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Old 06-11-2008, 03:13 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.
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Visit this site - ModernCharlotte.com - Mid Century Modern (http://www.moderncharlotte.com/index.html - broken link) - might be a good starting point. I've admired many mid-century modern homes around Meck County ... some in seemingly good repair. There were a few for sale earlier this year at very reasonable prices, I think I saw them in the MLS (or maybe it was Craigslist).

Good luck!
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:33 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Visit this site - ModernCharlotte.com - Mid Century Modern (http://www.moderncharlotte.com/index.html - broken link) - might be a good starting point. I've admired many mid-century modern homes around Meck County ... some in seemingly good repair. There were a few for sale earlier this year at very reasonable prices, I think I saw them in the MLS (or maybe it was Craigslist).

Good luck!
NICE LINK!!!! Thank you AB . . . I have never seen this b/f. Yes, there are homes here . . . one would just need to look around to dig up what is actually on the market right now . . .
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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That link has lovely pictures but all the listed ones range upwards from about $550K.
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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That link has lovely pictures but all the listed ones range upwards from about $550K.
But I bet if the OP contacts the person behind the web site they may make an excellent contact for finding what they want!
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:02 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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But I bet if the OP contacts the person behind the web site they may make an excellent contact for finding what they want!
And it does give a good overview that there are mid-century homes here. A good realtor could really be of service on this request.
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Marvin, NC
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Default Contemporary in CLT

I am a Realtor in South Charlotte. I would recommend, at your price point looking at a neighborhood called Raintree. It is pretty close in the top of the 28277 zip code. It is a golf course community but you do not have to join. There are alot of late 70's early 80's contemporary homes. Due to location and excellent schools they are a great buy. I believe the neighborhood has great long term potential as there is not much in this area at this price point and nothing with a golf course. You can check it out by going to Allen Tate Family of Companies (http://www.jefflamonthomes.com - broken link) and then go to property search and enter in Raintree as the subdivision.
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:22 PM
 
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Raintree is a great neighborhood, wooded and rolling area. The houses are all very different (not cookie cutter) and for the area of charlotte is a great buy.
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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I would also suggest River Hills Plantation in Lake Wylie. Same type of retro architecture the OP is looking for: River Hills Community Association - River Hills Plantation

Click on the "homes for sale" link and view samples of some the homes in the community. It's a great place and awesome golf course. Not sure if you have to pay member dues to live in the community.
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I would also suggest River Hills Plantation in Lake Wylie. Same type of retro architecture the OP is looking for: River Hills Community Association - River Hills Plantation

Click on the "homes for sale" link and view samples of some the homes in the community. It's a great place and awesome golf course. Not sure if you have to pay member dues to live in the community.
I agree that River Hills would have more homes in the "comtemporary" style circa late 70's, but the op wants to be close in to uptown - tough to find what they want that close in in their price range!
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