Friday, September 13, 2013

Swanky Digs For Sale at The Kimberlee - 1300 Reece Rd #403!

The Kimberlee, the happening mid-rise residential, where the 1960’s swanky modern dweller came to live next door to Charlotte’s exciting new state of the art Park Road Shopping Center. This was concept living at its finest. Well, history has a way of repeating itself, and just in time to coincide with a revitalization of the ever vibrant Park Road Shopping Center.

The Kimberlee has found a whole new level of swanky with unit 403! Hardwood-look flows through the home, offering seamless warmth. Recently painted in soothing modern neutrals. Updated kitchen with modern styled dual-toned cabinets topped with granite counters and accented with SS appliances, which includes the refrigerator. Dry bar area with open shelving offers a stainless steel wine cooler. The spacious living/dining room is open to the and offers an expansive wall of new glass doors leading to a covered balcony that overlooks the quiet residential street below. The bedroom is a lovely retreat with wonderful windows for natural light and two closets. The updated bath features a pebble accent wall which houses an open shelf vanity with a ceramic vessel sink. There is also beautiful slate footing and another large closet with frosted glass doors that add warmth and pizazz to this space.



The board of directors at the Kimberlee are constantly striving to maintain the original mid century modern integrity of the building, while keeping revitalized and current. This can be found in the recently renovated lobby, mezzanine, and guest quarters. There are future plans to breathe new life into the corridors of each floor.

Some of the perks of living at the Kimberlee:
  • Beautiful and comfortable Guest Suite can be reserved and rented for home owners over night guests (just a couple doors down from #403 - how convenient)
  • Skyview room on the 6th floor is a large common area for lounging, dancing and offers a catering kitchen.
  • Lovely swimming pool in a park like setting
  • Private gated walkway to Park Road Shopping Center.
  • Just a block to the entrance to the park system.
Notes of interest:
  • This is a co-op building, so any future home owner must be approved by the board of directors and will be required to meet with them. As a co-op, you do not own your individual space but a % of the entire building. Lending is very rare on this type of ownership and cash purchase is the norm for this building.
  • What a wonderful value for this level of sophistication, this amazing location and owning a swanky piece of history...all for the incredible low price of $125,000!!!
  • Private Financing is available, if interested, please call Shonn Ross directly.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Fabulous Modern Home in Cotswold SOLD!

You’ve come to the right place! Our marketing strategy has been proven effective time and time again!
This fabulous modern home in Charlotte’s Cotswold community sold in record time and at a great price for our sellers. Happy buyers, happy sellers!

***Click the photo below for a sample of our marketing – our popular, walk-through video tour on YouTube featuring this stunning modern home for sale in Cotswold!***

Welcome to 4551 Craig Avenue in the Cotswold neighborhood! Renovated, spectacular and SOLD!

More about the Cotswold home that you missed…

Award-winning schools. Walking distance to Cotswold Shopping–all in the wonderful Cotswold neighborhood. Mature trees fill a wonderful back yard. 3rd bedroom is currently being used as office space.
Other Fabulous Features Include:
  • Whole house audio
  • Energy Star certified
  • Healthy Built Home (HBH) certified
  • Tank-less hot water heater
- Featured in the Charlotte Business Journal’s 2009 Green Land Development Award
- HERS rating of 62
- Low-E Anderson windows
  • Neighborhood tree-save area behind property
  • Low HOA dues (that cover insurance on the tree-save/common area)
- Minutes from Uptown and SouthPark
- Cotswold is zoned to three of Charlotte’s award-winning public schools including award-winning schools within the Charlotte Mecklenburg School District:

Looking to sell your home in Cotswold?

View our popular walk-through tours (no slideshows here!) above and give us a call to discuss listing your Charlotte home for sale. We offer a marketing strategy that gets the job DONE!

If you’re a buyer and missed this gorgeous Charlotte area modern home in the popular Charlotte community of Cotswold, let us help you find your next home in one of Charlotte’s most popular communities. Call Debe Maxwell today to help you find your modern dream home in Charlotte NC!
Debe Maxwell, CRS, Realtor®/Broker
Savvy + Co. Real Estate
1920 E. 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
Mobile: (704) 491-3310

Fax: (704) 353-7014

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Unique Contemporary Just Minutes From SouthPark

2710 Huntingtowne Farms Ln
Charlotte, NC 28210

MLS 2112429 / $268,000
4 Bedrooms / 2 Baths

Savvy + Co. Real Estate is proud to offer 2710 Huntingtowne Farms a custom built 70's Contemporary.  This home makes living easy with it's tri-level floor plan and bright open and flowing floorplan.  Filled with updates and renovations, the home had a brand new roof in 2010, wood/aluminum casement windows and doors, an updated kitchen with new cabinets, sink, Stainless Steel appliances + marble countertops with back splash, and Brazilian cherry hardwoods installed throughout the home in 2009.  Fire up the Fondue pots - you'll love entertaining on the circular deck overlooking the private yard.

