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Pictured here: 1104 Churchill Commons Drive, Charlotte ,NC 28211 • MLS #3642419 • contact Missy Stewart at mstewart@dickensmitchener.com or 704.996.9080


This year has been filled with many highs and lows in the real estate industry. In March, real estate in Mecklenburg County was deemed non-essential and we experienced a shut-down and stay at home order. Our clients and agents were unsure of what would happen to their homes and plans to relocate. After 6 weeks, we were deemed essential again and went back to work. No one could have predicted the industry to take such a strong upswing when we entered June and the spring market took effect over the summer. July was the largest month in sales in our company history. Our clients have told us they are now seeing their homes as a “safe haven� and have been focused on remodeling and adding new outdoor areas to enjoy with family and friends as you will see in the 2020 Decisions: Renovate or Second Home? feature. In July, the Homeowners Impact Fund was introduced to our clients and the local real estate community. This charitable organization was started to help those in our community who do not currently have a home, to be able to have a roof over their head. See more about this organization in the magazine. Thank you for your loyalty as a client and neighbor,

Dickens Mitchener Founder and Owner

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DM Services | 5 Homeowners Impact Fund | 6 Client Spotlight: Joe Di Zazzo & Blue Azalea | 8 Featured Resturaunt: The Grinning Mule | 16

When you hire a Dickens Mitchener Agent, you’re hiring an agent committed to embracing all avenues to sell your home. With our robust corporate social media network boasting over 28,805 followers across LinkedIn,

Dickens Mitchener New Construction | 18 Featured Lender: South State Bank | 20 Welcome Our New Agents | 28 Relocation: Second Homes & Home Improvements | 30 2020 Housing Market Overview | 42 #BTW: Our Experts at Home | 62 Dickens Mitchener: Our Style Team | 65

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5 Bedrooms•5.1 Full Baths • 6,888 sq ft This stunning Eastover home has a refined elegance with clean lines and modern design. Custom built in 2010 with additional updates in 2014, this house offers an open floor plan between the kitchen, casual dining and family room. Custom moldings, cabinets, hardware, power shading and custom doors added to many areas in the home indicate the level of quality of finishes in the home. The kitchen features custom cabinetry, a 12' island with excellent base storage, integrated sub-zero refrigerator doors, freezer drawers and ice maker. A beautiful Lacanche commercial-size stove with dual ovens completes this chef's kitchen. The primary bedroom suite is located upstairs and features a large spa like suite offering dual vanities with separate private closets. Two secondary bedrooms with private baths are also on the upper level. There is a main floor guest suite and the 5th bedroom and bath located upstairs off the casual dining area. Interior spaces flow beautifully to the fabulous private terrace and well landscaped yard. Photos by Tour Factory

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5 Bedrooms•4 Full Baths•4,645 sq ft Looking for a beautiful home with plenty of space, lots of charm, resort-style pool and no yard maintenance? This is it! No backyard to mow and front lawn, all shrubbery, weeding and trimming maintained by HOA. Gorgeous former Simonini model home in pristine condition. State-of-the-art kitchen with huge island opens to expansive living area with floor-to-ceiling glass doors overlooking covered porch with fireplace and TV. Beautiful heated salt-water pool and spa with travertine surround, water features and privacy landscaping. Rear yard completely fenced. Main level guest bedroom adjacent to a private full bath is currently used as a study. Lovely dining room connects to kitchen through a large butler pantry. Drop zone area at side entry. 10' ceilings and heavy moldings. Four bedrooms upstairs include the master bedroom with ensuite spa bath and custom soaking tub and large walk-in closet. Large third level multi-purpose or media room. Ten minute walk and three minute drive to Mint Museum Greenway!

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WHEN YOU CHOOSE OUR DICKENS MITCHENER TEAM… you are putting your trust in the most talented, experienced, and technologically astute Realtors® in the Charlotte region. We are committed to setting new standards for extraordinary customer service as well as providing our clients with intimate community knowledge and expertise. We’ve spent more than 25 years perfecting our unique and effective business method to become your best source for residential real estate. We look forward to helping you find the perfect home for you and your family!

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DICKENS MITCHENER SERVICES Dickens Mitchener’s team of more than 95 market-leading agents ensures that you have a successful real estate transaction, whether you are purchasing your dream home, selling your current home, or both! From providing custom area tours and searching diligently through all available properties to scheduling showings, your buyer’s agent at Dickens Mitchener handles all the details to make certain that you have a smooth transaction, from start to finish. Dickens Mitchener’s full-time agents also help sellers determine the best list price for your home, advise sellers on how to prepare a home so that it is in top selling condition, and implement all phases of a customized marketing plan for the home. Please contact Relocation Director Catharine Pappas at (704) 661-2402 for more information about our services today!

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Our dedicated team consists of more than 95 market-leading, qualified Realtors® who have years of combined experience

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Our agents provide detailed and honest advice to ensure your best interests are top priority

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Dicke ns M itche ne r | Homeowners Impact Fund

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HOMEOWNERS IMPACT FUND HAS LAUNCHED

The Homeowners Impact Fund was started with a “whisper” back in

2019. Vicky Mitchener had been noticing something in her travels around the US, it seemed that she was seeing more homeless people on the streets than ever before. Upon returning to Charlotte, she reached out to longtime friend, Kathy Izard who had worked with the Urban Ministry center in Charlotte for many years and developed the Homeless to Homes program. Mitchener knew there had to be something the real estate community could do to make an impact on the homeless in our area. She created the Homeowners Impact Fund, a non-profit organization designed to help the homeless in our community have a roof over their head.

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We are asking everyone involved in a home sale, the agents, buyer, seller, lender, title company, attorney, etc. to donate $10 in honor of the closing. If each transaction raised $70 we could raise $84,000 in 2020 from only Dickens Mitchener closings. We would like to see this fund grow to all real estate transactions around the country. With 6,023,000 transactions in the US in 2019, $421,610,000 could’ve been raised to make a huge impact on the homeless in our country.

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The 2020 Plan

Earlier this year at our Agent Awards Breakfast, Wells Fargo generously donated $1000 to start our fund. We officially launched the fund in July 2020 and have already received donations in excess of $25,000 to date. We plan to allocate funds in 2020/2021 to A Roof Above (the merger of Urban Ministry + Men’s Shelter of Charlotte), Safe Alliance, and Charlotte Family Housing Authority. Funds raised in other areas will be distributed in their local community.

As of January 2020, there were an estimated 3,569 homeless in Mecklenburg County, and approximately 567,715 across the United States. And those numbers are predicted to rise because of the pandemic. If everyone can give A LITTLE, we can raise A LOT to make an impact on the homeless in our community, one home sale at a time.

What Can You Do?

Did You Know?

Are you a past client of Dickens Mitchener or interested in donating to the fund? We have made it easy to make a donation. Simply go to our website, homeownersimpactfund.org and click on “Donate”. You will be asked for your phone number and then you can choose your donation amount. The Homeowners Impact Fund is proudly partnered with Wells Fargo, Mullinix Mortgage Group, and Doyle & Wallace, PLLC. Are you interested in becoming a Partner? We are listing businesses on the “Our Partners” page of the website who have made a commitment to regular donations to the fund. Please email Melanie Vise at mvise@homeownersimpactfund.org for more information on becoming a partner.

What an impact we can make.


BLUE AZALEA OFFERS BIG DREAMS AND CHIC SPACES FOR CHARLOTTE HOMEOWNERS Responses have been edited lightly for length and clarity.

For Joe Di Zazzo and the team at Blue Azalea, homebuying is more than just finding a place to hang

your hat. Since the company’s inception in 2015, the five-person team has focused on bringing dreams to life for homebuyers and investors throughout the Queen City. Blue Azalea handles everything from planning to

the design and construction of homes. As we all stay put as much as possible due to the COVID-19 pandem-

ic, having a space you love is more essential than ever. Here’s how Di Zazzo and the Blue Azalea team create enviable abodes for their customer base. 8

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Q: What is Blue Azalea all about? Who could use your

services?

