2017 NCMH Events

November 2017

Chapel Hill

Heather Washburn and Calico Studio hosted 25 people, featuring jewelry, art, music, and architecture, at 1141 Smith Level Road, Chapel Hill.

November 2017
Vintage Expo, Raleigh

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500 people attended.  NCMH had a booth and welcomed new Mod Squad members.

November 2017
NCMH Frank Lloyd Wright / Auldbrass Tour
Yemassee/Beaufort SC

Auldbrass, Frank Lloyd Wright's amazing complex of buildings, is only open to the public for two days every two years! 

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See photos of the entire complex!

46 people visited the 2005 Low Country Residence, designed by Frank Harmon, which won a National AIA award in 2009. Bottom photo by Barnett Adler.

"I thought the Auldbrass Tour was well organized and well implemented.  Angela and Sharon kept the group on time and together (which is not necessarily easy).  It was wonderful to be on a tour with so many people with similar interests.  My only regret is that I was not able to attend the pot luck dinner prior to the tour – that was an excellent idea." -- Diana Corbett

Plus an outdoor lunch and tour of the award-winning Middleton Inn, designed by W. G. Clark.

November 2017
Movie Series

Columbus. Two souls connect in little-known Midwestern town awash in Modernism. Burdened by the future, they find respite in one another and the architecture that surrounds them. Starring John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Michelle Forbes, and Rory Culkin.  45 people attended. Trailer.

Sponsored by Adam Carrington, Carrington Electric.

October 2017

The annual awesome party with Robby, Craig, and the crew of Raleigh Architecture, 502 South West Street, Raleigh.  140 people attended.

The genius who gave us Dulles Airport, the TWA Terminal, and the St. Louis Arch.  Trailer 55 people attended.
Mod Squad Party
McCowan House, Durham
October 2017

155 people attended our annual member celebration at the McCowan Residence designed and built by Charles Holden and Vinny Petrarca.

September 2017
Modapalooza Tour

The Professor's House, Chapel Hill, designed by Arielle Schechter
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hoto by Keith Isaacs.

The Trott House, Durham, designed by Jason Hart and Tina Govan

The Brinegar House, Durham, designed by
Phil Szostak. Photo by Jim Sink.

The Moura House, Raleigh, designed by Erin Sterling Lewis and Matt Griffith
Photo by Keith Isaacs.

The 2017 Sepi House, Raleigh, designed by Frank Harmon.
Photo by Keith Isaacs.

The 2017 Schaeffer House, Raleigh, designed by Frank Harmon
Photo by Keith Isaacs.

The 2017 Jose Lopez House, designed and built by Jose Lopez.

51 people toured the triangle on NCMH's twice-annual tour of new and recent Modernist houses.

September 2017
Fallingwater Trip

23 architectural adventurers went on NCMH's annual trip to Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece in Pennsylvania.

September 2017

Leland Little Auctions, Hillsborough NC, a special preview to their big fall auction!  60 people attended.

September 2017


50 people enjoyed a fall evening touring new and recently-renovated Modernist houses around Raleigh without the hassle of driving! 

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The 1994 Frank and Judy Harmon House, designed by Frank Harmon.

The 2016 Tarboro House, designed by Robby Johnston.  Top photo by Keith Isaacs, bottom by Daniel Perrin.

The 2014 Hawthorne House, designed by Katherine Hogan and Vinny Petrarca.

The 2015 DHIC Condos, aka the Ten at South Person Condos, designed by Erin Sterling Lewis and Matt Griffith.

August 2017
Port of Raleigh, Raleigh

Original artwork by Durham-based artist Jordan Grace Owens was on view.  80 people attended.

July 2017
Matsumoto Prize Awards
McConnell Studios, Raleigh

The 2017 Matsumoto Prize Jury Winners are: 

1.  Scott Huebner, of Asheville, for the West Chapel House.
  Jason Hart, of Chapel Hill, for the Balakrishnan House
Duncan McPherson, of Asheville, for the Hammock House

The 2017 Matsumoto Prize People’s Choice Winners, voted on by the public are:

1.  Michael Ross Kersting, of Wilmington, for the Run Ashore House

2.  Craig Kerins, of Raleigh, for the Hungry Neck House

3.  Scott Odgen, of Wilmington, for the SCANDINAVIAN House

180 people attended.  Music by Valerie.  Food by Capital City 16.

July 2017
Mayberry Modernism
Eva Perry Library, Apex

24 attended a talk by NCMH's George Smart.

July 2017
Mayberry Modernism
Northeast Raleigh Library, Raleigh

12 attended a talk by NCMH's George Smart.

July 2017
Mayberry Modernism
West Cary Library, Cary

27 attended a talk by NCMH's George Smart.

