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111 Battle Lane

Chapel Hill NC, 27514

$2,200,000


$782.92 per sqft

Active

3 Beds

3.5 Baths

2,810 sqft

Residential

Built in 1922

Listing courtesy of Compass -- Chapel Hill - Durham

Charm, grace and history in a lovely home nestled on the edge of the UNC campus.

On the corner of Battle and Hooper Lanes, the historic Graves home is a block from the Coker arboretum and University system president's residence, and a short walk from UNC's McCorkle Place and the shops, restaurants and services of East Franklin Street.

This gracious home features a large living room spanning the depth of the house with a fireplace and bookshelves, and a lovely dining room, perfect for entertaining, and an option for a first floor bedroom, with a recently renovated and accessible full bath with a zero entry shower.The kitchen and breakfast room and a half bath complete the first floor.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two recently renovated full baths, and a large laundry room. There is also a full basement, offering plenty of storage as well as room for a wine cellar or other potential expansion.

The Charleston-style gardens match the charm of the home, with blooms year-round. Old stone walls enclose manicured boxwood hedges, climbing roses, camellias, evergreen trees and other plantings to create a private oasis at the edge of campus. Unique accents include a vintage millstone, a birdbath and a capital that was removed from UNC's Gerrard Hall during its renovation in 1892. An expansive porch overlooks the garden and serves as a wonderful place to enjoy the company of friends and family with a glass of wine or evening dinner.

The home was built in 1922 for Louis Graves, the university's first professor of journalism, with generations of his ancestors serving the university since its founding in 1793, including its first steward.

It was a social hub for the university during Graves' long residence, when he and his wife, Mim, hosted many distinguished visitors, including the poet Robert Frost, who later wrote a poem in honor of Mrs. Graves.

The current owners added onto the existing office in 2020, building a custom garage that can hold up to three cars, or a fourth with the addition of a car lift. Architectural sketches have been drawn to create the option of an upper level in the garage for an apartment or studio.

The home could potentially be expanded by enclosing the porch off the living room or adding apace above it, expanding the den into the existing brick patio, or connecting the house with the garage. Exterior changes must be approved by the Chapel Hill Historic District Commission.

This well-tended and located home offers remarkable access to all that the town has to offer, with the theatre, concerts and athletic events all close by. Owned by just a few families over the course of its 102-year life, this home is ready to be loved by new owners who will also treasure its special place in Chapel Hill.

10011373

MLS ID

February 13, 2024

Listed

April 19, 2024

Updated

Map

111 Battle Lane
Chapel Hill NC, 27514

Interior Features

Total Stories

2


Bedrooms

3 Beds


Bathrooms

3.5 Baths


Interior Features

Bathtub/Shower Combination, Bookcases, Pantry, Crown Molding, Eat-in Kitchen, Entrance Foyer, High Ceilings, High Speed Internet, Laminate Counters, Separate Shower, Smooth Ceilings, Storage, Walk-In Shower


Appliances

Double Oven, Dryer, Freezer, Gas Cooktop, Gas Oven, Gas Water Heater, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Washer


Laundry Description

Electric Dryer Hookup, Laundry Room, Upper Level, Washer Hookup


Floor Description

Carpet, Ceramic Tile, Hardwood


Fireplace

Yes


Fireplace Description

Decorative, Den, Living Room


Cooling

Yes


Cooling Description

Central Air, Dual


Heating

Yes


Heating Description

Forced Air, Natural Gas

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size

0.26 Acres


Exterior Features

Garden, Private Yard, Rain Gutters


Lot Features

Corner Lot, Garden, Hardwood Trees, Landscaped, Near Public Transit, Private, Rectangular Lot


Architectual Style

Traditional


Roof

Shingle


Sewer

Public Sewer

School Information

High School

CH/Carrboro - East Chapel Hill


Elementary School

CH/Carrboro - Northside

Other Property Details

Taxes

$15,485


Tax Frequency

Annually


Days on Market

66


Garage

Yes


Garage Spaces

2


Parking

Circular Driveway, Detached, Garage, Garage Door Opener, Gravel, Off Street


View

Yes


View Description

Garden, See Remarks


County

Orange


Water Source

Public


Pool

No


Buyer Agency Compensation

2.5%

Listing History

Date

Event

Price

4/19/2024

Price Change

$2,200,000

-3%

4/4/2024

Price Change

$2,250,000

-5%

3/9/2024

Price Change

$2,349,000

-6%

2/19/2024

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Listed by Katherine C Kopp, , Compass -- Chapel Hill - Durham.

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