Nov. 8, 2022: We are under Contract at 624 Devereux Street!
My latest listing—624 Devereux Street Raleigh, NC 27605—is truly one of a kind! This gorgeous Victorian home is in the middle of everything you love about Raleigh including being just blocks from Fred Fletcher Park, Glenwood South, and the Village District.
You can see the full listing details here but I also wanted to share some fun facts about the home with you. Keep reading to learn a little more and call or email me at 919-961-3277 or Annie@HudsonResidential.com if you would like to schedule your own personal showing.
- The house was built in 1911 by Frank Castleberry, a Raleigh dentist. At the time, Glenwood-Brooklyn was considered the first suburb of the city, with a streetcar running along Glenwood Avenue from downtown to Five Points. Castleberry is buried in his family’s plot in Oakwood Cemetery. The current owners of the home occasionally walk to the cemetery to say hello, and to reassure the good dentist that they’re looking after his legacy home.
- The house is located at the crest of Brooklyn Hill, one of the highest points in Raleigh (if not the highest of all). In a sense, the home’s location straddles the line between the coastal plain and the Piedmont: Go east a little ways and the landscape flattens; go west a little ways and the rolling hills announce themselves (especially if you’re on a bike).
- A few years ago, a pair of relic-hunting hobbyists carrying metal detectors asked if they could sweep the yard. They wandered around and eventually found a pair of minie balls, a common type of Civil War-era ammunition. Due to the specific design of their find, the relic hunters could tell it was Union Army ammunition—likely dropped by soldiers who’d occupied that spot as part of a likely artillery emplacement (which, as noted above, would have been located at a high point in the city.) In short, it’s a good bet that the soldiers had camped in what would later become your new home’s backyard.