JON ANDRE CONDORET (1934-2010)
Condoret was born in Algiers, Algeria. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at the L'Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris in 1959. He moved to North Carolina from Algeria in 1962 to work for Archie Davis. In 1967 he worked as Winn/Condoret Architects with partner Sumner Winn. In 1968, he worked for Don Stewart at CPAA before going out on his own, designing strikingly modern homes across Chapel Hill and Chatham County, including many as Senior Architect for Fearrington. In 1992, he designed Caring House, (below) a hotel for adult cancer patients receiving outpatient treatment at the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. His daughter is Chapel Hill architect Arielle Schechter who narrated this memorial video.
1965 - The Jon Condoret House, 5809 Cascade Drive, Chapel Hill NC. Sold in 1976 to James T. Moore. Sold in 1980 to Joan W. Meade. Sold in 1989 to John R. Thompson III and Steven Kohn. Landscape design by Bell/Glazener Design Group. Sold in 2011 to Andrew C. Burns III and Julia Burns. Top photo by Julie Hollenbeck. Interior photos by James Blackburn.
1968 - The Charles B. and Kathryn P. Huestis House, 1803 Woodburn Road, Durham NC. Built by R. C. Guthrie. 3900 sf. Sold in 2012 to Alan McGinty. Sold in 2018 to the Renee E. Floyd Trust. Sold in 2020 to the Wilson Ferguson Trust.
1968 - 3504 Stoneybrook Drive, Durham NC. Sold to James and Joan Hopper. Sold in 1998 to James Wyngaarden, still owner as of 2017.
1969 - The Linda and Allan Kornberg Residence, 23 Scott Place, Durham NC. Sold in 1994 to Richard and Linda Kulka. The Kulkas left and it sat empty for a few years. Sold in 2005 to Dwayne and Rosie Andrews who did extensive renovations. Became a rental. Went into foreclosure with neglect and damage from previous tenants. Top five photos are from around 2005. By December 2011 the property was close to being a teardown and was on the NCModernist Endangered List. Sold in 2012 to Zia and Thomas Oatley who did a renovation designed by David Arneson of Center Studio Architecture and built by Craig Fox. Sold in 2017 to Myaing M. Nyunt and Christopher V. Plowe. Sold in 2021 to S. Gladycheva and C. Monroe.
1969 - The Albert and Sedrid Nelius Residence, 3112 Sprunt Avenue, Durham NC. Sold in 2006 to Louis and Catie Shaffer.
1969 - 15 Heath Place, Durham NC. Sold in 2005 to Kent and Claudia Kimbrough.
1970 - The Athos and Anna D. Ottolenghi Residence, 1510 Woodburn Road, Durham NC. 2400 square feet. Sold in 2016 to Eric Douglas Williamson and Dianne Annette Cruz. Top photo by Duffy Healey.
1970 - 9719 Rougemont Road, Bahama NC. 14 acres. Sold to Marlon Peyton. Sold in 2011 to Rebecca L. and Mark A. Pifer.
1970 - The George S. and Alice Welsh House, 13 Friday Lane, Chapel Hill NC. Sold in 1990 to Alice M. Welsh. Sold in 1993 to C. Robert and Rosemary Dudgeon. Sold in 1995 to Thomas and Katherine Stanley, Jr., who did an addition in 1995. Sold in 2003 to Matthew and Barbara Hapgood who did an addition in 2003. Addition/renovation in 2012 by architect Ellen Cassilly, bottom four photos.
1972 - The Mary S. Anderson Residence, 618 Beech Tree Court, Chapel Hill NC. Sold in 2016 to Robin and Robert McCarthy. 2018 renovation, bottom two photos, designed by Coby Linton, built by Actual Size Builders.
1972 - The Richard and Pat Hughes House, 2512 West Club Boulevard, Durham NC. 2266 square feet. Sold in 2001 to Rafael Lopez-Barrantes. Sold in 2007 to Brenda Pomeroy. Bottom two photos by Allen Weiss.
1972 - The Robert and Jane Parr Residence, 701 Kenmore Road, Chapel Hill NC. The Parrs traveled to Japan many times and wanted a house that embodied the Japanese aesthetic. Deeded to Jane Parr. Deeded in 2017 to Jeanne Parr Lemkau.
1973 - The L. Arthur and Florence Larson Residence, 1 Learned Place, Durham NC. Commissioned 1971. Originally 4825 sf. Condoret said it was his favorite project of all time. Top two photos by Condoret. The Pickett family graveyard is located adjacent. Sold in 1994 to Donald Beskind and Wendy Robineau. Renovation by architect Fu-Tung Cheng, built by Landmark Renovation. Landscape entry design in 2008 by Judy Harmon. Expansion to 6040 sf and master bedroom renovations in 2011, designed by owners in consultation with Bill Waddell and Vinny Petrarca and built by Krichco. Featured in Durham Magazine, April 2013. Sold in 2020 to Jungsang Kim and Soyeon Nam.
