Bob Levey/WireImageThe home where James Taylor grew up with his family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, during the 1950s and ’60s is going on the auction block. The house, which features a unique Modernist design, was built in 1952 and is set on more than 24 acres of property not far from the University of North Carolina, where the singer/songwriter’s father, Ike Taylor, was dean of the UNC School of Medicine.

The design of the home was conceived by James’ mother, Trudy, and incorporates the work of three well-known architects — George Matsumoto, John Latimer and Arthur Cogswell. AuctionFirst Inc. is managing the sale, and the purchaser will be determined partly by sealed bids that must be submitted by Wednesday, June 29, at 3 p.m. ET. The three highest bidders will be invited to take part in a second round of bidding during which the buyer will be decided.

“It was a remarkable environment to nurture the creative minds of James Taylor and his siblings,” AuctionFirst president Sarah Sonke says of the home. “This home still tells much of the singer’s story, right down to the two-bedroom guest house where James used to hang out with his four siblings and listen to music. His initials are still carved into the deck.”

For more information about the auction, visit or phone 919-601-7339.

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