A: The first thing we do is we look to locate prime sites in the

Charlotte market. And with those sites, we’re keeping an eye out for a long-term value-add, not only for ourselves but also for our future homebuyers. The second thing that we do is once we have the site selection, we either build based on an existing buyer or we go ahead and build a dream home for someone we haven’t met yet. In those cases, we’ve got the mystery of not knowing our buyer sometimes until the very end of the process.

Q: How do you and your team go about bringing a concept to

life, particularly if you haven’t met your buyer yet?

Well, you hear a lot about the home as a sanctuary. The home as a safe place. But I think that’s never been more important than it is right now. -Joe Di Zazzo

A: I draw on my experience having lived in Charlotte for over 20

years. Then our whole team contributes vast industry experience. We’re able to separate what we like from what the market wants, and I think that’s the key. It’s all customer-driven. It’s about taking the guesswork out. We cater to the buyer’s emotional checklist and make sure everything is checked off there. Plus, the Dickens Mitchener team is terrific and provides constant feedback about what buyers are looking for and what has worked well. That information is invaluable. But the key thing to keep in mind is everything we do is customer-driven.

Q: What notable trends are you seeing in your business as of

late?

A: What’s unique about the times we live in is you’ve got Baby

Boomers who are in this “right-sizing” phase. They’re looking to move out of a bigger space, but they’re not quite ready to move into a much smaller setting, like an apartment. They’re in that transition. They’re looking to find that happy medium. That’s why I call it “right-sizing.” They also appreciate flex space. I’d say that group makes up about 60 to 70 percent of my customer base. Additionally, I’m also focusing on the millennials who are looking to buy a home for the first time. They’re ready to master their first step in the real estate ladder. Fortunately, even with the pandemic, the market has held up relatively well. We definitely have been lucky. Real estate continues to be a long-term viable investment. Things can change, of course, but we’re cautiously optimistic.

Q: Speaking of COVID-19, the pandemic has

touched basically every facet of life and business. How has your company adjusted accordingly?

A: Well, you hear a lot about the home as a sanctuary. The home

as a safe place. But I think that’s never been more important than it is right now. People are definitely revisiting how to use their home. For example, people are asking for a “Zoom room.” Recently, we’ve actually modified a lot of our layouts to reflect that meeting space where, with two people working from home now, you need to have that separate area. People are also focused on the backyard area now, too, especially if they have kids. These things have always been important, but now they’re accentuated. (704) 661-2402

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Q: Are you seeing certain neighborhoods or areas in the city pop? A: The transportation corridor has become even more important.

That area along the Blue Line and along the future Silver Line in the eastern part of town. Right along Independence and South Boulevard, that’s continued to grow. For the millennial, first-time homebuyers, especially, along the transportation corridors are the places I would put my money in the longer term.

Q: Do you have tips on increasing a home’s overall value

once you’ve purchased a home or rental property?

A: It’s important to think about the balance between keeping your

home as a personal space and thinking about when the day comes that you want to sell. If you add too much personalization then it’s good for you, but maybe not great for the next buyer. It’s an emotional and passionate process. I’m also seeing that the three to four-bedroom home is becoming the new five to six-bedroom home. In terms of square footage, keeping it around that 3,000 to the 4,000-square-foot range is becoming the new 5,000-square-foot space. Then making sure you have that flex space and plenty of office space. The primary suite on main is definitely a big, big plus, too.

Q: If you could live anywhere, where would you go? A: I’ll tell you what, I’ve been watching too much Million Dollar Listing (laughs). I’d probably go to the beach. I think the Malibu

coast is awesome. But I’m also not an L.A. fan. You know what? I’m happy right here.

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GASTONIA: $149,000 | 1,744 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bathrooms | Call Tim Hansley at 704.621.6837

FIRST WARD: $189,500 | 500 sq ft | 1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom | Call Suzanne Coddington at 704.589.7172

MCALPINE WOODS: $189,900 | 1,356 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Jenny Eastman at 704.773.0299

QUAIL HILL: $190,500 | 1,157 sq ft | 2 Bedrooms, 1 Full - 2 Half Bathrooms | Call Mary Robertson at 704.577.5726

MORRISON CONDOMINIUMS: $202,000 | 763 sq ft | 1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom | Call Meghan Lluberas at 704.904.7404

MYERS PARK MANOR: $212,500 | 936 sq ft | 2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Michael Nester at 704.408.3468

THE GATES AT QUAIL HOLLOW: $220,000 | 1,150 sq ft | 2 Bedroom, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Meghan Lluberas at 704.904.7404

OAKVIEW ESTATES: $235,000 | 1,454 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Tim Hansley at 704.621.6837

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SHERWOOD FOREST: $250,000 | 1,844 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Tony D’Agostino at 704.241.4769

PIEDMONT ROW: $255,000 | 1,087 sq ft | 2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Meghan Lluberas at 704.904.7404

ELIZABETH PLACE: $269,900 | 983 sq ft | 2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Lisa Zederbaum at 704.840.7141

BELMAR PLACE: $279,000 | 2,563 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathroms | Call Adria Britt at 704.904.0557

KIMBERLEE: $280,000 | 1,219 sq ft | 2 Bedrooms, 1 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Suzy Hubbell at 202.607.5688 | Call Jeff Murdock 205.276.6488

HISTORIC DISTRICT: $282,500 | 2,540 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathroms | Call Jennifer Lee at 980.825.2582

PARK RIDGE: $285,000 | 1,822 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Jim Sandberg at 704.604.1634

SOUTH POINT ON LANDEN: $290,000 | 1,458 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Paige Moody at 704.906.8291

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SOMERSBY: $295,000 | 2,254 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Sarah Curme at 704.578.7011

COULWOOD HILLS: $299,000 | 1,846 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Ruth Moniz at 704.609.4846

HIGHLAND CREEK: $300,000 | 2,611 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Sarah Szczodrowski at 704.877.3350

CANDLEWYCK: $305,000 | 2,137 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Bonnie Stroup at 704.458.2558

SETTLERS LANDING: $309,900 | 1,745 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Lindsay Carter at 704.575.6668

WINDSOR PARK: $315,000 | 1,512 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Kate Terrigno at 631.903.3021

SARDIS FOREST: $324,900 | 2,393 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Michael Nester at 704.408.3468

ST CLAIRE: $335,000 | 2,912 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathroms | Call Jane Lemmond at 704.451.5871

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MORRISON CONDOMINIUMS: $345,000 | 1,356 sq ft | 2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Missy Stewart at 704.996.9080

SUN CITY CAROLINA LAKES: $369,900 | 2,443 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Michael Nester at 704.408.3468

SUN CITY CAROLINA LAKES: $375,000 | 2,162 sq ft | 2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Robin Husney at 704.517.6370

STARMOUNT: $385,000 | 1,587 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Ashlee Durrance at 770.354.3960

ARBORCREEK: $385,000 | 2,040 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Winnie Simmons at 704.576.9225

THE COURTYARDS OF HUNTERSVILLE: $399,900 | 1,771 sq ft | 2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Winnie Simmons at 704.576.9225

DILWORTH: $405,000 | 1,304 sq ft | OFFICE CONDO | Call Kathy Lancaster at 704.534.5552

TRANQUIL COURT: $414,000 | 1,078 sq ft | 2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Karen Hollingsworth Miller at 704.574.0580

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CEDAR WOODS: $425,000 | 2,220 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Robin Husney at 704.517.6370

ARBORCREEK: $425,000 | 2,040 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Winnie Simmons at 704.576.9225

ARBORCREEK: $425,000 | 1,707 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Winnie Simmons at 704.576.9225

