Ritcher House

George Matsumoto, a professor of architecture at NC State's School of Design, incorporated several of Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian house ideas in his design for the Ritcher House: passive climate control, aesthetic use of common building materials, and interior spaces intended for contemporary living. The house was much acclaimed in the early 1950s, and was prominently featured in several national magazines of the period. Private residence.

Date: 1950

Images

Ritcher House, 1980s Image by Jerry Blow Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
Ritcher House, 1994 Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
Ritcher House, 1994. Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.

Location

3039 Churchill Road

Metadata

RHDC, “Ritcher House,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 5, 2023, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/149.