an equestrian retreat in Chapel Hill Sited on a four acre park-like setting with open spaces, wide views and immaculately maintained pastures and lawns, Chevaux is a horse farm of distinction. The home was designed by noted French-Canadian architect, Jon Condoret to capture the setting.
Jon Condoret designed Chevaux in an L-shape with a prominent two-story southern exposure in the great room pictured here. Mexican tile floors provide passive solar heating. Dazzling natural light from ten skylights permeates both levels. Ten skylights (five on the main level and five above), five sets of sliding glass doors and walls of windows infuse natural light from all directions. Chevaux was constructed by W&S Construction, known in Chapel Hill for their quality and attention to detail.
The great room has twenty foot ceilings and three sliding glass doors that lead to a raised brick veranda on the southern side of the house. The masonry fireplace has a built-in fan to distribute heat. An adjacent wood stove, vented through the masonry fireplace, provides warmth to all the central living spaces.
Other amenities include: ~ cathedral ceilings in five rooms . . . the entry hall, great room, dining room on the main level; and the master bedroom, and 4th bedroom/study above ~ a guest bedroom and bath ~ a large laundry room near the garage entry . . . it includes a flower-cutting sink, abundant cabinetry, and a laundry chute from the master ~ garage with built-in work bench and storage closet with an outside entry door ~ garage entry to the house is through a vestibule/ mudroom with built-in coat racks and a built-in storage chest/bench; and a hall that connects to the laundry room, pantry, communications/ wine storage closet, and kitchen
elegant dining room pictured here features
cathedral ceilings, sliding doors to the wooden deck on the eastern side of the house, and track lighting.
are extended views into the great
room and panoramic views of the magnificent grounds.
Chevaux is landscaped for year-round green color. There are conifers, lawns, and pastures. Plantings were selected for fragrance as well. They include tea olives, gardenias, winter daphne and Carolina jasmine. The extensive conifer collection includes a variety of Japanese cedar cultivars, a Japanese fir, California redwoods, a Chinese fir, Himalayan deodars, Canadian hemlocks, a giant western cedar (from the Pacific Northwest), several Arizona blue cypress cultivars, and blue Hetzi juniper hedges around the sacrifice paddock. A massive and fragrant tea olive hedge (100 plants) at the back property line prove complete privacy from the property behind. There is a small apple orchard behind the barn and raised vegetable beds. Other trees of note include Japanese maples, fringe trees and a Chinese pagoda tree.
Of note in the kitchen are the granite counters, spacious cooking and prep island, adjustable track lighting, and three skylights over the sink wall. The KitchenAid appliances include a stainless steel refrigerator/freezer, and a stainless steel automatic under-counter ice maker. Other amenities include a built-in desk area and a wet bar. There are pocket doors to the walk-in pantry.
The second floor master suite is located in a separate wing and is illuminated by three skylights. To up the ownersâ€™ enjoyment of this suite, there is a cathedral ceiling and a masonry fireplace with a built-in fan to distribute warmth. A full wall of windows overlooks exquisite views of the barn and grounds. There is complete privacy from neighbors. The master bath boasts two additional skylights. It features a sunken Jacuzzi tub, his and hers vanity areas and a walk-in shower. A water closet houses the toilet and bidet. Note the dressing area and two walk-in closets.
open hallway greets all as they
enter the second floor.
views over first floor rooms are stellar.
will appreciate the
large window in the stairwell.
the fourth bedroom pictured to the right is currently used as a study.
a vaulted ceiling, and abundant
windows from three angles, it makes a perfect office or bedroom.
refined features make this a horse farm to cherish
The rich entry is to be savored. The arched front entrance with beveled-glass and wood door were moved intact from a historic Baltimore townhouse. They exude history and detailed craftsmanship.
Other Features Include
~ copper gutters ~ three Japanese downspouts provide a twenty foot picturesque water drop of backlit free-flowing water during rainstorms from the corner of the front entry portico to a brick ground receptacle ~ two additional Japanese downspouts provide ten foot drops during rainstorms from both external corners of the dining room . . . one is backlit by flood lights ~ a very reliable well provides six gallons per minute of water provided with no cost . . . a second well permit has been issued by Orange County ~ a whole-house water filter is located under the sink in the first floor laundry room . . . which makes filter changing easy and accessible ~ solar hot water panels are discreetly placed on the roof . . two additional electric hot water heaters back up the solar system
~ two Trane heat pumps service the upstairs and downstairs separately ~ the security system has control panels in the garage and in the master bedroom ~ exterior lights can be controlled from multiple switches, including switches in the master bedroom ~ an attic fan can cool the whole house when windows are open on soft nights
The Equine Aficionado will appreciate the magnificent brick and wood architect designed barn with its stylish cupola and copper weathervane. The four stall barn plus wash stall and tack room includes six skylights, electric power, ceiling fans over the stalls, extensive lighting inside and out, two telephone lines, and hot and cold water in the sink, tack room, and in the wash stall. There is a hayloft, a chip/sawdust shed, and covered storage for equipment/parking/horse trailer. Automatic waterers are in all stalls, pastures and paddocks. Three rail fencing is found throughout the property.
The property includes two pastures, one lighted riding ring (now in grass), and one lighted sacrifice paddock (also in grass). The main lawns can be used safely for grazing with a simple rope closure.
Miles of trails are accessed through the back gate in the 1950-acre Korstian division of Duke Forest. There is a delightful four season trail riding that includes the New Hope Creek with bridges.
Room dimensions Covered Porch Entry Hall Dining Room Family Room Kitchen Breakfast Den Guest Suite Laundry Veranda Garage
10.4’ x 7.8’ 16.7’ x 8.1’ 15.6’ x 14’ 21.8’ x 15.6’ 18.3’ x 10’ 15.1’ x 7.8’ 15.4’ x 12.2’ 13.8’ x 12.4’ 11.4’ x 9.1’ 20’ x 18’ 26.2’ x 22.4’
lies on the outskirts of Chapel
Hill, an historic university town founded in the 18th century. It is a premier suburban development with a four acre minimum lots. Five horse barns are found on the street. The community has a swim and racquet club open for membership. Children in the neighborhood attend highly acclaimed Chapel Hill Schools, but the tax rate remains low. The setting is only . . . 3 minutes to 2 shopping centers 5 minutes to downtown Chapel Hill and UNC 5 minutes to Durham Academy
Master Bedroom 15.4’ x 12’ Master Bath 20.3’ x 8.4’ Dressing Area 5.6’ x 4.5’ Bedroom Three 13.2’ x 12.2’ Bedroom Four / Office 15.1’ x 11.9’ Barn
35.3’ x 32.7’
HEATED SQUARE FEET ACREAGE 4
Schools: Morris Grove Elementary Smith Middle School East Chapel Hill High School
Offered for $940,000
7 minutes to Duke University 10 minutes to Durham and the DPAC 15 minutes to the Research Triangle Park 20 minutes to the RDU Airport
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