Designed and built by architect, George Godwin in 1979.  Mr. Godwin lived in the home till 1989.  The current owner is also an architect who has lovingly restored and updated the home.
This home was just featured on the popular home blog:  I Could Be Happy Here  .   And you could be Happy Here!  

 For more information on this contemporary home for sale located just minutes from Charlotte NC's SouthPark area, contact Savvy + Co. Real Estate agent, Genevieve Williams, at

New cabinets with new marble countertops.
Dining room with windows to private back yard.
Spacious deck to entertain guests.

Unique windows looking out to the street in breakfast nook.

Angular entrance way.

View of home from backyard.
For other modern and contemporary homes use our search!  The only Charlotte Search for Modern and Contemporary Homes.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Modern Charlotte Home for Sale in Cotswold Neighborhood

4551 Craig Avenue Charlotte NC 28211 – Home For Sale

3BR/2.5BA Cotswold  Home for Sale |  $375,000
MLS# 2103953  

Welcome to 4551 Craig Avenue!  Renovated and spectacular!

This is truly THE most unique modern property on the Charlotte market today.  Soaring 10-19′ ceilings, polished concrete floors throughout this hip, modern, energy efficient home.  Fresh paint and high-end appointments greet you at the door and take you throughout this hip, contemporary home.

Enter through the foyer into the oversized formals which boast unique lighting fixtures as well as recessed lighting.  The dining room opens to the side patio, opposite the kitchen, which boasts gas grill connection and access to the kitchen.  The formal living area opens to the large completely private courtyard with arbor and fireplace with gas logs.
The private courtyard can also be accessed from the den, which is adjacent (open) to the kitchen and features floor-to-ceiling windows.

And, for the chef, this gourmet kitchen rocks!  Sleek design with lots of hand-built, custom cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel Bosch appliances.  New paint and gorgeous subway tile backsplash add just the right amount of color to the kitchen.  The kitchen also leads to the second patio area which includes gas line for your gas grill.

Just off the kitchen/den area is a hip half bath.  A hallway leads to the master suite at the back of the home with a luxurious bath with tub and frameless shower and a master closet that seems to go on forever!  Two additional bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bath.  Both bedrooms are generous sized and feature built-ins in closets.  The 3rd bedroom is currently being used as office space.

Soaring floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the home let the sunshine IN!  Private outdoor living areas including a patio at the back of the home and one off of the kitchen as well as a courtyard terrace with fireplace, make this a great home for entertaining.

Offering next generation design and jaw-dropping energy savings. You will love the private interior courtyard,  This home is Energy Star and HBH (NC Healthy Built Homes) certified using 38% less energy than average homes.  New HVAC and 9 years remain on roof warranty!

What are you waiting for?
Award-winning schools. Walking distance to Cotswold Shopping.  Come tour this beautiful modern ranch home in wonderful Cotswold neighborhood.  Mature trees fill a wonderful back yard.   3rd bedroom is currently being used as office space.

Other Fabulous Features Include:
  • Energy Star certified
  • Healthy Built Home (HBH) certified
  • Tank-less hot water heater
-  Featured in the Charlotte Business Journal’s 2009 Green Land Development Award
-  HERS rating of 62
-  Low-E Anderson windows
  • Neighborhood tree-save area behind property
  • Low HOA dues (that cover insurance on the tree-save/common area)
-  Minutes from Uptown and SouthPark
-  Cotswold is zoned to three of Charlotte’s award-winning public schools including award-winning schools within the Charlotte Mecklenburg School District:

Please call Debe Maxwell for an appointment!  

Debe Maxwell, CRS, Realtor®/Broker
Savvy + Co. Real Estate
1920 E. 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
Mobile:  (704) 491-3310

Fax:       (704) 353-7014

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Amazing Lindal Home in the Heart of Charlotte!

