About this listing
The Artist's Garret is a 600 sq ft short-term furnished rental apartment in Fearrington Village, just 8 miles south of Chapel Hill. Nature-inspired artist, Forrest C. Greenslade, PhD has his studio just below. Featured in Outreach N C Magazine
The Artist's Garret is featured in Outreach NC Magazine's Travel Issue. Fearrington Village, North Carolina is a lovely rural community just South of Chapel Hill. Regionally and nationally recognized 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 at his home there. The Artist’s Garret, just above Forrest’s studio, is a comfortable one bedroom apartment with gallery sitting room, full kitchen and bath, all decorated with Greenslade’s art. The Artist's Garret is walking distance from Fearrington Village, a famous site for weddings and other gatherings.
After parking in a private space, take a few moments to enjoy some of Forrest’s sculpture in the front yard or paintings in the Greenslades home gallery. Forrest and his wife Carol-Ann will be happy to give you a personal tour. We can also arrange for you to visit other Artist Studios in the area. You will also find information on local recreation, shopping and dining in the surrounding areas in your room.
The apartment is very private, in a separate building over the studio. The sunny kitchen has new granite counters with stainless sink, refrigerator-freezer, well stocked Keurig coffee maker, microwave, toaster, range and dishwasher. We don't serve breakfast, but you can enjoy a snack or meal at Aunt Addie’s antique maple dinette table & chairs, recently decorated by local artist friend Kate Ladd.
The large gallery sitting room is filled with light, right up to the cathedral ceilings. A colorful rug that Carol-Ann dragged home from Tunisia, dresses up the newly refinished parquet wood floor. You can sit in the comfortable leather chair, and put your feet up on the matching ottoman, or use your computer via 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, with 500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. 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.
The apartment has central heat and air conditioning with an electronic air scrubber.
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 is a quick walk to local Village Center, with incredible gardens, gourmet restaurants, a first-rate independent bookstore, spa, hair salon and charming shops.
Enjoy the sculpture garden, the gallery in the Greenslade home and the wonderful restaurants, and shops in the Village Center.
Interaction with guests
We can give you a personal tour of the Organic Forrestry Studio and Forrest Dweller Sculpture Garden. We can arrange visits to other artists' studios in our community.
Fearrington Village North Carolina is a unique rural area with many creative residents.
Fearrington Village is in the country, so walking and driving are the primary modes of transit. We have several miles of walking trails, including the Creekwood Trail just outside our back gate.
Other things to note
We are in Chatham, where we enjoy relaxed country living, and invite our guests to make use of our yard and gardens. There is a water garden, several sitting and eating areas, garden paths and arbors... even a hidden rope hammock in an area we call the grove. We want you to feel at home here!
Two guest maximum. No pets. No smoking anywhere on the property. Two months maximum. Please don't change anything on the thermostat or open windows. This interferes with the functioning of the air purifier.
I was that kid you could always find turning over rocks in streams, looking for what wonders nature would disclose to me. This curiosity about the natural world led me to a serious life as scientist and organizational executive. Now in retirement, I am again doing what I did in grammar school -- turning over rocks and sculpting and painting the wonders that nature discloses.
It’s more fun than any old guy deserves!
My wife of 50 years, Carol-Ann, and I are avid gardeners and nature lovers. We have created a sculpture garden at our Fearrington Village, North Carolina home. Our garden is a National Wildlife Federation certified wild life habitat. Our Artist's Garret BNB is over my painting and sculpting studio, and our home serves as a gallery of my paintings.
My wife Carol-Ann is a Realtor, specializing in Fearrington and surrounding area.