Charlotte was named No. 1 among the magazines big-city bargains a ranking based on housing affordability, economic strength, home-price forecasts and livability in cities with populations of more than 500,000, according to the report. Plaza-Midwood and Mountain Island Lake were singled out as two particularly appealing neighborhoods, offering easy access to the center city.
Interior Designer owned custom all brick 4,600-square-foot home in unique Mountain Island Lake community is just 11 miles northwest of Uptown Charlotte. The award winning builder and interior designer collaborated to create this lovely home with great attention to detail with many special extras.
This home's two story open transitional floor plan with several unique ceiling treatments throughout is nothing short of a breath of fresh air. The deep toned hand stained hardwood floors contrast beautifully with the cream wainscoting throughout. Premium designer light fixtures throughout create a sense of permanence.
You enter through custom reclaimed solid Italian mahogany double doors into a two-story foyer with an iron and wood staircase flooded with natural light.
The gourmet kitchen's custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and exotic granite countertops will inspire the chef in all. Double Bosch ovens, six burner Dacor gas cooktop and wine refrigerator add to the functionality. The scullery with a second super quiet Bosch dishwasher, French door refrigerator and sink make entertaining a breeze.
The first floor master suite is spacious and features a large bathroom with double headed shower and relaxing jetted tub, along with an oversized walk-in closet. The first floor also features a breakfast room, large dining room, two-story family room with gas fireplace, office with custom built-ins, laundry room and half bath.
There are an additional four bedrooms upstairs, perfect for many different lifestyles, with two full baths and a vanity bathroom with sink and make up area. Double closets in each room create loads of storage. There are two attic storage areas featuring an additional 600 square foot of reinforced storage.
The second floor gameroom with snack bar makes for great fun whether it's watching the game or enjoying movie night. There are two storage crawl spaces along both walls perfect for holiday decorations and seasonal sports gear.
The backyard of this home is perfect for entertaining friends and family. There are two spacious decks. The large gunite pool and spa surrounded by a paver patio make for a beautiful, peaceful retreat. Complete privacy from plenty of established trees around the pool area cause you to forget that you're not on vacation.
The oversized three-car garage (37'x22') has two garage door openers, a service door and ample space for storage or a work area.
The home has many special features, including central vacuum, two 75-gallon water heaters, security system, two air conditioning and heating zones, irrigation system, exterior lighting package, established landscaping, upgraded electrical service with second breaker panel and exterior outlets, indoor/outdoor speaker systems.
The Overlook community features a private lake access ramp, boat storage, walking trails, tennis courts, basketball court, soccer field, playgrounds, community pool and clubhouse. Just 4 minutes from I-485 and convenient to both I-85 and I-77. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is a quick 15-minute drive. Northlake Mall is near, as are several grocery stores, restaurants and other stores and services.