View 25 photos: Eastover cottage featured in ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ asks $2.3M

View 25 photos: Eastover cottage featured in ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ asks $2.3M
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This Eastover abode was completely transformed from a dated duplex to a West Coast cool cottage in 2015. The home, now on the market, is owned and designed by Hillary Rondero of Millicent Design Studio and her husband.

The exact address is 216 Cottage Place (street name checks out), and it’s asking $2,295,000.

About the house: The house has 4 beds and 3.5 baths at 3,449 square feet, plus a 502-square-foot guest house. Prior to renovation in 2015, the property was a dated duplex. Rondero worked with luxury builder David Dubois to create a chic but casual home, inspired by her and her husband’s LA roots.

The house has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, The Magnolia Journal, Charlotte Home Design and Décor, and other home design publications.

The luxury market: At nearly $2.3 million, 216 Cottage Place comes with a hefty price tag. But listing agent Steven Chaberek of HM Properties says that’s no problem — despite Charlotte’s economic downturn, this house caught the attention of high-end buyers within days of listing.


“The luxury market is strong, and this will sell quickly,” Chaberek says.

Here’s a look around.

216 Cottage Pl

216 Cottage Pl covered porch

216 Cottage Pl front room  216 Cottage Pl windows

216 Cottage Pl living room

216 Cottage Pl island

216 Cottage Pl kitchen

The galley kitchen layout, open shelving, and sleek storage below give this kitchen modern west coast vibes. It’s a cool departure from the all white farmhouse look we’re used to seeing.

216 Cottage Pl dining room

216 Cottage Pl laundry

216 Cottage Pl bedroom 2

This owner’s retreat is warm, cozy and functional. And the small office alcove (below) is exactly where I want to be working from home.

216 Cottage Pl bedroom

216 Cottage Pl office

216 Cottage Pl bedroom 3

216 Cottage Pl home gym

216 Cottage Pl bathroom

216 Cottage Pl twin beds

216 Cottage Pl bath

216 Cottage Pl terrace

At 250 square feet, this terrace is the idea social distancing hangout spot.

216 Cottage Pl pool waterfall

216 Cottage Pl back

216 Cottage Pl pool yard

216 Cottage Pl yard

216 Cottage Pl guest house

The apartment-sized gust house has a great room, full bath, laundry area, mini kitchen, and a loft with a Murphy bed.

216 Cottage Pl guest house interior

216 Cottage Pl guest house bath

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