Cyndy and James B. Blackburn moved from Durhams beautiful Forest Hills neighborhood to one of Chapel Hills Morgan Creek neighborhoods nine years ago. It shortened the commute time for both of them.
Published: Apr. 26, 2013 3:33 PM | Full story
Connie Slaughter is getting ready to move to Nashville, Tennessee, to be near her grandchildren. The stucco contemporary house she has lived in for the past seven years north of Hillsborough is ready for new owners. Slaughter and her husband cleared a little over an acre of the 10-acre tract upon which the house and an over-sized, two-car garage sit. The couple created a backyard garden space and a stone walk to reach it. The land is gently rolling with an intermittent stream downhill from the house.
Published: Apr. 26, 2013 3:24 PM | Full story
Whether you live in Wake, Durham, Orange or Chatham counties, there will be a green-built home finished or under construction for you to see during the eighth annual green home tour in the Triangle. Sponsored by the Green Home Builders of the Triangle, this free, self-guided tour will feature 25 homes in a wide variety of designs. Since some of the homes are still under construction, visitors will be able to see what’s behind the walls that make these houses energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
Published: Apr. 16, 2013 2:19 PM | Full story
In Hillsboroughs historic district, an I-house stands on an elevated hill at the corner of West King Street and South Hillsborough Avenue waiting to be loved. The traditional North Carolina farmhouse dates back to 1850 when it was built by a David Anderson. Its changed hands several times including serving as home to D.W. Parks, one-time owner of the Colonial Inn, and Hillsboroughs prominent Cates family. The Herb Cates family bought the house around the 1920s along with all the parcels on the block, which were bought by brothers Fred and Scott Cates.
Published: Mar. 12, 2013 12:40 PM | Full story
A historic house on a quiet street in Pittsboro and a cornucopia of cabins and a Federal-style farmhouse on 15 acres just over the Chatham County line in Randolph County come with several options for use by interested buyers.
Published: Mar. 12, 2013 12:14 PM | Full story
Sometimes a house surprises you. Sometimes a town does, too. When it comes time to find a place to retire, experienced house hunters know to scout the location as well as the house. Retiring to a circa 1760 fixer-upper in a rural village in France sounded more idyllic than it turned out to be for Renate Hall and Joan Arbuthnot. The two had lived in various large cities around the U.S. and Europe during their careers with an airline. Retiring to a quiet, uncomplicated life held appeal.
Published: Mar. 12, 2013 12:34 PM | Full story
Willing to exchange a 15-minute drive for lower taxes and larger lots? Look at FieldStone, a new-home neighborhood in northern Chatham County, just south of Chapel Hill and west of RTP.
Published: Jan. 7, 2013 10:13 AM | Full story
Hillsborough resident Bartow Culp leans on the old library card catalog he turned into a spice cupboard as gestures toward the view of his back yard as seen from the kitchen/living room addition in his renovated Hillsborough home. Local architect Fred Stewart designed the expansion of Culps 1912 Edwardian-style brick home in downtown Hillsborough.
Published: Nov. 30, 2012 12:22 PM | Full story
The three-bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouses available now in Ballentine have single-car garages and covered back patios.
Published: Nov. 25, 2012 7:00 AM | Full story
When Barnette Crabtree started developing neighborhoods in North Carolina, the 1972 Duke University graduate began in Durham. Several of the citys finest neighborhoods bear his signature, including American Village, Hardscrabble Plantation, Hopewell, Lennox, Marydell Estates, Snow Hill Preserve, Surrey Green, Stephens Woods and Vantage Pointe.
Published: Oct. 21, 2012 3:00 AM | Full story
What do you do when the place you want to live is out of reach because you already have a house with a mortgage in another place?
Published: Oct. 15, 2012 12:38 PM | Full story
The Home Builders Association (HBA) of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties has announced the 2012 Parade of Homes winners. Homes on Parade were divided into price categories and judged by teams of builders and new home professionals from other markets.
Published: Oct. 5, 2012 11:24 AM | Full story
Carrboro couple rebuilds after losing home to fire
Published: Sep. 17, 2012 8:59 AM | Full story
When you need the lawn seeded, a bathroom tiled, your house reorganized or redecorated where do you turn to find reputable professionals? Since 2009, many Triangle residents have been joining HOCOA (Homeowners Contractors Association).
