Photo courtesy of Hilary StokesThe Cotton Mill, built in 1890, was converted to a housing development in 1996 by Roland Gammon ​and features 50 unique condominiums. This historic structure offers homeowners rich character -- brick interior walls, original beams, high ceilings, large windows. Over the years, the Cotton Mill has housed a number of businesses such as an antiques mall and an upholster and is now known as Raleigh's first downtown condominium development​. ​From young professionals to empty nesters, the Cotton Mill appeals to people who appreciate fine architecture, historic relevance, individuality and a sense of community.

Neighborhood Character

  • 50-unit condominium development; rentals available.
  • Unique architecture. No two units are alike.
  • Some units have been renovated since the condominium conversion in 1996.
  • Locked storage units provided for each resident.
  • Parking garage available; plenty of on-site, outdoor parking.
  • Property is pet friendly with pet fence in back yard. You'll always find someone out there throwing a ball or frisbee to their dog!
  • Grill and picnic area is a great gathering place for residents, who enjoy having a glass of wine or a beer together. They also like comparing who is making what for dinner.
  • Cotton Mill HOA holds resident socials twice a year, and the Annual Cotton Mill Open House (held each December) is one of the best parties in town!
  • Community herb and vegetable garden; beautiful flower gardens on property. Residents welcome to display their green thumb.
  • Great location next to Seaboard Station, Raleigh's former rail station. Seaboard is home to a number of local retailers including Logan Trading Company (garden center), restaurants like 18 Seaboard, J. Betski's, Tyler's Taproom, Logan's Cafe and Peace China, Ace Hardware,  O2 Fitness, Galatea (women's clothing) and Phydeaux (pet supply shop).


Wake County Public Schools oversee the education needs of this area, and Raleigh Charter High School is located close by.

Local Government


  • Close to the R-Line bus stop, downtown's free circulator bus service.
  • Easy walk to Seaboard Station, William Peace University, State Legislative Building, State Capitol, Downtown Raleigh, Mordecai Business District, Glenwood South.
  • Easy access to Wade Avenue, the Beltline, Capital Boulevard.


The City of Raleigh's Solid Waste Facility is currently located across the street. Plans are underway to move this facility and eventually repurpose the property (the former Devereaux Meadow baseball fields). Gateway improvements are being considered for Capital Boulevard. When light rail finally arrives in Raleigh, a station stop will be minutes away. And the North Carolina Department of Transportation in the next five years is expected to rebuild nearby rail stations. At this time, the state and the city has an opportunity to make roadway improvements in the area. The Cotton Mill is positioned to be one of downtown's most desirable neighborhoods.


The Cotton Mill stands as a relatively rare example of late-nineteenth-century industrial architecture in Raleigh, a city that has always been a government, education, and market center rather than an industrial town. The solid brick construction, shallow-pitched roof, and large windows typify mill buildings of this time. The large windows introduced natural light into the work area prior to the use of electric lights. Interior features include high timbered ceilings, decorated columns, and large open spaces, The Cotton Mill is a Raleigh Historic Landmark.

Photo by Michael Zirkle Photography
© Raleigh Historic Development Commission



614 Capital Boulevard

Raleigh, NC 27603

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