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1914 was the year that my father was born and it was the year that this beautiful historic home was built.  I discovered it on a local Charlotte real estate site.  Right now the  home is for sale for $2.7 million dollars.  In my mind there is nothing like gracious Southern architecture.  The inside of the house has been completely redecorated.  I will not say that it has been restored because it does not look like a 1914 home inside.  You can still see the moldings, transoms, hardwood floors but the surfaces are all high end from the 21st century.

The drive through portico on the right side of the house is so beautiful.

When you come through the front door you are greeted by this large foyer.

I would say that this must be the library, complete with a coffered ceiling. Let’s count this as fireplace number 1.

The sun porch features another coffered ceiling and stone floor with French doors, transoms, and walls of windows.

The generous dining room appears to have a gold leaf ceiling, table for at least ten, and lovely hard wood floor.

Cherry cabinets, a large center island, wrought iron light fixture, and tile back splash make this a very gracious and traditional kitchen.

The butler’s pantry has room for many dishes and counter space for food prep for a large group.

Another coffered ceiling and fireplace #2 features two comfortable sofas for watching the flat screen television.

I think that this may be the original stair railing.  The rounded steps at the bottom of the stairs could have been there in 1914.

Here is fireplace #3 in a upstairs bedroom. I looks like the French doors open to a balcony.

This could be the master bath.  The house has over 8,000 square feet….the baths are generous in size.

I like the transom over the double French doors and the turquoise blue paint on the walls.  It features fireplace #4.

 

 

 

 

For one hundred years this proud beauty has been standing on a shady street in Charlotte.  I am glad that someone along the way took the time to lovingly care for it and make it possible for it to stand for maybe another one hundred years.  I think that the expression, “They don’t build them like they used to,” is appropriate in this case.  Take a look around your home.  Is there a place that needs paint?  Does the bathroom tub need some caulk?  Take care of your home and allow it to graciously provide shelter for you and your family for many years to come.

Create and be happy!

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