ARBORCREEK: $425,000 | 1,670-1,743 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Winnie Simmons at 704.576.9225

DARBY HALL: $432,500 | 2,504 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Suzanne Coddington at 704.589.7172

WATERFORD: $434,900 | 2,080 sq ft | 2 Bedroom, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Courtenay Saunders at 704.995.7727

HILLSIDE WEST: $435,000 | 1,510 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Ducie Stark at 704.641.5398 | Call Ruth Moniz 704.609.4846

EASTOVER: $449,500 | 2,371 sq ft | 2 Bedroom, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Fitz Lee at 704.576.2979

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MADISON PARK: $450,000 | 1,537 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Bonnie Stroup at 704.458.2558

MADISON PARK: $450,000 | 1,914 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Joan Goode at 704.953.3035

TELFAIR: $475,000 | 3,203 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms | Call Joan Goode at 704.953.3035

MATTHEWS: $480,000 | 3,056 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms | Call Tim Hansley at 704.621.6837

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The Grinning Mule Opens Despite the Odds Words by Celeste Horton

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Di cken s Mitchener | Opening During A Pandemic: The Grining Mule

M ost of us will never forget March 13, 2020; the day the US was fully aware of

Coronavirus. For Bart Kofoed & his team at The Grinning Mule, it was just 4 days before they were scheduled to open their new Plaza Midwood restaurant. Bart is not new to the restaurant industry as he has owned several restaurants in the past. This new endeavor, however, is a little different. He has been involved with the 2XSalt Foundation for years. The foundation does outreach in the community. The Grinning Mule was started as a nonprofit restaurant to fund and grow the foundation to new heights. The restaurant desires to “connect the neighborhood with unique flavors in a rustic but elegant environment that creates an ‘at home’ experience bringing us all together.”

And don’t forget the drinks! Bart hired award-wining local mixologist Bob Peters to craft the cocktail menu. The signature drink, “The Grinning Mule” is a mixture of Titos vodka, honey blueberry syrup, lime, & ginger kombucha. Sounds perfect for a warm summer patio dining experience. They also have a nice local selection of craft beer on tap, as well as wine to go with the wonderful tapas menu. The restaurant will give back 10% of earnings to outreach in the local community. The latest outreach in August was feeding the staff and youth at The Relatives in Charlotte. Because of COVID restrictions, they were not able to conduct their normal outreach with the youth but were able to donate food to let them know there are people out there supporting them. Beth, Bart’s wife commented, “our regular clients often leave donations to the foundation when they come in to eat. They are so supportive of the foundation and what we are trying to accomplish in the community through our outreach.”

I had one final question for them, where did the name come from? Beth explained, “The name came from a clothing brand that my brother-in-law bought called Grinning Mule clothing line. They are based out of Athens, Back to March 17, 2020, the day the doors Georgia. We always thought the name was were set to open. The state of NC issued a mandate that restaurants were to close for in- cool and want people to leave the restaurant house dining. The kitchen was stocked with ‘grinning like a mule in a briar patch’.” It food ready to serve their first guests. Instead seems to be working as the restaurant already has their “regulars”. of opening the doors, Bart and his team cooked the food and served a few hundred refugees in Charlotte. This is what bringing Right now, the Grinning Mule is offering take-out as well as seating inside at 50% the community together is all about. capacity. They are following all the state The Grinning Mule was finally able to open mandates regarding COVID providing a its doors on June 2, 2020 and the Plaza Mid- safe environment for their staff and guests. Online ordering is also available. wood community has welcomed them with open arms. The menu looks a little different than the chef first imagined due to COVID Visit the restaurant Tuesday – Thursday, and food shortages, but they have already be- 5pm-9pm and Friday and Saturday from gun adding back items to the menu. One of 5pm-10pm at 1109 Morningside Drive in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood. the favorites so far are the Tuna Poke Won Ton Tacos. The wings are also very popular as they are oven roasted and finished on the It is wonderful to see a local restaurant like the Grinning Mule support the local comgrill. Other selections include small plates, munity in 2020. Cheers! flatbreads, salads and won ton tacos. (704) 661-2402

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NEW

CONSTRUCTION

UNDER CONTRACT

2620 Chelsea Drive, Charlotte, NC 28209

MLS# 3624949 4 Bed | 4.1 Bath | 4,106 Sq Ft

2622 Chelsea Drive, Charlotte, NC 28209

MLS# 3624855

3 Bed | 2.2 Bath | 3,992 Sq Ft

$1,700,000

2624 Chelsea Drive, Charlotte, NC 28209

MLS# 3641838 3 Bed | 3.1 Bath | 3,209 Sq Ft

$1,625,000

$1,650,000

Timeless, new construction luxury residence in the heart of Myers Park. Extraordinary floor plans with luxurious finishes and hardware. Architect: Bryan Mermans | Designer: KBN | Builder: Stanwick & Dunham

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Ellen Gibson 704-614-2296 egibson@dickensmitchener.com

New construction (vacant & staged) in the

1401 Aubdon Road Charlotte, NC 28211

heart of Cotswold! Built by award-winning Sonoma Builders, the townhome features 2 luxury 4 bedroom townhouses. Upper level features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, loft/ office, and sitting area. Enjoy low maintenance living with attached 2-car garage.

MLS# 3542942

4 Bed | 3.1 Bath | 3,474 Sq Ft $1,025,000

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4418 Woodlark Lane Charlotte, NC 28211

367 Ridgewood Avenue Charlotte, NC 28209

MLS# 3624741

MLS# 3660213

5 Bed | 4.2 Bath | 4,975 Sq Ft

5 Bed | 5.2 Bath | 5,423 Sq Ft

$1,799,000

$2,995,000

Beautifully designed, custom home on a private 1/2 acre lot in Cotswold. Unique custom and high-end finishes throughout this traditional home. Construction by THR Design build is underway, completion date June 2021.

High end new construction in Myers Park, one block from the Greenway. Architectural design by Frank Smith. Built by Jas-Am. 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 2 half baths. 5,423 square feet, pool, and detached 2-car garage.

Ashley McMillan

Aubrey Grier

704-575-2369 amcmillan@dickensmitchener.com

704-502-4612 agrier@dickensmitchener.com

Thoughtfully designed luxury new construction home in Cotswold is an entertainer’s dream. It features a beautiful chef ’s kitchen and adjacent pantry with dual refrigerators and dishwashers, multiple entertaining areas, and a Master Suite on the main floor. 3 car garage. To be completed in 2020. 321 Anthony Circle Charlotte, NC 28211

MLS# 3658076

5 Bed | 5.1 Bath | 5,405 Sq Ft $1,899,000

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$500,000 – $1,000,000

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ANKLIN FORREST: $509,000 | 3,980 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathroms | Call Suzanne Coddington at 704.589.7172

MEDEARIS: $509,900 | 2,358 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Lindsay Carter at 704.575.6668

MINT HILL: $549,000 | 3,152 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathroms | Call Andi Morgan at 704.494.1082

ELIZABETH: $550,000 | 2,126 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Aubrey Grier at 704.502.4612

JULIAN MEADOWS: $550,000 | 3,342 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Joan Goode at 704.953.3035

CHARLOTTE: $579,500 | 1,994 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Karen Hollingsworth Miller at 704.574.0580

DILWORTH: $580,000 | 1,765 sq ft | DUPLEX | 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Sarah Curme at 704.578.7011

GREYLYN: $615,000 | 2,216 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Ashley McMillan at 704.575.2369

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MIDWOOD: $625,000 | 2,181 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Ashlee Durrance at 770.354.3960

WILMORE: $630,000 | 2,266 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Jim Sandberg at 704.604.1634

WILMORE: $640,000 | 2,141 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Jim Sandberg at 704.604.1634

