Mid-Century Library House near Raleigh, NC

Published: June 2, 2023 | North Carolina, Raleigh

When visiting Raleigh, you have plenty of chain hotels to choose from, but when there is a short-term rental like this nearby, you better jump on it! This home is located just a few blocks from downtown Fuquay-Varina, NC so it’s a great walkable property for sure.

The house is located in the middle of an older, established neighborhood and is directly across the street from a public Middle School, but don’t let that discourage you. You have driveway parking enough to fit two cars so you don’t have to worry about finding street parking. Afterall, this used to be the town’s public library, so I’m not surprised to see it across the street from a school.

The building was originally built in the early 1960’s and operated as the library for around a decade. Today, the only remnants of the library are a few pieces of artwork and the trademark windows placed in the upper part of the walls. It totally reminded me of the library in my elementary school.

While the outside of the home is very mid-century modern in style, the interior is much more contemporary with a lot of leather and wood elements. I absolutely loved the decor inside this home. It was minimal, but the furniture pieces were carefully selected and the layout of the space was well used. The kitchen was huge and featured a large eat-in island space plus a huge dining room table to fit six.

Decor We Loved

I loved the contemporary gold metal fixtures like lights and mirrors. I also enjoyed the wood tones that were chosen for the tables, chairs, and bed. One thing I did want to point out is there is a washer and dryer available for use behind the closet door in the master bathroom.

There is a backyard that is accessible from the basement staircase through the kitchen, but as of the time of our stay the yard was not being utilized as entertainment space, but I don’t see why you couldn’t if you wanted to.

Definitely check out this short-term rental if you need a place to stay near Raleigh, NC. It’s beautiful, clean, and located in a quaint small-ish town in central North Carolina.

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