CHARLOTTE December 2010
SEALED-BID/AUCTION STYLE SALE
WATERFRONT EQUESTRIAN ESTATE
SOUTH CHARLOTTE COMMUNITIES
In this issue: 4-6
Sugar j Wine Road
Charlotte Motor Speedway
CHARLOTTE December 2010
Featured in this Issue: Sealed-Bid / Auction Style Sale See page 6 for details.
Atlanta Motor Speedway
In this issue:
Opportunity at Longview
Fredrick’s Luxury Design j Construction
15-16 17-20 Home Staging
South Charlotte Communities
The Finest Representation for Luxury Real Estate in Charlotte, North Carolina
13850 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 500 Charlotte, North Carolina 28277 Office: 704.887.5280
The Caldwell name has a rich and well established history in the Charlotte area, synonymous with quality, integrity, and customer satisfaction. Our marketing efforts provide far-reaching exposure to a qualified audience of luxury home enthusiasts. Caldwell & Company’s commitment to excellence and our exclusive system of advertising, marketing and listing tools is unique in the Charlotte area, providing our clients access to a worldwide audience.
Exceeding the expectations of Charlotte’s most discerning buyers and sellers.
Details of Sealed-Bid / Auction Style Sale on Page 6
Currently Offered at: $2,950,000
INTERIOR: 4 Fireplaces Custom Habersham Kitchen Walnut Hardwood Floors & Curved Staircase Media Room Billiard Room Video Gaming Loft Guest Suite Exercise Room All Ensuite Bedrooms Main Floor Mastersuite 4 Full Baths / 4 Half Baths
EXTERIOR: Inground Saltwater Pool 32 Acres backing up to 15 Acres Private Lake Hardcoat Stucco and Stone, Brick, Cedar Exterior Oversize 4 Car Garage Porte Cochere to Auto Courtyard Equestrian Facility Kennel Room for Helipad Additional Acreage available for possible Airstrip
Sugar & Wine Road
The grandeur of this European manor style home is reminiscent of the 17th and 18th century French manors and small castles, but can be found comfortably ensconced in the still blooming Union County, North Carolina area just minutes south of Charlotte.
The use of wood ceilings, natural stone and exposed wood beams add authentic European warmth. Featured in several national magazines, this custom residence has called “the best built home in the region” by Custom Homes magazine.
This Old World European equestrian estate is your sanctuary from urban living. A long gracious circular drive welcomes you home with a porte cochère entrance to the auto courtyard. You will find all the privacy you crave on 32.86 lush, fully fenced acres including a 15 acre private lake. There is ample room for a helipad and possible airstrip.
The main floor master suite offers a gas log fireplace and beautiful views of countryside, and lake, while the master en-suite pampers you with Old World luxuries like an imported, Spanish copper soaking tub. Additional features include all ensuite bedrooms, billiard room, theatre room, guest suite, in ground salt water pool and spa.
Sealed-Bid / Auction Style Sale This waterfront, equestrian estate is up for a Sealed-Bid / Auction style sale. All inspections, appraisal and due diligence desired must be completed prior to sealed-bid submission date. All sealed offers must be submitted and received by midnight 01/07/11. To be considered, all offers submitted must meet the following criteria: The offer must be submitted on NC Association of REALTORS速 forms n No inspection, option or appraisal contingencies. These must be completed prior to bid submission. n If obtaining a loan, a full loan commitment letter, lacking only ratified contract, must accompany offer. n If cash buyer, a verification of funds or financials from banking institution must accompany offer. n All offers will be held by our attorney. Owners will open offers with attorney on 01/10/11 and a winning bid will be chosen.
Complete details can be obtained by sending a blank email to SugarandWine@CharlotteLuxury.com or calling Linda Caldwell at 704.887.5280.
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Charlotte Motor Speedway is known by many as the â€œMecca of Motorsports.â€? The largest sports facility in the Southeast, Charlotte Motor Speedway has 167,000 seats, including 121 executive suites, and capacity for nearly 50,000 more spectators in the infield area. One of the busiest facilities in the country, the speedway hosts three NASCAR Cup events each year, including the NASCAR Spring All-Star Race, the Coca-Cola 600 and Bank of America 500, which is usually pivotal in the season-long battle for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. Charlotte Motor Speedway at Charlotte was the first super speedway to host night racing and also the first sports facility in America to offer yearround living accommodations when it released 40 condominiums for sale high above Turn One. Today the speedway has 52 condominiums and is home to the Speedway Club, which also offers dining members a spectacular view of the 1.5-mile oval from a luxurious environment. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo offers unsurpassed views of the entire speedway and all the action on race day. The corporate client or individual can enjoy the distinctive racing lifestyle experience and entertaining guests for race events or entertaining in casual elegance for non-race events.
