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Thanks for the info! It really is nice,I have zero :camera: skills or it would be posted but the house sticks out in most people's memory. The upper echelon of Wachovia seems to do quite well. The polar opposite in classic beauty and style is that MegaMcmansion ersatz ski lodge along QRW. I believe that is owned by a retired Wachovia officer.

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thats it, whenever i go for a run i try to go by it at least once, although my favorite house is the brick house that is either next to it or two over

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The original home is in the center of the present structure. About 10 years ago the house was doubled in size, stunning detail and appointments with a 1000 square foot kitchen....

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here are some updated photos of the 2 projects that began about the same time on queens rd. (btwn providence and morehead). the first one is 420 queens - i really like it. i think it works well it the neighborhood and even challenges myers park a little. very timeless design and looks well built... (looks better in person).

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this next one - i don't really care for. it uses alot of EFIS. i can't remember the name.... i think it's something like "mcboring".

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Cinco - These projects are in Myers Park, where it is almost inappropriate for a building to stand out. All 12 units at Queens 626 sold out prior to closing, as compared to 420 Queens, which has 30% (3 of 10) still on the market. The urban design of 420 is not as attractive to the masses in a Myers Park application. You put the same building in SouthEnd and demand would be greater.

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Doug Smith announced "The Barnsdale" today in the paper.

I actually like it the design, even though this isn't my typical cup of tea.

The Barnsdale

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Maybe because it reminds me of The Dakota on New York's Central Park West.

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I have to give a lot of credit to Hermitage Court residents. They fight tooth and nail to preserve their historical street. If other Myers Park residents were as dedicated there might have been a chance to create a larger historic district but it's way too late now.

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Anyone know what is going up across the street from Presbyterian Hospital on Providence Road? They just demolitioned a old brick office building and now clearing the debris.

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It seems that the first phase of the Grubb/Eastern Federal development on Selwyn is about to be announced. This first phase I believe will go at the corner of Selwyn and Tranquil, where the Manor House used to be.

http://www.tranquilcourt.com

Edit. A quick look at the page indicates that Crosland is involved.....hopefully this will be a step above their standard ho-hum for the Charlotte market.

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There will be press releases soon, and yes, Crosland is involved. They are handling sales (and more, I am sure) along-side Developer Services Division of a local residential real estate firm. The sales center will be located in the shopping center adjacent to the site where Edible Art is/was.

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If this keeps up Dubone will need to make a development map for myers park. So it seems the boulevard company recently purchased bout an acre on selwyn less than 100 feet from the queens road west intersection. He plans on building the neighborhoods tallest tower, 11 stories. It would have 160 condos. The problem is getting this off the ground, as the myers park neighbors are already pitching a fit and vowing to not let it happen. Here is the print CBJ Article.

http://charlotte.bizjournals.com/charlotte.../01/story5.html

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^ but yet, these same people have no problem with people coming in and destroying old "historic" homes to replace them with gaudy nouvo riche mcmansions.

if the showdown gets ugly and boulevard centro wins the case... we might just have ourselves another pink glass tower. beware myers park NIMBYs.

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Please note: the article says the Boulevard Company, not Blvd Centro. This is the same developer as the townhomes at Laurel and Randolph. Does anyone know if those have sold well?

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^ but yet, these same people have no problem with people coming in and destroying old "historic" homes to replace them with gaudy nouvo riche mcmansions.

if the showdown gets ugly and boulevard centro wins the case... we might just have ourselves another pink glass tower. beware myers park NIMBYs.

One has to wonder if these are the same neighbors that fought tooth and nail against historic designation for Myers Park. Had that been passed...

So they don't want historic protection, and don't want random development.

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Exactly...they want to be able to do whatever the want with THEIR land, but no one else should be able to do what they want.

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Funny, I used to have clients in the building pictured in the background of the linked article, walked their four large Standard Poodles all at one time. Nothing like chasing a high strung but very intelligent Standard Poodle down the street while trying not to lose control of the other three :w00t: Great dogs, just a lot to manage.The owners bought two large units and knocked the wall down to combine. That's a beautiful building inside. Considering the wealth of that part of town neighbors could have easily banded together and bought the land and conserved the open space.

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Considering the wealth of that part of town neighbors could have easily banded together and bought the land and conserved the open space.

C'mon! How many wealthy people do you know that would share thier money for something other than themselves??

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