The 1950s architect John Lautner wrote “relationship of the human being to space and space to nature.” This idea perfectly describes the experience of being in my latest listing – a Mid Century, Bauhaus-inspired home in Country Club Heights that incorporates the idea of fusing a home with its natural surroundings.
Commissioned in the mid-1950s by the Cobb family, an artist and a musician who appreciated Bauhaus design (a German school of thought from 1920s embracing art, craft, architecture and industry and largely influential in the subsequent decades of design), they chose architect David Parks to bring their idea to life. The Cobbs were among the very first to choose a lot in the newly developing Country Club Heights, and they chose well. With a premium view of Shamrock Park on double corner lots, this home is tucked back and atop a nearly half acre lot. Nestled in mature trees, It is ideal for privacy while enjoying the friendly neighborhood. Based on Bauhaus design principles of light and air, the home is designed to capture light throughout the day and distribute through the space via open floor plan and lots of glass. Additionally, the tree cover and plentiful windows create refreshing natural air circulation.
In the 1990s, the current owners, a musician and an art dealer, carried on the Cobbs’ love and appreciation of this home. In addition to addressing a level of disrepair, contemporary stylistic choices and wonderful updates have been made throughout – Light Tarkett hardwood flooring, Italian marble bathrooms and concrete countertops just to name a few. The wood burning, quintessential, mid century modern fireplace has the original thin Roman bricks, and it highlights the open living spaces. The step down master suite with a private deck looking out into the trees is a peaceful zen retreat. The current owners also added a large outbuilding used as studio, work, and garage space. Almost every room in the 1700 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 bath house has access to an outdoor living space.
This home is a rare and very sought after Mid Century modern home in Charlotte. It is located in very walkable Country Club Heights in 28205 adjacent to Plaza Midwood. Don’t hesitate to call with questions or to tour this home. It won’t be on the market long!