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Campbell House

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1974, Eleanor Campbell. 3962 S. Chase Way

Situated on a one-and-one-half-acre site on the north edge of Pinehurst Country Club, this 16,000-square-foot home, designed in the Italian Renaissance style, was altered after the owner, Eleanor Campbell, read an issue of National Geographic featuring Japanese temples. Her husband, owner of a furniture store chain, helped furnish the house and gardens. A torii gate, the traditional entrance to a Shinto temple, guards the circular drive entrance. The 2,800-squarefoot master suite and loggia with 16-foothigh entrance and glass floor overlook an indoor-outdoor swimming pool over which they are cantilevered. Multipitched hipped roofs are tiled and have raised corner points. The walls have large areas of glass overlooking gardens, including a moated teahouse. Mrs. Campbell was the architect, interior and landscape designer, general contractor, and construction supervisor.

Next door is the Vaile-Norgren House (1911, Temple Hoyne Buell), 3982 South Chase Way, overlooking the large land holdings that became Pinehurst Country Club and the surrounding subdivisions. The two-story log house with hipped roof elements is two older log buildings bridged by a crossing wing with elaborate carving.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Campbell House", [Denver, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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