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