Welcome to 1832 Carlanda Circle, a spectacularly renovated Lindal home that exhibits the perfect balance between nature and an urban city lifestyle. Built in 1990, this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 2-story + basement post & beam style home boasts over 4100 square feet of luxury and is perfect for today's modern buyer.
Situated on almost a half acre of land, this fabulous home is within walking distance of one of Charlotte's many greenway trails, Park Road shopping center and 3 of the areas most poplar schools: Myers Park High, Alexander Graham Middle & Selwyn Elementary. Also just a stones throw away you will find plenty of shopping, grocery stores within walking distance, and popular hot spots like South Park and Uptown.

When you venture down Carlanda Circle and pull into the driveway at 1832, the multi-tiered front entry platform walkway with Feeney Cable Railing is sure to catch your eye. Also of interest is the stained wood exterior of the home, lending itself to the perfect mixture between modern style and rustic appeal.
As you step through the front door into the two-story foyer lined with a wall of ceiling to floor windows looking out over the front entryway, the winding spiral staircase will undoubtedly leave a lasting first impression. Upstairs you'll find two light-filled secondary bedrooms and one full bath. In addition to the off-white chick-n-pen tile floor, white tile wall surrounds and mosaic tile lined shower/tub, this bath features new sink and toilet fixtures, a cool circular vanity mirror and a large casement window overlooking the front yard. At the top of the staircase is a spacious loft/office area that makes for a perfect office/reading room and overlooks the expansive wall of windows to the front and the great room to the back. Were you to head downstairs to the open, finished basement, you'll find a large media room, full size billiard table, cozy den area with stone fireplace and french doors leading out to the extensive multi-level deck area. There is also a fourth bedroom with an ensuite bath that's perfect for out of town guests or those teenagers that need their own space.

On the main level of the home, the stunning Great Room is the perfect convergence between the Master Bed & Bath suite to the right and the Kitchen/Dining area to the left. The Great Room displays a wonderfully designed vaulted & beamed ceiling with overlook from above, gas fireplace with mosaic limestone surround that's perfect for those cool late fall evenings, and a soaring wall of windows along the back of the home that will makes you feel miles off the beaten path and surrounded by nature. You're sure to love the way the natural light filters into the Great Room through the canopy of trees in the back yard, filling the room with a warm, natural glow.

The dining area is open to the Great Room and and is separated from the Kitchen by a granite topped breakfast bar. Set towards the back of the home, be sure and open up the French Doors to the back deck to enjoy a little alfresco dining on a cool evening after work. While very open, the Dining Area still retains an intimate feel and ambiance that serves a romantic meal at home well!
The Kitchen boasts a 6-burner gas range, side-by-side refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher. All appliances are Stainless Steel and manufactured by Kitchen Aid. With custom granite throughout and a large island workspace with built in wine rack, this Kitchen is one that the chef of the home is sure to embrace. Just off of the Kitchen toward the front of the house is a cozy buffet nook with a full wall of under counter cabinets for lots of storage and a long granite counter top that serves as a perfect coffee station.

Tucked away off of the main living room, the master bedroom with ensuite bath feels like a cozy retreat from the world. The beamed & wood-slatted ceilings have been freshly painted white and give the room a unique architectural touch adding a light airy appeal. The spacious Master also offers expansive windows overlooking the canopied rear yard and a custom trolley door that leads to the dual walk-in closet/dressing area and master bath. The fresh appeal of the white painted wood ceilings and beams continues into the Master Bathroom and creates a spa-like feel. You're sure to love the natural light pouring in through the large windows and sky-lights, his and her vanities, whirlpool tub & separate stand-up shower. A couple of additional items of note are the wood and frosted glass pocket door and white marble floors. When combined, all of these features lend themselves to a very modern look and feel.

Other areas of interest on the main level of the home:
  • A beautiful powder room equipped with a modern furniture-style vanity, large window overlooking the front yard, and a built in architectural niche perfect for displaying artwork.
  • Full size Laundry Room and Rear Entry Hallway located just off of the Kitchen that accesses the garage and serves as the perfect drop zone for kids and guests entering the home.
  • A huge, rear entry double garage with plenty of space for two full size cars and a large workshop area.

