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NCModernist's Winston-Salem Modernist House Tour
Saturday, April 25, 8am-6pm

Sponsored by SECCA, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art!

Starting and Ending Point: Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Boulevard, Durham NC. Park by the tennis courts near the Fitness Connection gym. Piedmont-area residents may join the tour at SECCA in Winston-Salem for a special reduced rate - see below.

Enjoy a great day touring brilliant new and recently-renovated Modernist houses and buildings around Winston-Salem 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 bus. You'll also meet some of the architects, designers, and builders - like Adam Sebastian, Buddy Glasscoe, Pete Fala, Quinton Pilsworth, and Ben Schwab.

The scheduled lineup includes:

The 2019 Pleasants/Scales House, designed by Quinton Pilsworth and Buddy Glasscoe. built by Glasscoe.

The 2018 Childers House, designed and built by Buddy Glasscoe.  The owners decided to build after going on our last Winston-Salem tour!

The Center of the Arts at AFAS, including the offices of STITCH, one of the Piedmont's most prolific modernist design firms.  You'll meet partners Adam Sebastian, Pete Fala, and Ben Schwab.

Lunch at Artivity on the Green Park, adjacent to the AFAS building.

The 1959 Burge House, designed and built by J. Kenneth Burge. 2019 renovation by Pete Fala.

The 2016 Glasscoe Bradford House, designed and built by Buddy Glasscoe.


The 1965 Burton House, designed by Lamar Northup.

A closing self-guided tour and reception at SECCA, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art!  Meet the original architect for the Modern wing, Phil Szostak!
Tickets and Details

$159 per person departing 8am from the Sheraton Imperial near RDU.  Includes transport, coffee and bagels snacks on board, gift bag, and choice of BBQ or salad lunch.

$99 per person for Piedmont-area residents only departing 930am at SECCA, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem. You'll be dropped off back at SECCA around 3pm that afternoon. Ticket includes transport, snacks on board, gift bag, and choice of BBQ or salad lunch. 

The Fine Print

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RDU registration and parking: Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Boulevard, Durham NC. Park by the tennis courts near the Fitness Connection gym and look for our registration table.  Do not go to the Sheraton lobby.

Tickets are not mailed; your name will be on a list at registration!

Please be on time. We've got a full day with lots of great houses. The bus leaves the Sheraton at 8am sharp, and in fairness to other participants we 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 NCModernist at

The tour runs rain or shine. The itinerary and order of trip events are subject to change without notice or refund.

We do not allow cars to follow the bus.

A signed liability release is required for all participants which you will receive a few weeks ahead. Please read, print, sign, and bring with you to registration. Those travelling together may sign the same form. Parents must sign for and accompany anyone under 18.

Some houses are not 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 and SECCA.

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

Food, drinks, and smoking are not allowed in the houses; however drinks, snacks, and lunch are provided on the bus.

Smoking and alcohol are not allowed on the bus.

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

Proceeds benefit NCModernist, a North Carolina 501C3 nonprofit educational archive. Questions? Contact George Smart at 919.740.8407.