Chapel Hill High
Office Phone : 919-933-8500 Voice Mail : 919-547-4104 Toll Free : 1-800-382-0673
Historical presence with stunning architecture and modern conveniences. The original portion of this home was built in 1854. In 2002, the home was renovated and expanded, partially using 1850’s NC heartwood pine reclaimed from a warehouse in Chicago. Living space, including a modern master suite with eastern exposure, a media room, outdoor space, a 3-car garage, and a studio suite were added. The home, garage and porches are covered by copper roofing. This home, a local treasure, was moved to its present location in 2016. Eleven plus acres encircle the home in pastures and pine and tulip poplar woodlands. The back yard adjoins a young pecan grove and apple orchard– allowing expansive, unblocked views of some of the area’s most special farmland. A southern style porch spans 3 sides of the home and a deck is found at the rear. The covered porch is large enough for entertaining or family dinners. The front entry is the original 1854 portion of the home and the original doors, complete with lockset, are part of the entryway. Inside the home the walls, ceiling, floors and stairs of the original home are lined in local heartwood and wide planks make up the walls and ceilings. To the right of the front entry is the living room with the original wood burning masonry fireplace and mantle. To the left is an office or formal dining room with another original wood burning masonry fireplace and 2 doors leading to the large seating area on the porch. Large windows and high ceilings are found in these spaces and natural light is abundant throughout the home. At the end of the foyer, a wide hall the spans the width of the home letting the natural spaces and light permeate. This hall allows access to both sides of the porch. The large family and dining area is also accessed at either end of the hall. This area is surrounded by large windows, many floor-to-ceiling, and allows access to the deck and kitchen. A generously sized masonry and natural stone fireplace is found in the family area. Also found in the family room is a wet bar with granite counters, sink, mini fridge, and custom cabinetry. At the opposite end of the family and dining room is the spacious cook’s kitchen. Features of the kitchen include Waterstone faucets, granite and butcher block counters, tile backsplash, and wooden cabinetry hand built by a local carpenter with wood reclaimed from the original home; including bubble glass doors, reclaimed from the original 1854 windows, pan drawers, and a desk area. Stainless steel appliances include a 6-burner dacor gas range, a dacor wall oven and microwave, a built-in Sub-Zero French door refrigerator, and a Bosch dishwasher. Seating is found at the huge island and a walk in pantry allows extra storage space. The front staircase leading to the upstairs bedrooms is original and the upstairs hallway opens into a sky-lit space that abounds in natural wood and light. Return downstairs via a new, extra-wide staircase that is marked by a handcrafted rail that is, itself, a piece of art. The 2 front bedrooms are part of the original home and each is lined in wide plank wood and has an en suite bath and walk-in closet. The owner’s suite is spacious and includes 2 walk-in closets and an en suite bath. The bath has a dual sink vanity, a garden tub and a separate shower with body jets and rain shower. Granite surrounds the tub and also makes up the counter of the vanity. The home’s balcony can be accessed from the owner’s suite. Access to the balcony is also found in the media room or fourth bedroom, this room also has a walk-in closet. A laundry room with tile floor and commercial grade laundry sink is also found on the second level. Halls throughout the home are spacious. Both the main level and upper halls allow space for a seating area. Additional features of the home include solid wood doors, a security system, distributed audio, a central vacuum system, a water filtration system, all toilets in the main house are Toto, spray foam insulation in attic and in 2016, the HVAC systems were installed. A 3-car garage is accessed by a breezeway and has a multi-basin commercial grade sink and room for a work bench. Located over the garage is an 821 square foot studio suite that includes a kitchen, a full bath and built-in shelving and cabinetry. This space is perfect for office space, an art studio, guest quarters or an Au Pair suite. Additional features of the property include close proximity to downtowns Carrboro and Chapel Hill, Anderson Park and McDougle elementary and middle schools. With its partially historic structure, many exceptional materials and finishes, well-executed floor plan, and private setting, this home combines the style of a bygone era with every modern luxury.