About the Portal


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’s 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, NCModernist highlights Modernist properties as they come on the market. This effort reduces time on the market and gets these Modernist houses the caring occupants they deserve. The NCModernist Available Houses Portal is free to view. Registration is not necessary unless you are a homeowner, realtor, or volunteer wishing to submit a listing. For more information on NCModernist and its mission, click here.

Please verify all information independently. No warranties of accuracy or availability are expressed or implied for these listings. Many thanks to longtime NCModernist volunteer Virginia Faust who is generous with her time and expertise.

Submission Requirements

Have a property you’d like to reach the NCModernist audience? Your first step is to register here. It is important that you are registered and logged in before submitting a listing, otherwise your work will not save. Once you are logged in, fill out the quick submission form.

Submissions are reviewed within 48 hours, usually less. You will be notified of your submission’s status via email.

1. Your house must be Modernist. How can you tell?
Modernist houses have four prominent characteristics:

  • A flat or low-pitch roof
  • Unusual geometry, not a square or a triangle
  • Above average number and size of windows, sliding glass doors, internal courtyards, atriums, and skylights
  • An open floor plan (living / dining / family). This is in almost every new house now, but back in the day it was quite novel.

Contemporary houses, usually built between 1973-1990, have some of these features and are generally, but not always, accepted.

2.  What house types are not accepted?

  • Land
  • Nondescript ranches, traditional exteriors (even if they have Modernist interiors)

3.  What happens when a house goes under contract or closes?
Either log in and change the “market status” of your listing or let us know via email at carie@ncmodernist.org or vafaust@gmail.com. Closed listings may be deleted without notice.

4.  How do I change or update information?
Log in and make those changes anytime you wish.

5. What if I have another question?
For questions about the approval process, contact Virginia at vafaust@gmail.com. For questions about the platform, contact Carie at carie@ncmodernist.org.