TWC News: “supporters, opponents weigh in on modern home in historic district”

Supporters gather at the press conference announcing the NCMH Legal Defense Fund

Supporters gather at the press conference announcing the NCMH Legal Defense Fund

By Julie Fertig

RALEIGH– Folks on both sides weighed in Friday on the future of a modern home that’s under construction in an entirely historic neighborhood.

“Its stressful to build a house, its really stressful to build this house,” said Marsha Gordon who is building a home with her husband Louis Cherry. The house is 85% complete, but they do not know whether they’ll ever be able to move into the contemporary house in the Oakwood Historic District.

On Friday, members of North Carolina Modernist Houses gathered to support the couple during a press conference.

“Who among you wants to follow all the rules, sink their life savings into and have it stopped?” asked George Smart, chair of NCMH…

On Friday, leaders of NCMH launched a legal defense fund to provide resources and legal assistance to modern homes under threat across the state. NCMH plans to support the legal battle the couple with the contemporary home is facing. READ MORE…

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