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Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
This impressive midcentury modern was built in 1966 for a race car driver, according to local legend, and was completely revamped in 2016 for contemporary living. Set on 1.68 acres in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the hefty 3,188-square-foot boasts three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and soaring common areas that preserve the era’s focus on open, light-filled spaces.
Glass, wood, and limestone characterize the three-story residence, which features a simple silhouette of a gently sloping gabled roof with deep overhangs and a matching covered portico with fir screen walls marking the entrance.
Inside, behind another wood-slat partition is the home’s main open living area. Here, a new kitchen and lounge occupy a soaring space with clerestory windows, with a dining area and reading nook with limestone fireplace following. In the opposite wing, a formal living room with a large limestone fireplace and hearth also features vaulted ceilings with clerestory windows and opens onto a covered patio.
Upstairs, a master suite includes a balcony that overlooks the yard and the wooded grounds. In addition to two bedrooms, there’s also an office with an exterior entrance. A new two-car garage was also built in the style of the original house and includes a vaulted ceiling, glass-and-steel overhead doors, and sliding fir side screens that open onto the yard—allowing it to double as a cabana.
Located at 1205 Old Lystra Road just 10 minutes from downtown Chapel Hill and surrounded by farms, the property is offered at $799,000. Have a look.
Courtesy of Keller Williams