Remember the heartbreak and hand-wringing when this incredible modernist Charlotte home was demolished last year?
Quick recap: In 1970, Mark Bernstein built a house at 5300 Hardison Road. It was designed by his brother Lawrence Allen Bernstein, who served as an apprentice under Frank Lloyd Wright, and the local project architect was William Crutcher Ross.
Unfortunately, age and a change in ownership earned the Bernstein Home a spot on North Carolina Modernist Home’s most endangered home list in 2013.
The Bernsteins sold the home in 2004 and it sat vacant from 2007 until it was demolished in spring of 2016.
This still hurts.
But, good news for architecture lovers – another modernist home on that same tiny dead-end stretch of Hardison Road is for sale.
You’ll find it at 5508 Hardison Road. It’s a 4,001 sq. ft. home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms on 2 acres, asking $1.349M.
Hopefully the next owners of this 1989 beauty will keep it standing.
North Carolina Modernist Houses, a Triangle-based education non-profit promoting the preservation of modernist architecture, calls 5508 Hardison Road the Marilyn K. and Jerome T. Rodgers House.
According to NCMH, which did a group tour of the home in 2013, the home was designed by Overcash Harris of Charlotte. The project architect was Tony Miller, who also did subsequent renovations and additions.
The house is Frank Lloyd Wright inspired, with tall custom windows, exposed beams and a tucked-in-the-woods setting.
You’ll notice the whole house is designed for displaying art and sculpture on built-ins.
I’d probably end up with bruised shins living here, but it’s a remarkable house for an art and architecture lover who actually pays attention to where they’re walking.
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