Triangle Modernist Houses Sponsors Hillsborough Modernist Tour

Featuring two new Modernist residential designs.

July 28, 2011 (Hillsborough, NC) – Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH), the award-winning non-profit dedicated to promoting and preserving Modernist residential design, will host a Hillsborough Modernist Tour on Saturday, August 13, from 9 a.m.

The Hutchinson-Mauro house by Tonic Design + Construction

until noon, sponsored by Prime Energy Group and Hill Country Woodworks.

Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens will be on hand at registration to welcome tour-goers to his town.

The tour will offer the public a look inside two new Hillsborough Modernist houses:

  • The 2011 Stacy and John Crabill House, aka “Crabill Modern,” at 5204 Margon Place designed by Tonic Design and built by Tonic Construction.
  • The 2010 Michael Hutchinson and Gerry Mauro House, aka “Riverbirch,” at 3921 Red Hawk Road, designed by Rusty Long, AIA, of Rusty Long Architect.

Ted Arendes, Katherine Hogan, and Vinny Petrarca of Tonic Design will be at the Crabill House and Rusty Long will be at Riverbirch to answer questions about the houses, their design, and their construction.  Photography is allowed and encouraged

The Crabill House designed by Rusty Long, AIA.

inside and outside both houses.

Tickets to the Hillsborough Modernist Tour are $8.95 in advance and $12 at the door. TMH Mod Squad members tour the houses first from 9-10am then the general public from 10am to noon.  Registration and ticket sales for both houses start at the Crabill House.

Advance tickets are available at As with all TMH events, tickets are not mailed.  Will call is at registration at the Crabill House. The deadline for advance tickets is 5 pm Sunday, August 8.

Tour revenues support TMH documentation, preservation, and promotion projects to assure the continuation of great Modernist residential architecture in North Carolina. For more information, visit

About Triangle Modernist Houses

Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH) is a 501C3 nonprofit established in 2007 and dedicated to restoring and growing Modernist architecture in the Triangle. The award-winning website, now the largest educational and historical archive for Modernist residential design in America, continues to catalog, preserve, and advocate for North Carolina modernism.  TMH also hosts popular Modernist house tours several times a year, giving the public access to the Triangle’s most exciting residential architecture, past and present. These tours raise awareness and help preserve these “livable works of art” for future generations. Visit the website at TMH also has an active community on Facebook.

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