Home Tour: Charlotte newcomers show off their customized NoDa townhouse

Home Tour: Charlotte newcomers show off their customized NoDa townhouse

By Symphony Webber

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Husbands Andrew Maldonado and Mick Shiro recently moved to Charlotte from California to be closer to family. They infused their love for travel with their minimalist style to make their new-build townhouse feel modern and personal.

Who: Maldonado and Shiro have been together 25 years and have been to 41 countries in the last decade, mostly for work. They also have houses in Lake Norman, California and Mexico. They love to entertain and collect art, and they started fostering dogs.

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Andrew Maldonado and Mick Shiro (Courtesy of Andrew)

The house: The townhouse was finished in fall 2020. It’s 2,203 square feet and has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

  • The house is right next to Highland Park Manufacturing Company Mill No 3, and their townhouse draws on that industrial feel.
  • Maldonado describes their personal style as clean, modern, colorful and balanced.

Mural: The couple commissioned local muralist Cheeks to paint a large fish mural in their stairwell. “It was inspired by a piece of jewelry that my husband’s now-deceased mother owned and cherished,” Maldonado said.

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Upgrades: Though their new build townhouse wasn’t originally meant to be custom, Maldonado and his husband pushed the limits with personal touches throughout the building process.

  • They added wallpaper, texture, and color in most rooms.
  • They also upgraded their closets and chose navy blue kitchen cabinets.

Inspiration: Most of their art and home accessories come from their travels — they’ve been to 41 countries the last 10 years. They’ve collected fine art, including three Andy Warhol paintings, found pieces in flea markets, and commissioned pieces from local artisans abroad.

Here’s a look around.

NoDa townhouse home tour living room art

This custom built-in wall is the first room you step into. It features floor-to-ceiling curtains and artwork and colors that set the tone for the rest of the home.

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NoDa townhouse home tour dining room

NoDa townhouse home tour family room

The stools in this living area are from The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage in California. The hotel was closing for renovations and the couple was able to snag some decor at a steep discount.

NoDa townhouse home tour kitchen 1

NoDa townhouse home tour kitchen 2

NoDa townhouse home tour art

Heading upstairs, this is a mini replica of a painting they have in their house in Mexico, created by an artist local to that area. 

NoDa townhouse home tour mural 2

This is the mural by Cheeks, painting in honor of Mick’s mother.

NoDa townhouse home tour bedroom 1

NoDa townhouse home tour bath

The owner’s suite features a wooden carved accent wall and a wallpapered bathroom. 

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NoDa townhouse home tour closet

The closets are all customized with maximum storage and lots of lighting.

Want more? Here’s a quick video.

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