Small House

Raleigh architect G. Milton Small designed this house as his own residence. It is a nearly square one-story frame house sited on a steep hillside in a bend on Lake Boone Trail. Small studied under the Modernist master Mies van der Rohe at the Illinois Institute of Technology. The Small House, with its uncluttered cubic shape, flat roof, and emphasis on proportions, was the first structure in Raleigh to evoke the design concepts of Mies. Additions and alterations made by Small after the initial construction continued in this style. Private residence.

Date: 1951 and 1961

Images

Small House, 1980s Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
Small House, 1994 Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
Small House, 1994 Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.

Location

310 Lake Boone Trail

Metadata

RHDC, “Small House,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 5, 2023, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/148.