William C. Coker House and Gardens – UNDER CONTRACT

  • 609 North Street
    USA Chapel Hill , NC 27514
    Orange County
  • $2,695,000
  • 4,200 square feet
  • Lot Size: 2.88 acres / Zoning: Residential

Owen Gwyn
North Carolina Estates, www.ncestates.com
919-906-1551, owengwyn@me.com


The William C. Coker House and Gardens is the centerpiece of Chapel Hill’s Franklin-Rosemary Historic District. Built in 1908 by the Father of Botany in the Southeastern U.S., this estate remains a fascinating fusion of distinctive architecture and a botanically rich landscape. Designed applying the early 20th century principles of Frank Lloyd Wright for residential architecture, Coker created a magnificent house that connects beautifully to the enduring landscape, including magnificent 100+ year old trees planted by Coker.

A short walk from the UNC campus that Coker helped design, the property reflects the plantings seen in UNC’s famed Coker Arboretum. Rare tranquility and privacy in the middle of this vibrant university community.

Owned by only 2 families since 1908, the house features exquisite interior woodwork, authentic original fixtures and Arts and Crafts details of the highest quality. Gardens restored and documented by Chip Calloway in 1990s. 4 bedrooms; 3.5 baths. Original hand-dug, stone lined well. Included in local and National Register historic districts.

The home is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina. Please contact Dawn Williams at dwilliams@presnc.org or 919-832-3652 x221 to request a copy of these covenants.