Room to Grow

Chapel Hill, NC


Phase 2 General Contractor: New Dimensions

Phase 2 Custom Cabinetry: Wood Done Right, Mark Burford

Phase 2 Photos: Marilyn Peryer

Phase 1:

We have designed an addition to this contemporary ranch home in Chapel Hill to meet the needs of a growing family with three children. In order to preserve the strong character and massing of the original house, a two-story pavilion was added at the rear of the existing house, with a play/media room on the ground floor and two bedrooms above. Details and materials were chosen for their durability and simplicity, including exposed stained concrete floors and veneer plywood ceilings. Large windows and a series of balconies and decks with detachable sun shades will provide opportunities for the family to enjoy the beautiful wooded site.


Phase 2:

What an honor to have clients return to our firm for a second phase! This time our clients sought to improve their existing space for gracious entertaining and access to natural light. This interior kitchen sparks joy for residents and guests alike.

Custom designed floating shelves visually connect the kitchen and foyer, while maintaining the integrity of each space. A skylight directly above this intersection allows for ample natural light in both spaces. Our clients love being able to prepare dinner while watching for their guests’ arrival. Guests are welcomed with the comforting aroma of home cooking. The custom cabinetry provides a picture perfect stage to display beloved pieces of art. Elsewhere in the home, an elegant update of the primary bathroom creates a private oasis. In previous phases, Grant Group designed a screen porch and two guest suites for this beautiful mid-century modern home.

A view of the kitchen which is located besides a generous dining space surrounded by windows. The layout creates a visual connection to the living space.
Built-in storage and bench in the bathroom create a functional yet unique space
A bright and airy screen porch overlook the existing house, yard and wooded surroundings