NCModernist's Spring Modernist House Tour

Postponed - New Date Will Be Announced in April

Starting and Ending Point: Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Boulevard, Durham NC. Park by the tennis courts near the Fitness Connection gym.

Enjoy a great day touring brilliant new and recently-renovated Modernist houses and buildings around Durham, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Pittsboro without the hassle of driving! Modapalooza 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 many of the architects, designers, and builders - like Arielle Schechter, Paul Snow, Louis Cherry, Jason Hart, Heather Washburn, Dail Dixon, Doug Pierson and Youn Choi, and Jenny Hoffman.

The Pierson-Choi house, Carrboro, designed by Doug Pierson and Youn Choi.

Two houses at Inara Court, Carrboro, designed by Paul Snow.

The Deupree/Schweikert House, Pittsboro, designed by Dail Dixon.

The Davis House, Pittsboro, designed by Louis Cherry.

The Gretel House, Carrboro, designed by Jenny Hoffman.

The Sun House, Durham, designed by Louis Cherry.

The Washburn House, designed by Heather Washburn.

The Coy-Davis House, designed by Arielle Schechter.

The Baboolal house, Chapel Hill, designed by Arielle Schechter.

The Hart House, Chapel Hill, designed by Jason Hart.

Tickets and Details

$159 per person general public, $149 per person Mod Squad members.Includes transport, coffee and bagels, snacks on board, gift bag, and choice of BBQ or vegetarian lunch.


The Fine Print

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Registration and Parking: Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Boulevard, Durham NC. Park by the tennis courts near the Fitness Connection gym.

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. Buses leave at 8am and 845am 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.

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. 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.

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.