Monday, September 16, 2019

One of Charlotte’s most stunning midcentury modern homes is for sale

UPDATE: This modern home is still for sale! List Price: $699,000

Potential! That’s what Emily and Hunt saw when they first opened the doors to 5322 Finsbury Place in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood. “At that time, the house was 100% carpeted, the kitchen needed a total overhaul and the curb appeal was lacking,” says the couple. “But we saw the high ceilings, wood beams, the Malm fireplace and started to get excited.”


Living their design dream
Emily and Hunt are midcentury modern enthusiasts and were looking for a place to live their design dream.

Timing was everything when the 3,171-square foot ranch on Finsbury went up for sale just as a buyer expressed interest in their home. They jumped at the chance to stay in Sherwood Forest, where they had lived since 2000, and got excited about restoring the home to MCM perfection. “We love the simple genius of the architecture, the clean lines, the high ceilings and open floor plans. We both knew we wanted to live in one of these special homes one day,” they add.


With loving care, stylish touches and modern updates, the home was transformed into a true MCM masterpiece with glossy white kitchen, sustainable bamboo flors, floor to ceiling windows and an amazing outdoor space in the private backyard.

Their hard work earned them an invitation to participate in the 2017 Mad About Modern home tour, and the home was appropriately labeled the Fun House. “That is how everyone describes our house, and how we feel about it too.”
Ready to live your MCM dream?

Now 5322 Finsbury Place is ready for its next homeowners to live their MCM dream. The four-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath house is being listed by the king and queen of mid-century modern real estate in Charlotte — Mike and Rhonda Gibbons of Savvy + Co. Real Estate.

They’ve been helping Charlotte’s contemporary and midcentury modern enthusiasts buy and sell homes for years! “The coolest thing about this ranch is, from the street, you’d never know there are vaulted ceilings everywhere. In the den, the kitchen, the master bedroom and the extra large playroom — big enough for ping-pong and a wide screen TV,” says Mike.


Go mad Thursday, Sept. 19
What would a midcentury modern home be with a little fun? Tour this amazing home, and find out if the MCM lifestyle is for you, at the Preview Party + Soiree on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 5:30-8 p.m. Visit www.5322FinsburyPlace.com to sign up to receive your invite.
“We truly hope the new owners will have fun in Sherwood Forest and our house as much as we have.” says Emily and Hunt.


And, if you can’t get enough MCM (and really, who can?), mark your calendar for Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the 2019 Mad About Modern Tour.
Have questions about this stunning home or where to find another MCM home in the area? Contact Mike and Rhonda Gibbons today. They are both mad for modern and ready to find your next fab, totally rad pad!


Want to know more about Savvy + Co. Real Estate? Click here for more information. This post was originally posted on www.CharlotteFive.com.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

One of CLT’s most unique MCM homes is on the market


“Wow!”

That is a common reaction from people who have been inside this jaw-dropping mid-century modern home in south Charlotte.
It’s hard to imagine that this straight-from-the-movie-set property was, at one time, rundown and in need of considerable renovations, if not a complete teardown. But that’s how it began, say the homeowners. Once purchased, the couple decided to renovate the home and bring out its true potential.



They enlisted the help of a general contractor who specializes in the restoration of modern and mid-century homes. It took a year to complete, and the results are nothing short of spectacular.
Lucky for potential buyers, the couple decided to move to Uptown for a more urban lifestyle. They turned to Rhonda + Mike Gibbons with  Savvy + Co. Real Estate to sell the home and are ready to work with buyers who want the chance to live in one of the Queen City’s most unique homes!



“What I love best about this home is as soon as you walk in the door you feel good,” Mike Gibbons, listing agent of the property, said. “The warm wood, calming simplicity of design, easy transition from room to room and the expansive floor to ceiling windows make you feel as if you are one with nature and more importantly one with the home.”
The yearlong renovation included the addition of a two-car carport and concrete driveway that parks 15 cars, extensive privacy landscaping and a Japanese Zen style garden. Inside, the Hans Krug kitchen includes two large kitchen islands, a wine fridge that stores 120 bottles, hardwood floors, custom-built closets, smart home engineering and the list goes on and on.
With renovations complete, the home stacks some serious star power! It has been featured in local, national and international publications and used for commercial photo shoots.



