Julian House Tour
The 1954 Julian House was designed by George Matsumoto and built by Frank Walser. Designed for the family of Milton Julian, locally known proprietor of Milton's Clothing Cupboard and the uncle to internationally-known designer Alexander Julian. 150 people attended.
Windshield: A Vanished Vision. The story of one of Richard Neutra's few East Coast houses. Trailer. 129 people attended.
Sponsored by Dail Dixon FAIA
Gallery C, Raleigh
A special opening night reception for modern artist Robert Box from New York City! 40 people attended.
Heather Washburn and Calico Studio hosted 25 people, featuring jewelry, art, music, and architecture.
Vintage Expo, Raleigh
500+ people attended. NCModernist had a booth and welcomed new Mod Squad members.
NCModernist Frank Lloyd Wright / Auldbrass Tour
Auldbrass, Frank Lloyd Wright's amazing complex of buildings, is only open to the public for two days every two years!
46 people visited the 2005 Low Country Residence, designed by Frank Harmon, which won a National AIA award in 2009. Bottom photo by Barnett Adler.
"I thought the Auldbrass Tour was well organized and well implemented. Angela and Sharon kept the group on time and together (which is not necessarily easy). It was wonderful to be on a tour with so many people with similar interests. My only regret is that I was not able to attend the pot luck dinner prior to the tour – that was an excellent idea." -- Diana Corbett
Plus an outdoor lunch and tour of the award-winning Middleton Inn, designed by W. G. Clark.
October 2017 The annual awesome party with
Robby, Craig, and the crew of Raleigh Architecture, 502 South West Street,
Raleigh. 140 people attended. Leland Little Auctions,
Hillsborough NC, a special preview to their
big fall auction! 60 people attended.
Columbus. Two souls connect in little-known Midwestern town awash in Modernism. Burdened by the future, they find respite in one another and the architecture that surrounds them. Starring John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Michelle Forbes, and Rory Culkin. 45 people attended. Trailer.
Sponsored by Adam Carrington, Carrington Electric.
The genius who gave us Dulles Airport, the TWA Terminal, and the St. Louis Arch. Trailer.55 people attended.
McCowan House, Durham
155 people attended our annual member celebration at the McCowan Residence designed and built by Charles Holden and Vinny Petrarca.
The Professor's House, Chapel Hill, designed by Arielle Schechter. Photo by Keith Isaacs.
The Trott House, Durham, designed by Jason Hart and Tina Govan
The Brinegar House, Durham, designed by Phil Szostak. Photo by Jim Sink.
The Moura House, Raleigh, designed by Erin Sterling Lewis and Matt Griffith. Photo by Keith Isaacs.
The 2017 Sepi House, Raleigh, designed by Frank Harmon. Photo by Keith Isaacs.
The 2017 Schaeffer House, Raleigh, designed by Frank Harmon. Photo by Keith Isaacs.
The 2017 Jose Lopez House, designed and built by Jose Lopez.
51 people toured the triangle on NCModernist's twice-annual tour of new and recent Modernist houses.
23 architectural adventurers went on NCModernist's annual trip to Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece in Pennsylvania.
ModHop! 50 people enjoyed a fall evening touring new and recently-renovated Modernist houses around Raleigh without the hassle of driving!Sponsored by
The 2016 Tarboro House, designed by Robby Johnston. Top photo by Keith Isaacs, bottom by Daniel Perrin.
The 2015 DHIC Condos, aka the Ten at South Person Condos, designed by Erin Sterling Lewis and Matt Griffith.
The annual awesome party with Robby, Craig, and the crew of Raleigh Architecture, 502 South West Street, Raleigh. 140 people attended.
Leland Little Auctions, Hillsborough NC, a special preview to their big fall auction! 60 people attended.
Port of Raleigh, Raleigh
Original artwork by Durham-based artist Jordan Grace Owens was on view. 80 people attended.
Matsumoto Prize Awards
McConnell Studios, Raleigh
The 2017 Matsumoto Prize Jury Winners are:
1. Scott Huebner, of Asheville, for the West Chapel House.
2. Jason Hart, of Chapel Hill, for the Balakrishnan House
3. Duncan McPherson, of Asheville, for the Hammock House
The 2017 Matsumoto Prize People’s Choice Winners, voted on by the public are:
1. Michael Ross Kersting, of Wilmington,
for the Run Ashore House
2. Craig Kerins, of Raleigh, for the Hungry Neck House
for the SCANDINAVIAN House
180 people attended. Music by Valerie. Food by Capital City 16.
