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

18 Sponsors Support TMH Modern 2010 Homes Tour

A Coalition of Media, Museums, Preservationists, and Businesses Support The Area’s Legacy of Modernist Architecture.

August 10, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC) – Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting modernist residential architecture, reports 18 sponsors for the TMH Modern 2010 Homes Tour in Raleigh on September 25, representing media, historic preservation groups, architecture-related businesses, museums of art, and more.  The Triangle is the third largest concentration of Modernist houses in the country.

TMH’s 14th event, the longest professionally-run architecture tour series in the region, will include eight modernist houses and one iconic office building.  All of the buildings represent work by some of the finest modernist designers in the state, both past and present. And all will be available for touring through a free hop-on, hop-off bus service from a central parking area on Glenwood Avenue and Glen Eden Drive.

The TMH Modern 2010 Homes Tour media sponsors are The Downtowner Magazine, a monthly magazine covering downtown Raleigh and nearby communities, and The Independent, the Triangle’s weekly news and entertainment magazine.

Historic preservation sponsors include Preservation North Carolina, Preservation Greensboro, and Historic Charlotte. Preservation NC will offer the tour as an option to hundreds of preservationists at its annual conference in Durham that weekend.

Museums and cultural sponsors are the North Carolina Symphony, The Gregg Museum at NC State University, and the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington NC.

Architecture-related sponsors include Tonic Design + Tonic Construction, Center Studio Architecture, the Raleigh chapter of Architecture for Humanity, and the City of Raleigh Raleigh Urban Design Center.

Business sponsors are Outdoor Images, Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture, Quail Ridge Books, Beyond Blue Interiors, Ambiente International, Eidolon Designs, and realtors Modern Home Nowell’s will also sponsor a tour kickoff party at its Cary store on September 23.

To see the list of tour homes, parking directions, and ticket information, visit Advance tickets ($24.95) may also be purchased in person at Quail Ridge Books. Day-of tickets are $30.

About Triangle Modernist Houses

Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH) is a 501C3 nonprofit established in 2007 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 “works of art” for future generations. Visit the website at TMH also has an active community on Facebook.