Since its inception in the 1890′s, Dilworth has been one of Charlotte’s most distinct neighborhoods. Developed as the city’s first suburb, Dilworth was connected to downtown by Charlotte’s first electric streetcar. The success of the initial development of Dilworth led its creator, Edward Dilworth Latta, to expand the neighborhood in the 1910′s, under a plan by the Olmstead Brothers, then the nation’s preeminent landscape designers.
Although their plan was never fully implemented, the Olmstead’s curved roads and dramatic landscaping set the tone for much of Charlotte’s future character. In 1987, Dilworth was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This is a rare opportunity to own one of Dilworth’s iconic homes, the Gautier Gilchrist home, built in 1897. This stately southern beauty takes you back in time. The foyer welcomes you with millwork and architectural details from a bygone era, soaring twelve-feet ceiling and sweeping staircase. Enjoy Dilworth from the comfort of the spacious front porch or by foot. It’s an easy walk to restaurants, shops, parks, downtown and easy access to light rail. The kitchen and family room are ready for the next owner’s touch. The dining room is light-filled and can accommodate all your family gatherings, yet feels cozy with fireplace. The living room features fireplace mantle and window casings made of burled wood. A mother-in-law suite with bathroom and attached screen porch complete the first floor. The sweeping staircase brings you to the second floor where there is a cozy sitting area, four bedrooms and two bathrooms.
|Type:||Single Family Residence|
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