The Fisher home is a charming 3 bedroom 1920’s bungalow home with small bonus room perfect for a nursery or home office. It sits above the New Hope Creek on Erwin Road on the Durham/Orange County line in North Carolina. Erwin Road is known as the “country road” folks use to travel between Durham/Duke and Chapel Hill/UNC, and the midpoint of this country/suburban thoroughfare is the New Hope Creek, where for many years sat the local hangout and country gas station known as the Hollow Rock Store. The Fisher Home is the residence perched above the store, and therefore for many years was the “spillover” location for blue grass jam sessions held at the old store.
Locals know the Fisher home as “that cute green house with the cedar tree posts” that in spring time greets Erwin Road travelers with a beautiful sea of yellow daffodils. A closer look reveals that the Fisher Home is surrounded by thousands of acres of conservation lands, as it is a jumping off spot for miles and miles of hiking. One can head upstream through the Korstian Division of Duke Forest, downstream all the way to Lake Jordan, and “uphill” through the New Hope Creek Preserve. Even compared to rural areas outside the Triangle, or even the public-ownership dense western counties of North Carolina, one would be hard pressed to find a site with more conservation and recreational land within a one mile radius than the Fisher Home. Even neighboring private lands, like the 100 acre Penny property to the south, is protected with a conservation easement.
Whether you are interested in a monthly rental in the Fisher Home itself, or just a night in a yurt nestled amongst old hardwoods in the backyard, this unique place is a peaceful, nature-cradled oasis.