OLD FOXCROFT: $650,000 | LAND sq ft | 0.5 ACRES | Call Aubrey Grier at 704.502.4612

PROVIDENCE PARK: $650,000 | 2,075 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Suzanne Coddington at 704.589.7172

HELIX SOUTHEND: $660,000 | 2,131 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms | Call Johana Troutman at 704.756.3637

METROPOLITAN: $660,000 | 1,633 sq ft | 2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Ellen Gibson at 704.614.2296

THE RATCLIFFE: $665,000 | 1,325 sq ft | 2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Jennifer Saarbach at 609.306.9975

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OLD SAYBROOK: $695,000 | 3,452 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathroms | Call Mimi Conner at 704.604.8252

VILLA HEIGHTS: $725,000 | 2,757 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms | Call Carol Davis at 704.907.5772

COTSWOLD: $750,000 | 3,605 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Shelly Rydell at 704.649.6530

MONTIBELLO: $760,000 | 3,151 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Heather Gibbs at 704.975.9485

FENTON PLACE: $775,000 | 1,890 sq ft | 2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathrooms | Call Carolyn Sachsenmaier at 704.451.9698

HIGHGROVE: $775,000 | 3,569 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathroms | Call Michelle Dyman at 704.998.7357

CATAWBA RIVER CLUB: $785,000 | 2,590 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Vicky Mitchener at 704.517.0177

CARMEL CRESCENT: $795,000 | 3,425 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Stevee Baskerville at 704.605.7073

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DILWORTH: $800,000 | 2,380 sq ft | 3 Bedroom, 2 Full - 2 Half Bathrooms | Call Juliette Lane at 704.408.4748

FENTON PLACE: $800,000 | 2,144 sq ft | 2 Bedroom, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Bonnie Stroup at 704.458.2558

LANSDOWNE: $825,000 | 3,547 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Heather Gibbs at 704.975.9485

FENTON PLACE: $825,000 | 2,400 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Carolyn Sachsenmaier at 704.451.9698

PROVIDENCE COUNTRY CLUB: $843,500 | 3,797 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Joan Goode at 704.953.3035

BURNING TREE: $849,900 | 5,266 sq ft | 6 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathrooms | Call Shelly Rydell at 704.649.6530

MYERS PARK: $880,000 | 3,724 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathroms | Call Ashley McMillan at 704.575.2369

MYERS PARK: $899,000 | 3,410 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Joan Goode at 704.953.3035

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MYERS PARK: $899,900 | 3,315 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Heather Mackey at 704.661.0635

PROVIDENCE COUNTRY CLUB: $949,000 | 5,539 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Joan Goode at 704.953.3035

HIGHGATE: $949,000 | 5,034 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Sarah Szczodrowski at 704.877.3350

COTSWOLD: $994,900 | 3,136 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Sharon Rountree at 704.608.0448 | Call Jimmy Rountree at 704.608.8656

CHANTILLY: $997,500 | 3,320 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathroms | Call Annie Cherry Daughtrey at 704.579.1663

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ickens Mitchener is thrilled to welcome 7 new REALTOR®️/Brokers to our team of knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and diligent real estate agents.

Mark Guthrie • Mark received his real estate license and REALTOR® membership in 2005. After a twenty-year career in banking, he decided to follow his passion into full-time resi dential real estate at Dickens Mitchener. • He works with both buyer and seller clients to achieve the best results while minimizing stress. Putting his clients first and always doing business with honesty and integrity are hallmarks of his approach. • In his free time, Mark enjoys fly fishing, travel, listening to live music, and wine tasting with friends.

Beth Holland • Originally from Greenwood, SC, Beth moved to Charlotte 11 years ago after having lived all over the United States and Canada. • After working with many homeowners she decided to get her broker’s license. • Helping people is a passion for Beth and real estate is a great way to assist in a family’s dream coming true.

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Maggie Minick • As a Charlotte native, Maggie wants to help show her clients all there is to love about Charlotte and its surrounding areas. • Maggie grew up in the South Charlotte area and now resides in Plaza Midwood with her boyfriend and their rescue pup, Bodie. • She enjoys exploring up and coming neighborhoods in the area.

Lydia Mitchell • Lydia was raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. • Currently lives in Providence Plantation with her husband and three kids. They have two miniature Labradoodles, Niki and Henry. • She passionately serves each real estate client as she helps them navigate buying or selling their home.

Anne Stuart Mitchener • As a native Charlottean, Anne Stuart has a lifetime of knowledge of the Queen City. • Anne Stuart grew up in the Eastover neighborhood and now lives in Cotswold. • Combining her passion for connecting with people and building relationships, she became a licensed REALTOR®/Broker in 2020.

Michael Murphy II • As the son of an award-winning Interior Designer and self-proclaimed architect, Michael inherited his mother’s gift when it comes to architecture and design. • He designed his home in New Orleans, which has been showcased more than a dozen times; and helped design a home in Pebble Beach, CA. • Murphy and his partner, Dr. Brent Becnel, recently moved back to Charlotte and love everything the Queen City has to offer. • He loves to cook, hike in the mountains, and swim.

Beth Parker • Having lived and worked in the Northeast for 20 years, Beth now calls the Queen City home. • She brings a wealth of knowledge about relocation, having done it herself several times, and is passionate about welcoming newcomers to Charlotte. • Dedicated to helping clients with their real estate needs, her professionalism and Northern tenacity ensure absolute client satisfaction. • She enjoys playing a friendly game of tennis, loves watching her sons play basketball and is an active member of her local community.

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2 0 2 0 D E C I SI O N S:

RENOVATE OR SECOND HOME?

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he real estate market was poised for a record year at the beginning of the new decade. Analysts were reporting a banner year based on low interest rates and a great economy. That all came to a halt in March. “Home� has taken on a whole new meaning in the year of the pandemic. The home has now been described as the workplace, schoolhouse, gym, and more. It is where we have spent most of our family time this year. Traveling came to a halt for business as well as pleasure. The relocation department started to see a new trend this year, referrals to the NC mountains and NC & SC beaches. We decided to dive a little deeper to see what was happening. Since March, 2020, agents have sent 9 referrals to the NC mountains. These clients were looking for a second home to escape to if we had to stay in quarantine. Asheville, Blowing Rock, and Cashiers were the top places where people were looking for a second home. All of these are within a 3 hour drive from the Charlotte, NC area, a perfect distance for a quick escape. It is no surprise that the beach is where most people were looking for a second home. Agents sent a whopping 21 referrals to the NC & SC beaches since March. Most of the referrals were sent locally, but we also had 1 that was sent to Honolulu, Hawaii!

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ccording to our agents, clients have been reaching out to them for referrals to home renovation companies. The most requested items to be added or renovated are home office updates and outdoor living spaces. Houzz.com reported a 58% increase in demand for home professionals in June. Pool companies have seen business grow 3x over the previous year. Kitchen and bath renovations are always in demand, but home renovation specialists have even seen a 40% increase in demand.

many homeowners are using the money they have saved from eating out and cancelled vacations to fund the renovations. The real estate market continues to exceed expectations in 2020. Whether you are interested in a second home, or a home renovation, this is the year to take advantage of low interest rates and a booming market.

Homeowners stated that they finally had time to take on home renovation projects during the stay at home orders. As professionals are working from home, they can have work done in their homes that they wouldn’t have had time to oversee in the past. Clients have also stated that they wanted to make their homes feel more “cozy� after spending so much time in them this year. Reports show that

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B LU E A Z A L E A

NEW CONSTRUCTION

FOR SALE

Contact Winnie Simmons for more information!

wsimmons@dickensmitchener.com 704-576-9225

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Arbor Creek

ownhomes on the Greenway in Southpark. Bosch Appliances with French door refrigerator/ freezer on bottom and water/ice in the door! Rooftop terrace option and 2 outdoor living spaces included in all units! Greenway access and very close to Light Rail! Call listing agent for pre-sale incentives and reservations. Completion date - December 20th 2020.

