Meet Dr. George & Victoria

Dr. George & Victoria Chall have been Fearrington residents since 2014. We asked them what they loved most about living at Fearrington – here’s what they shared about their experience.

What persuaded you to move to Fearrington?
No persuasion at all. Victoria discovered Fearrington in a small advertisement in the New Yorker Magazine. However, there is a deeper reason Fearrington appealed to us. Victoria was born in Cambridge, Great Britain. Her father was in the Air Force at the time. She lived in a small English village, Rushden, her first six years. The Fearrington Founder, Mr. Fitch was an Air Force man, he and Jenny his wife lived in Britain. They modeled Fearrington on quaint English villages. Victoria’s mother’s name is also Jenny. We felt an immediate resonance when we visited the first time. Kind of a mystical connection to a home that was waiting for us.

Over the course of three years we looked at many communities across the nation. When we decided to “re-wire”, Fearrington Village offered everything we enjoy . . . a beautiful home and garden, new friends, the Triangle’s cultural abundance, and many opportunities to still make a positive contribution to the world. The international airport (RDU) was also a plus.

What about the Bradford Place neighborhood appealed to you when deciding between Fearrington’s neighborhoods?
The home we decided upon was the best choice for us. It was a light filled house designed by an award winning architect, Jon Condoret. We needed an office, art studio (Victoria is a 30 year watercolorist), guest room and master: bingo! A private walled garden was essential after living in Manhattan. It is a set back neighborhood with woods. George, an international management consultant is fascinated by our accomplished and active neighbors.

What do you love most about Fearrington?
We love our neighbors. We love the gardens. We love the quiet. We love the varied groups and clubs, activities and especially the Inn, the Goat, the Granary and Bookstore. We love meeting new friends. We love Pittsboro’s arts and music culture. We love driving out to the country and discovering the local organic farms, pottery artists, folk artists and photographing historic buildings.

What is one of your fond memories of living at Fearrington?
The first week we arrived, five different neighbors invited us to their homes. They all shared their experiences of relocating to the area. So many were helpful and resourceful. We felt welcomed and embraced in the midst of the chaos of the move. Every morning since, we wake up and say “Good Decision!” Now it is we who invite newcomers to our home!

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