State Supreme Court declines to review modern house dispute

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It appears the legal battle over a modern house in a historic Southern neighborhood will end after the North Carolina Supreme Court declined to weigh in.

The high court decided earlier this week to deny a petition to review an appeals court’s ruling in favor of the builders of the two-story house with modern twists in Raleigh’s Oakwood neighborhood.

A neighbor had fought the owners from a local commission through the state’s courts. The neighbor argued that the house didn’t fit in and could hurt values in the neighborhood.

The dispute dates to 2013 when the local commission approved plans for the house. Months later, another board voted to overturn the certificate of appropriateness, and construction was temporarily halted. A Wake County court later ruled in the couple’s favor, spurring the neighbor’s appeals.

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