NC Modernist Houses Presents

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Modernist Tour

Saturday, March 23, 8am-5pm
Starting and Ending Point: Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Durham

Enjoy a great day touring new and recently-renovated Modernist houses without the hassle of driving! Includes the delightful company of fellow Modernist architecture fans, breakfast, snacks, drinks, a delicious lunch, and free wifi in our luxury restroom-equipped, air-conditioned buses. You'll also meet many of the architects! 

Cassilhaus, Durham, designed by Ellen Cassilly.

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

The Gant Renovation, Durham, designed by Coby Linton.

The Laurel Hills House, Raleigh, designed by Tonic Design, Katherine Hogan and Vinny Petrarca.

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. Kamphoefner was the first Dean of the NC State College of Design and established North Carolina as a leader in Modernist architecture and education. And it's the only house in  North Carolina where Frank Lloyd Wright spent the night.

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

TBA, Raleigh, designed and built by Raleigh Architecture, Craig Kerins and Robby Johnston.

The Tower Road Project, Raleigh. You'll tour the first of four new houses designed and built by Will Alphin.


$149 per person. Includes transport, all admissions, coffee and bagels, snacks, and a BBQ lunch. Proceeds benefit North Carolina Modernist Houses, a North Carolina 501C3 nonprofit educational archive.  All participants are required to e-sign a 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, no later than 730am for coffee and bagels. We meet near the tennis courts, photo above, to the left of the hotel near the Gym.

We've got a full day ahead, so if you're not on the bus by 8am sharp, the bus will leave without you!

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

Questions?  Contact NCMH's George Smart at 919.740.8407.