Availible Units

1 2623 Archdale Drive Lot #3,

3 Bed | 3 Bath | 1743 Sqft | $425,000

2 2627 Archdale Drive Lot #4,

3 Bed | 3 Bath | 1742 Sqft | $425,000

3 2643 Archdale Drive Lot #8,

3 Bed | 3 Bath | 1670 Sqft | $425,000

Charlotte, NC 28210 Charlotte, NC 28210 Charlotte, NC 28210

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Darlington Manor

Luxury townhomes in Myers Park with lawn mainte-

nance included. Offering a park like view from master & main living area! Home includes: high end hand selected materials with refrigerator by Sub-Zero & large dual fuel Wolf range. Custom cabinetry, large kitchen island, marble, stone, cove molding, gas fireplace, hardwoods on main & 2nd floor, 8 ft doors up & down, Ceilings are 10ft on the main and 9ft up. Close proximity to shops, restaurants, South Park. Home has 2 car garage and ample parking. Fantastic for outdoor living and entertaining.

Availible Units

1 1514 Providence Drive,

5 Bed | 4 Bath | 5554 Sqft | $1,895,000

2 1500 Providence Drive Lot A -L2,

3 Bed | 3 Bath | 3600 Sqft | $1,395,000

3 2042 Vernon Drive Lot D - L3,

3 Bed | 4 Bath | 3807 Sqft | $1,4455,000

Charlotte, NC 28211 Charlotte, NC 28211 Charlotte, NC 28207

Kingsview

Luxury city town home. Kitchen appliances by

Sub-Zero and Large Dual Fuel Wolf Range. Custom cabinetry, large kitchen island, marble, stone, cove molding, 2 gas fireplaces, hardwoods throughout, 2 wet bars; great room and walk out basement. 10ft ceilings on the main. Covered terrace has outdoor kitchen cabinets and gas fireplace with stunning shiplap and cast stone. 2 car garage, ample parking for both units in drive. Basement included in purchase price. Walkable to shops, restaurants, Freedom Park.

Availible Units

1 1200 Kings Drive S,

4 Bed | 4 Bath | 4491 Sqft | $1,450,000

2 1202 Kings Drive S,

4 Bed | 4 Bath | 4491 Sqft | $1,450,000

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$1,000,000 +

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PROVIDENCE COUNTRY CLUB: $1,065,000 | 5,269 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Joan Goode at 704.953.3035

COTSWOLD: $1,075,000 | 3,474 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Kathy Lancaster at 704.534.5552 | Call Jennifer Otis 614.620.2329

MYERS PARK: $1,085,000 | 2,582 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms | Call Carolyn Taylor at 704.236.1936

MYERS PARK: $1,095,000 | 3,272 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Michael Nester at 704.408.3468

MYERS PARK: $1,098,000 | 4,759 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathroms | Call Carolyn Taylor at 704.236.1936

MAMMOTH OAKS: $1,112,500 | 4,859 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Sherry George at 704.968.5322

MYERS PARK: $1,120,000 | 3,343 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Joan Goode at 704.953.3035

DEERING OAKS: $1,125,000 | 5,317 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 3 Half Bathrooms | Call Aubrey Grier at 704.502.4612

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MYERS PARK: $1,145,000 | 3,292 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Heather Mackey at 704.661.0635

QUAIL HOLLOW: $1,149,000 | 4,342 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Lisa Whetstone at 704.607.9619

FOXCROFT: $1,169,000 | 3,855 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Isabel Roberts at 704.607.5560

EASTOVER: $1,200,000 | 3,477 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Adria Britt at 704.904.0557

ROSWELL PLACE: $1,249,500 | 2,655 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Heather Mackey at 704.661.0635

MYERS PARK: $1,279,150 | 4,939 sq ft | 6 Bedrooms, 4 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Winnie Simmons at 704.576.9225

OLD FOXCROFT: $1,295,000 | 5,198 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Shelly Rydell at 704.649.6530

MYERS PARK: $1,299,000 | 3,633 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Caroline Nick at 704.891.7666

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MYERS PARK: $1,350,000 | 3,600 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Winnie Simmons at 704.576.9225

MYERS PARK: $1,395,000 | 3,600 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Winnie Simmons at 704.576.9225

COTSWOLD: $1,420,000 | 4,645 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathroms | Call Missy Stewart at 704.996.9080

MYERS PARK: $1,425,000 | 4,851 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Johana Troutman at 704.756.3637

MYERS PARK: $1,445,000 | 3,807 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 4 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Winnie Simmons at 704.576.9225

MYERS PARK: $1,445,000 | 3,807 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 4 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Winnie Simmons at 704.576.9225

MYERS PARK: $1,450,000 | 4,491 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Winnie Simmons at 704.576.9225

MYERS PARK: $1,450,000 | 4,491 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Winnie Simmons at 704.576.9225

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DAVIDSON FARM ESTATES: $1,495,000 | 7,051 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 5 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Heather Gibbs at 704.975.9485

MYERS PARK: $1,595,000 | 4,195 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathroms | Call Jennifer Saarbach at 609.306.9975

CHELSEA SQUARE: $1,625,000 | 3,992 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full - 2 Half Bathrooms | Call Ellen Gibson at 704.614.2296 | Call Ducie Stark 704.641.5398

CHELSEA SQUARE: $1,650,000 | 3,209 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Ellen Gibson at 704.614.2296 | Call Ducie Stark 704.641.5398

CHELSEA SQUARE: $1,700,000 | 4,106 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Ellen Gibson at 704.614.2296 | Call Ducie Stark 704.641.5398

PROVIDENCE PARK: $1,795,000 | 4,629 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Ducie Stark at 704.641.5398 | Call Ruth Moniz 704.609.4846

COTSWOLD: $1,799,000 | 4,952 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 5 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Sharon Rountree at 704.608.0448 | Call Jimmy Rountree 704.608.8656

COTSWOLD: $1,799,000 | 5,283 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 6 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Ashley McMillan at 704.575.2369

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DILWORTH: $1,850,000 | 4,464 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 2 Half Bathroms | Call Marcy Basrawala at 704.280.1469

MYERS PARK: $1,895,000 | 5,554 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Winnie Simmons at 704.576.9225

JOSLIN POINTE: $1,895,000 | 8,097 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 5 Full - 2 Half Bathrooms | Call Lisa Whetstone at 704.607.9619

COTSWOLD: $1,899,000 | 5,405 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 5 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Ashley McMillan at 704.575.2369 | Call Carol Davis 704.907.5772

MYERS PARK: $1,975,000 | 5,366 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathroms | Call Chris Carey at 919.360.8520

EASTOVER: $1,995,000 | 5,468 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 2 Half Bathroms | Call Heather Gibbs at 704.975.9485

THE PENINSULA: $1,999,000 | 4,529 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Lisa Whetstone at 704.607.9619

MYERS PARK: $1,999,999 | 4,673 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Mark Guthrie at 704.941.1563

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FOXCROFT: $2,149,000 | 5,566 sq ft | 6 Bedrooms, 5 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Heather Mackey at 704.661.0635

MYERS PARK: $2,195,000 | 7,635 sq ft | 6 Bedrooms, 6 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Sharon Rountree at 704.608.0448

MYERS PARK: $2,395,000 | 5,978 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 5 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Vicky Mitchener at 704.517.0177 | Call Ducie Stark 704.641.5398

MYERS PARK: $2,495,000 | 6,880 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 6 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Missy Stewart at 704.996.9080

MYERS PARK: $2,695,000 | 5,708 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 5 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Vicky Mitchener at 704.517.0177 | Call Ducie Stark 704.641.5398

