February 27, 2011Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Charlotte, North Carolina
By Sablemable aka Jan
SPECIAL ALERT! The home featured today is headed for demolition unless a buyer can be found by June 2011!!!!!!!!SPECIAL ALERT!
Ruth passed this home on to me and I am in tears over the possible destruction of this home!
The property is located at 726 Hempstead Place in Charlotte and was the first modernist style home to be built in Charlotte. What does this mean? It means that this home has Historic Landmark designation and is the oldest identified surviving modernist style home in Charlotte. The architect was A.G. Odell, Jr. and you may read more about him at www.trianglemodernisthouses.com/odell.htm.
Mr. Odell, Jr. planned this home for Robert and Elizabeth Lassiter, the structure built in 1951 or 1952 (this is from 2 sources, so I’m listing both years). The home sits on a slab foundation and has wood siding. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and one half bathroom. The square footage is approximately 3,300. There is central air conditioning, radient heat, a 2 car carport, patio and an in-ground saline pool. Mrs. Lassiter had contracted polio shortly after she and her husband had moved to Charlotte sometime after World War II, so the saline water was probably recommended for her physical therapy. Mrs. Lassiter’s condition was the prompt to have a one-story home built with ample room for wheelchair access. Thus, Odell designed the home accordingly.
The home is listed with Modern Charlotte Realty (www.moderncharlotte.com) for $785,000.00 and Gail Jodon is the agent. The phone number is (704) 957-9107.
Now for some photos, courtesy of Modern Charlotte Realty.
THE FRONT WALKWAY
THE LIVING ROOM
THE DINING ROOM
Unfortunately, there weren’t many photos taken of this beauty. If you would like to read more on this lovely home, visit www.landmarkscommision.org/surveys&rlassiter.htm and www.trianglemodernisthouses.com.
Now, if I only had the $785,000.00!