James Taylor’s home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina is listed for $1,537,669. The home is 3,172 square feet, with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a den, a large kitchen, and a wrap-around balcony. An additional guest house — where Taylor stayed — includes a large living area and deck, one bathroom, and two bedrooms.
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Taylor is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and five-time Grammy Award winner. He’s one of the best-selling music artists of all time, selling over 100 million records. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Beginning with his breakthrough “Fire and Rain” in 1970, he has succeeded in retaining large audiences for decades, with a resurgence in the late 1990s and early 2000s when he recorded some of his most-awarded work.
His family moved to Chapel Hill during his early childhood. Here, they built this Mid-century modern home on 24 acres of land. His mother worked with architects inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright to create a modernist home that was spacious and conducive to entertaining, but also easy to maintain for her family of five children. On the same property, they built a guest home, which was a favorite of James and his siblings — where his initials are still carved into the deck.
The home is built on two levels with a mezzanine, and it is situated amid beautiful, rolling North Carolina hills, surrounded by woods, private meadows, and forest views. The home takes full advantage of this, with walls of glass looking out over the property. Much of the interior features wood paneling, and a granite fireplace accents the mezzanine living room.
The main house is five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a kitchen, a den, a full wrap-around balcony, and terraces for outdoor entertaining. This space is 3,172 square feet, with a two-car carport with additional storage. The spacious bedrooms and living spaces are cozy and welcoming, the perfect private nook in the North Carolina forest. Floor-to-ceiling windows in many of the rooms fill the space with light, and invite in the forest and nearby meadow, creating an open, clean feel.
The wrap-around balcony is situated to perfectly take advantage of the hill the home is built on — the view falls away both into the trees as well as over the tops, looking out over the hills. The balcony is also spacious, with a modern finish — perfect for outdoor entertaining. The home was originally built in 1952 in the heart of Chapel Hill by the Taylor family, where they lived for 20 years as each of their five children grew up.
In addition to the main house, the property also has a detached guest house — which mirrors many of the same design features as the main house — as well as a children’s playhouse.
The childhood home of James Taylor is currently listed for $1,537,669 and will go on auction to initial bids on June 29th.