EASTOVER: $2,695,000 | 8,939 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 5 Full - 2 Half Bathrooms | Call Vicky Mitchener at 704.517.0177 | Call Ducie Stark 704.641.5398

MYERS PARK: $2,850,000 | 5,423 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 5 Full - 2 Half Bathrooms | Call Aubrey Grier at 704.502.4612

MARVIN MEADOWS: $2,950,000 | 3,446 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Karen Hollingsworth Miller at 704.574.0580

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TREILLAGE: $3,250,000 | 10,398 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 5 Full - 2 Half Bathrooms | Call Aubrey Grier at 704.502.4612

PELLYN WOOD: $3,250,000 | 8,617 sq ft | 6 Bedrooms, 7 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Eve Davis at 704.999.0719

MORROCROFT ESTATES: $3,275,000 | 7,689 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 7 Full - 2 Half Bathrooms | Call Ducie Stark at 704.641.5398 | Call Ruth Moniz 704.609.4846

DILWORTH: $3,590,000 | 6,681 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 5 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Marcy Basrawala at 704.280.1469

GREENWOOD: $3,950,000 | 6,408 sq ft | 6 Bedrooms, 5 Full - 2 Half Bathrooms | Call Vicky Mitchener at 704.517.0177 | Call Ducie Stark 704.641.5398

PELLYN WOOD: $4,350,000 | 5,936 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 5 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Vicky Mitchener at 704.517.0177 | Call Ducie Stark 704.641.5398

EASTOVER: $4,498,000 | 6,888 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 5 Full - 1 Half Bathrooms | Call Vicky Mitchener at 704.517.0177 | Call Ducie Stark 704.641.5398

PHARR ACRES: $4,950,000 | 7,554 sq ft | 5 Bedrooms, 5 Full - 2 Half Bathrooms | Call Isabel Roberts at 704.607.5560

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2020 HOUSING MARKET OVERVIEW CHARLOTTE REGION

5,868

5,469

5,895

NEW LISTINGS

CLOSED SALES

PENDING SALES

$344,991

$367,414

AVG . S A L E S P R I C E

AVG . L I S T P R I C E


36

$285,000

AVG . DAY S ON MARKET

MED. SALES PRICE

5,580

1.3

INVENTORY OF

M O N T H S O F S U P P LY

HOMES FOR SALE

Data pulled from the Canopy Multiple Listing Service for Single Family Homes from 1/1/2020 – 7/31/2020


DILWORTH

AV E R A G E S A L E S P R I C E / S Q. F T. $350

$300

55

$250

LISTINGS SOLD

$200

$150

98.80%

$100

AVG . S A L E S P R I C E / AVG . L I S T P R I C E

$50

202 0

201 9

201 8

201 7

201 6

$0


Tree-lined streets are the centerpiece to this neighborhood noted on the National Register of Historic Places. Choose to live in anything from a charming bungalow to a Queen Anne-style home in this bustling neighborhood where neighbors are often seen visiting on each other’s front porches. Welcome to Dilworth. While many of Charlotte’s neighborhoods were built over the last few decades, Dilworth is the exception to the rule. The old streetcar suburb dates back to the late 1800s, and residents work hard to preserve that history which just adds character to the homes, businesses, and streets of today. The neighborhood is truly unlike anything else in the city. Located just south of Uptown, residents can walk to attractions and businesses. They can also walk to an assortment of locally owned shops, wine bars, coffee shops, and restaurants on a crisp Carolina afternoon. Dilworth is an attractive neighborhood for a multitude of reasons. Some of the best schools in the state are located here. One of the city’s most popular parks with ball fields, playgrounds, and picnic areas is also located within its boundaries. The neighborhood is known for its low crime rates, as well as its friendly residents. On any given evening, you will see neighbors out walking their dogs, sitting on their big front porches, or taking an evening stroll to a local eatery, and they will always wave hello or stop to chat. Dilworth is known for its active homeowner’s association, the Dilworth Community Association. The non-profit, all volunteer organization arranges playgroups, has men’s and women’s groups, maintains a neighborhood network, and does so much more for the community on a daily basis.

31

$915,795

AVG . DAY S ON MARKET

AVG . S A L E S P R I C E

$346

2.5

AVG . S A L E S

M O N T H S O F S U P P LY

P R I C E P E R S Q. F T.

Data pulled from the Canopy Multiple Listing Service for Single Family Homes from January 1st through August 31st.


MYERS PARK

AV E R A G E S A L E S P R I C E / S Q. F T. $350

$300

124

$250

LISTINGS SOLD

$200

$150

96.6%

$100

AVG . S A L E S P R I C E / AVG . L I S T P R I C E

$50

202 0

201 9

201 8

201 7

201 6

$0


The historic neighborhood known for its impressive homes, winding roads and 100-year-old oak trees is a beautiful destination in Charlotte, NC. Drive down the main road, Queens Road West, and find Colonial and Tudor revival homes, ample shopping, and award-winning restaurants. Welcome to Myers Park. Located just south of Uptown and minutes from major interstates, Myers Park residents have all of Charlotte at their fingertips. People here fall in love with the neighborhood’s picturesque charm the moment they visit. Parks, schools, churches, restaurants, and shops are within walking distance of many of the residences. Queens University is also located in the neighborhood and adds to the charm of the area. The schools in Myers Park are also a reason why people choose to live here. They are considered to be some of the best in Charlotte, and Myers Park High even ranks as one of the top 25 in North Carolina. Freedom Park is also a major attraction for families who gather there on weekends for soccer and baseball games and picnics. Single professionals who live in the area love to stroll around the lake and get away from the hustle and bustle of work. However, when Monday rolls around, some of the country’s top businesses are located just a few miles away from the community, which means a quick commute and more time spent enjoying your beautiful Myers Park home.

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$1,282,088

AVG . DAY S ON MARKET

AVG . S A L E S P R I C E

$346

3.8

AVG . S A L E S

M O N T H S O F S U P P LY

P R I C E P E R S Q. F T.

Data pulled from the Canopy Multiple Listing Service for Single Family Homes from January 1st through August 31st.


EASTOVER

AV E R A G E S A L E S P R I C E / S Q. F T. $350

$300

31

$250

LISTINGS SOLD

$200

$150

93.4%

$100

AVG . S A L E S P R I C E / AVG . L I S T P R I C E

$50

202 0

201 9

201 8

201 7

201 6

$0


Travel southeast from Uptown Charlotte, and you will enter Eastover, Charlotte’s first suburb where the homes were built on rolling hills and large shaded lots. Friendly neighbors, great schools, and the beautiful scenery are just some of the highlights of this community. Welcome to Eastover. The historic neighborhood has always attracted Charlotte’s leaders who wanted a close commute to the city but feel miles away in the tranqulity of the neighborhood. The residential community features beautiful historic homes and some of the friendliest neighbors you will find in North Carolina. Eastover dates back to 1927, and it has watched generations of its original families grow up, prosper, and raise their own families within the community. However, these old familiar faces gladly welcome newcomers with open arms. This is just one reason why Eastover is one of the most sought-after places to live in all of Charlotte and its metropolitan area. Other reasons include proximity to great schools, beautiful parks, and local churches. Small local shops and restaurants are practically with walking distances, and the business and entertainment opportunities in Uptown Charlotte are just minutes away. As for architecture, you will not find more beautiful homes anywhere else in the city. From Georgian to Tudor styles, the sprawling estates and large bungalows sit on large, shady lots among the community’s lush greenery, mature oak trees, and babbling creeks.

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$1,260,081

AVG . DAY S ON MARKET

AVG . S A L E S P R I C E

$309

4.6

AVG . S A L E S

M O N T H S O F S U P P LY

P R I C E P E R S Q. F T.

Data pulled from the Canopy Multiple Listing Service for Single Family Homes from January 1st through August 31st.


