2015 Year in Review

2015 Year in Review

Grandfather Homes has celebrated 9 years of business since our humble beginning in 2006. Much has evolved since Matt began working alongside his wife, Gretchen, in their 1000 square foot Plaza Midwood bungalow. Looking back on 2015, we are so thankful for all the blessings we have received. We have been honored to work with some of the best architects, designers, trades, and craftsmen in the Carolinas. Thank you for making 2015 one of our best years yet! We hope you enjoy looking back on these memories, as we enjoyed creating them (Dec 29. 2015):

JANUARY – The Grandfather Homes family traveled to Las Vegas to attend the 2015 NAHB International Builders Show. We had the chance to learn from some of the building industry’s best lecturers, explore new products, and network with construction professionals. Afterwards, we traveled to Pasadena to research historic bungalows and implement these styles into our homes.

FEBRUARY – We had our work cut out for us, as piles of paperwork was signed in this record month! Ideas were put to paper for custom and speculative homes in Cheval, Providence Downs South, The Arbors, and surrounding Charlotte neighborhoods.

MARCH – The Grandfather Homes’ section of The Peninsula was completed. This row of four custom homes is situated on spacious lots within walking distance to Lake Norman. Click here for one of the virtual tours.

APRIL – We sponsored The Dublin Dog Foundation’s ShamRock and Roll Over event at Connolly’s to raise money to help a wounded veteran. The Dublin Dog Foundation is local non-profit that provide disabled Charlotte residents with trained service dogs.

MAY – Footings were poured on the Ideal Way and Springdale duets, designed by Brian Mermans. It wasn’t long before each home SOLD – framing had not even been completed! The site’s project manager, Matt Cohn, could not be more proud.

JUNE – Grandfather Homes hosted a launch event for The Fountain Duet project at Sycamore Brewing Company. The event was a huge success with help from Nestlewood Realty, Movement Mortgage, Mermans Architecture and Design, and Sycamore Brewing Company.

JULY – Collaboration began with Mermans Architecture and Design on two planned estate properties in Myers Park. Premier Sotheby’s International Realty was selected to be the listing agent. The plans, The French Norman and The English Stout, will sit side-by-side on half acre lots.

AUGUST – We released a Rob Foster and a Kenny Craft plan for two craftsman homes on Chatham Avenue in Plaza Midwood. In three weeks’ time, both SOLD before breaking ground! The site’s project manager, Jason Majewski, could hardly contain his excitement.

SEPTEMBER – Grandfather Homes adopted a section of Briar Creek near the Mint Museum. A few weeks later, we strapped on our waders and gloves in preparation for the stream clean-up.

OCTOBER – The Home Builder’s Association of Charlotte hosted Parade of Homes, which featured our speculative home on Overhill Road in Myers Park. The 5,496 sq. ft. “Charlopean” style home is a Rob Foster design with 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.

NOVEMBER – Premier Sotheby’s International Realty and Luxury Home Magazine of Charlotte joined forces to host an “Evening of Luxury” event at our Overhill property. Guests enjoyed exploring the home with live music, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres.

DECEMBER – In December of 2014, Mattie Rose Land Development began pouring asphalt in The Arbors. Fast-forward to December of 2015, and we have only one homesite remaining! The remaining Lot 2 will feature the Winonna Park model.

Once again, thank you for making 2015 one of our best years yet. We are looking forward to what 2016 and the future will hold!