Physical Plans

The Benjamin House location provides easy access to Elizabeth City, North Carolina while retaining privacy and nature access for its residents. Located, just off Main Street Extended, near a municipal pool, it is on a newly renovated and surfaced feeder road. The land is wooded with second growth timber providing plenty of opportunities for walks and resting places. The timber growth also provides a sound barrier from the nearby Hughes Blvd., (an in-town extension of Hwy 17). Access to town is by vehicle. Major shopping centers and Southgate Mall are within a five minute drive. All Elizabeth City activities can be reached within 10 minutes including the hospital, college and university campuses, and downtown restaurants and movies. This central location assures residents of easy inclusion into community life while retaining a natural wooded setting.

The building design, formulated by Lennie and Ann Hughes, and sealed by architect, Tom Mullinax and built by A.R.Chesson Construction Company, boasts 12 suites each with private baths divided along two small corridors to retain an intimate and separate feel. All rooms have windows with a view of the surrounding countryside. The communal area includes living and dining rooms, kitchen, 2 screened back porches, large front porch, common area restrooms for staff and guests, and a dental office where a licensed hygienist comes regularly to maintain preventive dental care before going to the resident's private dentist. An attractive foyer allows visitors to enter into the offices wing without interrupting resident’s privacy. A chapel located off the foyer provides a quiet place for spiritual contemplation.