Apr 20, 2021 - Real Estate

This stately Myers Park gem has its own spa, basketball court and jewelry closet

2538 Selwyn Ave home feature

Photo by Jim Redmond, courtesy of Aubrey Grier

One of the most iconic, recognizable homes along Selwyn Avenue hit the market last week. It’s listed for $4,815,000.

“This home sits on a prominent corner in Myers Park and is truly a family compound,” listing agent Aubrey Grier said. “I have had numerous buyers and agents reach out simply to say they have always loved and admired this home.”

The exact address is 2538 Selwyn Ave. At 5,285 square feet, it has 6 beds and 7 baths.

Architecture and design: This iconic Charlotte home, built in 1917, is best known for its stately presence on Selwyn Avenue, with its classic Southern architecture and sprawling lawn.

The main house has been completely renovated with tons of patterns — seen through wall coverings and the stair runner — a modern kitchen, and other fresh finishes. There’s a blend of old and new; the original formal spaces were redesigned with more contemporary flare.

  • The largest renovation was done 2006-2008, designed by Don Duffy Architecture and built by Advanced Renovations (now Alair Homes). The pool, done by B&B Pools, was added in 2017.

Owner’s suite: The main bedroom includes a fireplace, sitting area, separate jewelry closet, walk-in closet, dressing room, large bathroom, and its own washer and dryer.

Outdoor living: The property is just over an acre and has multiple porches and verandas, lush landscaping, a pool and spa and a basketball/sports court.

  • There’s also a guest house out back with its own kitchen.

Listed by: Aubrey Grier at Dickens Mitchener

Here’s a look around.

The grandeur of this home is felt throughout, from the sprawling lawn to this spacious entrance.
2538 Selwyn Ave formal living room
I love how this formal living room has retained its function but was made new with bright ceilings, soft rounded furniture, and tons of seating.
This painted floor in the butler’s pantry is one of my favorite details in the home.  
2538 Selwyn Ave sunroom
2538 Selwyn Ave study
This house is over 5,000 square feet, which is certainly larger, but I love how functional each of the spaces feel.
2538 Selwyn Ave dining room
2538 Selwyn Ave family room
2538 Selwyn Ave staira
I love the blend of old and new here with the classic curved railing and bold navy animal print runner.  
2538 Selwyn Ave primary bedroom
2538 Selwyn Ave closet
2538 Selwyn Ave bath
2538 Selwyn Ave bathroom
The main bedroom is definitely an owner’s retreat with a dressing room, spa-like bath, and a sitting area by the fireplace.
2538 Selwyn Ave veranda
This veranda overlooks the yard and is so cozy.


2538 Selwyn Ave guest house
2538 Selwyn Ave guest house interior
2538 Selwyn Ave guest house kitchen
The guest house has a more modern feel with this bold blue kitchen.
2538 Selwyn Ave pool
2538 Selwyn Ave garden
The backyard and outdoor living spaces are some of the most impressive spots on the property.
2538 Selwyn Ave pool 2
2538 Selwyn Ave yard pool

Photos by Jim Redmond, courtesy of Aubrey Grier


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