Triangle Modernist Houses Presents The Max Isley House Tour

The Max Isley House in Durham

December 30, 2009 (DURHAM, NC) – On Saturday, January 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH), an award-winning educational archive for modernist residential design, will host an exclusive tour of a Durham home designed by architect Max Isley. The architect and his wife Jane, who lived there only a few years, will be on hand to discuss the house with the public.

An exemplary modernist residence, the Isley house features an open floorplan, vaulted ceilings, and an abundance of large windows for natural lighting and to blur the line between interior and exterior. To see photographs, go to

“Isley’s house is brilliant on its own and also reflects the influence of Durham’s John Latimer, where Isley worked in the 1960s,” said George Smart, founder and director of Triangle Modernist Houses.

Advanced tickets to the Isley House tour are $4.95 and can be purchased at Tickets are also available at the door for $7. There are only 100 tickets available and TMH tours tend to sell out quickly, so Smart recommends securing tickets in advance.

Proceeds from tickets sales benefit future TMH tours, its cataloguing program, research grants, and the infrastructure to create public awareness to preserve and celebrate modernist design. For more information visit

About Triangle Modernist Houses:

Triangle Modernist Archive, Inc. (TMA) is a North Carolina nonprofit organization committed to preserving, restoring, and growing modernist architecture.  Our primary public service is Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH), an award-winning, nonprofit educational archive for modernist residential design. TMH also hosts popular modernist house tours, design films, and trips several times a year, giving the public access to the Triangle’s most exciting residential architecture, past and present.  These events raise awareness and help preserve these works of art for future generations.  For more information, visit

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