Thursday, October 19, 2017

A Rare Mid Century Modern Find in Charlotte!

6409 Reddman Road offers over 2,600 sq.ft. on over an acre close to town in hot Coventry Woods!

List Price: $275,000
Three Bedrooms / Three and a Half Baths
Many amazing, mid-century modern original details are still in place such as vaulted beamed ceilings, huge expanses of glass, beautiful real mahogany paneling, oak hardwood flooring, open flowing spaces, light fixtures. This fabulous Charlotte modern home for sale has a large front porch with slate floor that leads into the gracious foyer which features a built-in planter under an expansive window. The foyer leads to the spacious living room as well as the dining area and recently renovated kitchen. 

The living room has a fireplace and the dining room has glass doors that leads to a deck. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, including a refrigerator. The upper level offers three large bedrooms with the master suite offering an ensuite bath and four closets.  Both baths on the bedroom level offer period tile and vanities.  

The lower level has a huge family room, with fireplace with built-ins and exposed brick walls. This level hosts the laundry and a third bath. There is also an one car garage on this level that has been closed in for storage or workshop, a garage door could be added to make it a garage again. There is lots of storage in a basement under the main level as well. The previously mentioned deck overlooks huge fenced rear yard. There is a neighborhood park just a block away and the property is adjacent to a future greenway. 

This is a very unique and special property for the Mid Century Modern Enthusiast!!! For more information contact Shonn Ross at Savvy + Co. Real Estate at (704) 506-6767.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Mad for Mod? This Cool Pad Will Have You Doing the Watusi!

This mid century modern split plan is filled with light from the floor-to-ceiling windows front to back in this groovy living space.

The kitchen is FAB with a dual drawer dishwasher, double over and butcher block countertops.

Let the party spill out onto the curved patio and danced backyard.

Lots of gorgeous hardwood floors.

The rad bath was gutted to the studs with cool champaign fixtures and custom niches.

Neat and clean daddy-o. Hip and happenin' hood too! Come see!

1815 Kilborne Drive
List Price: $330,000

Monday, April 10, 2017

Unique and Special Home Based on a MCM Plan on 4+ Acres!

Once in a while life presents an opportunity that is far and few in between, and 1306 Meadowdale Rd is just one of those moments! 4 lush acres of manicured lawns and woods offer privacy and serenity, and hosts one of the coolest homes ever conceived. Based on a Mid-Century Modern house plan, this amazing home was built in 1986 and has been lovingly maintained and updated over the years.

This sprawling ranch basement offers iconic post and beam construction, with walls of glass and  glass doors which harmonize the indoor areas with the outdoor living and entertaining areas. Set back from the street, the central courtyard welcome guests to the light filled foyer of this home. Inside you will find vaulted and beamed ceilings and wood floors which add warmth, to open and flowing light filled spaces. 

From the foyer, look right and into the ample dining room, which steps down two steps into the sunken spacious living room, with a stone fireplace and flanking bookcases. Both rooms lead to a stone terrace over looking a tranquil and stocked pond. From the foyer, look left into the large family room, which also offers a matching stone fireplace  and is open to the convenient and functional kitchen. The kitchen resides behind the foyer, between the family room and dining room and overlooks the rear yard. It features solid wood cabinetry topped by a solid surface counter, and offers a plentitude of counter and cabinet space. Appliances include a 48” smooth surface cooktop, refrigerator, dishwasher and trash compactor. 

The Master Retreat is located in it’s own wing, just off of the living and dining room areas. The vaulted sleeping chamber is huge and offers a expansive wall of sliding glass doors to a private sleeping terrace. The renovated master bath invites you in for a spa experience with oversized shower, separate soaking tub and floating vanity with vessel sinks. Nearby is a large walk-in closet.

There are 3 additional bedrooms in another wing off of the family room. Each of these rooms has vaulted ceilings and sliding glass doors to either the pool terrace or a private terrace and are served by a updated hall bath.  Also just off of the family room is the drop zone area, leading to the over-sized double garage and stairs to the lower level. This level makes for a wonderful rec room, media room or man cave, has a large 5th bedroom with another large closet and another full bath.

From the family room, through sliding glass doors is a wonderful private enclosed pool terrace with in-ground swimming pool. A special place to entertain family and friends, to have a summer blast, or a late night romantic swim on a hot summer’s night!


Article by Shonn Ross, Broker, Savvy + Co. Real Estate

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Connect or disconnect? The choice is yours at this stunning modern home located in the heart of Dilworth!

Today it’s all about being connected. We're connected to our phones, our TVs and even to our thermostats! Modern life can feel pretty overwhelming at times between our family, work and social responsibilities. That’s why simply walking to the park or a favorite restaurant can be rejuvenating!

