Feb 10, 2020 - Real Estate

Luxury Listing: Renovated Myers Park mansion with a pizza oven and giant wine cellar asks $2.85M

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2208 Sherwood Avenue luxury listing header

Architect Garrett Nelson and interior designer Holly Phillips of The English Room teamed up to renovate a 5,829-square-foot Myers Park home, giving the traditional house more modern flare and a warm, lived-in feel.

The house recently hit the market, and it’s listed at $2.85 million. The exact address is 2208 Sherwood Avenue. Brandon Lawn of Cottingham Chalk is the real estate agent.

Specs: The 1930s house is 5,829 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. It’s on .75 acres in the heart of Myers Park — steps from Queens University on one of the city’s most idyllic streets.

Layout: The house is two stories, plus an impressive multi-room cellar/basement. Highlights include a spacious chef’s kitchen with designer finishes and a wood-burning pizza oven, a library with a dry bar, a second-floor terrace, and a well-groomed backyard with a sports court (including a basketball hoop).

Wine cellar: The lower level, which houses a spacious wine cellar, is 1,863 square feet total (three times the size of my apartment). The cellar can hold up to 1,000 bottles of wine, and there’s plenty of space for dinner parties or you can turn it into a game room. The lower level also has a fabulous guest area with a Murphy bed, cozy fireplace, and a spa-like bathroom.

Design details: More traditional architectural elements — like the arched doorways, wood beams, and detailed trim — are punctuated with modern touches, like the chic mirrored fireplace in the family room and the antelope carpet climbing the curved staircase.

You’ll also notice rich colors used throughout and mixed materials (think exposed brick walls, wood paneling, textured wallpaper, various types of tile) are blended to create a look that’s elegant and mature, yet warm and lived-in.

OK, here’s a look around.

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Rich colors are used throughout and create an elegant yet warm vibe 
2208 Sherwood Avenue kitchen island
2208 Sherwood Avenue kitchen
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The mirrored fireplace is the star of the living room
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The guest room is on the lower level, around the corner from the wine cellar that holds 1,000 bottles
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2208 Sherwood Avenue backyard

Photos provided by Brandon Lawn of Cottingham Chalk ([email protected])

Obsessed with all things real estate and design? Me too. Take a look at our monthly Home Tour series to see inside some of the city’s most impressive abodes; check our weekly Open Houses roundup to see what’s on the market; or peruse our guides (Best custom home builders in CharlotteBest architects in Charlotte, and Best interior designers in Charlotte) to find out which pros you need to stalk on Instagram.


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