning fee determined?
We have partnered with one of the top B&B cleaning companies in Raleigh. Our focus is on a sanitary, germ-free environment that will allow the most hygienic individual to relax within the space. All mattresses and pillows have the highest quality protective covers.
Inside Out Modern brings you Oak City Views II. A classic, mid-century ranch on a quarter acre located 1.5 miles from downtown Raleigh in Historic Rochester Heights. Newly renovated, this home has a brand new kitchen, flooring, and appliances. The bathroom has been updated with fresh tile floor, walls, and fixtures. Relax on the large front porch and enjoy skyline views from the kitchen and backyard.

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Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 sofa bed

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Rochester Heights is located just inside the Raleigh beltline so if you are at all inconvenienced by the faintest hum of traffic, this may not be the home for you.

Rochester Heights Historic District
Developed between 1957 and 1964
A post-WWII subdivision built for African Americans

One-and-a-half miles southeast of downtown Raleigh, Rochester Heights is one of a small number of developments completed for African Americans during segregation. The thirty-nine acre development, built between 1957 and 1964, features a largely intact collection of post-World War II homes. Lots range in size from ¼ to ⅓ of an acre, with most houses parallel to the street. Many of the homes feature extensively landscaped yards.

The district’s dominant architectural style is Ranch: one-story homes with low-slung, horizontal configurations, side-gable roofs, large picture windows, patios or porches, and carports or garage bays. There are two Split-Levels in the Rochester Heights, each incorporating typical characteristics: a one-story wing intersecting a two-story wing, a multi-light picture window, entry stoop, first-story garage, wide central brick chimney, and recessed entry. Architectural details such as tripartite windows, brick planters, inverted triangular porch posts, brick or stone half-walls on the façade, and plywood board and batten siding continue to reflect the district’s development period.

History
Rochester Heights developed on land owned by Anna Roberta Lightner and Lawrence Eugene Lightner, brother of Clarence E.Lightner, Raleigh’s first black mayor. In 1954, Lightner sold the property to M.C. Garner of the Phillips Building Corporation. Today the Lightner family cemetery is still located at the entrance to Rochester Heights, although it is not part of the historic district.

Platted in 1956 and 1958, Rochester Heights was developed within a framework of covenants that ensured uniform lot sizes, setbacks, layout, and building and outbuilding sizes and types.

A number of Rochester Heights’ later homes were built from plans published by Key Homes, a now-defunct house plan company responsible for many Raleigh residences.

Rochester Heights’ streets were named for famous African-Americans of the time, including Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Pearl Bailey, Larry Doby, and Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates. Many prominent black families lived in the development, including Samuel Mitchell, an attorney who helped lead the fight to integrate Wake County schools, and North Carolina Senator Vernon Malone. Still, the development was economically diverse, home to educators, physicians, government workers, clergy, and laborers.

A good example of a post-WWII suburban subdivision and one of four Raleigh developments built for African Americans, Rochester Heights is notable for its use of modern housing styles and continues to exhibit a high degree of architectural integrity.
Rochester Heights is located just inside the Raleigh beltline so if you are at all inconvenienced by the faintest hum of traffic, this may not be the home for you.

Rochester Heights Historic Distric…

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Joined in July 2009
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My name is Robert Russotti, I am a travel and hospitality veteran who studies both home decor and landscape design. As a home stager and New York State licensed Real Estate salesperson, I own and create high-quality Air B&B living spaces. I draw upon my experience abroad to deliver unique concepts and designs to inspire. Please visit my website. Thank You
My name is Robert Russotti, I am a travel and hospitality veteran who studies both home decor and landscape design. As a home stager and New York State licensed Real Estate salespe…
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