2005 Lombardy Circle in the heart of Dilworth is about different kinds of connections. How about being connected to your neighborhood, to your friends and most of all to yourself. The great thing about living in a truly walkable neighborhood like Dilworth is you feel connected and unplugged at the same time. 

Living on Lombardy Circle you’re literally a couple minute walk to some of Charlotte's new and best restaurants Kid Cashew - lamb burger is a must (great patio dining too), Lewboski’s bar is legendary (make your own memories here), Babalu try the De Pato (braised duck tacos) and JJ’s Red Hots arguably the best hot dog…anywhere! Oh and shopping too…all just a short stroll from your front door. Oh and don’t forget MayoBird a great healthy and delicious lunch stop!

Afterwards why not stroll around Freedom Park - yes Charlotte’s largest park is literally steps from your front door. There are walking trails, a lake and the park is very dog friendly. And you’ll never have to worry about parking for two of Charlotte’s best traditions Festival in the Park and The Greek Festival!

So you might be thinking well the neighborhood is great but what about the house? The house is the best part of all…Charlotte architect Hal Tribble cleverly designed a home that makes you feel connected to the outdoors and private at the same time. Tribble is one of North Carolina’s top modernist architects. He is responsible for some of North Carolina’s most interesting and innovative residential and commercial properties. NC Modernist has a dedicated page - check it out 

Tribble’s design is genius mixing modern open style with private spaces. The entire second floor is a master living suite with bedroom, bath, study/den and private balcony. Large windows and the balcony allow tons of light in without sacrificing privacy. 

The first floor is perfect for entertaining or simply relaxing at the end of your work day. That’s right start the day with coffee and end with a margarita! The main floor is fabulous with open dining and living areas. But the star is the chef’s kitchen with windows all around and a large butcher block island with all the high end appliances you'd expect! You can entertain friends without ever leaving the kitchen and adjacent patio - I know I’ve done it!

So bottom line 2005 Lombardy Circle is all about feeling connected in so many ways. All you have to do is decide how you want to connect or disconnect! The best news is the home is available for sale - call or text Mike Gibbons at Savvy + Co. Real Estate at 704-517-5417.

Article by Mike Gibbons, Broker, Savvy + Co. Real Estate

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Living tomorrow today. The home of the future is here today and it’s in Charlotte on Rama Road!

With home model names like ReCharge, ReFresh and ReBalance, Chelsea Building Group’s new ReAlta development is unlike anything Charlotte has seen. Located in Charlotte’s newest “it” area MoRa (Monroe Road corridor), ReAlta’s twenty homes (priced in the $475-575k range) combine European design, innovative building materials, unheard of Home Efficiency Ratings Systems (HERS)… Oh and it happens to be Charlotte’s first fully solar community.

Sounds great, right? But what does all of that mean? Well, let me put it in context: The day I toured the model home, solar energy was providing 100%+ of the power needed for the home, and was even sending some back to Duke Energy for a credit to boot! Green is good, and in ReAlta it’s really good. The solar energy systems in the homes are projected to save a ReAlta homeowner thousands of dollars. So while you’re doing good for the environment, you’re also doing good, very good, for you!

Chelsea Building Group has done an amazing job of creating a modern living environment that is both warm and inviting. Whether it’s contemporary, mid-century modern or modern, their homes are all about simplicity and functional design. Homes at ReAlta boast the coolest most sought after design features. Bright open living spaces, extra large windows for more natural light, spa-like bathrooms, and outdoor living spaces that are a seamless connection between the outdoors and indoors, another tenet of modern living. Plenty of room to entertain friends, welcome family, or to just relax at end of a busy day. 

At ReAlta it’s all about being connected. You're not just in your home; your home is part of you! No, it’s not a Vulcan mind meld, but your home does understand you and responds accordingly. With one touch, your home will dim the lights, stream high-resolution music, turn up the heat, lock the doors and arm the security system. How cool is that?? As the team at Chelsea Building Group puts it, “Control4 delivers power and performance on one platform that coordinates the technology in your house into complete experiences—interactions that fit your lifestyle and are easy for your family to enjoy”. 

The Chelsea team also states, ”we believe in making houses that live as well as they look, that are as solid behind the walls as they are beautiful on the outside.”

Ready to see the future, your future… call me at (704) 517-5417 or, and I'll give you a tour of the development. Don't worry, it's OK if you drive your normal terrestrial car!

Article by Mike Gibbons, Broker, Savvy + Co. Real Estate
Photos Courtesy of ReAlta

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Wowzers! Sleek, Sexy Post & Beam MCM in Way Cool Burtonwood!

For all your living and entertaining needs!

