Listening To the Land

Sally Keeney, Correspondent The Chapel Hill News Sunday, March 28, 2010 Stewart Walker and Pam Richey have just moved into the house of a lifetime. Surrounded by 17 acres of woods that Walker acquired over the past 30 years, this warm, contemporary home was inspired by the curve of the land and the track of the sun across it. Thirty years ago, Walker, a licensed massage therapist, and his friend, Gabriel Olmstead, were doing some clear ... Read full post »

Synergy Building in The Chapel Hill News!

Check out the article in The Chapel Hill News, September 27, 2009, on the front page of the Real Estate section. Correspondent, Sally Keeney, has written a wonderful article about Tom Howlett’s new house. Hacienda Under the Oaks: Bold colors say ‘bienvenido’ at builder’s personal residence By Sally Keeney Correspondent If you’ve ever tasted the mango salsa at Flying Burrito in Chapel Hill, then you know the intensity of flav ... Read full post »

Small is Beautiful

Small is Beautiful By SALLY KEENEY Correspondent Less is more. Small is beautiful. These phrases and more lauding the virtues of frugality and minimalism have been in the Mother Earth lexicon since the early 1970s.  Whether you are planting a victory garden in a lush suburban backyard or downsizing to a small apartment, the idea is to make the space you have not only aesthetically beautiful and functional, but sustainable as well. High ... Read full post »

HGTV’s Beyond the Box

Beyond the Box showcases innovative design strategies that help owners save money. In this clip you’ll see an example of how Synergy’s processes, craftsmanship, and building expertise teamed with intelligent design and committed owners, resulted in a great experience and a truly unique and functional custom home. From HGTV’s program guide: Funky Farmhouse and More Episode HBBOX-102 Head to North Carolina, where a couple built a h ... Read full post »

Worry free Building

Progressive Construction Company places Emphasis on Enviroment-friendly and Budget-friendly Living Spaces By Benji Cauthren, Correspondent CARRBORO — Some of the best houses Rick Allen and Tom Howlett build begin on cocktail napkins rather than as architect’s blueprints. That’s because Allen and Howlett get just as much of a kick out of the creative process as they do watching the actual bricks and mortar building. This is why th ... Read full post »