Nowell’s To Host TMH “ModStock” House Tour Party

September 15, 2010 (CARY, NC) – Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture in Cary will host the Triangle Modernist Houses’ “ModStock House Tour Party” on Thursday, September 23, from 6-8 p.m.   Free and open to the public with registration, the party will kick off the TMH’s 2010 Modern Homes Tour in Raleigh on the following Saturday, September 25,from 1-4:30 p.m.

The 2010 tour is the 14th tour of Modernist homes that the non-profit preservation organization has sponsored in its three-year history.

The Nowell’s ModStock Party includes beer and wine, sodas and snacks, and the opportunity to see thousands of square feet of Nowell’s extensive modern furniture and furnishings. At 7 p.m., TMH founder George Smart and Nowell’s owner Jerry Nowell will give away gift certificates and other prizes.

“Nowell’s has been one of the area’s strongest advocates to support preservation of Modernist houses,“ said George Smart. “They recognize the importance of exposing the public to the cool house vibe through tour sponsorship, and they recognize the importance of informing the public through again sponsoring the Architecture Film Series at the Galaxy Cinema this winter.”

Nowell’s is located at 900 East Chatham Street, Cary, NC 27511. Space is limited for the ModStock party so advance registration is required. To attend, send an email with your name and number of free tickets to

The TMH 2010 Modern Homes Tour on September 25th will take place in Raleigh and feature eight modernist houses as well as one iconic mid-century office building. Tours originate in the parking lot of Small Kane Architects near the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Glen Eden Drive. Free shuttle buses take participants to all of the destinations on the tour throughout the afternoon. Hop on, hop off at your leisure.  Tour hours are 1-4 p.m. General admission tickets are $24.95 in advance through Wednesday September 22, then $29.95 on the day of the tour.

Sponsors for the 2010 tour include The Downtowner Magazine, The Independent, Preservation North Carolina, Preservation Greensboro, Historic Charlotte, the North Carolina Symphony, the Gregg Museum at NC State University, the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, Tonic Design + Tonic Construction, Center Studio Architecture, the Raleigh chapter of Architecture for Humanity, the City of Raleigh Raleigh Urban Design Center, Outdoor Images, Quail Ridge Books, Beyond Blue Interiors, Ambiente International, Eidolon Designs, Modern Home, and Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture.

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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.

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

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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