November 11, 2005
by Canadian Architect
The most celebrated modern prefab home in America is now offered for sale. An open house will take place from Thursday, November 17 through Sunday, November 20 at 196 Beech Hill, Pittsboro, North Carolina. Bids begin at $550,000. Directions and more information can be found at www.wieler.com.
Winner of the first Dwell Home Design Invitational, the Wieler House has claimed its place in architectural history; it has been featured in major world publications, including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Hailed as “the most high-profile modern prefab house in America” by the Washington Post, the home marries luxury, sustainability, modern design and 21st-century prefab technologies.
Set on a hilltop retreat on seven acres adjacent to hundreds of acres protected land, the 2,340-square-foot home has two bedrooms, 2.5 baths and includes a 300-square-foot bonus room/office/guest bedroom with a separate entrance. Its open floor plan affords panoramic views of the neighbouring federal nature preserve and features the ultimate in high-end luxury amenities, including a gated driveway with remote control and keypad access, gourmet kitchen, stainless steel Jenn-Air appliances, Kohler Purist fixtures, soaking tub in master bath, Artemide lighting, sustainable bamboo flooring, maple cabinets, Bang & Olufsen audio system throughout house, Home Director smart home system, Lennox Signature Series high-efficiency A/C, rooftop terrace with outdoor fireplace, Neoporte stainless steel entry doors, Loewen windows and sliding glass doors, Trex decking, red cedar siding, wood-burning fireplace in living area, and much more.
The home is located 25 minutes from UNC at Chapel Hill and the university hospital, 40 minutes from Duke, Durham and Raleigh Durham Airport and downtown Raleigh auditorium, civic center and RBC sports complex.
Encouraged by the overwhelming media attention in national and international publications, and the enthusiasm of thousands who traveled far to attend the open house, Nathan Wieler decided to make the same type of housing available to other homebuyers. Thus, in addition to sparking a movement, the Wieler House is also the prototype for launching Mr. Wieler’s modern housing company, Wieler Homes. In addition, Wieler DFG, a company that Wieler started with business partner, Adam Hathcock, is developing hundreds of acres, primarily in Chatham County, North Carolina, where architect-designed modern prefab homes will be welcomed.