[google_plusone size=”standard” float=”right” annotation=”none” language=”English (UK)”] Welcome to South Charlotte’s Kingsmead, one of South Charlotte’s premiere luxury home communities.
Located in the northern edge of Waxhaw, 1005 Hansler Ln offers a suburban lifestyle with a minimal drive into Charlotte. Residents in South Charlotte’s Kingsmead benefit from low Union Country taxes and Union County Schools of Excellence; and they enjoy over 90 acres of green space, fishing pond, walking trails, Basketball Courts, Junior Olympic & Resort Style Pools, Club House, Children’s Playground and Tennis Courts. While Kingsmead homeowners are part of the Hunter Oaks HOA, they are unique as their home sites average about 0.4 acres and homes prices range from $650’s to $1 Million.
Absolute Southern refinement at it’s best, resting atop a knoll on a corner lot overlooking this coveted South Charlotte community and the neighborhood rotunda. No architectural detail was overlooked in this Southern Living Magazine featured home plan. With influences from the low south and New England Colonial, this magnificent dwelling is sure to impress with expansive wrap around front veranda featuring ornamental ironwork, plantation shutters, French doors, fanlight transoms, copper accents and a formal entrance marked by a pediment and columns. Also be sure to notice the full brick quality construction with parapet walls and details like the oval inset windows and the multitude of interesting rooflines that are indications of a fine and custom home.
The attention to details carries through to the 4,400 plus square feet of grand, offering 10’ ceilings, yet warm and intimate living spaces. In the foyer, Living Room and Dining Room you will find archways of intricate millwork, coffered ceiling, heavy wainscoting, inlayed floors, carved mantels and double French doors to the front veranda with fan transoms above. The Living room can be used as study/library or as a music room. The Dining room can accommodate a large family gathering or is perfect for a romantic evening for two with the French doors open to the night air.
The formals lead to a stair hall that offers a simple yet elegant staircase to the second floor. This hall opens up to the Great room which has a trey ceiling with ambient lighting, a wall of windows and a French door to the screen porch and another wall featuring a gas fireplace and custom built-in cabinetry and shelves. Opposite the fireplace wall the Great room flows wonderfully to the Kitchen and Breakfast Room. This is the heart of the home and while it is a large room, it still feels warm and intimate.
Watch out Martha Stewart, this kitchen will make you green with envy… spacious yet very functional and user friendly with loads of cabinetry and counter space plus a Butler’s pantry with wine cooler and a storage pantry. The appliances include a SS Kitchen Aide six burner professional gas cooktop, a Dacor professional vent hood, a Kitchen Aide Wall Oven/Microwave, a SS Bosch dishwasher, and a Sub Zero built-in refrigerator. Cabinets are cream color with a chocolate glazing topped with a Venetian granite and then accented with antiqued off white subway tile. The refrigerator and vent are paneled with cabinetry, that along with bead board accents and other detailed embellishments and a center island all come together to create a warm and yet sophisticated gathering and working spot for family and friends.
The Breakfast room is separated from the Kitchen only by a breakfast bar. This room is a large bump out surrounded by floor to ceiling windows on two sides offering views of the rear gardens; and French doors to the porch on the third. You could place a table large enough for 12 in this area. This a great spot to hang and chat or play board games.
Down a service hall off of the Breakfast area is a efficient home office with ebony cabinets, a great spot for the head of the house to keep tally of the bills and needs of the home. Just a step away is the first floor laundry, side entrance and drop zone, as well as the entrance to the three car garage.
Back on the other end of the home past the great room, is a simple yet elegant Powder Room for Guests and just beyond it is the Guest Suite, or second Master. This private get away has multiple tiered trey ceiling, a walk-in closet and a large private bath. The bath offers ceramic tile floors and shower surrounds with decorative inlays. It also has a double vanity and an oversized walk-in shower. Both the Bedroom and bath were designed to be handicap accessible.
Accessed form the Great room or Breakfast room the rear screen porch extends the livability of this amazing home and is the perfect spot for your favorite new book, or lazy afternoon nap. From here you can take the walkway to the grilling station or wander to the swing under the arbor and take in the professionally landscaped yard.
Back inside and up the wide stairs is a gracious landing with a sitting area. The primary Master Suite is on this floor is a retreat unto itself. Tranquil and relaxing the sleeping chamber offers a trey ceiling and a gas fireplace. The Master bath is a luxurious haven with oversized soaking tub with jets and separate large shower with ceramic tile surround. The furniture style vanity is expansive running two walls and is topped with black granite inclusive of two bowls. There is also a custom linen cupboard and private water closet. Just off of the bath is a huge walk-in closet with organizer and private washer and dryer.
There are two additional secondary bedrooms of ample proportions with walk-in closets that share an compartmentalized bath. The Bath features a double vanity and classic black and white ceramic tile floors and tub/shower surround.
Another neat feature of the home is the second home office/craft room…a great spot to wrap gifts, sew those new drapes, or make it a kids computer station.
At the end of the stair hall through double doors is a awesome bonus room that is currently set up as a billiard area and as a media area. The clipped ceilings and oval windows add a touch of charm to this room and there is a half bath located here for convenience.
This is a truly special Kingsmead home for sale; you can feel it breathe the nuances of everyday life, the flow of family through the rooms, and the interaction of space. You can imagine the laughter of gatherings and entertaining family friends as they mingle from room to room flowing from the front veranda through the home and onto the screen porch and rear lawn. You can’t help but think where would the Christmas tree go, or how many you would want to place and decorate…or just how gorgeous this home would be at Christmas!
Some additional items of interest:
All fireplaces are gas and thermostatically controlled, the Great Room has a remote
Hardwoods Floors Throughout main floor and second floor landing, except baths, laundry, bedrooms
Washer/Dryer in Master Closet Conveys
Dual Gas HVAC systems and Hot Water Heaters
Gas Grill conveys