Kramer House

exterior with fish pond

Purves-Ravenel Residence

This modestly sized home in the Chapel Hill Historic District was designed with an angle in the middle to fit on a very small lot. The creative design and some care on our part allowed us to build without disturbing the existing pecan trees and azaleas. A small screen porch connects the main house to a separate home office. The outside finish is a mix of cedar shingles and horizontal cedar siding. The roof overhangs, exposed rafter tails, and window trim are all painted dark green. The interior has ceramic tile and heart pine floors, as well as exposed ceiling joists in the main living area. Caledonia’s Tom Wagner built the kitchen cabinets. This home was originally one story, but we added a staircase and a second story bedroom in 2005. The Purves-Ravenel home was selected as part of the Raleigh News and Observer “Home of the Month “ series for 2007.

Architect: Ken Peterman (1998, 2,000 sq. ft.)