404 W. King Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 US Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham Home

404 W. King Street, Hillsborough, North Carolina

1896 Historic Queen Anne Cottage In The Heart of Hillsborough!

Property Details

Lovingly maintained and beautifully updated 1896 Queen Anne-style cottage home


Listing Information

  • MLS: 2057001
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Baths: 1
  • Partial Baths: 0
  • SQ FT: 1397
  • Lot Size: .37
  • Style: Queen Anne-style cottage
  • Heat Source: Forced Air-Gas
  • Schools: Orange County Schools

Property Description


A rare find! Graciously updated historic home
within walking distance to downtown Hillsborough! 

Masha Halpern & The Smart Move Team had the privilege of representing the buyer in the purchase of this 1896 Queen Anne-style cottage in Hillsborough's Historic District.

Remarkable one-story, 2 bedroom, 1 full bath, 1896 Queen Anne-style cottage, is one of the earliest homes on this block. This lovingly maintained rare find hasn’t been on the market in 20 years!

Perched on a hill, this historic residence has a pyramidal roof with a front off-center cross-gable, projecting gabled bays on the left and right ends of the façade, and round gable vents. An attractive hand turned galvalum replacement roof, and an interior brick chimney show the care taken with preserving this treasure. A wonderful covered wraparound front porch extends the full width of the home and wraps around the left side, enhanced by turned posts, ornate sawn brackets and intricate sawnwork balustrade. The home has plain weatherboard siding, two-over-two wood-sash windows, decorative storm door and detailed original half-glass front door with old-fashioned turn doorbell.

This charming vintage home’s craftsmanship draws you from room to room full of original details, natural light, 11’ ceilings, and beautiful hardwood floors throughout.

Spacious living room has 2 single windows, ceiling fan, crown molding and wide cased openings with rosette detail. The master bedroom has 2 windows with heavy molding, offering a view of the front porch & front yard, and a 5-panel door to the closet.

The dining room’s focal point is the Jøtul wood stove’s incredible wood mantle with gorgeous period details. Other features include wainscoting, an attractive vintage style hanging lamp, 2 windows side-by-side, and a 5 panel door to the kitchen.

The kitchen maintains its original flooring, which has been carefully refinished, beaded board walls, and a window above the sink with lovely glass plant shelf. Updates include beautiful matching wood cabinetry enhanced by 3 glass doors, tasteful black granite countertops, and upgraded stainless steel appliances – including a Viking range. A quaint octagonal window brings light into the breakfast area with a five-panel door leading to the additional porch and stone patio. A brightly lit laundry room is conveniently located off of the kitchen. Included in the updates, the home is served by a whole-house Aquasana filtration system.

A wide center hall leads you to the vaulted full bath with window above the decorative claw foot tub, which is served by a small glass shelf for soap & shampoo. Tiled flooring, farmhouse style ceramic sink with cabinets below, beaded board detail, and updated lighting add to the charm.

The second bedroom has 2 single windows offering a serene view of the backyard with mature trees and stone patio below. A 5-panel door opens to the closet, an additional closet with double-doors, and 2 extra storage compartments above, offer plenty of storage space.

A pretty white picket fence with gates open to the fenced backyard, which is sloped and has a healthy lawn bordered by trees. The sounds of native songbirds add to the peaceful surroundings. A covered open shed offers storage for firewood.

Original hardware and period details, along with modern amenities, are all wrapped up in this vintage package with so much character! Located in the heart of Hillsborough’s Historic District. Only a short walk to downtown Hillsborough and Riverwalk, for dining, shopping, and exploring nature!

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Chapel Hill NC 27514
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Masha Halpern of Keller Williams Realty provides real estate services in the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham, North Carolina area including real estate services for buyer, sellers and those relocating to the surrounding areas of Apex, Bahama,Cary, Efland, Hillsborough, Holly Springs, Mebane, Raleigh, and Wake Forest. Search for homes in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham or the surrounding communities.  Request a market analysis for your North Carolina property.  I list and sell residential real estate, investment property, vacant land, lots for sale in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham, North Carolina area.

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