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The NCModernist Wilmington Tour
Friday-Saturday, November 22-23
Starting/Ending: Sheraton Imperial, Durham

Wilmington and Figure Eight Island are home to some of the state's best Modernist houses from the 1950's through today.  Join NCModernist's merry band of architecture fans as we tour some amazing Modernist houses and enjoy the coast! Everything's included:  breakfast and lunch both days; luxury bus transport with wifi; hotel, with wifi; and a wonderful outdoor Oyster Roast / BBQ dinner on Friday night at the offices of Michael Ross Kersting, below.

Tour Houses

The 1968 Fleet House, Figure Eight Island, designed by Oxenfeld and Newkirk

aka Surrender House, Figure Eight Island, designed by Michael Ross Kersting

The 1959 Cameron House, Wilmington, designed by Oxenfeld and Newkirk, recently fully restored by Scott Ogden

The Parker House, Wrightsville Beach

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aka Heron Watch, Wrightsville Beach, designed by Michael Ross Kersting, built by Sterling Construction

Morris House, Figure Eight Island, designed by Ginny Woodruff  

aka Concrete House, Wrightsville Beach, designed by Kevin Pfirman

The Byrnes House, designed by Heywood Newkirk


On the way back, a stop in Fayetteville at the newly restored 1951 Fleishman House, designed by Greensboro's Ed Loewenstein


  • Roundtrip transport on an air-conditioned touring bus with wifi

  • Tours of houses with all photography permitted

  • Double occupancy accommodations with free breakfast and free wifi

  • Breakfast and lunch both days

  • Oyster Roast / BBQ Dinner on Friday night (veg option available)


12n Depart Sheraton Imperial, lunch as we roll
230pm Tour Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach
630pm Oyster Roast Dinner
830pm Arrive Hotel


830am Breakfast at the Hotel, check out
9am Tour Figure Eight Island
12n Lunch as we roll
130pm Loewenstein House, Fayetteville
3pm Arrive Raleigh

Tickets and Details

$399 per person General Public, double occupancy
$459 per person General Public, single occupancy
$369 per person Mod Squad Members, double occupancy
$429 per person Mod Squad Members, single occupancy

Tour Options

  • Once full payment is made, there are no refunds for any reason except if NCModernist cancels the tour. However, you can transfer your place to another person with at least two weeks written notice to george@ncmodernist.org.
  • All participants are required to sign a liability release before departure.
  • The itinerary, number, and order of events are subject to change without notice or refund.
  • Architects can get self-reported CEU hours if arranged in advance with the AIA.

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Depart from the Sheraton Imperial, near the Tennis Courts 

Proceeds benefit NCModernist's work in the documentation, preservation, and promotion of residential Modernist architecture. For questions, please call NCModernist Executive Director George Smart at 919.740.8407.