NEWS & OBSERVER: “In tune with gothic: Local rock musician’s house sings with height & drama”

 Michael Rank's 3,200-square-foot modern gothic home recently received a Design Award from the Triangle chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Photo courtesy of Raymond Goodman


Michael Rank’s 3,200-square-foot modern gothic home recently received a Design Award from the Triangle chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Photo
courtesy of Raymond Goodman

 

On the cover of his latest album, singer-songwriter Michael Rank walks down a dramatic concrete staircase that appears to lead endlessly upward behind him.

But that staircase does end eventually – right at his front door.

The stairs, the front door and even Rank himself are striking elements of a 3,200-square-foot modern gothic home that at once contrasts and complements the rolling, wooded land on which it is situated outside Pittsboro. The home recently received a Design Award from the Triangle chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and it is expected to be part of a tour later this year hosted by the Triangle Modernist Houses group. READ MORE…

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