DONALD EUGENE (DON) STEWART (1926-2012)
Stewart got his BA in Architecture at Miami of Ohio in 1952 and a MA of Regional Planning at UNC-Chapel Hill shortly thereafter. He went to work for Jim Webb as a partner in City Planning and Architecture Associates. In 1958 Bob Anderson joined as a partner. Webb left the firm around 1963. Stewart designed many buildings and homes around Chapel Hill including UNC's Carmichael Auditorium, the longtime home of Dean Smith's winning basketball team.
The old Chapel Hill Public Library, designed by Stewart in association with Brian Shawcroft, was saved by being put under preservation easement to Preservation North Carolina through the efforts of Chapel Hill City Council member Sally Greene, herself a modernist homeowner.
Stewart is also known for the design of the iconic Atlantis Lodge in Atlantic Beach NC, still standing as of 2017.
1952 - The Isabella S. Davis House, 701 Greenwood Road, Chapel Hill. Photo by Dail Dixon. Sold in 1994 to Glenn and Suzanne Voss. Sold in 2001 to Margaret (Mimi) Fisher Terry who still owned it as of 2012. Garage modifications by architect Georgia Bizios.
1957 - The John and Nina Sessions house, 700 Morgan Creek Road, Chapel Hill. As of 2012 still owned by the Sessions. Bottom photo by Leilani Carter.
1960 - The Norman Bowers House, 903 Coker Drive, Chapel Hill. In 1960, the Bowers had just returned from Japan and wanted Japanese styling through the interior. Sold in 1965 to Robert Nelson. As of 2012 owned by Robert Ferrier.
1961 - The Alan and Sylvia Kerckhoff Residence, 1511 Pinecrest, Durham. Sold in 2009 for the first time to Thomas Shirley and Martha Zeagler.
1966 - The John and Ruby Graham Residence, 108 Glendale Drive, Chapel Hill. Built by Carl Ellington. Jim Webb reworked the windows at some point. Sold in 2006 to Dennis and Jean Hendrickson who made significant improvements. Photos by Jean Hendrickson. Sold in 2012 to David Witsell. He commissioned a master suite addition (bottom two renderings) by Craig Kerins which was not built.
1967 - The J. D. and Jean Phillips Residence, 529 Caswell, Chapel Hill. Stewart also did a renovation in 1974. As of 2012 still owned by the Phillips. Photo by Julie Hollenbeck.
1968 - The Hale C. and Anne K. Sweeny Residence, 3500 Cambridge, Durham. Top two photos by Leilani Carter, rest by Bill Welty. The Sweeny's stayed there 42 years and sold it in 2010 - in two days - to Bill and Bea Welty.
1968 - The Robert and Ruth Mace House, 222 Hillcrest Circle, Chapel Hill. Landscape design by Lewis Clarke. Deeded to daughter Mary Mace. Rented for many years. Sold in 2016 to Radhika Shah and Michael Brandt.
1968 - The Robert (Bob) Anderson House, 601 Brookview Drive, Chapel Hill. Straddles Cedar Fork Creek in the Lake Forest area of Chapel Hill. Stewart designed this dramatic house (top picture) on 1.5 acres for Anderson, his partner at CPAA. Sold to Bill and Bitty Holton in the 1980s. The bottom drawing is by Stewart's colleague Jon Condoret. Sold in 2011 to Cutler Andrews. Sold in 2013 to Carolyn F. and Robert C. Martens. Sold in 2014 to Doretha A. Taylor and Scott T. Howell.
1972 - The Henry A. Landsberger Remodeling, 807 Kings Mill Road, Chapel Hill. House was built in 1950.
1975 - The Thomas Higgins House, 708 Wellington, Chapel Hill. Stewart modified plans from Southern Living titled "A Home built for a Hillside." Security Building Company (J. P. Goforth) was the builder. Sold in 2004 to Deborah J. and Ian Jepson.
1986 - The Donald Stewart House, 7111 Pine Hill, Durham. Sold in 2003 to Xiaobai Sun.
Other houses: please help us locate them!
|1971 DR. & MRS. HERMAN GROSSMAN RESIDENCE|
|1971 DR. & MRS. WILLIAM A. KNEBEL|
|1972 - DR. & MRS.MORTON I TEICHER- RESIDENCE|
|1972 BRATTEN, DAVID - REMODELING|
|1972 SAHBA, DR. MEHRDAD - RESIDENCE|
|1972 DENIER, JIM - RESIDENCE|
|1972 PROCTOR, MRS. SARA M. - RESIDENCE|
|1972 FERGUSON, ARTHUR B. - ADDITION|
|1972 GUYES, LEONARD - RESIDENCE|
|1973 GILGOR, ROBERT and Bryna - RESIDENCE (unbuilt). Jon Condoret ultimately designed the Gilgor's house, which was completed in 1976.|
|1973 SMITH, DR. & MRS JOEL - REMODELING|
|1975 DENNY, FLOYD - RESIDENCE|
|1976 EIDER RESIDENCE|
|1976 SNOUFFER, WILLIAM - RESIDENCE|
|1977 FIVE OAKS HOUSE|
|1978 ELLIS, DR. & MRS. DON.|
|1979 FOLEY, MR. & MRS. ROBERT, BUILT BY W&S CONSTRUCTION. THE FOLEYS IMPORTED HUGE DOORS FROM MEXICO THAT WERE INCORPORATED INTO THE HOUSE|
|1981 CALVIN MELLOTT RESIDENCE,WOLF POND SUBDIVISION|
|1981 GILBERT RESIDENCE|
|1983 DERBY RESIDENCE - ADDITION II, CHAPEL HILL, NC|
|1983 NETTESHEIM RESIDENCE|
|1984 BLOCK, NORMAN - GUEST HOUSE|
|1984 HERRINGTON HOUSE ADDITION|
|1986 RITCHIE BELL RESIDENCE, CHAPEL HILL, NC|
|1986 RICTER RESIDENCE|
|1987 KUHL, THORN - RESIDENCE|
|1990 BALLAU RESIDENCE, MOREHEAD CITY NC|
|1990 BEEKMAN RESIDENCE|
|1990 BLACK RESIDENCE|
|1990 BOND RESIDENCE (not modern)|
|1990 BROWN RESIDENCE|
|1990 COHEN RESIDENCE|
|1990 COLTON RESIDENCE (PREL. DRAWINGS)|
|1990 CONDORET RESIDENCE|
|1990 CROMM, ROBERT H. - RESIDENCE|
|1990 DAVIDSON RESIDENCE|
|1990 FREYMAN RESIDENCE|
|1991 KORNBERRY RESIDENCE|
|1991 LINTON RESIDENCE|
|1991 LITTLE HOUSE|
|1991 MOORE RESIDENCE|
|1991 TENNY RESIDENCE|
|1992 VOLLMER RESIDENCE|
1992 WARD, CALVIN - RESIDENCE (not modern)
1992 BURMEISTER RESIDENCE
|1992 WEIDENKOFF RESIDENCE|
Sources include:Town and Gown Architecture of Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1795-1975 by M. Ruth Little, Sally Greene, Don and Brenda Stewart, CPAA, Bitty Holton.