Interested in mid-century modern structure? Take a look at these 7 SouthPark area homes – Charlotte Agenda

In keeping with the Charlotte Museum of Historical past, the house tour “options seven privately-owned homes in the SouthPark area, all designed and embellished in the mid-century modern fashion fashionable from 1935 to 1965.”

Tickets value $25 and also you go to the homes at your individual tempo. For folks seeking to social gathering and speak mod design, there’s additionally a MOD VIP Social gathering at Hans Krug Thursday, September 7 (tickets).

“A lot of right this moment’s ‘should-have’ residence options had been born from the midcentury design aesthetic,” says John Kincheloe, architect at LS3P and board member of the Charlotte Museum of Historical past. “Every residence on the tour has a story to inform, whether or not it’s concerning the influential architect who designed it, the individuals who lived there or the neighborhood round it.”


All proceeds of the tour are used to help preservation and training mission of the Charlotte Museum of Historical past. A spokesperson for the museum informed me, “The museum believes when folks see how stunning and purposeful these homes could be, they'll need to reside in them and save them.”

Langdon Dwelling, 2236 Ferncliff Highway

Neighborhood: Foxcroft

Yr Constructed: 1955

Dimension: 4bd/5ba, three,253 sq. ft

Description: “Constructed in 1955, this house is crammed with uniquely midcentury modern parts, together with a distinctive fishbowl front room and a Japanese soaking tub. Entrance transom home windows give the phantasm of a floating roof. Famend North Carolina architect Louis Asbury Sr. designed the Langdon residence. His different works embody the previous Mecklenburg County courthouse and numerous homes all through Myers Park, Eastover and Wesley Heights.”


Allen Dwelling, 5322 Finsbury Place

Neighborhood: Sherwood Forest

Yr Constructed: 1963

Dimension: 4bd / 3ba, three,168 sq. ft

Description: “Architect Eugene Warren designed and owned this California-fashion ranch, constructed in 1963. The open ground plan, skylights and vaulted-beam ceilings make this residence really feel spacious, defying what you may count on from a ranch. The house options attention-grabbing art work and eclectic design parts, together with a stroll-by way of bathe in the grasp bathtub, a pool room and an unique cone fire.”


Baker Dwelling, 6827 Folger Drive

Neighborhood: Lansdowne

Yr Constructed: 1962

Dimension: 4bd/3ba, three,612 sq. ft

Description: “Nestled in the hillside, this cut up-stage residence has distinctive architectural particulars, together with the oblong trellis and horizontal bricks with offset masonry, harking back to Frank Lloyd Wright’s prairie-fashion homes. The open ground plan contains a wall of ground-to-ceiling glass connecting the lounge and kitchen. Crammed with modern and Asian furnishings and modern art work, this residence, constructed in 1962, options a medallion-designed fire and newly renovated kitchen and loos.”


Sykes Dwelling, 3517 Johnny Cake Lane

Neighborhood: Mountainbrook

Yr Constructed: 1966

Dimension: 5bd/5ba four,249 sq. ft

Description: “This Frank Lloyd Wright-impressed, prairie-fashion residence was designed by architect Andrew Hearn and constructed in 1966. Inside, floating kidney-formed stairs result in a distinctive round kitchen and open den. The householders have preserved most of the residence’s unique modern particulars, together with 1960s James Bond wallpaper in one of many loos.”


Mod Designer Showcase Dwelling, 5668 Lansing Drive

Neighborhood: Lansdowne

Yr Constructed: 1965

Dimension: 3bd/2ba 2,100 sq. ft

Be aware: It’s fairly cool, designers and builders selected this residence as an incubator for his or her concepts. Over the summer time, they’ve remodeled it into a showcase residence for the tour.

Backstory:Hans Krug Fine European Cabinetry, a main tour sponsor, owns the house and has collaborated with the area’s prime design abilities on its furnishings. Attendees can meet among the celebrated designers and distributors concerned in the venture who can reply questions on this beautiful midcentury rehab.”


Olson Dwelling, 2208 Thetford Courtroom

Neighborhood: Myers Park

Yr Constructed: 1991

Dimension: 4bd/6ba, 5,003 sq. ft

Description: “Constructed in 1991, this residence illustrates the endurance and affect of the midcentury modern aesthetic and reveals how designers can respectfully evolve and echo that fashion in new constructions. Charlotte modern architect David Furman included traditional midcentury parts in the house’s design, equivalent to asymmetrical constructions, an open ground plan and expansive home windows. The house’s a number of ranges and considerable pure gentle create intriguing sight traces. The ingenious library wall is a movable bookcase.”


Bruns Dwelling, 6508 Trenton Place

Neighborhood: Olde Windfall South

Yr Constructed: 1969 4bd/3ba 5,600 sq. ft

Dimension: 4bd/3ba, 5,600 sq. ft

Description: “Influential and award-profitable Charlotte architect William Crutcher Ross created this residence in 1969. It's the quintessential midcentury modern design, a residence you’d count on to see in 1960s Palm Springs. Right now, it options an eclectic mixture of classic midcentury modern and modern furnishings, in addition to an in depth assortment of unique artwork and dynamic sculpture. Sadly, certainly one of Ross’s different iconic midcentury modern homes — the Bernstein residence at 5300 Hardison Highway — was demolished in 2016. This treasure is among the many few preserved Ross homes in the area.”


[Agenda associated story: Charlotte’s iconic modernist “house that fell to earth” was demolished last week]

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