Did you know there’s a subdivision in Charlotte designed to look and feel like a historic French village?
It’s always Ren Faire weekend in Courance, the city’s ‘French Village’ subdivision. The tiny community of 17 homes was built in the late 1990s. It’s in the Pellyn Wood area of South Charlotte, off of Providence Road.
The community shares cobblestone streets, waterfalls and gas-lit street lamps. The homes have limestone exteriors.
Here’s hoping the U.S. dollar starts performing a lot stronger than the Euro, as the big, beautiful homes in Courance don’t come cheap.
Vicky Mitchener (704-602-4221) and Ducie Stark (704-602-6881) of Dickens Mitchener have the listing. Photo via Dickens Mitchener.
List price: $699,999
Specs: 3 beds, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, 2,748 sq. ft.
Francophile bonus: French doors, La Cornue stove
Via the listing: “This charming home welcomes you w/a large softly-lit great room & spacious dining area that flows onto the private stone patio suitable for outdoor living & perfect dining al-fresco. The eat-in kitchen is a warm room w/a coffered ceiling, a large walk in pantry & is equipped with a LaCornue gas stove. The Master suite is located on the main floor & features beamed ceilings, a fireplace & French doors leading outside. 2 br suites are upstairs.” Photo via Dickens Mitchener.
Scott Sadler of RE/MAX (704-641-1335) has the listing. Photo via RE/MAX.
List price: $825,000
Specs: 4 beds, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, 2,960 sq. ft.
Francophile bonus: The way the phrase ‘see-through fireplace’ sounds risqué
Via the listing: “Cobblestone streets, gas lanterns, sparkling fountains & Limestone exteriors define this gated French countryside inspired community! Charming cottage features rustic warm & a comfortable design boasting Heart of Pine flooring, elegant vaulted living areas separated by a dramatic see-through stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen w/professional grade appliances & opulent main level owners retreat w/unique luxury bath. Relax outdoors on the private stone terrace amid lush landscaping!”
Tommy Nasekos of Keller Williams has the listing (704-400-3701). Photo via Keller Williams.
List price: $948,900
Specs: 4 beds, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, 3,170 sq. ft.
Francophile bonus: The bedroom with the sitting room and fireplace, ideal for an afternoon spent memorizing irregular verb conjugations.
Via the listing: “Courance, a secluded and gated village of French Provencal homes, is located in exclusive Pellyn Wood. Minutes from Uptown, the airport, hospitals and Charlotte’s premier shops and restaurants situated in Southpark. Nestled behind a flowing stone wall with a provincial gate depicting gas lantern lite cobble stone streets, fountains, pathways along the woods, pond and streams. The picturesque setting compliments the beautiful architecture and many features of this home, inside and out.”
Lisa Whetsone of Dickens Mitchener has the listing (704-602-4208). Photo via Dickens Mitchener.
List price: $1.495M
Specs: 5 beds, 4 full baths, 1 half bath, 5,747 sq. ft.
Francophile bonus: It comes with your own bridges.
Via the listing: “Nestled in the gated community of Courance just behind Pellyn Wood, this private wooded paradise is not to be missed! Stunning stone architecture in a fairytale setting with cobblestone streets, gas lanterns and multiple outdoor spaces. The home features 5 bedrooms, 4.1 baths, 5,747 square feet of living space, gourmet kitchen, plenty of natural light and too many elegant architectural features to list. Cross the creek over a scenic wood bridge to your stone patio with outdoor fireplace and kitchen! Truly one-of-a-kind.”
Feature photo via Dickens Mitchener.