Mad About Modern Tour

SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 – OCTOBER 4, 2020 6:00 PM

The Mad About Modern Home Tour is back for its 9th year! Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s Tour is going digital.

Join us for a great kick-off event Saturday September 26 at 6:00pm highlighting Charlotte Modernism with NCModernist Founder George Smart. Then step inside the renovated Cohen-Fumero House and two other exceptional midcentury modern homes from the safety and comfort of your own home. Your ticket even includes a beautiful guide to the architecture and design of each home.

Tickets and Sponsorships are available now! To learn more about the houses featured on this year’s tour, visit




Your ticket is tied to the email you use when you purchase it. You will receive a unique link to access the Virtual Tour in your inbox within 24 hours of your purchase. If you are purchasing a ticket for someone else or as a gift, please indicate that in the Order Notes during check-out and be sure to include where to email the gifted ticket. Note: recipients will receive emails prior to the event as reminders and event updates. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us by email or calling 704-568-1774.

Virtual Tour Ticket:
Includes access to 360Tours of each of the three featured homes as well as a beautifully designed Digital Guidebook walking you through each home’s unique architecture and history. The 360Tours will be accessible beginning Saturday, September 26, 2020 to Sunday, October 4, 2020. The Digital Guidebook is yours to keep!

To learn more about how our new digital format works, be sure to check out the FAQ.



On Saturday, September 26, Mad About Modern hosted Mr. Modernism aka George Smart, founder of NCModernist. Smart is the founder and executive director of USModernist and NCModernist, nonprofit organizations that document, preserve, and promote modernist design. Since 2007, Smart and his nonprofit staff and volunteers have built the largest open digital archives for residential midcentury modernist design in the world.

During the kick-off, he will share examples of the best midcentury modern design in Charlotte and explain how it relates to the global modernist movement. This program will not be recorded, so ticket purchasers must attend at the time of the event.

Event attendees can bring the spirit of fifties home with a Mad About Modern themed cocktail from our event partner, Dot Dot Dot. Mixologist Brittany Clark will kick off the event by showing attendees how to mix two classic 1950s cocktails with a twist – the Mad About Modern Mule and the Mad About Modern Manhattan. There are two ways to participate: follow Dot Dot Dot’s recipe cards below or purchase a Cocktail Kit from Dot Dot Dot’s website.

Cocktail kits are $16 each and make four cocktails. Use code MAM2020 to purchase.










The raffle is now closed. Congratulations to our winners! Based in Huntersville, Fos Restoration Co. is owned by Alex and Nick Fos. Together they restore and repair vintage furniture, specializing in midcentury modern pieces. Alex and Nick have been members of the Mad About Modern committee for 4 years! A big thank-you to the Foses for sponsoring this year’s raffle.

Stroke is a nine-hole indoor putting green and 70s inspired lounge where you and your friends can enjoy a selection of craft beer, wine, cocktails, and clubhouse finger foods all while playing rounds of mini-golf inside their groovy indoor putting green.

All proceeds support The Charlotte Museum of History’s mission to save and share Charlotte history. Winners will be announced during the Charlotte Modernism Kick-Off event on September 26.

  1. Midcentury Modern Fiberglass Tulip Chair from Fos Restoration Co. – $15
    A vintage molded fiberglass Saarinen-style chair. Value: $250.
  1. Midcentury Modern Curtis Jere Style Brass Birds of Flight Wall Hanging – $15
    A vintage brass wall hanging featuring birds in flight on a brass starburst. Value: $300.
  1. Free Mini Golf for Up to 10 People at Stroke – $10
    Free mini golf for up to 10 people ($10/person for each round of mini golf). Value: $100.





Join us this year as we celebrate Charlotte’s unique midcentury and modern architecture through a series of virtual experiences that will highlight amazing homes, architects, and designers all from the comfort and safety of your own home. Over the past ten years, the Home Tour has brought together design enthusiasts, architecture fans and professionals, and midcentury devotees from across the region. This year’s digital platform means that our reach can go even farther, bringing people together from across the nation and globe. As a sponsor, your business will be featured prominently to all of these viewers. Help us ensure the preservation of Charlotte’s midcentury architecture for years to come by becoming a sponsor of the Home Tour. Download the Sponsor Packet below to learn more.


Mad About Modern Tour