Two upcoming home shows
Save the dates: Two home shows have released details about their fall shows.
▪ The Southern Ideal Home Show will be Sept. 25-27 at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.
The celebrity guest will be Hilary Farr, co-host of HGTV’s “Love it or List It,” which has been filming recently in the Triangle. Farr will share her design expertise at two question-and-answer sessions at noon and 3:30 p.m. Sept. 26.
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Tickets are available online and at the door for $9. Children under 15 are free with a paying adult. Discount tickets will be available beginning Aug. 24 at Walgreen’s locations in the Triangle for $7. Sept. 25 only costs $7 for attendees, age 55 and older, and admission is free for those with active and valid military, police, fire or EMT identification. Parking is available and free of cost.
▪ The Raleigh Home Show will return Sept. 11-13 to the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh.
This year’s event will feature Kevin O’Connor of “This Old House” on PBS and “This New House” on the DIY Network and Leanne Lee, a blogger and expert in up-cycling known as the “Diva of DIY.”
The show also will feature a towering treehouse built inside the convention center by RB landscaping.
Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children under 12. Advance tickets are available online. On Sept. 11, all active and retired military personnel get complimentary admission with valid identification.
Modernist architecture winners announced
N. C. Modernist Houses announced the 2015 Matsumoto Prize winners last week.
A jury of internationally known architects and designers chose three winners:
▪ First place and $3,000 went to architect Jason Hart of CUBE design + research in Chapel Hill for the Aiyyer residence in Carrboro. The builder was MCF Builders of Chapel Hill.
▪ Second place and $2,000 went to architecture and building firm Tonic Design + Tonic Construction in Raleigh for the Crabill Modern home in Hillsborough.
▪ Third place and $1,000 went to architecture firm in situ studio in Raleigh for the Clark Court home in Raleigh. The builder was John C. Sanders & Co. of Raleigh.
The people’s choice winners:
▪ First place was awarded to Kersting Architecture of Wilmington to the Waterline home in Wrightsville Beach. The builder was David Lennard Builders of Wilmington.
▪ Second place was awarded to designer and builder David Way of Roost Homes in Asheville for the Peregrine #5 home in Lakeview Park in Asheville.
▪ Third place was awarded to architect Ann Clark of Chicago for chef Vivian Howard and artist Ben Knight’s home in Deep Run, N.C. The builder was Ned T. Grady Inc. of Kinston.
N.C. Modernist Houses created the prize in 2012 to honor George Matsumoto, one of the founding faculty members of N.C. State University’s School of Design, who designed some of North Carolina’s best-known and best-loved modernist houses. Matsumoto, now based in Oakland, Calif., is the honorary chair of the jury.
To see photos of winning homes and read more about the projects, go to ncmodernist.org/prize2015.htm.