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A ’70s North Carolina Home With Towering Windows Lists for the First Time in a Half Century

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On the market for $1,650,000, the wood-and-glass house by Sumner Winn shows off some of the regionally revered architect’s signature moves.

A ’70s North Carolina Home With Towering Windows Lists for the First Time in a Half Century

Property Details:  

Location: 2617 Meacham Road, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Price: $1,650,000

Year Built: 1970

Architect: Sumner Winn

Footprint: 2,962 square feet (four bedrooms, three baths)

Lot size: 27.01 acres

From the agent: “Architecturally significant Sumner Winn–designed home. First time on the market in over 50 years. Noteworthy modernist details including large glass areas, an impressive brick fireplace, brick floors, wood walls, concealed gutters, and extensive built-ins. Set on an exceptional 27-acre wooded lot with dramatic views and a delightful stream. Expansive porch and outdoor living areas including a former grass tennis court. A vintage, undisturbed midcentury-modern design awaiting your vision.”

Architect Sumner Winn built the wood-and-glass residence at 2617 Meacham Road in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 1970. Winn, who was born in Massachusetts and studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design, moved to Chapel Hill around 1960 and worked at local firms until he established his own practice in 1973.

Late architect Sumner Winn built the wood-and-glass residence at 2617 Meacham Road in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 1970. Winn, who was born in Massachusetts and studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design, moved to Chapel Hill around 1960 and worked at local firms until he established his own practice in 1973.

Photo by Dominique Sinibaldi with First Impression NC

The late architect was known for designing houses with impressive corner windows, brick fireplaces, and extended post-and-beam eaves. These original details have been carefully preserved throughout the 2,692-square-foot home.

Winn was known for designing houses with impressive corner windows, brick fireplaces, and extended post-and-beam eaves. These original details have been carefully preserved throughout the 2,692-square-foot home.

Photo by Dominique Sinibaldi with First Impression NC

A full-height brick fireplace anchors the living room near a built-in seating area with open shelving above.

A full-height brick fireplace anchors the living room near a built-in seating area with open shelving above.

Photo by Dominique Sinibaldi with First Impression NC

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