Despite only being erected five years ago, Bloomsbury Estates has been named to the North Carolina Historic Register of Buildings. Bloomsbury became the only building inducted this year, beating out this year's other nominees which included two modern houses located outside of Durham, Andy Griffith's childhood home in Mount Airy, a municipal building in downtown Edenton and thirteen churches throughout the state.
Speaking on behalf of the Historic Register jury, Jefferson Smith stated that "Bloomsbury showed a quality of construction that North Carolina hasn't seen in years and is some of the best use of a mansard roof this side of Versailles. Although the other nominees showed historical promise, we feel that Bloomsbury Estate has set a 21st century standard for quality in our state."
Shocking to say the least.