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The Haunted Mansion on the Hill

Despite what nearby residents and many in the architectural community may say about this structure, I think Bloomsbury Estates is both beautiful and a great addition to Raleigh.

It is by no means perfect–the turret is oversized and the windows undersized–but I believe it to be far more appealing than most of the other high-density living structures that have been recently appearing.

I’ve never wanted to live in a condo (prefer a backyard and ground-level living), but if there was one in which I would, Bloomsbury Estates would be my first choice.


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