Welcome to 111 Battle Lane

111 Battle LaneChapel Hill, NC 27514

  • House
  • $2,475,000
  • 2,810 SQFT
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2,810 SQFT

Charm, grace and history in a lovely home nestled on the edge of campus. On the corner of Battle and Hooper Lanes, the historic Graves home is a block from the Coker arboretum and University system president's residence, and a short walk from UNC's McCorkle Place and the shops and restaurants of East Franklin Street. This gracious home features a large living room spanning the width of the house with a fireplace and bookshelves, and a lovely dining room, perfect for entertaining. A den which has been used as a downstairs bedroom adjoins a recently renovated and accessible full bath. The kitchen and breakfast room and a half bath complete the first floor. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two recently renovated full baths, and a large laundry room. There is also a full basement, offering plenty of storage as well as room for a wine cellar or other potential expansion. The Charleston-style gardens match the charm of the home, with blooms year-round. Old stone walls enclose manicured boxwood hedges, climbing roses, camellias, evergreen trees and other plantings create a private oasis at the edge of campus. Unique accents include a vintage millstone, a birdbath and a capital that was removed from UNC's Gerrard Hall during its renovation in 1892. An expansive porch overlooks the garden and serves as a wonderful place to enjoy the company of friends and family with a glass of wine or evening dinner. The home was built in 1922 for Louis Graves, the university's first professor of journalism, with generations of his ancestors serving the university since its founding in 1793, including its first steward. It was a social hub for the university during Graves' long residence, when he and his wife, Mim, hosted many distinguished visitors, including the poet Robert Frost, who later wrote a poem in honor of Mrs. Graves. The current owners added onto the existing office in 2021, building a custom garage that can hold up to three cars, and a fourth with the addition of a car lift. Architectural plans have been drawn to create an upper level in the garage for an apartment or studio. This well-tended and located home offers remarkable access to all that the town has to offer, with the theatre, concerts and athletic events all close by. Owned by just a few families over the course of its 102 -year life, this home is ready to be loved by new owners who will also treasure its special place in Chapel Hill.

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Elementary School
Middle School
Grey Culbreth
High School
East Chapel Hill

Property Details for 111 Battle Lane

111 Battle Lane is a house for sale in Chapel Hill, NC 27514. This 2,810 SQFT house sits on a 0.26 acre lot and features 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Built in 1922, this house has been on the market for a total of 18 days and is currently priced at $2,475,000.


Katherine C Kopp

Compass -- Chapel Hill - Durham


Please contact Katherine C Kopp at Compass -- Chapel Hill - Durham direct by phone at 919-741-9444. You may also reach Compass -- Chapel Hill - Durham by phone at 919-999-8482.

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