Quiet, comfortable, and private, this newly renovated loft apartment is above professional office space and is located within easy walking of downtown and Festival Park. The drive to Fort Bragg is about 15 minutes, 11 minutes to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Free parking for one automobile.
The house was originally constructed in 1928 by E. A. Hatch, a local builder. It was renovated in the 70's by Earl Parks Bandy, who was locally known as being innovative and architecturally artistic. In his time, Bandy completed or was involved in several renovations of Fayetteville's historic buildings. It was Bandy who designed and constructed the apartment when he renovated the house.
At the time of Bandy's renovation, the downstairs was converted from residential to office space. The office space was used by a law firm until 2005. The current owner took possession then. He and his spouse operate their businesses there, now.
The apartment has quite a history of its own. It is rumored that it has been the temporary residence of more than a few of Fayetteville's more prominent citizens, during periods of marital discourse.
It now has new flooring and has been newly painted. It is clean and outfitted with comfortable furniture. A brand new HVAC unit and duct system keep the space the temperature you like.
Guests can park just outside the building. We have only 4 spaces, so only 1 can be reserved for for the apartment. It is included in the rent.
The apartment has its own entry door. There is a narrow staircase leading up to space.
The apartment is fully furnished and ready to live in. You'll need food and a toothbrush.
There is an independently-controlled thermostat and monitored security.
Другие важные подробности
The property is located in a flood zone. Cross Creek, which flows several yards away, will overflow in an exceptionally-heavy rain. It typically floods once or twice a year, and, until 2016, flood waters have never reached the property.
In 2016, however, that changed. When Hurricane Matthew blew through on October 8th, our area experienced the worst flooding in recent memory. The high-water marks indicated about three feet of water above the first floor level. Anyone in the apartment would have been dry, but trapped for several hours without no power or utilities. An automobile parked in the parking lot would have been ruined.
As it turned out, no one was staying with us at the time.
And, therefore, a valuable lesson was learned at no cost: if a hurricane or exceptionally heavy rain is forecast, get to higher ground!
The downstairs space is used by the owner and his spouse. Their businesses are operated Monday through Friday, 8-6. We may see you then; otherwise, you'll have the place to yourself, nice and quite.