The Magic of Painted Brick

Here is a fantastic example of a great, yet fairly inexpensive painted brick application on a home on Lake Norman in The Peninsula, in Cornelius, NC. We had sold the home in 2011 in its original condition, and the new owners decided it was time to list and try to sell it this spring. They called Jayne Coffing at Ivester Jackson for advice, and after we toured the house and saw some of the light, clean, and casual interior updates they’d made, we advised them to consider a painted brick application with some shutters to give the house the same exterior “pop” from the curb.

Over the past 12 years since the home had been built, the surrounding streetscape had blossomed with several new architecturally updated custom luxury homes in both coastal and old world styles, leaving this home as the only red brick on the waterfront side of the street. Our sense was that with the home setting at the very end of the cul-de-sac, a clean neutral update to the brick with some contrasting or tone on tone shutters, might allow it to “pop” with it’s own inviting charm. Below are before and after pictures, and the home is currently under contract after receiving multiple offers.  fly jib before

fly jib after

Summer Continues To Show Strength

The North Charlotte/Lake Norman Region powered on into mid-June, with 121 luxury homes over 500k under contract around Lake Norman, and 130 in the 250-400k range in Huntersville. Tightening inventory, particularly in the range below 1 million is resulting in single digit price appreciation in many of the areas around the lake. The Point, which started slowly in 2013, has seen conditions improve with 18 homes now under contract. The west shore area has also seen belated improvement, with 9 luxury homes under contract. Davidson and Cornelius continue to steamroll along, particularly in the 500 to 1.5m range, where prices are up around 8 percent from last year.

 

 


Governor’s Island Open House

Two open houses will be held at the home at 3566 Governor’s Island this coming weekend.  On Saturday the house will be open to the public from 12 to 3 and the following Sunday it will be open from 2 to 4.  This waterfront home sports four bedrooms and a three car garage, not to mention a pool out back and is know as the Butterfly house because of its shape to passing aircraft.