1154 Cedarwood Lane
Size:3BR/2BA (1,728 sq ft)
A first for the Mad About Modern tour, this before-and-after project showcases one of Charlotte’s most iconic midcentury modern masterpieces, the Cohen-Fumero House. The house is one of only a handful of “high-style” midcentury modern buildings in the region. It quickly became a center of artistic social life in the 1960s and beyond, with the owners hosting art salons and displaying work by local artists. Designed by noted architect Murray Whisnant and constructed by Gus Vinroot, the one-story construction boasts an enclosed courtyard, multiple window-walls and cantilevered exterior walls, which appear to float above the grade. Interior features include: mahogany “floating” walls, narrow oak flooring, glass shelves and tall mahogany slab doors with original recessed latches.
Local realtor and midcentury enthusiast Charlie Miller recently purchased the long-vacant property through Preservation North Carolina and will spend the next year renovating it back to its former glory. For the 2019 MAM tour, visitors can view the renovations in process. The completed rehabilitation will be on display on the 2020 tour.