Hargett Place: Designer showcase to benefit Southeast Raleigh YMCA

The construction boom in downtown Raleigh isn’t restricted to the warehouse district. Over on Bloodworth Street, two blocks to the east of Moore Square and just south of Oakwood, 19 row houses have been rising steadily on the site of a former parking lot for the past several months.

The work of Greg Paul Builders and developers Trish and John Healy of Hyde Street Holdings, the houses are urbane and gracious, with balconies, rooftop gardens, and downtown views.

One of the first homes to be completed, at 133 S. Bloodworth Street, will host a designer showcase April 1-2 and April 8-9 to benefit the Southeast Raleigh YMCA.

“We want to participate in the success of all our neighbors,” says developer Trish Healy. “Downtown means all of downtown, and we believe the Southeast Raleigh YMCA will anchor the eastern border of our growing community with an incredible mix of uses.”

The new Y – slated for a site off Rock Quarry Road – is part of the larger Southeast Raleigh Promise Project that will bring together community health, education, and wellness (see Walter’s August 2016 issue for an in-depth profile of the project). The opportunity to raise money for new Y inspired the designer showcase, Trish Healy says.

The designers involved, all local, include Susan Tollefsen of Susan Tollefsen Interiors; Darren Brewer of Homebridge Design; Martha Schneider of La Maison; Judy Pickett of Design Lines, Ltd.; Jeff Snyder of Simon’s House Interiors; Pam Blondin and Julie Schmidt of Deco Home; and Katherine Connell of Katherine Connell Interior Design.

Each will interpret “the theme of urban living,” Hyde Street Holdings says. “Both interior and exterior living spaces will feature an aesthetic that blends traditional southern elegance with a downtown edge.”
Kurt Bland of Bland Landscaping will provide plants, trees, and flowers – there is an 800 square foot roof garden to fill – and works of art by Raleigh artists will be on loan from Artspace, and available for purchase.

Together, the team of designers will turn the daylight-filled, 2,300 square foot row house into a home.  – L.R.

Hargett Place Downtown Designer Showcase Home benefitting the Southeast Raleigh YMCA

133 S. Bloodworth Street

Raleigh, 27601

April 1-2 Open House

The showcase home will hold an open house on Saturday and Sunday. 12 noon – 5 p.m.

April 8-9 Open House

The showcase home will hold an open house  on Saturday and Sunday. 12 noon – 5 p.m.

Tickets are $10 in advance at hargettplace.com, and $15 at the door. Children under 10 are free. Open House day passes are good for either Saturday or Sunday on one of the two weekends.