Chapel Hill News

August 8, 2014

At one with nature

In Cascade Forest, northwest of Chapel Hill near the old farming community of Orange Grove, there is a light-filled, passive-solar house that was designed and built in 2005 to be at one with nature. Cascade Forest is beautiful and wooded and Cane Creek runs along some of the properties. Originally designed for 15 homes, each set on 10 acres, the neighborhood has fewer homes since some tracts near Cane Creek were donated to the Triangle Land Conservancy. There is abundant wildlife, peace and quiet with a gravel road called Mystic Lane that keeps cars rolling over the undulating hills at a speed befitting the slower pace of life in the wooded countryside.

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