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Retreat-like Truly Adored Home

Durham, North Carolina, United States
Rates from USD $750 | Monthly

House | Private Space | House Sitting Negotiable
Available Dates:
From September 4, 2023 until June 30, 2024


Faculty at four local universities, professionals, and persons returning for more graduate study have loved being housemates here. Most do not wish to leave. It is a home shared by two in Forest Hills. Easy access to downtown, Duke, and 147. Unique architecture in a lovely neighborhood. Lots of trees. Great for writing, pause, and getting away from the rat race. This tends to fill rapidly. The house is a Richard Harkrader original (If his name is unfamiliar just google him in Durham to see what he was after when he built the home in the early 1980s) Bedroom does share bathroom with a woman who is an exceptional researcher at Duke, turning age 30 this year, with advanced degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. Office nooks, painting spaces, and privacy are easy to create with. 2 large living rooms, roomy kitchen, and a private deck overseeing a large yard.. See photos of the house here: (Please do note that photos were taken during the tenancy of another. It is far more open space today.) 12-month leases only. $750 per month** Available in mid-June. Carport wide enough for two vehicles, many bikes, and any tools you wish. No pets. No smoking inside or out. References and background check required. ** Many consider the space worth far more than the price. We are not seeking to make a profit. We are seeking good stewards. It matters most to us that others love the house like we do. It matters to us not to exclude inadvertently, because of elite education of owner and other housemate.

Private Space Offered




1,400 ft2

Suited For

Property Type

Comments: The 1700 sq. ft. two-story home offers housemates flexibility to create private indoor office spaces and outdoor leisure spaces. They share also share a bathroom. One 30 year old professional is a researcher at Duke University with graduate education


From September 4, 2023 until June 30, 2024

Minimum Stay

9 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: It fills rapidly in the summer given transition of local faculty. A person can commit to a sublet with our permission.


Private Space in a House in Durham, North Carolina, United States

Closest University

Duke University

Nearby Universities
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | North Carolina State University | North Carolina Central University

Forest Hills

Nearby Cities

Durham | Raleigh | Chapel Hill

Comments: The wooded neighborhood, including Forest Hills Park offers walking and biking trails. Duke University is <1 mile away and many walk or bike. Access to Rt 147 is 6 blocks away. Chapel Hill is a 12-minute drive on 15-501. Bus routes are 3 blocks away

Explore the Area


  • Off Campus
  • Walk to Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $750 Monthly

The cost of utilities can be discussed

A cleaning service can be discussed

Comments: Presently the electric bill is shared in half. All other utilities are included.


Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

House Sitting

I may need help while I am away

I may need help with mail and deliveries

I am the owner staying out of state. Hence, bundling and sending mail can be a great support and cost can be taken from rent.

I may need help with plants or garden

We have a professional to blow leaves and cut grass. A person can add to and tend to gardens. This is mostly for that person's leisure.



Semi Furnished


High Speed Internet



Balcony or Patio

Dedicated Parking




Temperature Control

Air Conditioning









Comments: Private carport affords space for two vehicles, as well as bikes. Private deck is unique. Floor to ceiling south facing windows et al windows give immense natural light. While no security system is activated at this time, any approaching are seen.


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Listing Owner

Member Since 2021

Trust Score (7)
Independent Scholar or Retired Academic

Listing Owner

Member Since 2021

Trust Score (7)
Independent Scholar or Retired Academic
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