The Fadum House, designed in 1949 and completed in 1950, is the first modern design privately executed in Raleigh. This was the first house in Wake County to use structural wood columns to support a double-cantilevered roof truss grid, which shelters the living space within the brick and glass curtain walls. It was recognized in 1951 by Architectural Record as one of its houses of the year. Duncan Stuart, associate of architect James W. Fitzgibbon, drew the plans of the house. A substantial and complementary addition designed by Brian Shawcroft was completed in 2006. Private residence.

Photo by D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club
courtesy of Preservation North Carolina

3056 Granville Drive


James W. Fitzgibbon
Duncan Stuart
Brian Shawcroft

Local/National Designations
Raleigh Historic Landmark
National Register of Historic Places


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