Nestled on large private lot in Burtonwood, a canopied pocket neighborhood of custom homes on large lots and one of Charlotte’s best kept secrets. This neighborhood is located along the proposed Silver Light Rail Line with two stops very close by. Commuting to Uptown or Mathews will be a breeze! 

This very special home was custom designed and built in 1956 for the Bigg family, owners of the Bigg Camera Business for decades in Charlotte. The current sellers are only the second owners of the home and took great pride in preserving all the mid-century modern details while renovating it. 

The home is set far off from the road offering an expansive front lawn. The low slung profile accented by roman brick, vertical board siding, exposed beams, slate walkway and porch set the tone as you approach the front entrance. Once inside, you are greeted by huge a expanse of glass and vaulted ceilings with exposed beams which grace almost every room in this amazing home. A formal living room with wood burning fireplace is open to the formal dining room with an exposed brick wall. The den, with gas log fireplace, is at the rear of the home and is open to a fabulous, renovated kitchen. A wall of windows highlights the open rail stairs to the lower level.

The kitchen has charcoal modern cabinet fronts with coordinating solid surface counters, stainless steel appliances and a ceramic glass backsplash. The appliances include a 5 burner gas range with hood above, built-in wall oven, dishwasher and side-by-side refrigerator. Added features include an elongated window over the sink area, a breakfast bar, custom pullouts and a pop-up mixer shelf! 

Both the kitchen and dining rooms lead to the light-filled sunroom which makes a great breakfast and reading area, and offers access to the private terrace and hot tub area, plus leads to the double attached carport.

The main level master bedroom has a slider to a private balcony, overlooking the wooded rear yard. It offers a renovated bath with modern tile, frameless glass  shower and floating vanity. There is a walk-in closet, plus another closet. 

A renovated hall bath shines, offering beautiful glass tiles and floating vanity! This bath serves guests as well as the secondary bedrooms on the main level. 

The lower level offers tons of windows in an expansive rec room with a mini-kitchen and access to another terrace and the fenced rear yard. There is also a fourth bedroom and third bath on this level as well as a laundry and storage areas. 

A mid-century modern lovers 2,600+ sf dream home in a urban setting on a private .6+ acre lot long the future Light Rail… all at $350,000. Welcome Home!!!

For more information contact Savvy + Co. Real Estate agent Shonn Ross at

Monday, October 5, 2015

Dive In .... Modern Living on Lake Wylie

Wowza on the water. Modern architecture that takes your breath away - to say nothing of those stunning water views.  7108 Anchorage Lane has quickly become a contemporary icon on Lake Wylie in Tega Cay, South Carolina.  It's curved glass wall wraps across a point and slows all the weekend boaters who stop to study it.  Yet from inside you are above it all - perched over the lake with stunning water views from every room.

The Story:  Modernist enthusiasts Barry and Leigh Whaling, who bought the property in 2011 and — after minor alternations — began building the stunning wood and glass home from architect Harry Schrader’s plans.  Working during the housing bust made construction a breeze. What would normally have been a two-year project was completed in only one. “Materials were delivered on time and contractors were lined up at our door,” Barry recalls. 

Despite its lakeside setting in the Southeast, Barry refers to the style of the house as Mountain Modern. “That’s what I thought when I saw the plans,” he recalls, “Wood and steel, thick walls, huge windows; what you might see in Colorado: A big view house.”

 The kitchen is the heart of the home and you can see the water, the screen porch and the dock from it's primo location.  Outfitted with first class Thermador appliances including a six burner range, double ovens and column refrigeration and freezer.  The huge island is perfect for entertaining with  a party of cooks in the kitchen.  

Fitted with a home theater, a fully equipped gym, boat dock, swimming pool and unique “ping-pong grotto” — all spread over multiple levels and serviced by an elevator — this architectural masterpiece can be full of friends and family and never feel crowded. 



From across the lake summer fireworks from Carowinds light up the evening sky and can be enjoyed from the floor-to-ceiling windows of the open concept living and dining space, as well as
from the screened porch with overhead fans to keep you cool in the summer. Views extend to the outside patio with a fireplace for cozy fall days and down to the pool perched over the lake.

A half-hour drive from your contemporary lodge on the lake is the vibrant city of Charlotte, an exciting urban fusion of professional sports, cultural attractions, festivals, dining and nightlife. From lakeside living to urban adventures, this spectacular house brings it all home.

7108 Anchorage Lane in Tega Cay offers the modern aficionado the opportunity to live in luxury.  This truly is a spectacular home that every member of the family will love and be proud of for years to come.  

This modern home for sale is offered by Lexie Longstreet and Savvy + Co. Real Estate.  You can see more information on this contemporary house and Lake Wylie at .  Private tours are available by calling Lexie at 704-560-4604.  Or you can take your own private 3D tour of the home here.