Mid-century modern homes in Durham on tour

From staff reportsSeptember 14, 2012 

A tour of six midcentury modern homes in Durham’s Duke Forest neighborhood is on tap from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Duke University originally developed the neighborhood for faculty and staff; it is just south of campus. The area is an eclectic blend of architectural styles, including Durham’s largest concentration of midcentury modern homes.

Houses on the tour are:

• The Knight House/Duke University President’s House designed by Alden Dow.

• The Kaufman House designed by Brian Shawcroft, who will be present to answer questions.

• The Schanberg House designed by Jon Condoret. Condoret’s daughter, architect Audie Schechter, will be on hand.

• The Crovitz House designed by Frank DePasquale.

• The Obrist House designed by Walter Obrist.

• The Huttemeier/Benveniste House designed by Kenneth Brown.

Triangle Modernist Houses and Preservation Durham are co-sponsoring the event; proceeds will support their architectural preservation efforts.

The tour begins at the Judea Reform Congregation parking lot, 1933 W. Cornwallis Road, where free parking will be available and shuttle buses will run every 10 minutes.

Tickets, if still available, are $25 at the JRC parking lot. Children in arms or strollers are free.

Info: trianglemodernisthouses.com/tour or preservationdurham.org.

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