NC Modernist Houses for Sale/Rent

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Year House Completed, if known for sure (don't guess)

Name of Original Homeowner, if known for sure (don't guess).

Address (number, street, city, state, zip)

Original Architect's Name, if known for sure (don't guess). Same for the builder, if known.

Current Homeowner Name and Phone Number (for us to ask historical questions if necessary)

Sales/rental Price

MLS Link (if any), or Contact Info if For Sale By Owner. If not part of an MLS link, please attach photos, at least two of the inside and two from the outside.

Any other comments about the house, the architect, or house history.

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When homes are vacant, they decay faster. They are more susceptible to weather and vandalism when no one is around to care. We best preserve North Carolina Modernist houses by keeping them occupied. Without active owners (or tenants), vacant houses suffer a slow, painful deterioration often resulting in demolition.  See the Endangered List below.

As part of an ongoing mission of preservation, NCMH's list reduces time on the market and gets these Modernist houses the caring occupants they deserve. This is the only statewide list of Modernist houses on the market.

If you know any Modernist house that is vacant, please contact us!

Please verify all information independently. No warranties of accuracy or availability are expressed or implied for these listings. Many thanks to Virginia Faust of Howard Perry and Walston who keeps this statewide list updated.

DozerEndangered Modernist Houses

When bulldozers are on the way to Modernist houses, people tend to blame developers - which is unfair. Developers come only after many opportunities to save a house have been ignored. The real enemies: vacancy, time, and unrealistic selling prices. These houses and the owners who overprice them need your encouragement and support. 

Endangered Alerts!  

#1 - Richard Neutra's Chuey House in Los Angeles.

#2 - Milton Small's Home Security Life / Durham Police building in Durham NC.


#3 - 1950 - Lustron #2144, 603 West Street (Highway 64)in Pittsboro NC - when acquired by the Plummers in 2011, the house had been vacant for a number of years. The land and an adjacent lot were sold for commercial development late in 2016. Owner has plans to disassemble/move the house by the summer of 2018.  General Lustron info. Contact Lustron expert Virginia Faust,

#4 - 1950 - Lustron #XXXX, formerly at 7 Mount Bolus Road, Chapel Hill NC - disassembled and currently stored in a trailer south of town. Owners willing to sell. They have the assembly manual along with the elevations done by the landscape architect, David Swanson, who originally disassembled it.  General Lustron info. Contact Lustron expert Virginia Faust,