839 South Main Street, Wake Forest, NC
The little house that was built in 1930 was responsibly renovated using resources and sustainable building practices to create what is now the commercial retail storefront. During the process, our building’s character was enhanced and much of the lumber and construction materials were reused.
Renovation from residential to commercial use was accomplished while preserving many of the trees on the property including a 60-foot Willow Oak.
Local and natural materials including wood, stone, and rocks were used, and the outdoor sales area deck was built using 100+ year old salvaged pine planks from the Franklinton Cotton Mill. All new trees and plants varieties introduced to the landscape are native to the area and locally grown.
The building’s interior was also thoughtfully designed to minimize its environmental impact.
Additions includes the use of rainwater collection and storage for the greenhouse and irrigation and a Bonsai Experience out back.
Current Tenant: the Giving Tree
The Giving Tree is a non-profit resale and gift shop in Wake Forest, NC. Their mission is to support the ongoing educational, enrichment and extra-curricular programs of the Wake Forest elementary, middle and high schools (public, private and charter) through the donation of profits generated from our resale shop.