The McCowan Residence, which I had the pleasure of touring back in 2008 with my friends Mark, Katie, and Ladye Jane, is now in foreclosure. I came across this bit of sad news, courtesy of Triangle Modernist Houses. This rather large piece of modernism was designed by Vincent Petrarca’s Tonic Design.
I hate to see any good piece of architecture a victim of the economy, but it’s hardly a modest home… Until we, as a nation, get back on solid ground and start living back within our means, we’ll see more and more of this. Modernism doesn’t have to be a luxury item for the rich, but lately the phones haven’t exactly been ringing off the hook for new homes in the triangle.