Treehouse. Passive-solar. Two bedrooms & 1 bath.

1200 W Lakewood Avenue , Durham 27707 | 1.19 miles from Chapel | | Visit website

Seeking a consummate professional or graduate student to enjoy a unique, passive-solar home in Forest Hills. Easy access to downtown, Duke, and 147. Act quickly as this lovely home will not be available long.

Fondly called a treehouse by many before, the home offers the beauty of trees and natural light with two stories of floor-to-ceiling south-facing windows.

Unique architectural design in a quiet neighborhood. Great for studying or getting away from the rat race. Convenient walk to Durham Bulls, Duke University, downtown Durham, Forest Hills Park, Lyon Park, many biking and walking trails, and groceries.

Entire floor with two [2] bedrooms; one [1] bathroom; private entry; connected carport; and large living room with built-in bookcases; washer and dryer for laundry; and five closets is a completely private part of of the home.

One generous and tidy housemate accesses another floor (where there is one room designed as a den) at negotiated intervals; her work as a professional has her staying out-of-state the great majority of the year. She relishes reserving the option to work remotely from the Treehouse on occasion. The 995 rent is much reduced because of this provision.

Merely the kitchen becomes shared when housemate of the separate floor is at home, and the kitchen is spacious as shown in pictures in link below as well as attached here. Use of nearly the entire 1700 square feet house is available to occupy. Furnishings exist on in the shared kitchen.

12-month leases only.

See 22 Pics of house here:

As the pictures demonstrated, there is a private yard and private elevated deck. Off street parking in carport.

Neighborhood living just west of the heart of downtown, at the border of the Morehead Hills and Forest Hills neighborhoods. Access to parks, tennis courts, nearby walking/biking trails and groceries. Lounge on the private elevated deck and then walk into the heart of downtown Durham or to a Bulls game.

The House: a Richard Harkrader original -- Well kept with tons of character.

No pets.

No smoking.

References and background check required.

Serious inquiries only, folks.

Transportation Information

Easy to walk or bike to Duke campus. Prior physicians, nurses, lawyers, and graduate students have not had a car. They have used a mix of public transportation and travel by foot or bike. Uber/Lyft drivers are 3 mins away.

Bus Routes

  • C-1 Bus
  • C-1 / Smith Warehouse Bus
  • C-1 Saturday Bus
  • C-1 Sunday Bus
  • C-2 Weekday Bus
  • C-2 Abbreviated Thursday-Friday
  • C-2 East-Central-West Saturday
  • C-2 Abbreviated Saturday
  • C-2 East-Central-West Sunday
  • C-2 Abbreviated Sunday
  • C-3 Class Change Bus
  • GoTriangle

Pricing Information

sq. feet


2 Bed
1 Bath
1550 sq. feet



  • Age Restriction: 21 and older
  • Laundry In-Unit
  • Dishwasher
  • Secure Entry
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Heat Included
  • Water Included
  • Carport/Garage
  • Garbage Included
  • Picnic/Grill Area
  • Access to Trails