1973 - The Cal and Roz Kovens Residence, 1921 South Lakeshore Drive, Chapel Hill NC. Built by Cal and Scott Kovens. Sold in 1985 to Peter and Margaret Bennett. Sold in 1994 to Sharon Ochsman. Renovated in 1995. Sold in 2007 to Paul Green, Jr., who put in an elevator. Sold in 2008 to John and Barbara Watkin. Sold in 2016 to Nancy L. Luberoff and Bruce J. Boehm. Photos by John Watkin and Bruce Boehm.
1973 - The Donald and Barbara Moore Residence, 920 Chowan Avenue, Durham NC. Sold to Karen Moore. Deeded to The Chowan Group LLC, controlled by Moore.
1975 - The Javad and Mina Vakilzadeh Residence, 634 Kensington Drive, Chapel Hill NC. Built by JP Goforth. Sold in 1999 to Michele Hoyman and Michael Mackuen who still owned it as of 2012.
1975 - The Raymond and Mary Mulligan Residence, 10 Digby Place, Durham NC. 5600 sf on 2 acres next to a golf course. Built by Clarence Hines of Hillsborough. Sold in 1979 to celebrity bookie and sports commentator James G. (Jimmy the Greek) Snyder and his wife Joan. Sold in 1996 after Snyder's death to James O. and Ann Berger who still owned it as of 2012.
1975 - 5618 Brisbane Drive, Chapel Hill NC. Sold in 1990 to Janet Boudreau, still owner as of 2014.
1976 - The Bill Carlton Terry Residence, 2009 South Lakeshore Drive, Chapel Hill NC. Sold to Erika Franziskas Terry. Sold in 2015 to Laura Kline and David Robinson.
1976 - The Arie and Anita Lewin Residence, 804 Cedar Falls Road, Chapel Hill NC. As of 2011 still owned by the Lewins.
1976 - The Robert S. and Bryna Gilgor House, 811 Kenmore Road, Chapel Hill NC. Construction documents were drawn up by John Couch. Built by C. S. Witt. Kim Anderson was on the framing crew. Sold in 1991 to James (Nick) England and Mary C. Whitton who still owned it as of 2012. They added a garage with help from Condoret. Photos by Nick England.
1977 - The Ronald and Dorothy Baker House, 622 Wells Court, Chapel Hill NC. Sold in 2004 to William A. Flexner. Sold in 2015 to Harmony F. and Benjamin H. Chi.
1978 - The Eric L. and Barbara B. Effman Residence, 112 Stoneridge Drive, Chapel Hill NC. Sold in 1991 to Walker and Rose Long who still owned it as of 2012.
1979 - The Richard C. and Elizabeth Morey Residence, 104 Stone Creek Court, Chapel Hill NC. Features stained glass by Joan Condoret, Jon's wife. Sold in 1991 to Elizabeth A. Morey Tessman. Sold in 2006 to the Tessman Family Trust. Sold in 2012 to Brian and Kendall McGlynn. Sold in 2016 to Bryan and Sarah Lamb. Bottom photo by Nicole Alvarez.
1979 - The Richard and Ann Shachtman House, 630 Kensington Drive, Chapel Hill NC. Sold in 1996 to Michael Lawless and Margaret Minton. Sold to Michael Lawless. Sold in 2007 to Sylvia Edgerton. Sold in 2010 to Brenda Carpen and Morgan Pitelka.
1979 - The Charles Childs House, 246 Coeur du Bois, Chapel Hill NC. Deeded to John Presley. Sold in 2019 to Hubertus C. Heule.
1980 - The James D. and Kathleen D. Crapo Residence, 1728 Tisdale Street, Durham NC. Sold in 1997 to Paul and Jane Murray. Sold in 2002 to Peter Cartwright and Brigid Hogan, still owners as of 2017.
1981 - The James and Frances Davis Residence, 6 Harvey Place, Durham NC. 4468 square feet. Sold in 1992 to Philip Lehman and Judy Kincaid. Sold in 2007 to David and Mary Lee Lobach. Sold in 2021 to Kathryn and Glen Fellman. Interior photos by Judy Kincaid.
1981 - The Christopher S. and Lisa Best Residence, 152 Turtle Run Road, Fearrington NC. Sold in 2007 to Thomas John Van Steenberg and Nancy J. Talbot. Sold in 2013 to Valerie L. Wallen.
1981 - 3910 Somerset Drive, Durham NC. Sold in 2018 to Shelia W. and Timothy E. Reddy.
1982 - The Allen and Marcia Roses House, 9 Womble Circle, Durham NC. Four bedrooms, 4249 square feet. Sold in 1998 to Robert and Shelley Beason. Sold in 2008 to Dan and Sumedha Ariely.
