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It is a sad day today ! Started with a phone call from George Smart of NC Modernists telling me the Bernstein Home at 5300 Hardison was being demo’d today. Got in my car with camera in tow – well sure enough, “the house that fell to earth” is no more than a pile of rubble.

Here is a photo tribute of before and after shots.

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Today from similar camera angle

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More photos from better days

Modernist StairsThe home had one of the coolest staircases ever. White oak planks that floated in the air, suspended with iron rods. Accented with a floating planter box, glass wall and custom door with circle cut out.

The home was built by the Bernstein family and Lawrence Bernstein (the owner’s brother) was the architect who designed the home. Local architect W. Crutcher Ross was the project architect for the home as Lawrence Bernstein lived in California.

Home was filled with awesome details – and truly was “the home that fell to earth”


Bernstein courtyard

Bernstein Modernist Home


Modernist Bernstein Home

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Bernstein modernist homeFarewell ! R.I.P









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