Forest Hills manison at 11 Oak Drive

Oak Drive Mansion

by Jay on August 23, 2009

I won’t normally plug someone ease’s listings. But I’ve got a lot of reasons for featuring 11 Oak Drive.  First of all I was the agent for the current owners, Steve and Kim Van Horn when they bought the home several years ago. Steve is a big wheel with the EPA and Kim has a marketing background and has done work for national associations for years. A couple of years ago she earned her real estate license and is the listing agent for their home.

Since they moved into the house they have been raising two young sons and upgrading and redecorating this historic home on one of Durham’s most beautiful streets in my favorite Durham neighborhood, Forest Hills.

Rather than describe the home in detail I hope you will click the link at the bottom of this post that will take you to the property web site that Kim created for this home.

Which brings me to the second reason why I wanted to feature this home… Kim (with Steve’s help I’m sure) has done a really fabulous job of preparing this home for the market and then presenting it. On the home’s web site you will see great staging, some really first class real estate photography, an excellent virtual tour and a demonstration of Kim’s excellent writing skills describing the home’s history and it’s setting in Forest Hills.

I mentioned that Forest Hills is my favorite Durham neighborhood. That’s my third reason for wanting to feature this home.  Just coincidentally on Kim’s Forest Hills website I noticed another Forest Hills home for sale…my first one in Forest Hills on Carolina Circle…for almost three times what I paid for it in the early 90’s.  I think it’s worth it.

See the Van Horns’ handiwork at Both the home and the marketing are worth savoring.

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