Thursday, November 13, 2014

Swanky Spread : Shaken Not Stirred.

Elegant MCM in Monroe

Stunning Walnut woodwork. 
Mid-Century Modern Enthusiast here is a rare opportunity to own your own piece of history: 104 Hillsdale Road in Monroe, NC. Elegantly appointed and in mint condition this home is one of the areas few moderns to retain it’s “Total FAB”. Dramatic raised entry highlights the volume of space in the formal dining and living rooms.  Hand cut granite from floor to ceiling creates a stunning fireplace focal point surrounded by  thick walnut shelves, floating stairs, and terrazzo floor. Custom lit soffits cast a lovely reflection on the original wood ceiling.  But the drama doesn’t stop here.  The large kitchen has the original cabinets, including curved peninsula.  Open to a large breakfast room and family room with  floor to ceiling glass and a fantastic view of the inground pool and shuffle board court.
Built for entertaining you will love the custom curved bar and the second granite fireplace gives “Swanky” a new meaning.

If this wasn’t enough, there is an over 400 square foot room perfect for a pool table, ping pong and media room.  With a private entrance off the driveway the uses are endless.  Home school, office or in-law suite would work too.   There is a huge laundry room, a galley pantry and space where a professional ironing machine used to live.

No expense was spared when this home was built and it shows.The three expansive (and when I say "expansive" I mean "enormous") bedrooms are situated in the West wing of the home.   The master features windows on three walls overlooking the back patio and koi pond.
The master bathroom comes with a sauna!  We know you will want to renovate this space but to have the original sunken tub is something you don't see everyday.



The property encompasses over 5 acres with a private drive that curves deep onto the property.  There are two modern homes on the drive that form it’s a mini-mid-century modern enclave.
This property is still owned by the original family.  In 1960  William Engle relocated his family business Oro Manufacturing Co. to Monroe, NC.  He and his wife, Marjorie purchased this lovely piece of property and hired architect William Dare Boone Jr. to design the home.  William and Marjorie told Boone he wanted a house that was the same size as the home he left in Detroit. But he wanted it to be a ranch style!   Boone incorporated the game room, formals, lounge with a bar and large bedrooms.  The end result is this spacious airy statement home.  Once the main home was finished the Engle’s had William Boone design a house for his son and his family which sits to the right of the original home.



To see more photos check out the listing on Savvy + Co. Real Estate site.  If you would like a private tour of this pad… don't hesitate to call or click! 

104 Hillsdale Road - Notable Features:

  • Newer heat and air
  • New Roof installed 2012
  • Original copper gutters
  • Expansive Carport
  • Large laundry Room and Butler’s Pantry/Mud Room with floor to ceiling storage and sink is great craft project space.
  • Terrazzo Floors
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Original brushed brass door knobs
  • Original walnut panelling on ceiling and walls
  • Original walnut shelving
  • Cut Granite fireplace and planter wall.

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