G Murray Nelson-designed homes
G Murray Nelson-designed homesSubmitted by Andrew Edmonds on Tue, 04/24/2012 - 1:00am
W. P. Budd, a partner in the Budd-Piper Roofing Company, commissioned Raleigh architect Murray Nelson to design this two-and-one-half-story Tudor Revival style house in the late 1920s. One of the first domestic projects by noted Durham contractor George W. Kane, the house exhibits handsome Tudoresque elements throughout.
The Thomas A. Stokes House – one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture in Forest Hills - is situated atop a hill overlooking East Forest Hills Drive and the Forest Hills Park. The sizable parcel of land on which the home sits, and the impressive number of mature trees surrounding it, combine to give the home a feeling of a country home. For the current owners, this sense of living in the country within the city is what lends their home its special appeal.
One of the more impressive residences in Trinity Park, this Renaissance Revival home was designed by G. Murray Nelson for department store owner Benjamin F. Kronheimer.
The Forbus House is a well-articulated example of the rare Norman Provincial architectural style in a city with several early twentieth-century suburbs favoring picturesque revival styles. G. Murray Nelson of Raleigh designed the house for Dr. Wiley D. Forbus and Elizabeth Burger Forbus and their daughters. The house, completed in 1931, burned in 1933 and was immediately rebuilt.