2010 Modernist Home Tour Destinations Unveiled

The de Comarmond home in Cameron Village.

Triangle Modernist Houses’ Raleigh Tour features eight plus one iconic office building.


June 15, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC) – Triangle Modernist Houses today unveiled the eight architecturally remarkable homes and one commercial space that comprise the “TMH Modern 2010,” the non-profit organization’s 13th home tour on Saturday, September 25, from 1- 430p.m. in Raleigh.

The private homes that will be open to ticketholders are:

– The Milton Small House on Lake Boone Trail, designed by Milton Small, FAIA, and built by Frank Walser.

– The Laurent P. de Comarmond, AIA, Modernist house renovation on Graham Street in Cameron Village.

– The Parker House, designed by Carter Williams, FAIA, on Banbury Road, renovation design by Perry Cox.

– The Karmous-Edwards House, Runnymede Road, designed by Frank Harmon, FAIA.

– The Heather and Bo Taylor House, Graham Street in Cameron Village, designed and built by Will Alphin.

– The Jim Kuehn Residence, located on Fairall Street, designed by Brian Shawcroft, AIA.

– The Ron Collier House, on Manning Drive, designed by architect/owner Ron Collier, AIA.

– The Harwell Hamilton Harris home and office on Cox Avenue, designed by Harwell Hamilton Harris, FAIA.

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Rare Architect Interview Now Online

Former University of Kansas Dean Charles Kahn, FAIA shares his extensive audio collection, including Buckminster Fuller, George Matsumoto and Henry Kamphoefner.

Charles Kahn, FAIA, who conducted the rare interviews.

June 9, 2010 (DURHAM, NC) — The Charles Kahn Audio Interviews with noted architects from around the world, including Buckminster Fuller and Henry Kamphoefner, are now online through Triangle Modernist Houses.com (TMH), a North Carolina website which documents, preserves, and promotes Modernist residential design.

Charles Kahn, FAIA, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate and former Professor of Architecture at North Carolina State University’s College of Design, became the first Dean of the then-new School of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Kansas in 1968. He personally recorded his collection of rare interviews during the 1970s.

“We are exceptionally grateful to Dean Kahn for making these audio interviews available to TMH and to the public,” said George Smart, founder and director of Triangle Modernist Houses. Available at http://trianglemodernisthouses.com/videos.htm, they include interviews with George Matsumoto, Buckminster Fuller, T.C. Howard, Duncan Stuart, NC State University’s first dean of the School of Design Henry Kamphoefner, James Fitzgibbon, Antonio Nervi, Sasha Nowicki, Myron Goldsmith, and many more.

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Triangle Modernist Houses Opens Door To Modernist Marvel

Never-before-seen Modernist House Open on Saturday, June 19.

The 2001 Thompson House. Photo courtesy David Davenport, AIA.

June 1, 2010 (DURHAM, NC) — On a serene, 20-acre swath of land between Garner and Apex, NC, overlooking a small lake, rests one of the most remarkable Modernist houses in the entire Triangle region, according to George Smart, founder and Executive Director of Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH). On Saturday, June 19, from 1-4 p.m., this private home will be open to the public for the very first time.

In 1999, Diane and Bobby Thompson commissioned David Davenport, AIA, of Davenport Architecture + Design in Manteo and Cary. Built by Tom Brown of The Splinter Group in Raleigh, the 6000-square-foot, two-story home was completed in 2001.

“This sleek, white, sculptural modern design evokes immediate comparison to the work of master Modernist architects Richard Meier, FAIA, and Charles Gwathmey, FAIA,” said Smart. “Architect David Davenport had the perfect wave of design talent, a sophisticated client, an exceptional site, and a premium budget.”

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