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


The Frank Lloyd Wright / Auldbrass Tour
Charleston SC

Saturday-Sunday, November 4-5, 2017

Frank Lloyd Wright's amazing complex of buildings is only open to the public for two days every two years!  It's an experience you won't want to miss.

This is the C. Leigh Stevens House and Plantation, aka Auldbrass, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. You'll roam the grounds, view the buildings, and visit the main house.

You will also visit the 2005 Low Country Residence, designed by Frank Harmon, which won a National AIA award in 2009

And two other award-winning Modernist houses by Atlanta architect James Choate

Plus you'll have an outdoor lunch and tour the Middleton Inn, designed by W. G. Clark.


Saturday 6:30 AM Participants arrive at Sheraton Imperial, bagels, bananas, and coffee
  7:00 AM Bus leaves Sheraton
  11:00 AM BBQ Lunch
  12:30 PM Leave for Auldbrass
  1:00 PM Tour Auldbrass
  4:00 PM Leave for Holiday Inn Beaufort
  6:00 PM Shuttle to downtown dropoff, dinner on your own
  8:00 PM Shuttle pickup from downtown
Sunday 8:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel, check out
  9:00 AM Arrive Choate Houses
  11:30PM Arrive Low Country House
  12:30 PM Tour and Box Lunch at the Middleton Inn
  1:30 PM Leave for Raleigh
  6:00 PM Arrive Sheraton

Tickets:  General Public: $599 dbl occupancy, $669 single; Mod Squad members $549 dbl occupancy, $599 single. Almost everything is included: 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

Plan to arrive at the Sheraton Imperial, 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham NC 27703 no later than 630am for coffee and bagels. We meet near the tennis courts, photo above, to the left of the hotel and near the Gym. 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!

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.

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

All participants are required to sign NCMH's standard liability release after final payment for the trip.  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 Auldbrass. 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.