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Coker House and Gardens

609 North St. Chapel Hill, NC 27514


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. Built 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 University of North Carolina 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 1980s. 4 bedrooms; 3.5 baths. Original hand-dug, stone lined well. Included in local and National Register historic districts. Easement held by Preservation North Carolina.



  • Property ID
  • 4
  • 3.2
  • Square Footage
    4200 sqft
  • Lot Size
    2.88 acres
  • Prairie
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    Year Built

Updated on November 30, 2020 at 9:42 am


  • Address: 609 North St.
  • City: Chapel Hill
  • State/county: North Carolina
  • Zip/Postal Code: 27514
  • Country: United States

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