Modernist House Tour
Saturday, September 9, 8-5pm
Starting and Ending Point:
500 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park
Join the waiting list here.
Enjoy a great day touring eight Modernist houses around Raleigh, Durham, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Pittsboro -- without the hassle of driving -- in our new fleet of luxury buses! Modapalooza includes the delightful company of lots of Modernist architecture fans plus coffee and bagels / a USModernist tote bag with snacks / bottled water / a delicious lunch / and free wifi / in our luxury restroom-equipped, air-conditioned fleet of buses. You'll meet many of the architects and builders - including Arielle Schechter, Erin Sterling Lewis, Ellen Cassilly, Sophie Piesse, Nick Hammer, and Abie Harris. Proceeds benefit NCModernist, a North Carolina 501C3 nonprofit educational archive for the documentation, preservation, and promotion of Modernist houses.
The Braun House, Raleigh, designed by Erin Sterling Lewis
The Lamb House, Apex, designed by Erin Sterling Lewis
The Kersh Bridge House, Chapel Hill, designed by Sophie Piesse
The Vukina House, Raleigh, designed by Nick Hammer
The Reddy Yu House, Chapel Hill, designed by Arielle Schechter
The Rodman House, Raleigh, designed by Erin Sterling Lewis
The Fine Print
Join the waiting list here.$169 per person general public, $149 per person Mod Squad members.
Tickets are not mailed; your name will be on a list at registration.
Please be on time at the starting point. We've got a full day with lots of great houses. Buses leave promptly, and in fairness to other participants we will leave without you!
Includes coffee and bagels, USModernist tote bag, snacks, drinks, a delicious lunch (BBQ or Salad Plates), and free wifi in our luxury restroom-equipped, air-conditioned fleet of buses.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tour runs rain or shine. The itinerary and order of trip events are subject to change without notice or refund.
COVID: a few houses may require masks, most will not. Please bring one.
A signed liability release is required for all participants. We'll send this to you a few weeks ahead. Please read, print, sign, and bring with you to registration; do not email them.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 an hour at a time. You may stay on the bus at any point if you wish.
Architects can get self-reported CEU hours if arranged in advance with the AIA.
To reduce dirt and damage to floors, tour participants are required to remove shoes (or bring your own booties) at each house. Food and drink are not allowed in the houses; however drinks, snacks, and lunch are provided on the bus. Strollers are not permitted inside any houses. Smoking and alcohol are not allowed on the bus or in the houses.
Photos are allowed and encouraged both inside and outside all the houses.
Unsecured parking is free at the starting point, 500 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park. (see map below)
Proceeds benefit NCModernist, a North Carolina 501C3 nonprofit educational archive for the documentation, preservation, and promotion of Modernist houses. Questions? Contact George Smart at 919.740.8407.