the project


Residential commissions represent Loewenstein’s greatest contribution to the emerging contemporary architectural lexicon of the Piedmont where he created livable houses that mediated between the crisp high style Modernism of his training and the traditional buildings on the local landscape. Working with a diverse clientele, including some of the chief leaders of the Jewish community, Loewenstein said something different with these innovative buildings. They spoke of an alternative vision, one that embraced the openness and promise of the future through Modern expression, thus casting off the columned mansions of the past.

But not everyone was ready for sweeping change. Though Loewenstein designed nearly two-dozen Modernist houses, the firm also brought to the landscape more than 200 traditional dwellings, as well as some that blended both traditional and Modern elements. Located in the same areas of the community, sometimes even side by side, the firm’s work populates the Irving Park and Starmount neighborhoods and the Westridge Road corridor of Greensboro, spreading out to the communities of Sedgefield, Pleasant Garden, High Point, Summerfield, Pinehurst, Burlington, and into southern Virginia (Danville and Martinsville).

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modernism in greensboro
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