Chappell Named Exclusive Partner of NCModernist’s Real Estate Listings

Johnny Chappell and George Smart of NCModernist
Johnny Chappell, Owner/Broker of Chappell [Powered by Compass] and George Smart of NCModernist
Chappell [Powered by Compass], the Triangle’s premier modernist real estate brokerage, is proud to announce its continued partnership with NCModernist through exclusive sponsorship of the organization’s featured real estate listings.

NCModernist is affiliated with USModernist, which features the largest database and library of past and present modernist homes in the world, led by renowned modernist architecture archivist, George Smart. NCModernist is a 501C3 nonprofit educational archive providing donors, volunteers, and advocates information and organization to document, preserve, and promote North Carolina’s legacy of exceptional residential Modernist architecture.

Through their combined efforts, Chappell and NCModernist aim to elevate the visibility of Modernist homes, celebrate the visionary architects and designers behind such iconic properties, and inspire a new generation of architectural enthusiasts.

“Together our teams aim not only to celebrate one of NC’s most striking architectural styles but to ensure modern opportunities are accessible to clients as passionate about them as we are.


– Johnny Chappell, Owner and Broker at Chappell [Powered by Compass]


“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with George Smart and his NCModernist team by sponsoring their online archive and serving as the organization’s exclusive listing partner for modern homes,” said Johnny Chappell, Owner/Broker of Chappell. “This collaboration aligns perfectly with our commitment to championing Modernist architecture and connecting discerning buyers with properties embodying the style’s innovative spirit and standard of design excellence. Together our teams aim not only to celebrate one of NC’s most striking architectural styles but to ensure modern opportunities are accessible to clients as passionate about them as we are.”

Crowd of NCModernist Fans at Thirst4Architecture Event at Tower Raleigh.

“We’re very happy to have Chappell as the exclusive partner for these listings, where people can go and really cut through and find out where the best modernist houses are — both new and existing,” Smart said. “We have a long-standing feature that is treasured by people all over the country, and that’s our ‘For Sale’ listings of modernist houses across North Carolina.”

Chappell [Powered by Compass] currently represents multiple Modernist listings for sale, including pioneering Raleigh’s first Net-Zero-Energy communities: IDYLE, a collection of eleven (11) net-zero-ready modern townhomes designed by The Raleigh Architecture Company currently under construction in Downtown Raleigh, and Tower, a boutique collection of single-family homes designed by and underway on the cusp of Raleigh’s Village District.

Exterior of 920 Tower Street Near The Village District

In particular, the latter development previously garnered significant acclaim, as its flagship build: Tower Passive, was awarded the prestigious Masumoto Prize for excellence in Modernist architecture by NCModernist in 2020.

On top of its cutting-edge sustainable developments, Chappell and its partners are also bringing modern residential collections to embedded locales across Raleigh and Durham. 

In ITB Raleigh, the firm is representing three modern collections: LYON, a boutique duet-style community of six move-in-ready modern homes located at 1418 Lyon Street; Oberlin Heights, a luxury townhome community boasting rooftop lounges & skyline views from its vantage point at 1302 Oberlin road; and the most recently announced ITB collection, Duplin, boasting two luxury single-family builds underway at 1435 & 1439 Duplin Road.

Exterior Rendering of 1439 Duplin, a modern, luxury home for sale in Raleigh, NC.

Nearby in Durham, the firm is collaborating with Washington D.C. developer, Lock7 on North & Broadway, a collection of 24 modern, move-in-ready townhomes in Downtown Bull City, and plans to announce additional Modernist collections coming to the area before the end of the year. For a full list of Chappell’s current residential offerings, head to

Chappell and NCModernist have a long-standing relationship and history of partnership. In 2022, the brokerage proudly sponsored NCModernist’s Matsumoto Prize Presentation & Reception, where Chappell personally attended the annual event to present its 2022 recipients with the honor first-hand. 

For more information about Chappell [Powered by Compass] and its exclusive partnership with NCModernist, please visit To keep up with the latest Modernist development news across the Triangle, visit or contact 919.737.2247. For details on available homes or upcoming projects in the Triangle area, visit or explore our current listings. To stay in the know in real time, follow the team across social media platforms @Chappellres or listen to the Chappell Chats podcast streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.


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