Retaining Walls & Landscaping

The challenges created by this multi-level addition and renovation in the historic area of Chapel Hill did not stop with figuring out how to engineer a garage beneath the original foundation. The adjoining landscaping posed a significant challenge as well.  Jonah Roberts, owner of Lael Landscapes in Raleigh, NC created a landscape design that not only addressed the structural elevation issues of the property, but did it in a way that ... Read full post »

Recycled Paper Countertops? Really?

Check out the unique PaperStone® Countertops recently installed in the kitchen of this multi-level  addition  / whole house renovation project  Synergy is working on in the historic district of Chapel Hill.    PaperStone® Countertops are made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper and a proprietary, petroleum-free resin. We were pleased to be able to work with this product, purchased from local distributor Caragreen. Caragreen is ... Read full post »

Historic District Renovation/Addition in Chapel Hill

We are very excited to be starting a new project in the historic district of Chapel Hill near UNC. This project poses a lot of exciting challenges. The project includes the construction of a three story addition, with two car garage below, plus remodeling and renovation work to the existing home. When this renovation is completed it will feature a new high energy efficiency HVAC unit installed by Duggins Mechanical, spray foam insulatio ... Read full post »