Meet Greg & Tim

Greg Christensen & Tim Gura have been Fearrington residents since 2012. 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?
Tim first met Fearrington in the spring of 1982 when he was a visiting professor at UNC-Chapel Hill. A student in his class was working part-time as a waiter at the Fearrington House and he encouraged me to try it out and meet the chef, Edna Lewis. Greg first came to Fearrington in 1997 as part of a vacation in North Carolina. Both wanted to be near an international airport, somewhat close to water, and rural. Fearrington ticked all those boxes.

What about the Weathersfield neighborhood appealed to you?
When we started looking seriously in January of 2012 we looked at 16-20 possibilities all over Fearrington. But we were New Yorkers used to having maintenance problems solved by building supers. Buying a house carried so many other new problems that we wanted to limit as much as possible the external maintenance difficulties. Weathersfield ideally solved these problems as landscaping was taken care of, external maintenance was overseen by professionals, and – best of all – a unique wooded setting.

What do you love most about Fearrington?
Fearrington is a diverse community of genial souls from all over the world. And it offers countless opportunities to brighten your day.

What is one of your fond memories of living in Fearrington?
There are so many: our first encounter of the pumpkin extravaganza on Halloween, the ever changing vistas around the village so lovingly maintained by the talented gardening staff, and meeting new people who have just moved in or have lived here for years.

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