Just listed: Artist’s Plaza Midwood home with a butterfly wall asks $2.3M

Just listed: Artist’s Plaza Midwood home with a butterfly wall asks $2.3M

Photos by Cal Mitchener (Charlotte Virtual Home Tours), courtesy of HM Properties.

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The exterior of the classic Colonial-style home, named “The Belvedere,” reads traditional, but the interior looks like a modern art gallery.

The historic home, built in 1951 for Charlotte builder and developer John Crosland Jr. and current home to artist Stephen Wilson, is the most expensive listing on record for Plaza Midwood.

Wilson said he’s going to miss the yard the most, with its manicured lawn, winding paths and tree-lined driveway. “Every time you look out the huge windows, it’s like you’re looking at a park,” Wilson told me.

  • There’s a level of privacy you might not expect 2 miles from Uptown, he added.

The exact address is 3021 Belvedere Ave. At 4,381 square feet, it has 4 beds and 4.5 baths.

Design: The 1950s home was restored in 2010 to blend some of the original architecture with more contemporary design. From the pink painted brick sunroom to the vaulted bright chef’s kitchen with a butterfly installation, artful features pop against the classic, neutral backdrop.

Wilson said when he and his wife bought the home in 2015, the interior was really traditional (think burgundy walls and fox paintings). They loved the bones, though, so they freshened it up with white paint and layered in art, colorful rugs, etc.

Highlights: Thoughtful landscaping, large bedrooms, dreamy kitchen, wet bar, formal dining room, modern light fixtures, original architectural details, two-story columned front porch.

Outdoor living: The house is on 1.3 acres of land with a pool, 426-square-foot guest cottage, pergola-covered terrace and an English garden.

Listed by: Valerie Mitchener of HM Properties

3021 Belvedere Ave front

3021 Belvedere Ave entry

3021 Belvedere Ave living room 2

3021 Belvedere Ave living room

3021 Belvedere Ave dining room

3021 Belvedere Ave dining room 2

3021 Belvedere Ave bar   3021 Belvedere Ave kitchen

3021 Belvedere Ave kitchen 3

3021 Belvedere Ave powder room

3021 Belvedere Ave sun room 2

3021 Belvedere Ave sun room

3021 Belvedere Ave pool  3021 Belvedere Ave guest house

3021 Belvedere Ave guest house interior     3021 Belvedere Ave side   3021 Belvedere Ave yard

Photos by Cal Mitchener (Charlotte Virtual Home Tours), courtesy of HM Properties.

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