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


Enjoy browsing, but unless otherwise noted, these houses are private property and closed to the public -- so don't go tromping around uninvited.

The NCMH Modern Coast Tour

Saturday-Sunday April 22-23, Wilmington NC
Starting and Ending Point: Sheraton Imperial Hotel (see directions below)

Enjoy a great springtime weekend touring some amazing new and mid-century Modernist houses at the beautiful Wilmington coast -- without the hassle of driving! 

Includes the delightful company of fellow Modernist architecture fans, plus all your meals, hotel, snacks, drinks, and free wifi in our luxury restroom-equipped, air-conditioned bus. 

Featuring houses designed by
Scott Ogden, Kevin Pfirman, Oxenfeld/Newkirk, John Parker, Ligon Flynn, Michael Moorefield, Ballard Sawyer and McKim, and Michael Ross Kersting. 

You'll meet many of them at a special coastal poolside shrimp boil dinner on Saturday night at one of the houses below!

Houses scheduled (subject to change):

The 2016 Spencer House, Figure Eight Island

The 1959 Cameron House, Wilmington

The 2003 Powers House, Wrightsville Beach

The 1966 Schwartz Residence, Wilmington

The 2004 Pfirman Office, Wilmington

The 1980 Munsell/Bryant House, Wrightsville Beach

The On Water Guest House, Wilmington

2012 Althea Way House, Wilmington

The Root House, Wilmington

The 1968 Blakeman House, Wilmington

Details and Tickets

Plan to arrive at the Sheraton Imperial, 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, no later than 8am for coffee and bagels. We meet near the tennis courts, photo above, to the left of the hotel and near the Gym.

Saturday 8:00 AM Participants arrive
  8:30 AM Bus leaves
  11:00 AM Touring
  12:45 Lunch as we roll
  1:00 PM More Touring
  5:00 PM  Shrimp Boil and Poolside Party
  7:30 PM  Check into the Holiday Inn Express 
Sunday 8:30 AM Breakfast at the hotel, check out
  9:00 AM Touring, plus a surprise house
  1:30 PM Lunch as we return to the Sheraton
Arrive back about 5pm or earlier

Tickets:  General Public: $399 dbl occupancy, $449 single; Mod Squad members $369 dbl occupancy, $399 single. Includes roundtrip air-conditioned, wifi-equipped, restroom-equipped luxury touring bus; all admissions; two lunches, two breakfasts, the shimp boil dinner; beverages and snacks on the bus, and double-occupancy hotel with free wifi.

The Fine Print

NCMH trips happen rain, snow, or shine. There are no refunds for any reason except in the unlikely event of cancellation. However, you are free to transfer tickets to anyone without penalty (just email or call us). As with all NCMH events, your name will be on the registration list, so tickets are not mailed.

Plan to arrive at the Sheraton at least by 8am. It's going to be an amazing trip and a tight schedule, so if you're not on the bus by 8:30am sharp, we will leave without you!

Unsecured parking is free at the Sheraton Imperial.

The itinerary, number, and order of houses are subject to change without notice or refund.

All participants are required to sign a liability release form which will be e-mailed a few weeks ahead. You will not be allowed to participate without a completed, signed form.

Some houses are not handicap-accessible. Participants must navigate stairs unaided and be able to walk for at least a hour at a time. You may stay on the bus at any point if you wish.  Strollers are not permitted inside any houses. 

To protect the house floors, all participants must remove shoes (or BYO booties).

Food, drinks, and smoking are not allowed in the houses (except for dinner Saturday night)

Smoking and alcohol are not allowed on the bus.

Drinks, snacks, and lunch are provided on the bus. 

Photos are allowed and encouraged both inside and outside all the houses.

Questions? Contact NCMH Director George Smart 919.740.8407.