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Modern Coast: The NCModernist Wilmington Tour
Friday-Saturday, November 22-23



To get on the waiting list, write george@ncmodernist.org with the names, emails, and cells of the people wishing to attend.  Specify the all-inclusive or the locals option.

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.  Proceeds benefit NCModernist's work in the documentation, preservation, and promotion of residential Modernist architecture.  NCModernist is a 501C3 nonprofit with 12 local, state, and national awards for historic preservation.  There are two ways to enjoy the Tour!

1.  All-Inclusive:  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.

2.  Local Option for Wilmington Residents:  Join up with the NCModernist tour bus Friday afternoon and be returned to your car later that night.  The next morning, join the NCModernist bus in North Wilmington and be returned to your car around noon.  Sorry, following the bus in cars is prohibited.


Scheduled Houses

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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


The
Morris House, Figure Eight Island, designed by Ginny Woodruff  


aka Concrete House, Wrightsville Beach, designed by Kevin Pfirman


The Byrnes House, designed by Haywood Newkirk

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


FULL TOUR INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip Durham-Wilmington 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; snacks, bottled water, and gift bag on the bus; Oyster Roast / BBQ Dinner on Friday night at the offices of Michael Ross Kersting (veg option available).

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22

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

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23

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

$399 per person, SOLD OUT


LOCAL OPTION INCLUDES

  • Transport on an air-conditioned touring bus with wifi; Tours of houses with all photography permitted; Snacks, bottled water, and gift bag on the bus; Oyster Roast / BBQ Dinner on Friday night at the offices of Michael Ross Kersting (veg option available); free parking.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22

230pm Meet Bus at Holiday Inn Express on Van Campen
240pm Afternoon Wilmington and Wrightsville Tour
630pm Oyster Roast/BBQ Dinner
830pm Return to Hotel

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23

9am Meet Bus at Harris Teeter, 8260 Market Street
910am Tour Figure Eight Island
12n Return To Harris Teeter 


Tickets and Details

Proceeds benefit NCModernist's work in the documentation, preservation, and promotion of residential Modernist architecture.  NCModernist is a 501C3 nonprofit with 12 local, state, and national awards for historic preservation.


  • 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.
  • For questions, please call NCModernist Executive Director George Smart at 919.740.8407.