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0.26± Acres
Orange County, NC

111 Battle, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

MLS ID: 10011373
Status: Active
Price: $2,250,000
Acres: 0.26±
Type: Single Family, Residential
Address: 111 Battle
City, State: Chapel Hill, NC
County: Orange County
ZIP Code: 27514
Parcel Number: 9788588093
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 4
SqFt: 2,810
Year Built: 1922


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.

Directions: From East Franklin Street, turn onto Battle Lane. The home will be on the left on the corner of Battle and Hooper Lanes.

Additional Information


Appliances: Double Oven, Dryer, Freezer, Gas Cooktop, Gas Oven, Gas Water Heater, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Washer
Basement: Full, Interior Entry, Storage Space, Sump Pump, Unfinished, Unheated
Bathrooms Half: 1
Bathrooms Full: 3
Building Area Total: 2,810
Cooling (Yes/no): Yes
Cooling: Central Air, Dual
Fireplace Features: Decorative, Den, Living Room
Fireplace (Yes/no): Yes
Fireplaces Total: 2
Flooring: Carpet, Ceramic Tile, Hardwood
Garage (Yes/no): Yes
Garage Spaces: 2
Heating (Yes/no): Yes
Heating: Forced Air, Natural Gas
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
Rooms Total: 9


Architectural Style: Traditional
Exterior Features: Garden, Private Yard, Rain Gutters
Fencing: Stone
Foundation Details: Brick/Mortar, Permanent
Lot Features: Corner Lot, Garden, Hardwood Trees, Landscaped, Near Public Transit, Private, Rectangular Lot
Lot Size Area: 11,326
Lot Size Dimensions: 75 x 149.91
Lot Size Square Feet: 11,326
Open Parking Spaces: 3
Open Parking: Yes
Other Structures: Garage(s), Outbuilding, Workshop
Parking Features: Circular Driveway, Detached, Garage, Garage Door Opener, Gravel, Off Street
Patio and Porch Features: Covered, Front Porch, Rear Porch, Side Porch, Terrace
Road Frontage Type: City Street
Road Surface Type: Asphalt
Roof: Shingle
Stories: 2
Water Source: Public
Window Features: Plantation Shutters


Days On Market: 57
Elementary School: CH/Carrboro - Northside
Middle School: CH/Carrboro - Grey Culbreth
High School: CH/Carrboro - East Chapel Hill
Subdivision Name: Historic District
Tax Annual Amount: 15484.72

Extra Information

Doug Moore

Doug Moore

Lillington, North Carolina

(919) 291-6390

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