3.4 Acre Homesite In The Middle Of Wendell, NC


“Small Town, Big Charm” is what the town of Wendell has to offer!  Minutes from Raleigh, Wake Forest, RTP, and Durham, this golf cart-friendly community lives up to its slogan.  With a 5-minute walk or 2-minute golf cart ride to downtown Wendell, you can visit the various shops, businesses, Towne Square, Public Library, the Wendell Park, with Dog Park and attend community events.  Other points of interest for the town are the Wendell Country Club, with an 18-hole golf course and pool membership. Nearby you will find the growing community of Wendell Falls, bringing in new businesses and shops every day.  Robertson Mill Pond Nature Reserve and Turnip Seed Reserve are just a few minutes down the road for kayaking, biking, and walking. This 1950’s 5 bedroom, 3 and a half bath, brick ranch home was first owned by Dr. William “Buck” Fowlkes Jr, who practiced general medicine in Wendell.  In the 1960s, Dr. Brashear and his wife purchased the home and provided 45 years of medical care for the community in the little white house across the creek. The home offers amazing entertaining abilities with a courtyard-style patio area that 2 different points can access the main living areas providing great flow for large parties. The wrap-around driveway allows guests easy access to and from the property.   The home needs some updating but has great bones - from the wormy chestnut tongue and groove paneling to the oak wood floor throughout most living areas. You’ll appreciate the craftsmanship of the built-in china hutch in the formal dining/living room.  The family room has a wood-burning elevated brick fireplace with an indoor/outdoor accessible wood box and large windows that add lots of natural light to the room.  The wood drop beams accent the 9-foot ceilings, which match the wood mantle that sits above the fireplace.  The 2 car garage can be used for indoor entertaining with heat and cooling ability and a built-in wet bar.  There are 2 master bedroom options, 1 downstairs and 1 upstairs. The downstairs master bedroom and bath can be used as an in-law suite, or an air BnB, as it has a separate entrance off the patio courtyard. The home is approximately 2938 sq feet of living space and approximately 1000 sq foot unfinished basement with just under 8-foot ceilings with endless possibilities for storage, work out areas, craft room, rec room, etc. The stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen will come with the home.  The kitchen also has a ceramic tile breakfast bar with ceramic tile floors.  The laundry area, with a utility sink and desk area, is conveniently adjacent to the kitchen. There are 4 bedrooms w/2 full baths with corner windows giving you great views of the property. The master suite upstairs has built-ins and its own private bathroom. The 672 sq foot detached garage has a dedicated power meter, concrete floors, and a 16-foot wide lean-to with a concrete pad. This home is being “SOLD AS IS”!

Property Details

  • 3.4 acres in the middle of Wendell
  • No HOA
  • 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths
  • city water and sewer
  • Double Hung Windows and French doors were replaced around 2013
  • New HVAC downstairs in 2020, Upstairs HVAC around 2013
  • 2 fireplaces - wood burning fireplace and a gas fireplace
  • detached workshop/garage (24X28) with lean-to - concrete floors
  • large yard with pine tree and azaleas natural areas and rip rap creek along the front
  • hardwood and tile floors throughout first floor
  • possible 2 master bedroom (1 upstairs and 1 downstairs)
  • In-law suite with separate entrance
  • Office with built in bookshelves and cabinets
  • over 70 trees were removed in 2019
  • Zoned R2 - per the Town of Wendell could be divided into 5 lots
  • Some furniture could be negotiable

28 Fowlkes St
Wendell, North Carolina 27591