N.C. State's School of Design Dean Henry Kamphoefner, working with architect and professor George Matsumoto, designed this house for his own family. An ardent admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright, Kamphoefner incorporated typical Wrightian features. The closed-off street facade belies an openness to the landscape that is gloriously evident in back. There, window walls dissolve the separation between indoors and outdoors, a feeling literally underscored by flagstone floors that flow from the dining room to the patio overlooking the Carolina Country Club golf course. A substantial 2003 bedroom addition by Robert P. Burns, an early School of Design graduate, is faithful to the original intent. Private residence.

Photo by Jerry Blow Photography

3060 Granville Drive


Henry Kamphoefner
George Matsumoto
Robert P. Burns

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


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