This First Turn Condo offers a spacious kitchen and bar area. Relax in the living room and enjoy closed circuit TV allowing you to watch the race live or on TV. The condo is also equipped with high-speed internet service. The living room has floor-to-ceiling walls of enclosed glass allowing the premium view of the entire Speedway. As an investment opportunity, these units have been known to rent out for $10,000- $25,000 per weekend for the three race weekends held in Charlotte. This condo is located in the Charlotte/Concord area, close to Concord Mills Mall. Also a short drive to the new NASCAR Hall of Fame, or going to a Carolina Panthers Football or Charlotte Bobcats basketball game. It is also the perfect location to entertain guests or clients for the 25 plus scheduled events at Charlotte Motor Speedway throughout the year.
Offered at $495,000 2 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Atlanta Motor Speedway is a track in Hampton, Georgia, about 25 minutes south of Atlanta. Tara Place condominiums overlook the 1.54-mile quad-oval track with track seating capacity of over 125,000. The track opened in 1960 as a 1.5-mile standard oval. In 1994, the 46 Tara Place condominiums were built over the northeastern side of the track. The Atlanta Motor Speedway currently hosts two NASCAR Sprint Cup race weekends annually, in March and on Labor Day weekend. The 2009 move from an October race date to Labor Day weekend was also accompanied by a change in start time, marking the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series under the lights at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the return of Labor Day weekend NASCAR racing to the Southern United States.
The corporate client or individual looking for the best in luxury racing lifestyle, will thoroughly enjoy this end unit condo featuring unsurpassed views of the entire speedway. 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths plus ample entertaining in the living room, kitchen and dining area provide for distinctive entertaining experience during events. As an investment, these units customarily rent around $20,000 or more for Sprint Cup race weekends.
Offered at $700,000 3 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths
Opportunity Star ts at
What a fabulous opportunity in the South Charlotte community of Longview. Considered among all the luxury builders in this community to be the choicest lot in the community, the current ownersâ€™ loss is your gain. This lot is just under 2 acres with sweeping pastoral views of the renowned Longview golf course and other manor style homes nestled in this gated community. This to-be-completed estate was originally conceived as an elaborate 17,000 square foot Tuscan style villa, complete with courtyards, porte cochĂ¨re, pool and pool house, wine cellar, elevator, soaring ceilings and uniquely Italian architectural accents. Though in the framed-in stage, the exterior look and internal design could easily be modified to suit.
This private and gated enclave is considered a South Charlotte community just over the Union county line and minutes from I-485. The Club at Longview features the only residential course in the Charlotte region to earn a place in Golf Digest’s prestigious ‘Best in State’ rankings and offers the ultimate in gracious living.
Just under 2 Acres 12,136 square feet heated 17,000 square feet under roof, this Villa has also been approved to have it’s own private gates in addition to the Longview gated community. $1,800,000 invested… all reasonable offers considered.
Design & Construction Offering your imagination unlimited possibilities Imagine Old World craftsmanship with heavy timber framing reminiscent of the 17th and 18th century manor style homes that were constructed to house generations. Now you have an idea of the quality offered your large or small project by Fred Nader of Fredrick’s Luxury Design and Construction. Fredrick’s incorporates passion and vision for unique designs with building techniques that cannot be rivaled by other builders in the region. A luxury home or estate should be engineered and constructed from the foundation up, including soil conditions, in a completely different manor than smaller homes. Too many luxury homes and estate homes are manufactured utilizing the same methods and procedures as lower priced “track” homes. The luxury-home-owners-to-be trust their architects, builders and home inspectors to provide them a well built, quality home, free of defects and shortcuts. Unfortunately, as so many local owners of newly built luxury homes in the area are finding out, their brand new estate home or luxury home was constructed on poor soil, improper waterproofing, inadequate drainage, insufficient foundation, framing and roofing. These construction shortcuts have resulted in settling cracks, windows and doors that won’t open, uneven floors, water damage and mold, to name a few. We invite you to examine and compare Fredrick’s quality, building process and white glove treatment. Fred is confident that your examination will leave you wondering why other builders in the region are not designing and building luxury homes this way.
Home Staging in Charlotte has gone mainstream within the past five years. Let’s clarify what it is and what it is not. It is pre-marketing the property before it is listed on MLS. The Home Staging industry is in the real estate industry, not the interior design industry. Decorators/Designers personalize a space; whereas a Stager neutralizes a space and configures furniture & accessories to appeal to the most amount of buyers. Home Staging® is an equity protector, especially in this market, where home prices are falling, and there are a lot of foreclosures in the mix. In the current economy, there are 2 things that sell a home - price and condition. As Gary Keller, of Keller Williams stated in his interview with GMA, “Price gets you interest; staging gets you offers.” Currently, according to Stagedhomes.com, the industry leader and training company for Home Staging, the home sits on the market for 212 days vs a Stagedhome, for only 32 days.
