Chapel Hill Magazine January/February 2021

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labor of

love An architect and a designer built a hillside home for their family in Carrboro By M ar ie Mui r | Photography by Cornel l Wat son


he Carrboro home of Douglas V. Pierson and Youn Choi is harmonious with its surrounding landscape, resembling a black snake sunning itself on the hillside. “The exterior is the skin of a snake; inside the gut is where we’re living,” Youn says as she points to a wall running through the center of a miniature three-dimensional model of the home she and her 60

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