party between AIA Triangle's Young Architects Forum and
Triangle Modernist Houses. We explored one of North
Carolina's largest modern furniture showrooms during an
relaxed evening of appetizers, beer, wine, and sodas. Location:
About 100 attended and had a really great time, but
we forgot to get photos!
The Michael and Christine Coates House
Thanks so much to
our wonderful volunteers: Ann Kaiyala, Chief of Shoe Police Sharon Glazener,
and the owners Michael and Christine Coates. Over 125
attended on a beautiful fall day. Photos by George
Smart, Dennis Glazener, and Leilani Carter.
August 2009: P
utting the Ease in Easements How to Save Modernist Houses from Future Bulldozers
Pullen Memorial Church Chapel, Raleigh.
Many people have a deep personal connection to their house
or property – it is a part of their family legacy or the
cherished result of a life’s work – and a preservation
easement assures a beloved property will be preserved
forever. A preservation easement is a legal agreement
filed with the county register of deeds that protects
Easements are flexible tools and can be custom-designed to
meet the personal and financial needs of the property owner.
In some cases, the owner may choose only to protect the
exterior of the building, but a preservation easement may
also protect a building’s interior and important landscape
TMH Executive Director George Smart led a panel
discussion on making easements easier! This included the nature
of easements, what they protect, advantages and
disadvantages, local historic districts, the National
Register of Historic Places, length of easements, parties
involved, and costs required.
Elizabeth Sappenfield is
Director of Urban Issues for Preservation North Carolina and
the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A Raleigh
native, Elizabeth is working on preservation issues in the
City of Raleigh, including protecting historic
neighborhoods, advocating for preservation in city planning,
and working directly to preserve historic properties. She is
particularly interested in the preservation of Raleigh's
Modernist architecture, working with owners of Modern homes
on their preservation options, including easements, and
educating the public on Raleigh's Modernist architecture
1978 Myrick Howard has been Executive Director of
Preservation North Carolina, the state's only statewide
private nonprofit preservation organization. Through its
endangered properties program, PNC has protected more than
500 historic properties across the state, resulting in over
$200 million in private investment. In 2007, he published
Buying Time for Heritage, a book about saving endangered
properties. He is the 2006
winner of the AIA Triangle Isosceles Award.
Hutchinson is a longtime Wake County insurance agent. He is
best known for his work protecting and preserving open
space, expanding our world class greenway system and
promoting multi-modal transportation options such as
connecting sidewalks, bike lanes and greenways to an
expanded bus and light rail system. Sig successfully led
four bond referendums totaling more than $140 million in
Wake County for Open Space and in the City of Raleigh for
Parks and Greenways.
Special Guests: Sally Greene,
modernist homeowner whose house is under easement,
appeared via video (below).
Ellen Weinstein of Dixon Weinstein Friedlein, the building’s architects, discussed the
new chapel's design and construction.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation
has relevant information.
The Zuco Residence Tour, Chapel Hill
of Buildsense/Studio B
who was on hand to answer questions. With
sleek styling and unique shading devices, this 2500 square
one-level houseplan accommodates modernist design at an
affordable price. Not quite completed when we went on
Thanks to TMH volunteer Ann Kaiyala.
About 40 people
Durham Performing Arts Center
Featuring a Behind-The-Scenes Tour of DPAC
Featuring the amazing David and Charlene Johnson Residence
,1825 Stillwater Drive, Raleigh.
Designed by Jessica Johnson Moore and Chad Everhart. David Johnson
Urban Edge Construction, Moore's father, was
both client and
general contractor. 3900 square feet. Tim Martin was the structural
engineer. Thanks to TMH Volunteers Sharon Glazener,
Robert Harper, Monica Hunter, Cynthia Robertson, Leslie McAdams, and Eleanor Stell.
About 200 people
60th Anniversary of the NCSU College of Design
Featuring six prime examples of Raleigh modernist houses
from the 1950's to the present. 390 modern architecture fans
from across the Triangle and as far away as Atlanta and
Massachusetts bought tickets. Our fleet of buses took
participants all around west Raleigh on a beautiful April afternoon.
Thanks so much to
our wonderful homeowners who opened up their exceptional houses for
a perfect day for touring; Diamond sponsor Bernie Reeves and
Metro Magazine; Sharon Glazener, Heather Rule and the Young
Architects Forum, and 36 volunteers who worked at the houses; Cindy
and Tim Stratton and 16 volunteers working registration; house
experts Tika Hicks, Frank Harmon, Vinny Petrarca, and Brian
Shawcroft; Jean Marie Livaudais at the NCSU College of Design;
Milton Small; and WUNC Radio.
243 pounds of food was collected for the Interfaith Food
Shuttle. We also had a visit from the Big Cart, above, courtesy of the
NC Department of Agriculture.
designed by Ellen Cassilly.
300 people came out on a very
cold and wet February afternoon to
explore breathtaking design. Listen to some of their
Thanks so much to
Ellen Cassilly and her husband Frank Konhaus for opening up their beautiful home; for volunteers Jean and Ron Cole, their friends Ed and Kim, Heather
Wagner, Lucy Pittman, Becky Shankle, Larissa and Levi from ECHHS,
Eleanor Stell, Leslie McAdams, shoe police Sharon Glazener, Anne
Seeley, and Sally McCormick, and Heather Rule.
Dedicated "shoe police" Sally
McCormick and Sharon Glazener.
Parking was no
problem, thanks to the long and winding road!
Photos by Frank Konhaus.