08.20.2016 (G. Kueber)
(Below in italics is from the National Register listing; not verified for accuracy by this author.)
The earliest house on North Wake Street, this side-gabled house is a well-preserved example of an antebellum I-house. The house is three bays wide with exterior end brick chimneys laid in a common bond. The house has plain weatherboards, six-over-six wood-sash windows, and a replacement standing-seam metal roof. The twentieth-century, nine-light-over-two-panel door centered on the façade has three-light-over-one-panel sidelights and is sheltered by a near-full-width, hip-roofed porch supported by square posts with sawn brackets and a sawn railing between the posts. A two-story, gabled ell extends from the right rear (southeast) with a one- story, side-gabled wing extending from its right (south) elevation. A one-story, side-gabled wing at the left rear (northeast) (built in 1995) has a hip-roofed porch along its façade that has been enclosed with weatherboards and grouped six-over-six windows. The house is set on a large corner lot with a walk of old boxwoods leading to the front door. The house is associated with the Ashe family, though the association has not been documented.