Tour the best midcentury modern homes in Charlotte


The Cohen-Fumero House on Cedarwood Lane was built in 1961. Architect Murray Whisnant designed the house for artists Herb Cohen and Jose Fumero. It has been recently restored and includes period furniture and movie posters from the era.

Do you dream in clean lines and soft curves, open floor plans and large windows, organic materials and mod colors?

If these are a few of your favorite things when it comes to house design and style, you will want to mark your calendar for Charlotte’s upcoming “Mad About Modern” home tour.

The 11th annual tour will be held on Sept. 24, with both virtual and in-person options (for the first time in two years). Details below, but first, take a peek at the homes you’ll be visiting:

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About the tour

This year’s “Mad about Modern” tour features five homes and one commercial space in East and South Charlotte, Myers Park and NoDa. Tickets are available at

In addition to the homes and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at 1001 Queens Road, which was built in 1960, a couple of events will bookend the tour:

  • Mod experience: A kickoff party at the The Charlotte Museum of History on Thursday, Sept. 22, will celebrate midcentury modern design and style. Jim Owens of Alter Architects will give a talk about how today’s architects can give new life to midcentury modern homes.
  • Museum admission: Your ticket includes admission to The Charlotte Museum of History on Saturday, Sept. 24. While you’re there, don’t miss “Charlotte: Signs of Home,” featuring vintage signs from Charlotte places over the past 50 years, including The Penguin, South 21 Drive In and Eastland Mall.

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  • Advance tickets are $30 and include full tour access, plus a ticket to the Mod Experience on Sept. 22.
  • Day-of tickets are $35.

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