Architecture You Love A North Carolina 501C3 Educational Nonprofit Archive Documenting, Preserving, and Promoting Residential Modernist Architecture

Frank Lloyd Wright / Auldbrass Tour
Charleston SC

Check back with us in early 2017!

This amazing complex of buildings is only open to the public for two days every two years! 

The C. Leigh Stevens House and Plantation, aka Auldbrass. You'll roam the grounds and tour with one of their highly experienced guides.

Scheduled to visit: The 2005 Low Country Residence, designed by Frank Harmon, which won a National AIA award in 2009; The River House by Charleston architect Whitney Powers; and Seven Sisters, a new house by Frank Harmon; and the Modernist Middleton Inn.


11/6/2015 6:30 AM Participants arrive at Sheraton Imperial, bagels, bananas, and coffee
11/6/2015 7:00 AM Bus leaves
11/6/2015 11:00 AM BBQ Lunch near Auldbrass
11/6/2015 12:30 PM Leave for Auldbrass
11/6/2015 1:00 PM Tour Auldbrass
11/6/2015 4:00 PM Leave for Holiday Inn Beaufort
11/6/2015 6:00 PM Shuttle to downtown dropoff, dinner on your own
11/6/2015 8:00 PM Shuttle pickup from downtown
11/7/2015 8:30 AM Breakfast at the hotel, check out
11/7/2015 9:00 AM Arrive Seven Sisters House
11/7/2015 11:00 AM Arrive River Road House
11/7/2015 12:30 Arrive Joe Harmon House
11/7/2015 1:25 PM Tour and Box Lunch at the Middleton Inn
11/7/2015 2:30 PM Leave for Raleigh
11/7/2015 7:00 PM Arrive

Tickets:  General Public: $599 dbl occupancy, $669 single; Mod Squad members $549 dbl occupancy, $599 single. Almost everything is included: Parking at FastPark (see map below); roundtrip air-conditioned, wifi-equipped, restroom-equipped luxury touring bus; all admissions; lunch and breakfast both days; beverages and snacks on the bus, double-occupancy hotel with free wifi. A single-occupancy hotel room has an extra charge.

The Fine Print

NCMH trips happen rain, snow, or shine. There are no refunds for any reason except in the unlikely event of cancellation. However, you are free to transfer tickets to anyone without penalty (just email or call us). As with all NCMH events, your name will be on the registration list, so tickets are not mailed.

Plan to arrive at the Sheraton at least by 6:30am. It's going to be an amazing trip and a tight schedule, so if you're not on the bus by 7am sharp, we will leave without you!

The itinerary, number, and order of buildings are subject to change without notice or refund.

All participants are required to sign a liability release after final payment for the trip. Please return this right after payment. You will not be allowed to participate without a completed, signed form.

Some buildings are not handicap-accessible. Participants must navigate stairs unaided and be able to walk for at least a hour at a time. Strollers are not permitted inside any buildings. 

To protect the house floors, all participants must remove shoes (or BYO booties). There is no food or drink allowed inside the houses. Photography is allowed at Auldbrass only outside. For the Sunday houses, photography is ok anywhere.

Architects can get self-reported CEU hours if arranged in advance with the AIA. Food and drink are allowed on the bus. Refreshments and snacks will be provided on board. Coolers are not allowed on the bus. You may bring a cooler but it must go underneath the bus at all time. No glass bottles or containers.

Questions? Contact NCMH Director George Smart 919.740.8407.