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Old 06-11-2008, 02:12 AM
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I am looking to purchase a home in Charlotte, N.C. I will be relocating from NY. I am interested in the Mecklenburg area, because I have close friends and family who have relocated to that area. They have stated that it is a good area for a starter home and is central to the many locations I need. I am an Interior Designer, so having quick access to hardware, furniture and fabric stores is very important to me. I also would like to be close to the "city", since my teenage son loves the city and museums. My problem is, after researching online, I am noticing that all of the single family houses I am running into are traditional or transitional style homes. I am more into modern and contemporary styles and interiors with open floor plans. Does anyone know the Mecklenburg area? Are there any "true" modern style homes in the area that are NOT townhouses or lofts? If so, which zipcode? The zipcode I would like is 28269 and possibly 28216. If there are any real estate agents out there, can you tell me, if I purchase a traditional or transitional home and remodel the interior to suit my modern "mid century" style, will that hurt my property value? I ask this because of the traditional styles of the homes in the neighborhood. My current purchasing budget is 250,000 to 300,000 and I am looking for 4 bedrooms and up. Someone please help! I thank you all for your time and stay blessed.

Old 06-11-2008, 06:45 AM
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I only see true modern homes (outside and inside) in the more expensive neighbhorhoods out in the suburbs. Many i've seen are in the $700k plus range. I don't think you'd find a modern house in those zip codes. Price range is hard too unless you move closer to the city in the more urban areas.
I think it would be hard for resale too if you redid a house in that zip to a
modern taste as those areas are geared toward families and the buyers would be very limited.
Old 06-11-2008, 07:11 AM
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If you are into true mid-century and are interested in a retro approach . . . there are houses built in that era that are still available in MLS Areas 4 and 5. Price point may be the problem and if you find one in your price range . . . it may need extensive updating. I know of some that exist in Lansdowne, for ex. but since I have not driven thru/ there lately, don't know if any are actually on the market right now. I would suggest you align w/ a good realtor who can narrow your search down.
Old 01-04-2010, 04:29 PM
Location: Charlotte, NC
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There are a couple houses like that on Carmel Rd. But I don't know if they're for sale.
Old 01-04-2010, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Barkingowl View Post
Those houses on Craig seem to fit the bill.
I live near the new modern green homes on Craig. They dont seem to selling. To me they look like something from "outpost Anartica" lol They look like boxes and for sure stand out in the neighborhood. Note the garage that comes with them is still like all the other new homes with no room to park a car if you also have a trash can or lawn mower in it...
Old 01-04-2010, 05:02 PM
Location: Charlotte, NC
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They have garages? Looked like carports to me...
Old 01-04-2010, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Barkingowl View Post
They have garages? Looked like carports to me...
Well they have doors on the little tiny things so I guess its a garage
Old 01-04-2010, 08:30 PM
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Here is a link to mid-century modern homes currently on the market.

Savvy + Co. Real Estate - Charlotte, NC homes
Old 01-05-2010, 08:08 AM
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In addition to Lansdowne and some neighborhoods along Carmel Road (Mountainbrook, maybe?), there are a number of mid-Century homes in Montibello, which is between Colony and Carmel, and also in the neighborhood directly across Colony, McAlpine something. Zip is 28226. A little too Carol and Mike Brady for my tastes but might be what you're looking for. I have seen a number of for sale signs. There were a lot of neighborhoods down there that were built in the mid-60's and have that look.
Old 01-05-2010, 08:59 AM
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Check out this link - it has listings for mid-century modern homes
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