True Mid-Century Modern
502 John Jones Rd, Bahama, NC 27503


502 John Jones Rd, Bahama, NC 27503

2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | 24 acres | 1036 sqft | For Rent $1,350/month

The Dr. George Poland Residence - a true mid-century marvel designed by architect George Matsumoto in 1954. Originally located above Crabtree Valley in Raleigh, it was relocated to twenty-four acres of rolling meadows and views of the Little River Reservoir, located near Research Triangle Park and Duke University. Award-winning restoration with added guest quarters. National Historic Registry.

For rental information, email Don DeFeo or phone 919.225.5400.

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George Matsumoto was recruited to join the faculty of the North Carolina State University (NCSU) School of Design by its founding dean, Kamphoefner, in 1948. Matsumoto was instrumental in helping the School of Design attract national attention for its contribution to architectural theory and production and went on to enjoy a prosperous career in the San Francisco Bay Area following his thirteen-year tenure at NCSU. During his career at NCSU, Matsumoto designed approximately 13 homes, including the Poland Residence relatively early in his practice (1954).
More on Matsumoto...
  More Information of Interest:  
  Article - NC Signature Magazine - Little Boxes  
  Article - Dwell Magazine - Moving Matsumoto  
  Video - 1997 Interview with George Matsumoto  
  Web - Ellen Cassilly - Click on Residential > Poland-DeFeo House  
  Web - Triangle Modernist Houses - Full listing of Matsumoto's other projects