Frank Harmon-Designed Houses To Be Featured On Two Triangle Homes Tours

The Karmous-Edwards House

August 16, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC) – The residential work of Frank Harmon Architect PA in Raleigh will be well represented on two major Triangle-area home tours this fall. In fact, Frank Harmon Architect PA is the only architectural firm with projects on both tours.

Harmon’s Karmous-Edwards house in Raleigh’s Coley Forest neighborhood will be open for public touring during Triangle Modernist Houses’ “TMH Modern 2010” tour in Raleigh on September 25. Completed in 1998, the house features deep overhanging rooflines and natural cedar shingles. It is nestled into the edge of a large corner lot, preserving most of the property for a park-like setting. Porches and a large terrace extend the indoors into the landscaping. The house was featured in Raleigh Metro Magazine in 2006.

Harmon’s award-winning Strickland-Ferris house in the Laurel Hills neighborhood will be featured in the first-ever homes tour sponsored by the Triangle section the American Institute of Architect’s North Carolina chapter (AIA Triangle) a week later on October 2. Completed in 2004, the house perches on a steep, wooded hillside above Crabtree Creek on broad-shouldered wood trusses for minimal site disturbance. The northern elevation features a glass and steel façade from floor to ceiling. A butterfly-shaped roof seems to hover above it.

The Strickland-Ferris House

The Strickland-Ferris house has received both AIA North Carolina and AIA Triangle design awards. In 2009, it won the Grand Award in Custom Home Magazine’s Custom Home Design Awards. It has been featured in Architectural Record, Dwell, Wood Design & Building, and Raleigh Metro magazines, and was included in Triangle Modernist Houses’ 2009 fall homes tour.

Frank Harmon Architect PA was founded by Frank Harmon, FAIA, in 1985. For more information on his firm and other projects, visit

For more information on the TMH Modern 2010 Tour, visit

For more information on the AIA Triangle homes tour go to

About Frank Harmon Architect PA:

Frank Harmon Architect PA, headquartered in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, is recognized nationally for its modern, sustainable, regionally inspired architecture. The firm has received more AIA NC awards than any other firm in the state and has been featured in numerous books, journals and magazines on architecture, including Dwell, Architect, Architectural Record, and Residential Architect. Frank Harmon, FAIA, principal, is also a Professor in Practice for North Carolina State University’s College of Design; a frequent lecturer on modern, sustainable, regionally inspired architecture; and has served on numerous design awards juries. For more information, go to

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