Published: Sep. 9, 2012 12:02 AM | Full story
Tom Grizzles back yard used to be a forest. Now if you walk into it, youll see a pocket farm or what the Chapel Hill resident likes to call his backyard nanofarm.
Published: Sep. 2, 2012 2:53 PM | Full story
With all the summer storms and a yard that seems to stay wet for far too long, my husband is convinced we need some French drains. I talked to two landscapers about whats involved and received inspiration from a homeowner who installed her own.
Published: Aug. 20, 2012 11:21 AM | Full story
Susie and Ogden Lewis, New York City natives, love living in the Big Apple. The couple has an apartment near Hunter College which makes attending concerts at Lincoln Center or shows on and off Broadway an easy commute. Whats not to love? Yet nine years ago, the couple took a Southern swing to Fearrington Village, where they say they also had a marvelous time so marvelous they bought a townhouse there.
Published: Aug. 20, 2012 10:34 AM | Full story
Miles of horse riding trails, some along the South Fork of the Little River. A big pond for swimming and fishing. Open meadows for playing. Dense woodlands where Robin Hoods merry men may be hiding. An old restored barn for parties. A grain silo and milking parlor. And nearby, a farmer tends Angus cattle grazing in verdant fields.
Published: Jul. 15, 2012 10:43 AM | Full story
Its funny how welcome you feel when you walk into some homes. Its more than the staging of furniture or a familiar scent like bread baking. It may be the way light filters through the windows or the choice of paints in combination with brick and mortar and all of the other elements that go into building a home.
Published: Jul. 8, 2012 8:46 AM | Full story
Liz Iftikhar went to an estate sale in 2009 and fell in love not with a highboy dresser or wrought iron chaise lounge but with the courtyard setting of the property itself. And whats not to like about any home in Greenwood a historic Chapel Hill neighborhood that hugs the universitys Battle Park, a deeply wooded tract which has been, since 2004, under the aegis of the North Carolina Botanical Garden, a unit of the university.
Published: Jun. 24, 2012 5:10 AM | Full story
This lovely modernist home on Damascus Church Road is just two miles from University Lake and four from Chapel Hill so close that it has a Chapel Hill address. And children living in this house would attend Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools: Frank Porter Graham Elementary School, Culbreth Middle School and Carrboro High School.
Published: Jun. 7, 2012 2:50 PM | Full story
We like the freedom of the country because you can spread out and do what you want. We garden, and we have chickens, and we love animals. We like to have people come over and sit by the fire and let the kids play. Theres a creek that you can explore. You can run around in your pajamas all day if you want.
Published: Jun. 1, 2012 1:49 PM | Full story
The Chatham County summer retreat for North Carolina writer Paul Green was remodeled more than 10 years ago for use as a bed and breakfast and event center called Windy Oaks. Over the past year, it was totally renovated again to serve as an executive family home where lavish parties and corporate events could still be held.
Published: May. 30, 2012 1:49 PM | Full story
Hillsborough resident Mark Obenshain calls himself a cheapskate.
But thats just one reason his family installed a geothermal heating and cooling system in their home.
The system, which extracts or rejects heat for the house by circulating water through pipes in the ground, takes advantage of a steady temperature of about 58 degrees 2 to 3 feet below the Earths surface.
Published: May. 21, 2012 10:03 AM | Full story
Renovations restore balance in downtown Chapel Hill neighborhood
Published: Sep. 24, 2008 7:34 AM | Full story
18th-century home is an easy walk from both downtown and the Eno River
Published: Jul. 6, 2008 2:22 PM | Full story
Fix-A-Home’s first project brings out the best
Published: Nov. 17, 2007 5:11 PM | Full story
Title search is a crucial element to avoiding unpleasant surprises at closing
Published: Oct. 13, 2007 10:38 PM | Full story
Chapel Hill family finds its dream home
Published: Jun. 15, 2007 6:36 PM | Full story
New maps have folks fretting over home insurance
Published: Jun. 9, 2007 4:44 PM | Full story
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