If you’re a fan of modernist architecture, North Carolina is the place to be! Here, you’ll find the third largest concentration of modern homes, an architecture style that began back in the 1920’s, but really took off post-WWII between the 1940’s and 1970’s.
Hillman Real Estate Group is uniquely experienced in representing sellers and buyers who have an interest in this forward-thinking style that broke away from the traditional style of homes and would love to talk to you about your interest in placing a modernist-style home for sale in the Triangle area or finding a property that suits your unique tastes to buy.
Characteristics of Modernist Homes
- Flat or low-profile roofs
- Use of large glass walls
- Exposed structural elements
- Inside/outside feel where the landscape becomes part of the house
- Continuous spaces/flow
- Unique use of materials and finishes
When the N.C. State College of Design opened in Raleigh, NC 1948, it had a large influence on modern homes in our area, many of which are registered as truly modernist homes and typically built by what are now widely-renowned architects who defined this era of residential home design.
North Carolina Modernist Houses
The Triangle area is particularly lucky to have a non-profit 501C3 educational archive, North Carolina Modernist Houses, which has documented more than 300 architects and designers in the state and maintains a “heartfelt mission for the documentation, preservation, and promotion of Modernist houses”.