Recent Improvements Include:
  • Complete renovation of 3 full baths & 1 half bath with all new light fixtures, Kohler faucets & fixtures, new marble in master bath, granite in basement bath, mosaic tile in upstairs bath, plumbing and electric in upstairs bath and bath
  • Upstairs - all new carpeting, molding, paint, plumbing, electric, light fixtures
  • Kitchen - All new Kitchen Aid Stainless Steel Appliances, new sink spout and disposal, Granite countertops, Cherry wood cabinets with Stainless Steel pulls
  • New Roof in December 2011
  • New Water Heater in December 2011
  • New 1800 square foot deck with Feeney Cable railing
  • Entire cedar-sided exterior pressure washed and recoated with two coats of Cabot brand semi-solid stain in April 2012
  • New paint in Master Bedroom, Kitchen and Hallways in April 2012
  • Tons of basement and garage storage

A word about Lindal Homes:
To what do we attribute the success of the Classic Lindal home? Some believe it is the soaring volumes, open spaces and delicately articulated expanses of glass that inspire daily living like no other. Some credit the warm glow of cedar, mated with the massive strength of the post and beam frame and the enduring stability of the homes and the company that produces them. Others credit the quality and continuous refinement. Or is it the unmatched calm and comfort of the Lindal home style, in stark contrast to life itself? 
Given the fact that, like snowflakes, no two Lindal homes are identical, the secret to the Classics longevity may well be the flexibility of the Lindal post-and-beam building system and its ability to respond to virtually every site and every homeowners vision in varied architectural styles without sacrificing its predictability and efficiency

If you care to learn more about the builder of this fabulous home, please click on the following link: We truly thank you for visiting this wonderful home and look forward to your questions. Offered at $675,000.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Unique 50′s Home With A Modern Touch in Medford Acres!

Approximately 1,400 Sq. Ft. in a 50’s unique feel good home with a sophisticated modern touch… this lovely all brick home is nestled among beautiful landscape on an almost a half acre in desirable Medford Acres, which backs up to the Evergreen Preserve creating privacy and serenity. This quiet lane is canopied by majestic trees and is one the best kept secrets in this area of Charlotte. Being only minutes to Uptown and so many other locales this is a most convenient spot in a rapidly appreciating area of town.

Step under the custom arbor and through the frosted three light door into this bright and inviting urban home. The warm Walnut hardwoods welcome you and lead you into the living room offering large picture windows and a really cool two sided apple orchard slate fireplace. This pulls you through into the dining area which is open to the fabulously modern kitchen separated by a breakfast bar. The kitchen offers espresso cabinets, silver counters with stainless steel banding, a wall of mosaic glass backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and real cork flooring. There is also a generous pantry and a laundry closet that includes a new high end steam washer/dryer set.

A nice open hall leads from the foyer is opens to the den/3rd bedroom which is accessed from the foyer or the bedroom hall. All three bedrooms are roomy and have great windows for natural light. The Master has a large closet and a private bath with a sliding barn-style door. The Bath offers classic black and white chick-n-pen tile floors and tile wall and shower surrounds with new toilet and urban vanity for a punch of style. The shower stall is oversized with a rain head. The hall bath is similar except is has a floating vanity and a shower/tub combo. Off of the Dining/Kitchen area is the covered rear porch, a great spot to chill and relax, and nearby is a wonderful double carport that boasts some personality of its own.

This is truly a standout home, just compare, the level of the finishes, the quality of the home, the uniqueness of the features, the closeness to center city as well as the convenience to so much more….and then the value for the price…this is the home for you!

List Price: $179,900

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If you'd like to take a tour of this home for sale in Charlotte, NC's Medford Acres neighborhood give Savvy + Co. Real Estate a call at 704-330-8326.  We specialize in Modern and Contemporary homes for sale... we know where to find them and can represent you in your purchase.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Charlotte's West Side Wonder: Modern Rehab at 5400 Pinebrook

Extreme Modern Makeover hits Charlotte's West Side Lewis Forest neighborhood.  And, darn it they forgot to bring the cameras!   

What a transformation 5400 Pinebrook has undergone in the last year.  Too bad reality tv wasn't there to document it.  Green City Development  has taken this "Mid-Century Modest" Atomic ranch, blown it up and out and turned it into a hip modern example of urban style.  

When 5 Points Realty agent Edwin Wilson found this little foreclosure he had some real vision.  Located on a quiet street just 5 miles from uptown he knew that buyers would feel comfortable in this "sleepy" old school neighborhood.  But he must have been able to do some real "selling" to convince the team at Green City that under the ugly blue plastic tarp a modern jewel could emerge.   

The original front can still be seen but with new paint, landscaping, siding and windows now it invites you in.  The original three light door is painted pop art yellow.

Take a Peek:

Inside walls were taken down new flooring and banks of windows added and "voila" you have wide open spaces.  The kitchen has custom cabinets (I'm talking nice solid wood) with chrome accents and high end appliances.  The Silestone counterop sets off the contemporary glass tile backsplash.

