NC homes win excellence in modernist residential design awards

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The inaugural George Matsumoto Prize, recognizing excellence in modernist residential design, awarded first prize to the Banbury House, designed by John Reese of Weinstein Freidlein Architects and built in Raleigh by Alphin Design Build.

Three Raleigh homes were among winners of the inaugural George Matsumoto Prize, recognizing excellence in modernist residential design reports the News and Observer.

A jury of professional architects chaired by Frank Harmon of Raleigh awarded first prize to the Banbury House, designed by John Reese of Weinstein Freidlein Architects and built in Raleigh by Alphin Design Build. The owners sought a minimalist, private home that integrated modest interior spaces with an open-air exterior, including private courtyard, lap pool and cabana/carport. Second place went to a home at 1804 Pictou Road in Raleigh, designed and built by Mike Rantilla; and third place to GREENville House designed by Vinny Petrarca and built in Greenville by Tonic Construction.

 Winners of the public vote were Hole One House in Clemmons, N.C., designed by Adam Sebastian and built by Sebastian and Ken McDaniel. It’s a passive solar home designed to be as efficient as an $85 per square foot budget would allow. Second place went to the Althea Way House in Wilmington, designed by Scott Ogden of B+O Studio and built by ILM Design Build. Third place winner was 2600 Graham St., Raleigh, designed by Will Alphin and built by Alphin Design Build. It’s a new home in an area developed in the 1950s.

The awards, honoring a founder of the N.C. State School of Design, are sponsored by Triangle Modernist Houses. They were presented at the N.C. Center for Architecture and Design.

See a gallery of the prize winners  here.  Read More.

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