What happens when you combine modern design in a historic neighborhood? That’s been the national discussion for the past year in Raleigh, North Carolina. One new modern house has been the subject of legal proceedings after the city’s Board of Adjustment stopped construction on a previously approved plan after a neighbor appealed last October. The legal struggles even reached the Wake County Supreme Court where the house’s fate was to be decided.
The controversial Oakwood Modern House has garnered a lot of national attention and been covered by many news organizations such as The New York Times and the Today Show. It’s even been featured on international sites like the Huffington Post and the UK’s Daily Mail. One anonymous supporter of the house has even started a Twitter account, tweeting as the house itself. As of the beginning of the month, the account @ModernOakwood has over 2,000 followers and has tweeted over 1,500 times.
At times, the house can be existential.