About Us

The Owners

Meet Chris & Sunette, owners of Rivers & Bridges Estate.

We made this beautiful farm our home in April 2016 after immigrating from South Africa with our 5 kids, Ashleigh, Carissa, Dewan, Lawrence and Wium in 2015. This wonderful place encompasses all we love about family, friends, history, heritage and nature and I wanted nothing more than to turn it into a place to be shared with and enjoyed by others. Here we have found peace and boundless joy, rediscovered ourselves and each other, wrote closing chapters and started brand new ones. Our children have since left the house, but this will always be their home.

Dorsett House will officially open in the Spring of 2020 and I can’t wait to open our doors share this magical place with you!

Sunette Bridges

The Project in Pictures

Renovating, Restoring and Building Dorsett House @ Rivers & Bridges has been a labor of love that started in April 2016 when we moved to this beautiful North Carolina Heritage Farm that was home to the Dorsett Family and their descendants for 176 years. It has been our mission to honor and preserve as much of the history of the home and family as possible, while updating the house and surrounding structures to comfortably host guests and create stunning events.

Located at

815 Harold Hackney road

Silk Hope

NC, 27344

Book Now for 2020 & 2021

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(919) 260 2964