Recognizing Excellence in North Carolina Modernist Residential Design

2014 Jury Winners:

1st Place: The 2010 Smart/Stell House, Durham NC, designed by Vinny Petrarcaof Tonic Design, Raleigh.Built by Tonic Construction. Structural engineer: Kaydos-Daniels Engineers. Photos by Todd Lanning. View Video.

2nd Place: he 2010 Stephen Herbits House, aka the Leicester House, Leicester NC. Designed by Eric Gartner, SPG Architects, New York NY. Built by S. B. Coleman. Cabinetry by Creative Woodcrafters. Landscape design by Twin Oaks. Photos by Dan Levin.

3rd Place: The 2013 Rebecca Hedly House, aka the Blue House, Asheville NC. Designed by Maria Rusafova of Rusafova Markulis Architects, Asheville. Built by owner Rebecca Hedly. Structural engineering by McDonald Structural Engineering. Photos by Jennifer Coates.
2014 People's Choice Winners:

1st Place: The 2013 Doug Lebda Guest House, aka On Water, Wilmington NC, designed by Michael Ross Kersting with Toby R. Keeton of Michael Ross Kersting Architecture of Wilmington. Built by Mark Batson, Tongue and Groove Custom Builder. Rudy Dombroski, structural engineer.

2nd Place: The 2014 Dasgupta/Saucier Residence, Raleigh NC, designed and built by Robby Johnston and Craig Kerins of Raleigh Architecture and Construction. Structural engineering by Kaydos-Daniels Engineers.

3rd Place: The 2013 UNC-Charlotte UrbanEden House, Charlotte NC. Designed by the UNC-Charlotte Solar Decathlon Architecture team, UNCC Faculty Advisors and Mentors; Mona Azarbayjani, Architecture Lead Faculty, Charlotte. Built by the NC-Charlotte Solar Decathlon Architecture team. Won 2nd Place in the People's Choice Category. View Video.

Other Entries:

The 2009 Todd Mason House, Mooresville NC, designed by Tonino Vicari of Tectonic Design of Monroe MI. Engineering by Robert Darvas Associates. Built by Todd Mason. Photos by Jordan Rickard.

The 2011 Tom and Lisa Barrie House, aka Mountain Retreat, Boone NC, designed by Thomas Barrie AIA of Raleigh. Built by Dacchille Construction. Photos by Eric Morley.

The 2011 Hodge-Nasir House, aka Spring, Raleigh NC, designed and built by Erik Mehlman AIA with Randy Lanou of BuildSense in Durham. Landscape: Tributary Land Design + Build. Photos by Mark Herboth.

The 2014 Hunter/Porry House, aka Mia Bella Vista, Union Mills NC. Designed and built by Mike Hunter. Owner: Tongass Creek LLC. Team members included Tom Freeman Carpentry, John Crawford Electricians, Bill Shuford HVAC, Jock Wall Stone Masons, Kim Warner Structural Engineer, and Jim Mowitz Artistic Textures. View Video.

The 2014 Bhowmick Residence, aka the Ravine House, Chapel Hill NC, designed by Phil Szostak of Szostak Design, Chapel Hill. Built by Szostak Build. Structural engineering by Structural Visions.

The 2013 Greene House, aka ZHaus, Charlotte NC, designed by Michael Standley of Liquid Design, Charlotte. Built by Concept Building & Restoration. View Video.

The 2014 Matsumoto Prize Jury


Harry Bates, Bates Masi; Maryann Thompson, Maryann Thompson Architects; Brion Jeannette, Brion Jeanette Architecture

Harry Wolf, Wolf Architecture; Helena Arahuete, Lautner Associates; George Matsumoto, Honorary Chair