Gimghoul Cottage

Chapel Hill, NC

General Contractor: Hopper Constructtion

Photos: © Arsalan Abbasi

An extensive renovation transformed this 1950’s home, in the lovely historic Gimghoul neighborhood of Chapel Hill, into a spacious and elegant retirement residence. As you approach and enter, a new broad dormer above the front door brings generous light into the inviting foyer and the second floor balcony. French doors open from the formal living room onto the rocking chair front porch. A beautifully crafted curved wood ceiling leads to the dining room with its own handsome fireplace. The light-filled kitchen is outfitted for the resident gourmet cook and wine enthusiast. A new screen porch and elevated deck overlook a secluded backyard. Other conveniences and pleasures include a well-appointed laundry and master closet, a private home office, and a luxurious master bathroom. The owners are looking forward to many happy years in their comfortable yet sophisticated renovated home.

General Contractor: Hopper Construction

An exterior view of the house at dusk tucked away among the trees. The lights from within illuminate the front porch and red front door.
This light-filled kitchen with a generous island, built-in storage and vaulted ceilings is the perfect space for both casual cooking and gourmet dining and hosting
The formal living room, with warm wood floors and hand-carved wood fireplace, are connected to the front porch with French doors