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Beautiful Modernist House Facing Demolition

Despite the Triangle’s high number of midcentury modern houses, there aren’t that many located inside inside of 440. The Voorhees House (above) is one example, located at 2727 Mayview Road. Triangle Modernist Houses has raised awareness of its looming demolition. It is listed on MLS as a lot only, with a sketch of what a neoclassical house in its place may look like.

Former Raleigh city planner John Voorhees built his modernist, one-story house in 1961. The exterior features vertical wood and brick, a low-slung roofline, and an abundance of glass. The owner has listed the property – not the house – for sale, which means demolition isn’t far behind. According to listing agent John O’Neal, the house needs a lot of work but it can be renovated. The property is listed at $269,900.

The sad and ironic part is that it is located very near the cute modernist house at 2707 Mayview Road. That house has a sign in the front yard with the message: “Home of the Month.”

Wouldn’t you like to rescue this semi-urban modern gem and make it worthy of a “Home of the Month” sign?

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