FOXCROFT

AV E R A G E S A L E S P R I C E / S Q. F T. $350

$300

23

$250

LISTINGS SOLD

$200

$150

93%

$100

AVG . S A L E S P R I C E / AVG . L I S T P R I C E

$50

202 0

201 9

201 8

201 7

201 6

$0


Nestled between Sharon Road, Providence Road, Fairview Road, and Sharon Lane sits the Foxcroft neighborhood. Luxury homes, exclusive shopping, and award-winning dining are just a few attractions in this suburb of Charlotte. Welcome to Foxcroft. The Foxcroft neighborhood was first developed as an upscale residential subdivision in the 1940’s in the area that was a former dairy farm owned by the Harris family. Many of the original homes have been updated while retaining their original stately charm. Some owners have chosen to rebuild homes on existing lots or retrofit the home with modern conveniences. SouthPark mall was built along the western edge of Foxcroft in 1970, bringing with it a surge of popularity as an alternative to driving uptown for shopping. Today, the SouthPark area not only hosts the largest shopping district in Charlotte, but also a bustling business and residential community. The Foxcroft Homeowners Association continues to preserve the neighborhood’s tradition as a quiet family neighborhood. There are many choices nearby for a fun night out. Visit SouthPark right next door, travel a few miles to Uptown, or visit the bustling SouthEnd area of Charlotte. Foxcroft is also close to the many major event venues for concerts and sports. There is truly something for everyone within minutes of the neighborhood. Foxcroft consists mainly of larger single-family homes, ranging from historic classic Georgian and French Provincial styles to modern new construction.

95

$1,986,191

AVG . DAY S ON MARKET

AVG . S A L E S P R I C E

$336

2.2

AVG . S A L E S

M O N T H S O F S U P P LY

P R I C E P E R S Q. F T.

Data pulled from the Canopy Multiple Listing Service for Single Family Homes from January 1st through August 31st.


COTSWOLD

AV E R A G E S A L E S P R I C E / S Q. F T. $350

$300

71

$250

LISTINGS SOLD

$200

$150

95.9%

$100

AVG . S A L E S P R I C E / AVG . L I S T P R I C E

$50

202 0

201 9

201 8

201 7

201 6

$0


Just minutes from Uptown lies an established suburban neighborhood with greenway access, parks, excellent schools, top shopping and dining destinations. The area is within walking distance to schools, shopping, and dining and the views from the streets and sidewalks feature a beautiful assortment of unique homes built over the course of the last 70 years. Welcome to Cotswold. In recent years, Cotswold has become quite a hotspot for young families and professionals. Proximity to Uptown, the airport, and some of Charlotte’s top employers play a role in the community’s popularity. Its quality homes, ranging from updated ranches built during the 1950s to new construction are also a major attraction. Residents love the area for its tight-knit sense of community as well as everything you need can be found in the community surrounding the neighborhood. Cotswold gets its name from the historic shopping center, Cotswold Village, which is still a thriving destination today.

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$846,297

AVG . DAY S ON MARKET

AVG . S A L E S P R I C E

$269

3

AVG . S A L E S

M O N T H S O F S U P P LY

P R I C E P E R S Q. F T.

Data pulled from the Canopy Multiple Listing Service for Single Family Homes from January 1st through August 31st.


ELIZABETH

AV E R A G E S A L E S P R I C E / S Q. F T. $350

$300

23

$250

LISTINGS SOLD

$200

$150

96.5%

$100

AVG . S A L E S P R I C E / AVG . L I S T P R I C E

$50

202 0

201 9

201 8

201 7

201 6

$0


The Elizabeth neighborhood is the city’s second oldest streetcar suburb that dates back to 1891. The area exudes historic charm with its turn-of-thecentury bungalow homes, quaint shops and restaurants. People are drawn to the neighborhood for its walkability and location in the Queen City. Welcome to Elizabeth. Located just south of Uptown - so close you can actually walk there - the treelined streets of the area exude character. The homes as well as the businesses are located along some of the most walkable streets in the city making it easy to grab a cup of coffee or check out one of the trendy locally-owned shops. The short commute to Uptown Charlotte also make this area a desirable place to live. Some of the city’s top employers, such as Novant Health, Atrium Health, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America are just minutes away, which means more time hanging out with friends and family and less time in a car or public transportation. This also means quick, easy access to some of Charlotte’s most popular entertainment venues, museums, and sports arenas. The community itself is home to hospitals, parks, and two colleges making it an area that offers something for everyone.

21

$736,851

AVG . DAY S ON MARKET

AVG . S A L E S P R I C E

$314

2.2

AVG . S A L E S

M O N T H S O F S U P P LY

P R I C E P E R S Q. F T.

Data pulled from the Canopy Multiple Listing Service for Single Family Homes from January 1st through August 31st.


PROVIDENCE

COUNTRY CLUB

AV E R A G E S A L E S P R I C E / S Q. F T. $350

$300

21

$250

LISTINGS SOLD

$200

$150

95.4%

$100

AVG . S A L E S P R I C E / AVG . L I S T P R I C E

$50

202 0

201 9

201 8

201 7

201 6

$0


Family-friendly country club living can be found in this beautiful neighborhood. Homes sit on inviting half-acre lots, and the amenities and green spaces are endless. Welcome to Providence Country Club. The neighborhood was developed between 1989-2000. The vision was for an active family lifestyle including golf, swim, and tennis in the community with the construction of the club. This vision has come to life and there are always neighbors out walking, running, or driving their golf carts to and from the club every day of the year. Located between Providence and Ardrey Kell Roads in South Charlotte, the neighborhood features all of the world-class amenities you would expect from a top country club in a major city, while also creating a warm, inviting atmosphere for residents looking for a place to call home. It is a wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but still minutes away from shopping, dining, parks and greenway spaces. Providence Country Club may be a little further away from Uptown Charlotte than other neighborhoods, but there is so much to do in the area that you will never get bored. Award-winning restaurants, wine shops, local boutiques and beautiful parks are all minutes away. The country club itself provides daily activities for members. Professional sports, museums, and cultural events are just a short drive from the neighborhood.

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$743,191

AVG . DAY S ON MARKET

AVG . S A L E S P R I C E

$171

1.4

AVG . S A L E S

M O N T H S O F S U P P LY

P R I C E P E R S Q. F T.

Data pulled from the Canopy Multiple Listing Service for Single Family Homes from January 1st through August 31st.


BALLANTYNE

COUNTRY CLUB

AV E R A G E S A L E S P R I C E / S Q. F T. $350

$300

39

$250

LISTINGS SOLD

$200

$150

96.1%

$100

AVG . S A L E S P R I C E / AVG . L I S T P R I C E

$50

202 0

201 9

201 8

201 7

201 6

$0


Imagine upscale country club living just minutes from the city’s outer loop that can take you Uptown or to the international airport in just minutes. Add world-class amenities, excellent schools, and luxurious homes and you will find Ballantyne Country Club. The club opened its doors in 1996 and the neighborhood has grown around the club ever since. The exclusive club’s course was designed by design legend Rees Jones, and the club itself offers numerous amenities and regular events and activities for the whole family. The homes surrounding the club are spacious and elegant, and they come with all the modern conveniences residents have come to expect from any Ballantyne neighborhood. The club is located about 20 miles south of Uptown, and minutes from Interstate 485. Residents enjoy the vast selection from nearby shopping and dining destinations. Students living in the club have access to some of the city’s best private and public schools. Best of all, Ballantyne Country Club is a tight-knit community where neighbors get to know each other and make friends that will last a lifetime. In addition to dining and shopping, there are many access points to Charlotte’s 52 miles of greenways. The McAlpine Creek greenway access is minutes from Ballantyne Country Club and is the perfect spot for a run, leisurely walk, or a bike ride.

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$895,126

AVG . DAY S ON MARKET

AVG . S A L E S P R I C E

$195

2.3

AVG . S A L E S

M O N T H S O F S U P P LY

P R I C E P E R S Q. F T.

