Tour midcentury modern Owen Smith house

February 1, 2013 

Raleigh’s largest midcentury modern home will be open to visitors 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. It will be the first time the 1960 Owen and Dorothy Smith home has been open for public tours.

The stone, wood and glass home was designed by its owner, architect Owen Smith, who died last year.

The 5,000-square-foot home features an open floor plan and exterior materials that are repeated inside. Slate flooring extends from the front porch into the wide foyer.

The same stone on exterior walls forms a dramatic living room wall, and stone walls also appear in the bedrooms.

Smith’s design features floor-to-ceiling glass at the main entrance, windows that surround the kitchen and a glass wall in the living room that opens onto a spacious screened-in porch.

The home, at 122 Perquimans Drive, will go on the market later this year.

Tickets to the tour, sponsored by Triangle Modernist Houses, are $10 per person at the door.

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