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Henry L Kamphoefner House

Photo by D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club
Street Address: 
3060 Granville Drive

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.

Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)

The Lewis-Joyner House has been designated and the Leonard Medical Buildings designations are moving forward. READ MORE

Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)

The City has been installing new street signage... READ MORE 

Design guidelines dicsussions are underway... READ MORE 



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Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)

The City's new UDO took effect September 1. With that comes a few process changes for Major Work COA Applications and an updated application form. Check out the COA process page on the City's website for more information. New! Approved Minor Work applications available on City web portal here.


After a year-long public effort of updating the Design Guidelines, the draft document is in the hands of the City Attorney prior to going to the RHDC and City Council for formal adoption.