Three years ago, the Raleigh City Council launched the Blount Street–Person Street Corridor Plan, with aims to: facilitate business and economic development, enhance neighborhood and historic character, and improve traffic and mobility.
Rufty Homes is proud to channel the spirit of this Blount Street initiative by helping to enhance neighborhood and historic character with a newly constructed custom home. Ours is the first one, in fact, custom-built new on the "main drag" of Blount Street in the past century.
The home is a prime example of southern charm: a neutral hue of milky white with delightful, deep rocking chair front porch and balcony. Extensive research and design renderings made it possible for our architect to create the homeowner's dream residence. Creating a luxury home with exquisite craftsmanship and modern features, while capturing the historic character true to the Blount Street of yesteryear.
Today, this grande avenue features landmarks such as the lovely Merrimon-Wynne House, built in 1876 for Augustus S. Merrimon, a Chief Justice for the N.C. Supreme Court, to serve as his private residence. In recent years it transitioned into one of Raleigh's most sought-after wedding and corporate event venues. Across the street from the Merrimon-Wynne residence is Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Just down the road, it’s hard to miss the iconic AIA North Carolina headquarters which showcases the regions’ design excellence and collective representation of AIA North Carolina members’ talent.
We take tremendous pride in the design and construction of a residence that lovingly coexists with area landmark properties. In the case of Holy Trinity's church office an adaptive re-use of a historic home, or beautiful new construction, such as their sanctuary building or the fabulous AIA office.
Other notable "new" neighbors with our newly constructed residence on Blount Street: Standard Foods, hailed by StyleBlueprint as one of the top grocery-restaurants in the South; Yellow Dog Bread Company, with handmade artisan breads and southern influenced pastries; and Gather, a plant-filled gift shop and creative classroom.
Completion is expected this spring. As we celebrate with the new homeowner, we’ll offer a grand reveal of the century’s first home built on Blount Street, plus an exclusive time-lapse look into our custom-build process.
Experience a thoughtfully refined approach to custom home building with a friendly team devoted to achieving your dreams. With Rufty Homes, you’re assured of a gracious, tailored home building experience defined by distinctive beauty, timeless value and pure joy.
“It truly is the home of our dreams. It’s where we spend time together, make memories with our kids and grandchildren, and fulfill our life’s passions. I can’t recommend the Rufty Homes team enough if you’re looking for your own forever home.”
- Frank & Barbara
“Of course we’ll be working with Rufty again on all of our future projects, including a fourth home on the property for our youngest daughter, when she’s ready.”
- Danny & Renate
“There was never a question that they were putting our needs first and they were always honest with us. At one point in the building process, we talked in-depth about reconfiguring the layout of the home to change the orientation of the garage. Jon was upfront with us and told us they’d absolutely do it if we wanted, but he warned us that lumber prices were starting to go up, which could impact the project.”
- Chad & Caroline
“We put a lot of time and thought into designing our home, and it was important to us that we could find a builder that would support our vision, while also helping us make smart design decisions. After our first meeting with Rufty Homes, it was clear that they understood our goals and were on board some of the more unique aspects that were important to us.”
- Bill & Donna