Holmgren Sidell House
Chapel Hill, NC
General Contractor: Curt Hendrickson
Photos: © Jeremy M. Lange Photography, Bob Donnan, & Grant Group Architecture
Conceived and designed as a “cottage in the garden” set in the heart of Chapel Hill, this small-footprint home fits into its neighborhood and offers magnificent views of its surrounding gardens. Shed dormers, corner windows, large overhangs, and horizontal and vertical siding patterns break up the massing. Inside areas flow gracefully into spacious rooms with nooks, alcoves, and window seats. Porches, decks, and balconies on all three levels provide a variety of outdoor living spaces. The design combines the character of old homes with the spaciousness, light, and energy efficiency of a new house.