Former SouthPark Magazine editor Sarah Crosland listed her three-bed bungalow last week, asking $549,900. The house went on the market Saturday morning and Crosland got an offer by Sunday night.
Given its location and price point — and Charlotte’s market — it’s not surprising this stylish bungalow went under contract so quickly.
Crosland moved into the home in 2009, and though she’s made some aesthetic changes, it still has its 1940 old-school charm.
“I loved Plaza Midwood’s old bungalows and tree-lined streets,” Crosland said of what originally drew her to the home more than a decade ago.
Though some of her favorite spots, like Soul Gastrolounge and Undercurrent Coffee, are within walking distance of the bungalow, she decided to move just a little outside of Charlotte.
“I wanted to try something different and fell in love with a spot in Belmont (the town, not the neighborhood),” she said.
At 1,340 square feet the Plaza Midwood bungalow has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.
The house: The bungalow was built in the 1940s, and its historical appeal has been preserved with touches like glass doorknobs and the original moldings. It got its major update in 2006; the owners at the time created a larger kitchen, deck, and owner’s suite.
Most of the updates Crosland’s made have been cosmetic, given the house had a major reno just a few years prior to her moving in. But she did instal hardwoods throughout.
Crosland describes her style as “boho-chic-meets-cottage,” and it translates beautifully through her choice of artwork, textiles, and furnishings. You’ll see relaxed silhouettes, shades of blue and pink, and carefully curated pieces of art and accessories.
Best spot in the house: Just off the kitchen there’s a breakfast nook. It was designed for a kitchen table, but Crosland opted for a loveseat and made it more of a cozy sitting room, with lots of colors drenched in sunlight.
“It’s such a cheerful spot for me to have coffee in the mornings,” she said. Friends also like to kick back and chat there while Crosland cooks dinner.
Raise the coop: In addition to putting in wood flooring, Crosland also transformed the shed in the backyard to an outdoor living space.
The space is original to the home and has been anything from a garage to a chicken coop. Crosland elevated it quite a bit, adding a new roof and updating its entire structure.
The interior has white shiplap walls and a pitched roof with painted beams. The multi-purpose space could be anything from an outdoor living room with a TV and lounge seating to an artist’s studio.
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