NEWS & OBSERVER: “Downtown Raleigh neighborhood gets modernist homes”

November 9, 2014 § Leave a comment

By Sarah Nagem

photo by Jill Knight

photo by Jill Knight

— Less than a mile from a well-known modernist house that led to a lawsuit and neighbor disputes in Oakwood, two modern homes have quietly been completed, and three more are under construction.

Robby Johnston and Craig Kerins, co-owners of The Raleigh Architecture Co., designed two modernist homes that sit in the 500 block of East Edenton Street. Three more of their homes are under construction around the corner at the intersection of New Bern Avenue and Swain Street.

The neighborhood east of downtown is known as Hungry Neck, a pocket of mostly older homes just south of Oakwood Cemetery.

The sharp angles and large windows of the Edenton Street houses are a stark contrast to their neighbors – one- and two-story homes, some with polished exteriors and others with peeling paint. READ MORE…

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