Ash stained floating wood floors stretch across the huge living space to the bio-ethanol fuel fireplace which is surrounded with custom tile. The wall of windows expands the living space out to a private perfectly modern patio with firepit and retaining wall.

The master is on the rear of the house and it too is filled with light.  (No sleeping in)  The 14 foot ceilings are dramatic but not as dramatic as the master bath.  The builder spared no
expense with the 12 x 24 tile, pebble shower floor and beautiful chrome fixtures.  A pane of floor to ceiling glass creates a huge walk thru shower.  It is so spectacular you'll be inviting all your friends over to see it.

Speaking of having friends over... The back patio is the perfect place for a party.  An expanse of windows from the living room brings the out doors in. The clever builders carried the tone of the floor to the outside in large 4 x 4 concrete patio squares.  There is a retaining wall defining the space and a fire pit too.

Edwin Wilson and Green City Development have done a fantastic job proving that Modern can be affordable and fantastic!
You can see the old house...if you squint.  

Soft grey tile set on a brick pattern add a contemporary edge.

Modern details make a splash.

The master bedroom has screaming high ceilings + clerestory windows. 

Concrete squares and a fire create a modern patio.
Original three light front door and modern accents.

If you'd like to take a tour of this new modern home in Charlotte, NC give Savvy + Co. Real Estate a call at 704-330-8326.  We specialize in Modern and Contemporary homes for sale... we know where to find them and can represent you in your purchase.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Swell Dwelling: Modern in Eastway Park

What do you get when you take a Austrian with European style and throw him into a little East Charlotte brick ranch?  Something swell, just like in Dwell

When Harald Wlcek settled into his little brick ranch at 1101 Norland in Charlotte's Eastway Park neighborhood he never thought he would create such a stir.  But when he decided to build an addition that was both open and modern and economical he sure got the neighbors talking.  Wlcek added over a two thousand square feet of fantastic space to his home and made it FUN!  

Fun at every turn - starting when you turn off of Norland onto Brighton.  You are struck by the "out of the ordinary" blue...  Harald says people still ask "When are you going to put the rest of the brick on?" ... to which he chuckles as the hardiplank siding is all "done".  You also will smile at the whimsical placement of windows down the side.  Inside these windows fill the kitchen and living room with light and create fun spots to take a peak at the great outdoors. Cilo, the dog  especially loves the two low windows installed just for her.  

Off the back of the house is a huge covered porch accentuated with a soft yellow.  That adds over 900 square feet of living area to the house.  Wicek and his kids really enjoy the view of giant oak trees in their back yard while playing and dining al fresco. The porch connects via stairs to the backyard and the patio with fire pit.  

Back in the house the kitchen is sleek and modern with more fun and unique details.  Harald hand poured the 12 feet long concrete countertop.  He also added changing colored lights in the glass wall cabinets above the sink.   The kitchen is open to a huge living and dining space with a full wall of glass out to the porch.  This space also features two "homework" or "home office" spaces. So kids can do their school work and still be part of the action.

Off this area is a nice guest suite with a private bath and built in closets and desk area, and shelves recessed into one wall.  There are also sliding glass doors out to the deck.  

Down the hall are the sleeping quarters.  Three bedrooms that are in the original ranch part of the house.  The master bedroom has been improved with a "small bath" worthy of an award.  A clever custom countertop and sink make the space all you need. 

No more boring laundry.  Downstairs gets my vote for best mud and laundry room.  Wicek built the stair case with OSB board steps.  They are angled back with acute angles to give great architectural interest.   There are also loads of cubbies for stashing your gear.  

If the laundry gets my vote, the lower level may just get your man's vote for "The Best Downstairs Ever".  If the three car garage isn't enough to get your juices flowing, wait until you see the exercise room.  Perfect for hanging out or a work shop, Harald put a climbing wall in just for good measure.  

If you would like to take a tour of this or any other modern "Dwell" home in Charlotte give Savvy + Co. a call.  Listed by Charles Major (704-617-8777) and
Eileen Nelis 704-502-8177  they are happy to accommodate you. 

Contemporary kitchen with red accents and concrete countertops.

New bath with natural slate and frameless glass shower.

The "Man Cave" or exercise room with climbing wall.  

This small space has it all.  Check out the clever sink and counter.

Modern Privacy.  A firepit on the side patio. 

Perhaps the inspiration for the the whole thing. Original modern three light door.