5520 Lockridge Road

Durham — $850,000

3 bed • 3 bath • 2497 sq.ft. • 2.37 acres

Perched on a bluff overlooking New Hope Creek and Duke Forest, this warm & cozy contemporary offers unique charm. A soaring stone fireplace, exposed wood beams, large windows and multi-level decks bring nature in. The 2+ acres includes pastureland and barn, and offers a unique, natural sanctuary with easy access to all the Triangle. The air conditioned/heated workshop/studio is the perfect place to create and entertain. In a charming community that offers hiking trails, a picnic shelter, and playground.

Separate studio with covered porch overlooking pastures and woods.
This light filled space has two rooms, one 20' x 20' and another 10' x 20' (600 sq/ft) with a loft above. With a split heat/AC unit, or French doors open for cross ventilation, the studio is comfortable year round. A covered porch off the back has ceiling fans and overlooks pastures and woods. The studio is wired with 110 (a separate circuit for each wall) and 220 power for kilns, a water heater, etc.

Separate barn with cement floors
The barn, with attached covered work area, is wired for 110 and 220 for kilns and/or CNC (woodworking) equipment. On a separate meter from the residential service, one could operate a small business or woodworking shop (allowed under Community Guidelines), or just have a great place to have a workshop for the messier projects.

"The Most Beautiful Lot in the Triangle"
The house is situated on a bluff above New Hope Creek and across from the 4000 acre Korstian Division of Duke Forest. The property has the advantage of: complete privacy and beautiful views, as if you were in the mountains; neighbors and community that meets regularly and makes decisions by consensus; and convenience to the major Universities and employers in the Triangle. It's about 14 minutes to Durham (Duke University), Chapel Hill (UNC), and Hillsborough (a charming historical destination), or 4 minutes to I-40 to get to points farther afield.

Local attractions for kids that are within a walk or bike ride include Movie Makers and Stoneridge Swim and Tennis Club. Grocery stores, restaurants, movie theatres and medical centers are just across I-40.

Two lots means 2000 shares in the Lockridge Community
Each lot in Lockridge transfers with 1000 shares in the Lockridge Community. Lockridge, the first Planned Unit Development (PUD) in Orange County, includes 60 – 70 acres of common land. The shared land includes fenced in gardens (plots available), a Picnic shelter and playground with soccer fields and a basketball court, areas designed as pasture land, hiking trails, a cemetery, and an area designated for studios or small businesses (Lockridge Industrial Park or LIP.) New Hope Creek meanders along the edge of the Lockridge Community, and the strip along the creek is designated Common Land, so everyone can visit the creek with its fishing and swimming holes.

This property is designated as two lots, and it is the owner's decision to use them as one unit, or separate them. With two lots, the maintenance fee to the community of $97.50/month includes road maintenance, mowing and maintenance of the common land, maintenance of the water systems, and a fund for community projects and repairs.

  • Property TypeResidential
  • CountyOrange
  • Property StyleRustic
  • MLS ID2192885

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