Sholtz House Tour

Saturday, June 11, 9am-1pm

3550 Hamstead, Durham NC


In 1946 Donald J. Scholz founded Scholz Homes in Toledo OH for the burgeoning demand created by the legions of returning soldiers from WWII. Although not a formally trained architect or even an engineer, Scholz was influenced by Modernist architects like Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright. His California Contemporary ranch homes featured strong horizontal lines and were offered in several facade styles to appeal to a broad array of tastes. Scholz even incorporated home decorating into the services he offered, and home buyers had the option to have the company decorate and furnish the house and provide it in move-in condition.

Like this one from 1957? It's gonna be for sale!

Walk up tickets are $19/person.
Proceeds benefit the documentation, preservation, and promotion programs of NCModernist!

The Fine Print

The tours run rain or shine. Tickets are not mailed; your name will be on a list at registration. Once payment is made, there are no refunds for any reason except for tour cancellation. However, you can transfer tickets to others - just have them ask for the tickets in your name at registration.

COVID: Masks are optional, however please do not attend if you are experiencing COVID symptoms.

Tickets are by timed entry. Arrive anytime during your chosen time slot. When you arrive, there may be a short wait, outside, if the house is at capacity. Participants must sign a liability waiver before entering. Architects can get self-reported CEU hours if arranged in advance with the AIA.

Please do not block driveways. Participants are welcome to take photos inside and outside. Strollers are not allowed. No food, drink, or smoking inside. Please do not touch anything in the house. Bathrooms are not available onsite. To protect floors, participants must remove shoes or bring shoe booties before entering. Any questions? Please contact Rebekah Laney,