Thursday, January 2, 2014

Opening in February

Forrest, Carol-Ann and Serene Moment

Fearrington Village, North Carolina is a lovely rural community, just eight miles south of Chapel Hill. Over 50 visual artists live and create in Fearrington. Nature-inspired painter and sculptor, Dr. Forrest Greenslade has his Organic Forrestry Studio and Forrest Dweller Sculpture Garden in Fearrington Village

The Artist’s Garret BNB, just above Forrest’s studio, is a comfortable apartment with gallery sitting room, full kitchen, bedroom, and bath, all decorated with Greenslade’s art. After parking in a private space, you will be greeted with fresh flowers from the garden and some unique North Carolina treats. Take a few moments to enjoy some of Forrest’s sculpture in the front yard or paintings in the Greenslade’s home gallery. Forrest will be happy to give you a personal tour. We can also arrange for you to visit other Artist Studios at Fearrington Village. 

The BNB is in a separate building over the studio. The sunny BNB kitchen has new granite counters with stainless sink, refrigerator and freezer, well stocked Keurig coffee maker, microwave, toaster, range and dishwasher. You can enjoy a snack or meal at Aunt Addie’s antique maple dinette, recently decorated by local artist friend Kate Ladd. Make your breakfast here, or go to the Dancing Goat in the Fearrington Village Center. The large gallery sitting room is filled with light, right up to the cathedral ceilings. A colorful rug that Forrest’s wife Carol-Ann dragged from Tunisia, dresses up the newly refinished parquet wood floors. You can sit in the comfortable leather chair, and put your feet up on the matching hassock, or use the wifi at the partner’s desk, on which Forrest wrote his PhD thesis nearly 50 years ago.

The cozy bedroom has a new queen sized bed. The room is decorated with keepsakes and childhood works by daughter-artist Kathryn Greenslade Armstrong. Watch some cable TV, do some reading, and get a good night’s sleep. Just off the full bath, is a walk-in closet and library.

Enjoy the sculpture garden. Take a long walk on one of the community trails that adjoins the Greenslade garden, which is a National Wildlife Federation certified wildlife habitat. The garden has been featured in Carolina Gardener Magazine.

The Artist’s Garret BNB is a quick walk to the Fearrington Village Center, with incredible gardens, gourmet restaurants, a first-rate independent bookstore, spa, and charming shops. In warm weather, there is a wonderful outdoor beer garden featuring local musicians.