November 2014 Home of the Month

Home of Nina Block

I purchased the original house at 2403 Van Dyke Ave in January 2010. I have lived in the Cameron Village area since moving to NC in 2006, and loved the neighborhood. It also didn’t hurt that my sister lived across the street and 3 houses down on Van Dyke Ave. My house was 950sq feet and had never been updated since it was built in 1947. The Warren family lived in the home from 1947 until 1998 when it was purchased by a neighbor who made it into a rental house.


After living there for 3 years it was time to do a major overhaul on the home. After some debate and the discovery of black mold and asbestos throughout the house, I decided to tear down the house and start anew.

I worked with neighbor Steven Ureña, of Ureña Architecture, to design my new home. I wanted a bungalow style house that wouldn’t stand out like a sore thumb in the neighborhood. The new house was finished in the spring of 2014. It is 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and 2164 sq feet.

My talented neighbor Greg Readling ( designed and built one of my favorite features of the outside of the house, the big, beautiful front door.

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