1983 - The Larry Sumney Residence, 223 Longwood Drive, Chapel Hill NC. Sold to Todd Lapidus in 1998. Sold in 2004 to Andrew and Elizabeth Howell, still owners as of 2014.
1984 - The Len and Beatrice Prosnitz Residence, 114 Stoneridge Drive, Chapel Hill NC. Sold in 2017 to Alexandra Fleming and Leyan Phillips. Sold in 2021 to Kimberly M. Caswell and Joseph A. Lesley.
1985 - The Ernest and Mildred Mario House, 1 Friday Lane, Chapel Hill NC. The land was sold in 1984 by William Friday to Wells Management Group who built this as a spec house. Sold in 1987 to the Marios. Sold in 1989 to PHH Homequity Corp. Sold in 1991 to Liang and Dixie Soo who still owned it as of 2012. Top photo by Nicole Alvarez.
1985 - The Brian and Moyra Kileff Renovation, 403 Clayton Road, Chapel Hill NC. After a house fire in 1985, Condoret added a second floor along with the Modernist styling. Built by Jon S. Harder of Chapel Hill. Still owned by the Kileffs as of 2014. Photo by Chase Hanes.
1985 - The Lowell and Mary Elizabeth King Residence, 1720 Tisdale Road, Durham NC. Sold in 1997 to Wayne and Elva Massey. Sold in 2004 to Charlotte and James Stivers. 2017 renovation by Jason Hart, project architect Jose Lopez.
1986 - The James and Susan Bernstein Residence, 117 Sheffield Circle, Chapel Hill NC. As of 2011 still owned by the Bernsteins.
1986 - The Cliff and Linda Butler House, 875 Cedar Fork Trail, Chapel Hill NC. Sold in 1992 to Carlton Schmidt. Sold in 1993 to Jacqueline Nouveau. Sold in 2013 to Edwin and Mary Nirdlinger. Sold in 2019 to Irina Olenicheva.
1987 - The John K. Kittredge Residence, 878 Pinehurst Drive, Chapel Hill NC. Sold in 2000 to Amy Kittredge George. Sold in 2001 to Alain and Nicole Boutault. Sold in 2009 to Bengt A. and Ingrid Sjoelin. Bottom two photos by the Sjoelins.
1987 - The Steven and Laura Maier Residence, 123 Steeplechase, Chapel Hill NC. As of 2011 still owned by the Maiers. Bottom photo by Nicole Alvarez.
1987 - The Stanley Levy Residence, 3500 Cedarwood Court, Chapel Hill NC. As of 2011 still owned by Levy. Top photo by Nicole Alvarez.
1988 - The Anna R. Hayes Residence, 3301 Arthur Minnis Road, Hillsborough NC. Although traditionally southern on the outside, the house has a more modern interior. Sold in 2012 to the Stephen Smith Trust. Top photo by James Blackburn.
1989 - The D. Michael Warner and Elizabeth (Betty) B. Craven Residence, 4112 Powder Mill Road, Durham NC. Condoret designed the original house, an auto museum (bottom photo) in 1998, a guest house in 2002, a pool house, a conservatory, and an extensive addition to the original house. Except for the original house, everything was built by Caledonia Construction.
1989 - The Sheldon and Doren Pinnell Residence, 3127 Surrey Road, Durham NC. Originally built by Metz and Dehart. 90% was destroyed in 2010 for an extensive renovation by architect Hutch Johnson. Leon Meyers did most of the construction; the house was completed by another firm. The complete makeover included Bulthaup cabinetry; Aventine casework; oriental garden; a backyard gazebo; solar power; a home theater, and more. The interior designer was Maho Abe at Zen Associates in Boston; her husband, Shin, designed the garden and Zen's installation crew did the installation.
1990 - The Jean S. and William H. Glaze House, 2411 Pickard Mountain Drive, Hillsborough NC. Sold in 2004 to Michael A. Turner. Deeded in 2006 to Harshini and Michael A. Turner. Sold later in 2006 to Monica and Paul Sylvestre. Sold in 2016 to Timothy J. Green. Sold in 2018 to Michele Y. and James J. Maloy.
1990 - The Rudy Y. Riggs and James (Jim) Phillips House, 830 Terry Road, Hurdle Mills NC. Still owned by Riggs and Phillips as of 2014. Photos by Jim Phillips.
1991 - The James and Sandra Swenberg Residence, 2660 Rock Rest Road, Pittsboro NC. As of 2011 still owned by the Swenbergs.
1995 - The Patricia Pukkila and Gordon Worley House, 408 Deming, Chapel Hill NC. Built by Caledonia Construction.
2002 - The Robert and Sharon Glass House, 1367 Bradford Place, Pittsboro NC. Contemporary design. Sold in 2013 to Jennifer J. Hertslet and Frank N. Traganos.
Sources include: The Town and Gown Architecture of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1795-1975 by M. Ruth Little; daughter Arielle Schechter; Scott Kovens; Leon Meyers.