Welcome to one of the coolest properties in Chatham County! Nestled on over 26 acres and bordered by Terrell's Creek, the main house has locally sourced custom finishes throughout; Fourth floor Tower w/Ship's Hatch; Cook's kitchen w/Soapstone counter tops and custom cabinetry; Art Studio; Dance Studio; Library; Radiant heated concrete floors; and Solar assisted hot water. Grow your own food with 4000 sq.ft. fenced garden, attached chicken coop, and pollinator garden. Detached garage with workshop area, office, and comfortable apartment for guests. Property consists of 4 lots, 2 of which are vacant.
Wildlife abounds here:
Daily sightings include deer, rabbits, lizards, skinks, and frogs. Tree-frogs and salamanders like to hang out on and around the front door in a hard rain. Turtles, black snakes, hawks, turkey vultures, owls, woodpeckers and a plethora of songbirds, even some rare varieties, all call this property home. Less-frequent but regular sightings include great blue heron cranes (one even alighted on the tower once!), raccoon, opossum, foxes, wild turkey, and on a rare occasion a skunk or ground hog. Coyote across the creek offer a year-round nighttime chorus (although only once in 20 years has one been spotted). Rare sightings down at the creek include an otter (twice!), a mink, and a black bear. The creek also boasts fish and native mussels (the shells are beautiful!), many ducks, great blues, and kingfishers. And the property is graced by a large stand of native mountain laurel, one of only a handful of remaining stands east of the mountains!
Other Features of the Property
Main Residence offers:
Virtually indestructible and maintenance-free 8" concrete walls sourced from International Precast of Siler City.
Passive solar design (south-facing).
3 heat sources: large firebox Morsø (since 1853) wood stove, solar hot water radiant floors, and central HVAC. Wood for the stove can be sourced from the property.
Solar panels heat the radiant concrete floors on the basement and ground floor, and provide ample hot water for all your hot water needs.
Screened porch (north-facing) offers cooler summer outdoor living and dining space w/woods and creek view. Ipé flooring is durable and maintenance-free.
Custom soapstone counter tops in kitchen and laundry, as well as soapstone sink in laundry, sourced from Alberene Soapstone in Virginia (laundry sink was reclaimed from UNC chemistry lab ~25 years ago).
Custom-made stainless full-length kitchen sinks and counter.
Kitchen cabinets designed and built by Jim Kirkpatrick, Kirkpatrick Woodworks.
Energy-efficient extruded fiberglass windows and doors from Accurate Dorwin - Canada.
Hunter Douglas "Duette" honeycomb shades keep heat in in the winter, and out in the summer.
Beam Central Vacuum system w/many outlets and auto dustpans.
Locally sourced wood (from within 50 mile radius of Jordan Lake) includes: Black Walnut ceilings, cabinets, vanities, and window and door trim throughout; cedar siding in all the closets.
Reclaimed Hardwood Flooring and other treatments include:
Maple w/Mahogany Inlay flooring on 2nd story.
Birds-eye maple double vanity in 2nd story Jack & Jill bathroom.
Fir ceilings in sunroom and master closet.
Stainless steel Fireman's pole fabricated by Ted Patterson, Durham-based metal arts/architecture artist and builder in Durham (work featured in Guglhupf, Durham); a 2nd Ted Patterson fire pole for the barn apartment is currently stored on the property.
Bathrooms adorned with iridescent glass tile made from recycled beer and wine bottles.
Master Bathroom glass block shower - glass blocks salvaged from a 1920's house sunroom in Durham.
Stainless Steel restaurant counter/sink in arts and crafts studio salvaged from Weaver Street Market in Carrboro years ago.
Custom built-in shelves in the library, and built-in shelves and cabinets throughout the house.
Poplar cabinets in arts/crafts studio were salvaged from lab in UNC ~30 years ago.
Solatubes™ as well as sky-windows in the sunroom ceiling with aligned glass block flooring in the sunroom floor, bring daylight into the basement dance studio and other areas.
Dance Studio w/custom-made steel double ballet barre; mirrors in dance studio salvaged from Gold's Gym in Carrboro.
Speed Queen washer and dryer (residential versions) give you the durability and capacity of their commercial systems.
Glass beads on interior cable rail (stairs and upper hallway), and some of the kitchen pulls, are locally made by Jonathan Michael Davis, glassblower extraordinaire.
Arts/Crafts Studio w/stainless sink & counter, natural light & built-in cabinets.
Drop-ceiling in the basement, along with dedicated mechanical room, offers easy access to 'internal workings' of the house, from plumbing and electric to central vac and hvac tubing, etc.
Granite stones in front yard and around drive/patio salvaged from Central Prison in Raleigh by D.H. Griffin.
Glazed Terracotta Tile on the Living room and Master bedroom roofs are from Ludowici Tile Company (in business since 1888). Two+ crates of original order tiles are on-site in the event replacements are needed.
Established pollinator garden around the slate patio attracts hummingbirds and all types of native pollinators.
8' high fenced vegetable garden (deer proof) w/wide swing and walk-through doors.
Garage has ample workspace w/hard-to-find-used Mohawk A7 car lift, built-in shelving, cabinets, sink.
Walking trails throughout property.
A playhouse/tree house w/sandbox, slides, climbing wall, and tunnel, along with old-school swing set and balance beam, and zip-line down to the creek, offer lots of play spaces.
The pipeline is great for sledding in the winter, or frisbee and wild-flower picking in the summer!
Less than 20 minutes to Carrboro/Chapel Hill, 15 minutes to Pittsboro, 15 minutes to Saxapahaw.