A plan for the historic Charles E. Barnhardt estate in Plaza Midwood would preserve the home while opening the land around it to development.
The future of the home, built in 1938, has been in limbo for the last several years. It’s one of Charlotte’s best-preserved examples of Depression-era architecture and smack-dab in the heart of the neighborhood.
After initial reports last year that the estate would be torn down for development, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission struck a deal to buy the house and lots immediately surrounding it to preserve.
The rest of the property is now being opened up to development — and Grandfather Homes is planning 10 new custom homes there.
While buyers will have flexibility, suggested floor plans range from 2,500 to 4,500 square feet and will start at $800,000.
They’re part of a neighborhood to be known as Cramer’s Pond, which could eventually have up to 37 homes.
Construction is expected to begin next month.
Renderings below via Grandfather Homes.