In August, we had over 25,000 listings in the Charlotte area, only 1,704 sold. Were they the “stuck in the 80’s home” or the “Pepto Bismol Dining Room home?” Of course not, they were mostly Staged homes, or the homes that were being given away.
HERE ARE SOME STAGING STRATEGIES
If you are trying to sell a vacant home - try to rent furniture, even if you have to borrow them from a friend, or rental company. Just make sure it is in good condition and reflects the price of the home. If not done properly, it can have the adverse affect.
For those of you who live in your home while it is listed, here are some ways to keep showings relatively stress-free and staged properly for the holidays.
QUICK TIPS: The areas where it is ok to decorate for the holidays are Family Room, formal Living Room, and/or Dining Room. There shouldn’t be holiday decor in any of the other rooms. Curtail the need to put more than one tree up. You should have one up, in the Family Room, or formal living room if you have one. Make sure it is a good place for it and ample room, not shoved in a corner where people who do celebrate, may have a concern about their traditions and not having enough space for things. Hanging up stockings is fine, and I think adds to the charm and festivities. If these are stockings you had as a child growing up, and are tattered and torn, for the sake of Staging, buy new ones. If you typically do garlands, keep it to a minimum - down the stair railing or along the mantel. If you have a collection you’ve accumulated over the years, you normally display during the holidays, leave them in storage. In fact, I’d take them out, just to make sure they are all wrapped up nicely and boxed up for moving day. Take it out at your new house next Holiday. Don’t over scent your home - some people have a negative reaction, or allergies.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Marcyne Touchton is the Founder & Principal Stager for Domaine Staging. She is one of only 140 Accredited Staging Professional Masters (ASPM®) in North America. Marcyne is known as an avid proponent of aggressive marketing, which is evident in her success - 75% of her Stagings result in home sales in 15 days or less. As a home staging expert, Marcyne is a featured speaker before many business and industry organizations, real estate offices, and community groups. Check out the resources & tips on their website at www.domainestaging.com. Marcyne Touchton, Founder and Principal Stager. Phone: 704.905.6343 Director of Communications & Marketing/Public Relations, IAHSP® MyKirkland’s Designer, National Winner 2010 Accreditations: ASP®, ASPM®, Member: International IAHSP®, Charlotte IAHSP Chapter (CIRC ®)
Whether you want a luxury penthouse Uptown, waterfront or golf course home, a charming equestrian estate or a historic mansion to call your own, South Charlotte is your luxury Charlotte location. Whether you decide on the gracious living in Myers Park, SouthPark, Piper Glen, Ballantyne, Longview or Union County, Caldwell & Company Realty has a distinctive property to suit your dreams. Look at all our South Charlotte communities have to offer:
Soon to have a mile’s worth of cultural facilities in Uptown alone, Charlotte has an ever increasing commitment to the arts. Uptown Charlotte offers breathtaking ballets, beautiful operas, a wide variety of scintillating stage shows and numerous festivals throughout the year. Charlotte’s off-the-beaten path venues tout musical genres from jazz to alternative rock, gallery crawls and exceptional dining has resulted in Charlotte being named one of the “Top 50 Cities That Sizzle” by Restaurant News Magazine, Uptown Charlotte is bursting with invigorating restaurant concepts, regional favorites and countless hotspots serving up elegance and local flavor. Children and adults alike will also find plenty to do in Uptown at Discovery Place, Imaginon, movie theatres including the IMAX theatre, the new EpiCentre or take in some of our professional sporting events. Both the NBA Charlotte Bobcats Arena and NFL Carolina Panthers stadium are located in Uptown Charlotte. Uptown Charlotte is also just a quick drive away from Charlotte Motor Speedway with 3 yearly NASCAR Sprint Cup races, the Charlotte Knights baseball team and Charlotte Checkers hockey. Uptown and all of the city of Charlotte is an exceptionally pristine and beautiful city with thoughtful planning and placement of greenways, parks and ample public transit by trolley, light rail or carriage rides, allowing visitors and residents to enjoy the luxury Uptown lifestyle to its fullest.
Myers Park is touted as Charlotte’s finest planned suburb and one of the premier neighborhoods in North America. Myers Park forms a crescent around a southern portion of Uptown Charlotte. The site was designed and started in 1905 by the well known architect John Nolen. Complemented by manicured yards and curved sidewalks, Myers Park’s beautiful and historic homes sit under the sweeping canopies of great oak trees that line its streets. Retaining the best of southern flavor Myers Park residents are passionate about preserving and protecting the standards set by its founders when developed. As one of Charlotte’s premier luxury home locations within view of Uptown Charlotte, the Myers Park area has steadily remained a top seller for the Charlotte luxury homes and estates market.