Eva Perry Library, Apex
24 attended a talk by NCModernist's George Smart.
Northeast Raleigh Library, Raleigh
12 attended a talk by NCModernist's George Smart.
West Cary Library, Cary
27 attended a talk by NCModernist's George Smart.
Ellen Cassilly Architects
@GRUB, 1200 West Chapel Hill Road, Durham
150 people attended this spectacular new reuse of an old gas station into a destination bar and restaurant!
Piedmont Modernism Tour
The Hole One House, Clemmons
The Campion Art Studio, Clemmons
The Greene House, Lewisville
The Buddy Glasscoe House, Lewisvile
The Noga House, Winston-Salem
The Salzhaus, Winston-Salem
The Sidecar House
The Pistol House, Winston-Salem
The Wainscott House, Greensboro
The Summer House, Winston-Salem
400 people visited new and recent Modernist houses designed by STITCH (Adam Sebastian, Ben Schwab, Pate Fala) and Buddy Glasscoe.
Leo Gaev Metalworks
Celebrating ten years serving the Triangle! 145 people attended.
NCModernist Global Two - London Brussels Amsterdam
25 people travelled with NCModernist on our second international trip. Here we are at Zaha Hadid's Port Building in Antwerp.
Dinner at the Atomium in Brussels.
Branch Museum, Richmond VA
George Smart spoke to 48 people sponsored by the Branch Museum and Modern Richmond.
Modern Coast Tour
The 2016 Spencer House, Figure Eight Island, designed by Michael Ross Kersting
The 1959 Cameron House, Wilmington, designed by Oxenfeld and Newkirk.
The 2003 Powers House, Wrightsville Beach, designed by John Parker
The 1966 Schwartz Residence, Wilmington
The 1980 Munsell/Bryant House, Wrightsville Beach, designed by Haywood Newkirk
The On Water Guest House, Wilmington, designed by Michael Ross Kersting. Here we had a sunset shrimp boil dinner!
The 2012 Althea Way House, Wilmington, designed by Scott Ogden
The Root House, Wilmington, designed by Michael Moorefield
The 1968 Blakeman House,Wilmington, designed by Ballard McKim and Sawyer
89 people joined Bob and Ann Marie for a great party and the one-year anniversary of their new location! Photos by Ormando Harris.
George Smart spoke on Mayberry Modernism to 62 people at OLLI at NC State.
photo by Angela Roehl
photo by Rebekah Laney
The Moorefield House, Raleigh (Michael Moorefield)
The Trillium House, Durham (Szostak)
The Duckpond House, Durham (Szostak)
The Pine House, Chapel Hill (Sophie Piesse)
The Cannaman House, Chapel Hill (Ryan Edwards)
Hammer II, Raleigh (Nick Hammer)
The Medlin House, Raleigh (Lewis/Griffith). Winner of the 2016 Matsumoto Prize.
The Wedge II, Durham (Lanou)
The Ocotea Renovation, Raleigh (Lewis/Griffith)
Poplar House, Carrboro (Snow/Szostak)
The Tarboro House, Raleigh (Kerins/Johnston)
52 people attended our semiannual tour of new Modernist houses around the Triangle.
95 people attended.
Raise a Glass to George
Players Retreat, Raleigh
A Celebration of the Life and Career of George Matsumoto FAIA.
35 people attended, including all his family from around the US.
Palm Springs CA
Frey House II
Our home base for the week
30 architectural adventurers toured, watched, partied, and loved our annual week in Palm Springs for all-you-can-eat mid-century Modernist houses. USModernist Radio recorded 13 interviews poolside.
190 people attended the annual delicious oyster roast at Eidolon Designs, 414 Dupont Circle, Raleigh.
Moho Realty Architecture Movie Series
Over the course of his sixty-year career, William Krisel has brought modernism to the masses, designing more than 40,000 individual housing units across the U.S. Krisel’s influential work has become synonymous with mid-20th century Southern Californian design. The documentary explores his life and work, including his roots in 1930s China, his ground-breaking designs for modern living, and interviews with scholars, contemporaries and family. 75 people attended.
65 people attended along with two Teslas on display.
Moho Realty Architecture Movie Series
The story of mid-century modern architect William F. Cody is told through the iconic buildings that he created and his impact on the architecture of Palm Springs. Revealing his conceptual designs starting in 1947 and onward into the 70s just before a devastating stroke ended his career. The documentary explores the art behind his structures and how his buildings are now considered masterpieces in the modern desert of Palm Springs. 75 people attended.