About This Listing
This bright 1280 sq. ft. contemporary downtown loft is within walking distance of some of Durham’s greatest attractions including the American Tobacco complex, Durham Bulls' ballpark, Durham Central Park, DPAC, Carolina Theatre, shopping and lots of fabulous bars and restaurants.
Excellent location! Rare find in the heart of Durham in highly desirable location on Main St in the center of Downtown (Five Points).
Short walk to the DPAC, the farmers market at Durham Central Park, Brightleaf Shopping Area and the Carolina Theatre; just steps from the Durham Bull’s stadium, the American Tobacco complex, the Durham Arts Council and many restaurants and bars.
The loft features 1280 sq ft of contemporary designed interior within a beautiful solid brick early-century building, converted to lofts in 1993. All quality materials, beautiful kitchen with hand-made wood cabinets, Spanish granite countertop and stainless steel appliances, large molding accents, huge bedroom, large walk-in closet, laundry and ironing room.
The bathroom has been beautifully renovated with all new tile, hardware and fixtures. The loft is also equipped with a Video inter-phone that allows you to screen visitors.
Natural light floods double-pane windows on both ends of unit. Enjoy views of the center of downtown’s Main street on one side and the American Tobacco complex on the other. Convenient free gated parking in the back of the building with card access (the building has a front and back entrance).
Loft very comfortable for two people - not really set up for additional gusts other than a child with pack and play or who could sleep on a window seat.
Lots of fun within a fifteen minute walk! Park your car for free and catch a show at the DPAC on Friday night followed by a glass of wine at one of many places to choose from within a few blocks. Walk back to a beautiful loft with a comfortable king-sized bed and wake up to sun light pouring in through large windows. Walk to Scratch for breakfast or bring pastries home from up the street at Loaf. Go down the street to TOAST for lunch and take a stroll through downtown to Durham Central Park, a walk on the American Tobacco trail or to stroll down Ninth Street. Watch a Saturday-night show at the Carolina Theater or MotorCo. and go for a pint at the Fullsteam taproom. Sunday have brunch at Rue Cler and walk to Brightleaf for shopping and lunch at Parker & Otis before heading back to your car - for the first time since arriving!
And come back again and go to the other many attractions and restaurants we haven't even mentioned!
Most convenient transit of all - your feet.
If you'd rather ride or go a little further, there is the free Bull City Connector Bus servicing Main Street all the way to Duke University, Ninth Street, Golden Belt, Brightleaf, Five Points and more.
Other Things to Note
There is a list of details about internet access etc on the premises.
THere is 1 flight of steps from the Main Street entrance and 2 flights from the parking lot. Not a big deal unless you are not fit enough for stairs.
Treat this as your own and leave it better than you found it :)
No pets or smoking allowed.
Had a great experience at Ann's apartment. The location is a good as it gets, and the apartment itself is spacious and well-designed, not a single complaint! Ann was responsive and a helpful host for anything we needed. Hope to stay here again next time we visit Durham.
Dear Ann, thank you for everything. Your loft is perfect, as is your neighborhood. We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning. Thank you for making us feel so welcome!
Everything was wonderful and well organized. I think the only thing we missed was having a toaster (but then again, I just might not have found one). A very, small and insignificant thing. The apt was clean, comfortable and efficient. There were very clear instructions (where to put garbage, etc.,) and there were even directions re. how to get to airport. A great location for us--right downtown---a few blocks from my daughter who lives in Durham, guests who stayed at Mariott Hotel and minutes from many restaurants and cafes. Loved it--perfect for our purposes.
Ann is a wonderful host, and we very much enjoyed our one week stay in her downtown loft. The apartment is accurately depicted in her listing and is a perfect location if you want to stay in downtown Durham. There is plenty of room in the apartment and the access to parking is a big plus. There is some foot noise from the apartment above and some noise from the parking lot in the rear, but not to such a degree as to be a problem. Highly recommend staying here!
Staying in downtown Durham in a loft was ideal for our Christmas visit to our family nearby. The location is near restaurants, the Marriott where others stayed, the DPAC (Durham Performing Arts Center). We were there six days and were comfortable in the city and in the loft. All appliances seemed updated, roomy updated bathroom, a washer/dryer. Seating for two in front of the TV and added seating if you use the long window seat. Nice oversized bedroom with comfortable bed. Quality linens and towels. Open kitchen. It may be important to note that there are stairs to negotiate. One flight from the street entrance, two flights from the parking lot entrance behind the building. The temperature in the loft was nice and warm in chilly weather.
Thank you, Ann, for a nice experience in Durham.
Ann was a great host- very welcoming, helpful, and willing to answer any and all questions about Durham! The apartment is great, as advertised, very clean and in a perfect location for walking to many of the things downtown Durham has to offer. We would highly recommend staying at Ann's place if you're visiting the area!
This place is in a great location! It’s clean and big, with a nice kitchen, laundry room, and bathroom (the shower is powerful), and comfortable furniture (especially the bed). The parking is convenient and a pass is included. It’s a perfect place too stay for a few nights to explore Durham and the surroundings. And Ann is a wonderful host! Nominally, the only thing I missed was a toaster.
However, though I hate to mention this, it should be made clear that there are some downsides that could matter, depending on the purpose of your trip. Bottom line: those sensitive to noise and cigarette smoke should beware. Fortunately, it all goes away around midnight.
Details: I was in town to take a class and needed to study. The problem was, the place is noisy! In the kitchen/front room, you will hear the residents above when they are home. I don’t think they are especially loud people, but the way the place is constructed, their footsteps are quite loud. Voices, laughter, and music also carry through the ceiling and walls to the stairs, and, I think, at least one unit other than that directly above. Additionally, with the windows open in front, you will hear a lot of street noise, day and night, from construction, skateboarders, and people yelling and others cruising main street with very loud car stereos. (It isn’t like cacophonous big-city street noise that is part of the background, such as in much of New York.) To escape this, you might retreat to the very large bedroom in the back—for some reason no one seemed to walk above that area when I visited, so it gave relief from the footsteps, but the rear windows open over a parking lot that is the rear entrance to a restaurant. The staff hang out back there and yuk it up, often while smoking. The smoke will be a part of your air if you open a rear window. You will also hear a lot of noise from people coming and going in the parking lot: it’s a large municipal lot (the same lot you get a pass to park in).