NC Modernist Houses Presents

Modernist House Tour
Saturday, March 23, 8am-6pm
Starting and Ending Point: Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Durham


Cassilhaus, Durham, designed by Ellen Cassilly, built by Leon Meyers/BuildSense.

The Farahany/Loder House, Durham, designed by Phil Szostak.

The Hillcrest Addition, Raleigh, designed and built by Tonic Design, Katherine Hogan and Vinny Petrarca.  Photo by Keith Isaacs.

The Fadum House, Raleigh, a classic mid-century modern designed by James Fitzgibbon, renovation/addition by Brian Shawcroft.

The Henry Kamphoefner House, Raleigh, a classic mid-century modern designed by Henry Kamphoefner and George Matsumoto. Plus, it's the only house in North Carolina where Frank Lloyd Wright spent the night. 

The Gant Renovation, Durham, designed by Coby Linton.

The Stimmel House, Raleigh, designed by in situ studio, Erin Sterling Lewis and Matt Griffith.

The Chappell Smith House, Raleigh, designed and built by Raleigh Architecture, Craig Kerins and Robby Johnston.

The Tower Road Project, Raleigh, first of four new houses designed and built by

Ticket and Details

There will be two buses on a 45-minute staggered schedule throughout the day. One bus departs at 8am and returns by 5pm; the other departs at 845am and returns by 545pm. 

Buses will be assigned randomly by party. If you want to sit together, please register your party in one transaction
.  Otherwise, you may be on opposite buses!

There are no physical tickets; your name will be on a list at registration.

$149 per person. Includes transport, all admissions, coffee and bagels, snacks, and a BBQ lunch. 

Proceeds go to North Carolina Modernist Houses, a North Carolina 501C3 nonprofit educational archive and Our State Magazine. If you wish a vegetarian lunch, please email with the subject "Our State" and your name and phone number.

In order to participate on the tour, you must sign a standard liability release form after registration. You will not be allowed to participate without a completed, signed form.

The Fine Print

Plan to arrive at the Sheraton Imperial, 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham NC. We meet near the tennis courts, photo above, to the left of the hotel near the Gym.

Once payment is made, there are no refunds for any reason except for tour cancellation. However, you can transfer your place to another person with at least a week's written notice to NCMH.  The tour runs rain or shine. The itinerary and order of trip events are subject to change without notice or refund.

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. 

Architects can get self-reported CEU hours if arranged in advance with the AIA.

Unsecured parking is free at the Sheraton Imperial.

To reduce dirt and damage to floors, tour participants are required to remove their shoes (or bring your own booties) at each house.

Food, drinks, and smoking are not allowed in the houses.

Smoking and alcohol are not allowed on the bus.

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

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

Questions?  Contact NCMH's George Smart at 919.740.8407.