John and Mattie Toms Buchanan House
George Watts Carr, Sr., architect
Durham, Durham County
1810 Cedar St.
One of Carr’s more academic renditions of the Colonial Revival style, featuring a pedimented wing and modillion cornice, the Buchanan House is the largest residence in Forest Hills. The interior features a sweeping hanging staircase. Prominent businessman John Buchanan founded the Home Building and Loan Association and Home Insurance Agency, among his numerous Durham endeavors. Interiors for the 1990 movie “The Handmaid’s Tale” were filmed here.