Triangle Modernist Houses Sponsors Hillsborough Modernist Tour

Featuring two new Modernist residential designs.

July 28, 2011 (Hillsborough, NC) – Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH), the award-winning non-profit dedicated to promoting and preserving Modernist residential

Hutchinson-Mauro House by Rusty Long, AIA

design, will host a Hillsborough Modernist Tour on Saturday, August 13, from 9 a.m. until noon, sponsored by Prime Energy Group and Hill Country Woodworks.

Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens will be on hand at registration to welcome tour-goers to his town.

The tour will offer the public a look inside two new Hillsborough Modernist houses:

  • The 2011 Stacy and John Crabill House, aka “Crabill Modern,” at 5204 Margon Place designed by Tonic Design and built by Tonic Construction.
  • The 2010 Michael Hutchinson and Gerry Mauro House, aka “Riverbirch,” at 3921 Red Hawk Road, designed by Rusty Long, AIA, of Rusty Long Architect.

Ted Arendes, Katherine Hogan, and Vinny Petrarca of Tonic Design will be at the Crabill House and Rusty Long will be at Riverbirch to answer questions about the

The Crabill House by Tonic Design + Construction

houses, their design, and their construction.  Photography is allowed and encouraged inside and outside both houses.

Tickets to the Hillsborough Modernist Tour are $8.95 in advance and $12 at the door. TMH Mod Squad members tour the houses first from 9-10am then the general public from 10am to noon.  Registration and ticket sales for both houses start at the Crabill House.

Advance tickets are available at As with all TMH events, tickets are not mailed.  Will call is at registration at the Crabill House. The deadline for advance tickets is 5 pm Sunday, August 8.

Tour revenues support TMH documentation, preservation, and promotion projects to assure the continuation of great Modernist residential architecture in North Carolina. For more information, visit


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