Just a few minutes south of Myers Park and only 10 minutes from Uptown Charlotte, SouthPark has become the 4th largest employment center in the state, an enclave of high end shopping and dining, and is home to many of the finest homes and communities in South Charlotte. It is also home to the PGA Tour’s annual Quail Hollow Championship, one of the most popular golf tournaments – for both players and spectators. SouthPark is most definitely the luxury destination for fashion, offering up some of the best designer labels this side of Manhattan. SouthPark features a dizzying array of upscale mall boutiques at SouthPark Mall, high end shops such as Frontgate, Burberry, Coach, Louis Vutton, Tiffany and more. And let us not forget the beautiful alfresco-mixed use Phillips Place and Morrison boutique shopping centres featuring designer shops like Restoration Hardware, Dean & Delucas and labels like Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent to name a few. After hours you
will find your choice of exceptional dining experiences at The Palm, Del Frisco’s Steakhouse, Morton’s, McCormick & Schmicks, PF Chang’s, Maggiano’s and many, many more. Summer’s in SouthPark feature weekly concerts in the park around the lake with the Charlotte Orchestra…just bring your wine and picnic baskets.
Considered by residents to be the crown jewel in the Queen City, Ballantyne offers luxury living at its finest. The stunning 2,000 acre Ballantyne area is beautifully developed both aesthetically and strategically. Ballantyne is immersed in spectacular and abundant golf and resort style communities; from luxury condos to manor style estates with natural stone facades, trendy and upscale shopping and dining, a world class resort and spa, and let’s not forget to mention a highend 535 acre corporate park. Ballantyne’s location within the I-485 beltway makes it an easy commute from almost anywhere in the Charlotte area. It is no small wonder that Ballantyne is arguably one of the most desirable areas to live in the state.
Known to residents and golf enthusiasts the world over as TPC Piper Glen, this luxurious and manicured golf, swim and tennis community beautifully surrounds a premiere Arnold Palmer designed golf course. The custom residences in Piper Glen front lush, tree-lined streets while their gracious verandas overlook the renowned golf course and community lakes. Stonecrest at Piper Glen in walking distance nearby offers fine dining, a Dean & Deluca, shopping, boutiques, and theatre. Piper Glen and Stonecrest are located on Rea Rd. in South Charlotte – a lush corridor running from the SouthPark are of Charlotte, south into Union county with Rea Road having its own access to I-485.
South Charlotte residents Love their golf courses and gracious lifestyle. The Club at Longview is no exception. Longview is a Signature Jack Nicklaus course offering manorstyle luxury estates surrounded by lush and uncompromised pastoral beauty. Rolling hills, tree-lined fairways, elevation changes, and abundant water features, make the course at Longview arguably one of the most perfectly suited natural sites for outstanding golf in the region.This private and gated enclave is considered a South Charlotte community just over the Union county line and minutes from I-485. The Club at Longview features the only residential course in the Charlotte region to earn a place in Golf Digest’s prestigious ‘Best in State’ rankings and offers distinctive luxury living.
Union county is nestled in the gently rolling hills of the North Carolina Piedmont and just a few minutes south of Charlotte. Union county is and has been one of the fastest growing counties in the state. The west side of the county used to be considered ‘horse country’ but with abundant land available for new neighbors and excellent schools, the west side of the county has been responsible for the majority of Union county’s growth. Union county is also home to the much anticipated, yearly Queens Cup Steeplechase. In true equestrian derby fashion, thousands come each year to enjoy watching thoroughbreds competing at speeds up to 30 miles per hour, the jockeys in their bright colored silks pushing their sleek steeds to clear four and a half foot jumps around the three mile rolling turf course. Family and friends come in fine derby attire and enjoy fast-paced mingling, socializing and watching the race champion bask in the glory of the winner’s circle. Conveniently located, Providence Road runs from Uptown Charlotte south, deep into Union county, through the very desirable Weddington area, into the historic and charming town of Waxhaw. This area has become a luxury corridor offering numerous resort style, gated and upscale residences and communities to those who want to escape the city hustle and bustle, but still stay close with an easy commute.
13850 Ballantyne Corporate Place Suite 500 Charlotte, NC 28277 Office: 704.887.5280 Email: info@CharlotteLuxury.com www.CharlotteLuxury.com
Published on Nov 29, 2010
In this issue, Charlotte Luxury offers a special luxury property opportunity and distinctive homes for sale in South Charlotte, North Caroli...