Charlotte Historic Landmark
This incredible home by Simonini builds upon the 19th-century roots of The William Lee House’s architectural detail, with modern 21st-century conveniences. Some of the home’s special features include 12 & 18-panel windows for exceptional natural light, 8 fireplaces, rich hardwoods, sophisticated millwork, custom period doors & cabinetry throughout, and copper & cedar-shingle roofs to last a lifetime.
The complete restoration of the original home with a new expansion to over 7000 square feet includes all new infrastructure, mechanical, electrical, roofing, windows, etc. throughout. The pool house has its own fireplace and full bath. An outstanding estate, this richly appointed home is one of Charlotte’s most exceptional properties.
Listing Agent Managing Partner: Reed Jackson | Ivester Jackson Christie’s International Real Estate
Dunwyck: 1920’s Tudor Revival Farmhouse with Historic Ties
Gracing the center of nearly 20 secluded acres in close proximity to Tryon, North Carolina, this stunning 1926 Tudor Revival mansion still stands as a testament to one of the country’s early female architects.
Devereux Van Akin designed this magnificent country home for Chicago publisher Herbert Cushman Metcalf and his wife, Mae Holmes Metcalf, who hosted celebrities such as J. David Niven, F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Gershwin, First Lady Grace G. Coolidge, among others.
The genius of Van Akin’s design is apparent in this country home which combines the informal elements of a farmhouse with the more formal features of a country manor. The reverence for nature and natural materials, a hallmark of the Craftsman movement, guides the design. Each facade is totally different, and all are crowned by an amazing slate roof and whimsical chimney pots. The home features local granite, stucco, brick, and half-timbering.
Listing Agent: Kim Gentry Justus | Ivester Jackson Blackstream
Historic Wilmington Inn
The historic Front Street Inn is a boutique bed and breakfast located in Wilmington’s downtown district. A prime location just blocks from Cape Fear Riverwalk, dining, entertainment, and shopping. The Inn was designed by famed Wilmington architect, James Lynch and was originally built as the first Salvation Army headquarters in 1924. The red brick building was once home to an orphanage, offices, and apartments before being converted into an inn in the ’90s.
Listing Agent: Marshall Pickett | Ivester Jackson Coastal
Former Asheville Speak-Easy to Residential Penthouse
For the first time, the penthouse, with one of Asheville’s grandest views, went on the market. Sunlight streaming through the floor-to-ceiling windows dresses the long-range views of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in hues of purple and blue. City views complete the panorama.
Step into this art deco-inspired 2,823 square foot penthouse that has maintained historic opulence yet has been renovated with a meticulous level of detail for modern living. An open concept living space that seamlessly connects to two outside porches provides intimate spaces and welcoming gathering areas complete with a gourmet kitchen.
Historically significant and with an illustrious history, the Ardmion was built in the late 1800s as a grand estate property for Oliver Cromwell Hamilton. In 1910, a series of designs for “alterations and additions” was created by Richard Sharp Smith, the “resident architect” of the Biltmore Estate, for OC’s widow, Katherine. In the 1930s, Gus and Emma Adler purchased the mansion and turned it into a supper club, eventually calling it the Sky Club. The Sky Club was the place to be, in what has been referred to as a Gatsby-Esque speak-easy where patrons could often mingle with the rich and famous, including Hollywood film stars on location in Asheville. Subsequently purchased in the 1980s, it was converted to five condominiums. With the top floor units (#4 and #5) combined into one Penthouse condo, there are now four.
A gated entrance welcomes you to this beautiful home that includes two garages for four cars, two entrances, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and powder room, a living room, and a gathering room that opens to the gourmet kitchen. With two fireplaces, a newly renovated bathroom, and two master suites, this property is amazing. A heated pool, beautiful landscaping plus the privacy afforded by only four condos are reasons this is a unique property. Luminaries such as Grace Kelly and Robert Mitchum dined and danced during Ardmion Park’s illustrious history.
Listing Agent: Betsy Gudger | Ivester Jackson Blackstream
Grove Park Landmark
Howard Stafford, a longtime renovator updated this Georgian-style structure, a nearly 90-year-old landmark on the corner of Charlotte Street and Sunset Parkway. Stafford renovated the building that once housed a theater and a church into two separate homes and saved it from being turned into a commercial property.
Erected in 1926, the building was the biggest structure of its kind in the Grove Park neighborhood at the time, according to historical records, serving as a gathering place for more than a dozen women’s groups. Decades later, in 1941, it was turned into the Plonk School of Creative Arts. Its last transformation, into a church, took place in the 1960s.
This fully remodeled home is a showpiece with an incredible chef’s kitchen, master bath, new paint, new HVAC, plumbing, and wiring.
Craftsman Bungalow in Historic Wesley Heights
This gorgeous 3 bedroom craftsman bungalow in Historic Wesley Heights was under contract in 2 days! The new owners can step off their front porch & right onto the Greenway; look at Uptown Skyline or Panther’s Stadium. This home has an upgraded Chef’s Kitchen with stainless appliances, quartz countertops & custom cabinetry, beautiful hardwoods throughout, two gathering areas for entertaining, and is just one block from the trolley stop!
Wesley Heights retains a degree of its original character. The neighborhood was developed primarily in the 1920′s, has survived some dramatic changes in its history, and yet still appears much like it did when it was served by Charlotte’s streetcar system. Wesley Heights was close to two trolley lines in the early days of streetcar neighborhoods and is an intact example of an early twentieth-century community with architectural integrity and character. The neighborhood’s Bungalow style homes and tree-canopied streets compliment the involvement of Wesley Height’s residents, whose efforts led to the listing of the area on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.
Listing Agent: Sherry Hickman | Ivester Jackson Christie’s International Real Estate
Quintessential 1920’s Bungalow
This charming historic Dilworth home kept plenty of its character starting on the outside and continuing inside. A large covered front porch is perfect for morning coffee or afternoon tea with neighbors and friends. The home was built in 1925 and has been updated over the years while keeping the warmth and character with hardwood floors, high ceilings, and crystal doorknobs.
Dilworth was Charlotte’s first “streetcar” suburb established in the 1890s. The horse-drawn streetcars and walking were residents’ primary modes of transportation at the time. Dilworth homes feature Bungalows with front porches and much of the neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Dilworth Historic District.
Agent: Lisa McCrossan – Represented Buyer | Ivester Jackson Christie’s