Additionally, it won a 2015 mention in Kitchen & Bath Business, was highlighted in Atomic Ranch Magazine and named the featured home in the 2015 Mad About Modern Home tour. Not impressed? This house has a nine foot shower — what?
The outside of this 1.2 acre home on a corner lot is equally dreamy. There’s an extra large covered porch with a party pool. Why do you need a party pool? With deepest point at only six feet, guests can gently wade into the water without spilling their drink. Genius! The amenities continue with two waterfall features, a fireplace, fire pit and four maintenance-free grass strips with hardscaping.



“This home will make you smile,” Gibbons said. “Whether you’re a fan of modern architecture, love simple elegant design or just like to feel truly at peace in your surroundings you will love this home.”
Mid-century modern homes are alive and well in Charlotte, and the team at Savvy + Co. Real Estate knows what defines MCM and where to find these gems. Want to see this home and find your WOW? Give them a call.


What to know more about Savvy + Co. Real Estate? Click here for more information. This article was originally posted on www.CharlotteFive.com.


Saturday, July 21, 2018

Live your Midcentury Modern dream in this groovy home

This post was originally posted on CharlotteFive.com on July 20, 2018.




Mad about Midcentury Modern homes? You aren’t alone. These homes, typically built in the 1950s through 1970s, offer a simple and functional design, open spaces that let the outside in and a ton of style. Think the “I Love Lucy” kitchen, “The Brady Brunch” family room, the “Mad Men” series and “The Big Lebowski.”



What is Midcentury Modern?

So what makes a home MCM? According to Mike and Rhonda Gibbons, Savvy + Co. Real Estate agents and Midcentury Modern home owners and enthusiasts, there are a few key features to look for.

Asymetrical or shallow pitch rooflines and angular archetecural details
Bi-level and/or open living spaces
Big windows that bring the outdoors and nature inside
Fun and whimsical elements like offset brickwork and flower power breeze blocks
Groovy bright colors
Simplicity of design


While a Midcentury Modern home doesn’t need to have all these attributes, anyone can add a splash of MCM to any home with the right paint colors, furnishings and landscaping. Just ask Mike and Rhonda! They say Midcentury Modern is a lifestyle bringing together unique architecture, original art and furniture.

Could this Midcentury Modern home be for you?

Want to live the dream in a circa 1960 Midcentury Modern beauty? This ranch located at 1300 Lynbrook Drive has been expertly updated from floor to ceiling. See it for yourself during a public Open House this Saturday, July 21 from 1-3 p.m.




The original footprint and design elements of this home were kept in tact and blended with modern features including a stunning master suite. You’ll love the attention to detail! Check out the custom built rosewood cabinetry, one of a kind mod design patio railing, cedar plank steps and quirky offset brick fireplace.





Don’t miss the 2018 Mad About Modern Midcentury Modern Home Tour


If you can’t get enough MCM, get your tickets for the 2018 Mad About Modern Midcentury Modern Home Tour September 29 presented by The Charlotte Museum of History. Soak up the awesome vibe and walk away with fab decorating ideas!



Connect with Mike and Rhonda

If you want one of these homes of your very own, contact Savvy + Co. agents Mike and Rhonda Gibbons. They have access to smart search criteria and they can sniff out some good finds and help you negotiate and manage multiple offers.

“Serving on the Mad About Modern Home Tour committee for several years, we have our ear to the ground on everything midcentury modern and that is a real asset for our clients,” says Mike. “We’ve helped several buyers find homes sometimes before they even come on the market! We are happy to share tips on buying a Midcentury Modern home in Charlotte.”

If you want to see more amazing MCM photos, follow Mike on Instagram.

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 http://www.ncmodernist.org/tribble.htm 



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 igibbs@mac.com, 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