NCMH Hosts Chapel Hill Tour of 1969 Cogswell House

Cogswell Rendering

North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) has announced a special one-time-only public tour of the 1969 Arthur Cogswell House at 308 North Elliott Road in Chapel Hill (27514) on Saturday, August 16, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Arthur Cogswell, FAIA (1930-2010), left a legacy of mid-20th-century houses in North Carolina that are still valued today. This award-winning 1969 Modernist house is considered one of his most inspired residential designs. It was one of the first homes in the state to be built around a courtyard pool.

To preserve their family home, Cogswell’s daughters, Elizabeth and Amanda, have partnered with architect Phil Szostak, FAIA, of Szostak Design and Modernist real estate specialist Emilie Huin for a partial renovation. The new owner can then complete the renovation with confidence.

Elizabeth and Amanda will be on hand during the tour, along with Szostak and Huin, to answer questions. The house will be officially listed for sale in early August.

Cogswell’s career exemplified former NC State University School of Design Dean Henry Kamphoefner’s conviction that “the social responsibilities are as vital as the design.” Posthumously, in 2012, AIA North Carolina gave Cogswell the Kamphoefner Prize, which honors architects who have demonstrated a consistent integrity and devotion to Modern architecture over a 10-year period.

Advance discount tickets for the general public are $5.95 (available at http://www.ncmodernist.org/tour). Day-of tickets will be $10. NCMH Mod Squad members’ tickets are $1 in advance or $10 at the door.

For more details about the tour and directions to the house, go to http://www.ncmodernist.org/tour.

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