June 2017
Ellen Cassilly Architects
@GRUB, 1200 West Chapel Hill Road, Durham

150 people attended this spectacular new reuse of an old gas station innto a destinaton bar and restaurant!

June 2017
Piedmont Modernism Tour

The Hole One House, Clemmons

The Campion Art Studio, Clemmons

The Greene House, Lewisville

The Buddy Glasscoe House, Lewisvile

The Noga House, Winston-Salem

The Salzhaus, Winston-Salem

The Sidecar House

The Pistol House, Winston-Salem

The Wainscott House, Greensboro

The Summer House, Winston-Salem

400 people visited new and recent Modernist houses designed by STITCH (Adam Sebastian, Ben Schwab, Pate Fala) and Buddy Glasscoe.

May 2017
Leo Gaev Metalworks
   Celebrating ten years serving the Triangle!  145 people attended.

May 2017
NCMH Global Two - London Brussels Amsterdam

25 people travelled with NCMH on our second international trip.  Here we are at Zaha Hadid's Port Building in Antwerp.

Atomium, Brussels

Dinner at the Atomium in Brussels.

April 2017
Mayberry Modernism
Branch Museum, Richmond VA

George Smart spoke to 48 people sponsored by the Branch Museum and Modern Richmond.

April 2017
Modern Coast Tour

The 2016 Spencer House, Figure Eight Island, designed by Michael Ross Kersting

The 1959 Cameron House, Wilmington, designed by Oxenfeld and Newkirk.

The 2003 Powers House, Wrightsville Beach, designed by John Parker

The 1966 Schwartz Residence, Wilmington

The 1980 Munsell/Bryant House, Wrightsville Beach, designed by Haywood Newkirk

The On Water Guest House, Wilmington, designed by Michael Ross Kersting. Here we had a sunset shrimp boil dinner!

2012 Althea Way House, Wilmington, designed by Scott Ogden

The Root House, Wilmington, designed by Michael Moorefield

The 1968 Blakeman House, Wilmington, designed by Ballard McKim and Sawyer

54 people attended.

April 2017

89 people joined Bob and Ann Marie for a great party and the one-year anniversary of their new location!  Photos by Ormando Harris.

April 2017

George Smart spoke on Mayberry Modernism to 62 people at OLLI at NC State.

April 2017
Modapalooza Tour

photo by Angela Roehl

photo by Rebekah Laney

The Moorefield House, Raleigh (Michael Moorefield)

The Trillium House, Durham (Szostak)

The Duckpond House, Durham (Szostak)

The Pine House, Chapel Hill (Sophie Piesse)

The Cannaman House, Chapel Hill (Ryan Edwards)

Hammer II, Raleigh (Nick Hammer)

The Medlin House, Raleigh (Lewis/Griffith).  Winner of the 2016 Matsumoto Prize.

The Wedge II, Durham (Lanou)

The Ocotea Renovation, Raleigh (Lewis/Griffith)

Poplar House, Carrboro (Snow/Szostak)

The Tarboro House, Raleigh (Kerins/Johnston)

52 people attended our semiannual tour of new Modernist houses around the Triangle.

March 2017
Raleigh NC

95 people attended.

March 2017
Raise a Glass to George

A Celebration of the Life and Career of George Matsumoto

35 people attended.

February 2017
Modernism Week
Palm Springs CA

Frey House II


Hotel Lautner


Our home base for the week

30 architectural adventurers toured, watched, partied, and loved our annual week in Palm Springs for all-you-can-eat mid-century Modernist houses. USModernist Radio recorded 13 interviews poolside.

February 2017
Raleigh NC

190 people attended the annual delicious oyster roast at Eidolon Designs, 414 Dupont Circle, Raleigh.

February 2017
Moho Realty Architecture Movie Series
Raleigh NC

Over the course of his sixty-year career, William Krisel has brought modernism to the masses, designing more than 40,000 individual housing units across the U.S. Krisel’s influential work has become synonymous with mid-20th century Southern Californian design. The documentary explores his life and work, including his roots in 1930s China, his ground-breaking designs for modern living, and interviews with scholars, contemporaries and family.  75 people attended.

January 2017
Audio Advice

65 people attended along with two Teslas on display.

January 2017
Moho Realty Architecture Movie Series
Raleigh NC

The story of mid-century modern architect William F. Cody is told through the iconic buildings that he created and his impact on the architecture of Palm Springs. Revealing his conceptual designs starting in 1947 and onward into the 70s just before a devastating stroke ended his career. The documentary explores the art behind his structures and how his buildings are now considered masterpieces in the modern desert of Palm Springs. 75 people attended.