Architecture You Love A North Carolina 501C3 Educational Nonprofit Archive Documenting, Preserving, and Promoting Residential Modernist Architecture

The Ike and Trudy Taylor House
Homeplace of James Taylor
618 Morgan Creek Road, Chapel Hill

Saturday, July 9, 9am-12n

Designed by George Matsumoto and John Latimer, this heralded Modernist home housed the Taylor family including mom Trudy, dad Ike, James, brothers Livingston, Hugh, and Alex, and sister Kate.

Carved into the deck

The Taylor family sold the classic mid-century Modern house over 40 years ago and it will soon be up for auction. 

Besides the main house, you'll see the 2-bedroom guest house where James and his siblings played music during the early 1960's.

The lower floor contains the children’s bedrooms, the upper floor had a master bedroom and living room. The kitchen, renovated in the late 1960's by Arthur Cogswell, is on the mezzanine level. 

Children carried or in strollers are free and do not need tickets.

The Fine Print

Tickets are not mailed; you'll be on the list at the registration desk at the house.

Once payment is made, there are no refunds for any reason except for event cancellation. However, you may transfer your ticket(s) to another person - just have them pick the up at registration in your name.

Please arrive 5 minutes before your ticket time to park. There is a short but uneven walk from the parking area (a grassy field) to the house.  Handicapped visitors may request special parking near the house upon arrival.  The house has stairs.  There are no ramps.

You're also welcome to tour the guest house, but please do not wander around the rest of the property.

To reduce dirt and damage, participants are required to remove their shoes (or bring shoe booties). 

Food, drinks, and smoking are not allowed in the house or on the grounds. 

Take all the photos you want!  Sing JT songs as you walk around the house!


Please respect the neighborhood and park only in authorized areas as directed by volunteers.  Please do not park on the street, in driveways, or on the shoulder.

Proceeds benefit North Carolina Modernist Houses, a North Carolina 501C3 nonprofit.  Questions? Contact George Smart at 919.740.8407.