NC Modernist Houses for Sale/Rent

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



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.  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. No warranties of accuracy or availability are expressed or implied for these listings.

Submit a Modernist House For Sale or Rent: 

Write our volunteer coordinator Virginia Faust, a Triangle real estate agent, at with:

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

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

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

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

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

  6. Sales/rental Price

  7. 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.

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

All submissions are subject to review and approval is not guaranteed.