The lush five-acre estate embodies in both its architecture and grounds the very essence of a haven where life proceeds with quietude, simplicity, and joy. Year-round gardens of 130 varieties of Japanese maples, ferns, and hydrangeas, and outdoor amenities that include a tennis court and heated pool with spa, surround the residence designed by Meyer Greeson Paullin Benson in 1988, and artfully reminted in 2001. Gates open to a drive that winds toward the entrance court through the manicured Piedmont landscape. The elongated entrance hall features a semicircular foyer floored in marble. An interior loggia with skylights floods the home’s public area with light; columns are used to separate the dining room and the spacious living room. Nature is an integral part of the interior: the dining room adjoins a screened porch that opens to an intimate garden, and four sets of French doors in the living room open to the dramatic terrace overlooking the pool and cabana. French doors from the master suite lead to a secluded terrace. Conveniently located in the lovely countryside between Chapel Hill and historic Hillsborough, the Bluestone Court haven basks in a rare combination of modern comfort and architectural perfection.