We get excited about all of the projects at 5 Points Realty, but our newest venture is especially close to our heart. It’s our own renovation project! We are moving! More specifically, we are renovating a 1933 bungalow not far from our current office space! You know we love combining classic and modern to create a unique vibe and this project is all that and more.
We recently bought the property at 2200 The Plaza, where it intersects with Mimosa Avenue. It’s just one block from the treasured Van Landingham Estate and steps away from the Plaza-Midwood Historic District (which ends at Mimosa).
“We operated an office in a space we leased for many years about 0.3 miles away. After many years there, we decided we wanted to have something more permanent, so we bought the building when it became available,” says 5 Points Realty co-owner, Edwin Wilson, Jr..
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Plaza Midwood is one of Charlotte’s prized neighborhoods. It’s diverse, charming, eclectic and SO walkable. “We bought the property because it checked many boxes for us,” says Wilson. “It was in a classic Charlotte neighborhood that we love. It is walkable to great historic homes and businesses and it is in the perfect center of 28205 where MANY of our brokers live and play.”
5 Points Realty Broker/Agent Keren Boyan recently listed this gorgeous 1920s bungalow at 1615 Thomas Avenue … for the 5th time in 30 years! Like other homes in the neighborhood, this home has historic glamor and stunning modern touches. If it isn’t a neighborhood mandate to have a front porch swing, we think it should be (not really, but come on, isn’t it great?!) There’s a fabulous deck out back, too and oh, the trees!
There is so much interest in this neighborhood. 5 Points Realty Broker/Agent Cassee Cunningham’s client just bought this sweet brick Tudor. It’s right around the corner from our new office!
FOLLOW ALONG WITH THE RENOVATION
Renovation is in the early stages. We worked on the architectural plans with Hood Architecture for about nine months and recently secured building permits. Demolition is underway!
We will post videos and photos during the process, which we expect to take five to seven months.
We are designing a space for a modern office fellowship. It will be filled with natural light and have unique spaces for creative collaboration. We want to create an environment of energy that’s attractive for our brokers, our clients and the Midwood community.
IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?
One of the previous owners of our 1933 bungalow was a local dentist and his wife. Bill and Delores Bean bought the property in 1971 for $11,000. Wow. We paid just a tad more for it (wink). 5 Points Realty Brokers Liz Millsaps Haigler and Steve Haigler (and their parents) were actually patients of Dr. Bean! According to Liz’s father, Dr. Bean had a display case with hundreds of shark teeth in it. Liz says, “I don’t remember the display, but it must have had an effect on me because I always search for shark teeth at the beach.”
Delores Bean opened “Unique Boutique” after having a mastectomy in 1981. The store serves women who have had mastectomies and chemotherapy. Delores has since passed away, but the store is still open.
We are so excited about our future home! Stay tuned for more updates on the renovations.