READING EAGLE: “Modernist marvels found in North Carolina”

Modernist house, Raleigh

The Associated Press | The entrance to Jacqueline Jordan’s 1951 modernist home in Raleigh, N.C. It is one of many homes in its region drawing attention from fans of the noted architectural style. –

RALEIGH, N.C. — A 1950s two-bedroom home in a neighborhood just outside downtown may not seem special at first glance, but this North Carolina house has just been placed on the National Register of Historic Places as a superb example of mid-century modern in a neighborhood known for the architectural style.

Jacquelyn Jordan, a school principal who bought the home in Raleigh’s Cameron Village, said she wasn’t that impressed when she saw the house from the outside in 1998.”But I went inside, and I just loved it,” she said. “I loved the big rooms and the big windows. I walked into the backyard, and I really fell in love with it.”

Fans of modernist architecture estimate that North Carolina, particularly the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, has the third-largest collection of modernist homes in the country after Los Angeles and New York’s Long Island.

George Smart, executive director of North Carolina Modernist Houses, bases the estimate on his research, which shows the Triangle area with 700 to 800 modernist homes. Statewide, he estimates North Carolina has 1,200 to 1,300 of the homes. READ MORE…

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