Data pulled from the Canopy Multiple Listing Service for Single Family Homes from January 1st through August 31st.


LONGVIEW

AV E R A G E S A L E S P R I C E / S Q. F T. $350

$300

12

$250

LISTINGS SOLD

$200

$150

95.3%

$100

AVG . S A L E S P R I C E / AVG . L I S T P R I C E

$50

202 0

201 9

201 8

201 7

201 6

$0


Just beyond the South Charlotte border there lies a quiet, luxurious gated country club community with custom homes and estates. Some of those homes overlook the only Jack Nicklaus signature golf course in the Metropolitan Charlotte area. Welcome to Longview. Located in Waxhaw, NC in Union County, Longview offers lower taxes, award winning schools, and an extensive selection of shopping and dining experiences. The 20-mile commute to Uptown Charlotte can be reached by hopping on Interstate 485 which is minutes from the community. Residents can enjoy both city and suburban life whenever they please. On one hand, you have the bustling city with its unlimited work opportunities, ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 companies. There are professional sports teams, museums, concert venues, and one of the busiest international airports in the country just minutes away. On the other hand, you have the quiet, laid-back life of the suburbs. Union County has a reputation for its great schools, low tax rates, and community-oriented events like the 4th of July parade. Head in any direction, and you will find shopping and dining options galore, from big box stores to independent local restaurants. The Club at Longview provides residents with even more ways to spend a weekend afternoon. Longview was developed in the 2000s and there are still lots available for purchase. The homes range from $700,000 and $4 million and include cottage-style homes to luxurious sprawling estates and manors that look as if they were meant to be in an English countryside. The front gate is staffed 24 hours a day for extra privacy and security.

84

$1,197,075

AVG . DAY S ON MARKET

AVG . S A L E S P R I C E

$233

5.5

AVG . S A L E S

M O N T H S O F S U P P LY

P R I C E P E R S Q. F T.

Data pulled from the Canopy Multiple Listing Service for Single Family Homes from January 1st through August 31st.


#BTW

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STAYING CONNECTED IN GRATITUDE

THREE SIMPLE JOYS

STAYING SOCIAL AT A DISTANCE

As soon as the stay at home orders went into effect, I wanted to find a way to stay connected with my clients. I began writing 5 personal notes daily. This practice quickly became my favorite time of day, reflecting on our relationships, the major life events we’ve shared and a time to express my sincere gratitude for their continued loyalty. It’s evolved into something much larger than I originally imagined when I sat down to write that first card, with clients reaching back out to me reminiscing on their experience and sharing their appreciation for connecting. After real estate in Charlotte became essential, I continued to take time each day to write a message of gratitude which has transcended far beyond my client base and into my daily life, something that’s been an incredibly fulfilling source of joy.

We use charlotte’s greenways for bike riding. We have also learned how to make espresso with a very inexpensive little stovetop pot, and it’s amazing! I have also found a love for listening to Audible books on tape while working.

A few habits that brought me great joy during a trying time: • Exercise regularly. • Cooking more meals at home, which means more precious family time. • Socially distant cul-de-sac happy hours! I’ve gotten to know my neighbors and really look forward to those Friday nights. IT IS Definitely something I hope will continue after the pandemic! • Walk the dogs more often.ð&#x;˜Š

— JOAN B. GOODE, REALTOR®/BROKER

MORNING POSITIVES I’ve begun reading something positive to start my day each morning when I get up. — BETH HOLLAND, REALTOR®/BROKER

— SHELLY RYDELL, REALTOR®/BROKER

MOMENTS WITH MY DAUGHTER When quarantine started back in March my kids had been running track and their season came to an abrupt end. My middle daughter asked if I would continue working out with her. So instead of sleeping in she got up every morning and walked or ran with me. Even now that school has started back up she gets up early and we still workout together. It gives us time to talk and catch up everyday without any distractions and try and stay "in" shape!

— JENNY EASTMAN, REALTOR®/BROKER

A NEW ROUTINE A few positives from the pandemic has been family dinners every night, cooking together as a family, and a break from running kids to all their sports practices.

— MEGHAN CONNOR-SHELTON,

— HEATHER GIBBS,

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I have increased my exercising habits & I appreciate my time more with my children! — RUTH MONIZ, REALTOR®/BROKER

QUARANTINE VICTORIES I lost 40 pounds! We walk the dogs more. As a family we cook and grill more instead of eating out. — MEGAN DESPARD, REALTOR®/BROKER

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KITCHEN TRIUMPHS

SLOWING DOWN

There have been so many positive changes at our house since COVID-19 appeared on the scene in March. The biggest one is in the kitchen. I have always loved to cook and boy have I cooked! Lots of new international recipes will be in the rotation from now on including Asian, Mexican, Italian! I have never been a big baker but that has changed also. The smell of fresh baked goodies always puts a smile on our faces. Most days you will find a batch of fresh baked cookies, muffins, banana bread, or a pie to satisfy that sweet tooth. However, my favorite is homemade sour dough bread! It is a process and a labor of love but so worth it. When it is still warm from the oven with a little butter and a drizzle of local honey from my favorite beekeeper, The Tiny Farm Honey, it is divine! I've also enjoyed making homemade salad dressings, growing fresh herbs and veggies, and buying from local farmers. I think it is important to know where our food comes from.

Quarantine has been a blessing In disguise for me. Before the pandemic I loved being on the go. If I didn’t have a social activity, I’d schedule one. I was like the energizer bunny but always exhausted and stressed. I didn’t want or know how to slow down or say no. Quarantine & the pandemic has taught me to enjoy a slower pace. I’ve been able to rest, have been even more productive with my work, and have really cherished every second of quality time with my husband and our black lab, Lolly!

STAYING HEALTHY I have taken to walking 3 miles every morning, doing yoga classes on YouTube, and eating healthier! — CAROLYN SCHSENMAIER, REALTORŽ/BROKER

STAYING FIT & SUPPORTING LOCAL

Starting my day with an outdoor walk or workout. I have loved how the local gyms around Charlotte have gotten creative with outdoor parking lot workouts. It is a great way to stay — MARY GRACE ORR, healthy and build “socially distant� community REALTORŽ/BROKER during the pandemic!

ORGANIZATION & BALANCE

This time has allowed me to refelct on several positive changes: • Washing my hands often and thanking God for my many blessings! • Setting a more balanced schedule to allow quality time for family. • Staying in better touch with my sphere of influence. — CINDI MOORE, • Constantly improving my organizational REALTORÂŽ/BROKER-INskills. CHARGE • Exercise and taking care of my raised bed organic vegetable gardens.đ&#x;˜Š — TONY D'AGOSTINO,

— EVE DAVIS, REALTORŽ/BROKER

QUARANTINE COCKTAIL HOUR I take more time to call friends, family, and clients just because I care about them. Our condo complex includes 6 units. We have purchased chairs and have “drinks and apps in the driveway� and we love it! We have grown to enjoy each other, and we certainly know each other much better! — SUZANNE CODDINGTON, REALTORŽ/BROKER

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his unique estate is on nearly 20 acres in the very private Greenwood subdivision. The sweeping front lawn with wind ing circular drive gives you an old plantation feel as you approach the home. Highlights for the main residence include ornate pine woodwork in front rooms which was hand carved by 18th century artisans and reclaimed from a Charleston, SC ballroom. Reclaimed pine flooring and handmade bricks were used in formal areas of the home. The property features a 1990 guest log cabin, swimming pool with a bathhouse and sauna, gazebo, fenced garden, as well as fruit trees in an orchard at the back of the property. Additionally, there is a 45KW whole house generator maintained on the site.

CONTACT AUBREY GRIER OR LOUISE GIBERT FOR MORE INFORMATION!

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