Update: The tour has been canceled, which is a shame.
A Modernist House Tour
Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
North Carolina’s brilliant mid-century Modernist houses are frequently endangered and often torn down, largely because buyers, sellers and realtors often do not realize the importance of how to identify, preserve and protect these livable works of art. You can’t save something if you don’t know where it is and why it is important.
This tour supports NCModernist, an award-winning nonprofit digital archive for owners, students, journalists, researchers, real estate agents, historians, preservationists, architects and architecture fans to protect and preserve the state’s Modernist houses. With documentation on over 5,000 houses, NCModernist is an unrivalled resource for Modernist research and preservation.
The Lowenstein House
The 1954 Edward Loewenstein House: Explore one of the most envied houses in Greensboro – the Edward Loewenstein House, hosted by his daughter Jane and her husband Richard. Loewenstein’s firm was the first white practice in North Carolina to hire minority architects, including William Streat in 1950, W. Edward (Blue) Jenkins, Major Sanders, Williex Merritt and Clinton Gravely. The firm designed around 1,600 buildings, including the Greensboro YWCA, the Hayes Taylor YMCA, Beth David Synagogue and the Greensboro Public Library, now the Elon University Law School. In addition to the amazing mid-century Modernist house, there’s an incredible sculpture garden in which to roam about!
Center Grove Modern
Center Grove Modern is the newest house (2022) designed by the area’s hottest residential architects, STITCH. Built by Gary Jobe, the house combines a pastoral setting with cutting-edge design. A partner at STITCH will be on hand to provide information and answer your questions. Please, no interior photos.
Tickets and Details
You’ll get a ticket for a timed entry at the Loewenstein House for between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Tour the house and grounds, and about an hour later, you’ll enter the Center Grove house, about 20 minutes away.
Tickets: Timed Entry $55 per adult, $15 per child.
VIP Tickets (come anytime), $99 per person, includes a new book, Atomic Ranch, Remodeled Marvels, a $59 value!