Plaza Midwood Home & Garden Tour 2022
Friday, May 6th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. & Saturday, May 7th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Click the GET TICKETS button to purchase tickets now or scroll down to check out the other options for purchasing tickets.
This year's Home & Garden Tour includes 11 tour locations that highlight the eclectic mix of homes in Plaza Midwood. So many creative spaces make this one of our most unique tours ever - including a speakeasy, a pool "casita", a yoga studio, a bourbon cellar, a restored midcentury church, and more! Plus, all the tour locations will include a fun surprise from our local businesses and Charlotte Joy Rides will be lending out electric bicycles on a first-come basis. Big thanks to our Title Sponsor, Ken Riel of Compass, who has been supporting this event for many years!
Scroll down to see more info on each of the tour locations...
2022 Home & Garden Tour Map - Recommended Bike Route
We encourage guests to be good to the environment and have some fun by bike riding to all the tour locations. This recommended route is about 5 miles and is designed to help you avoid big hills and to use safe crossing points on main roads. Joy Rides will be providing free electric bikes to tour guests on a first-come first-served basis. Find them at the ticket booth at 2101 Belvedere Ave.
Purchasing & Picking Up Your Tickets
Home Tour tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the days of the event. PMNA members get 10% off online during pre-sale period.
There are 3 ways to purchase your tickets:
(1) Online - Tickets can be purchased in advance using the GET TICKETS button above. PMNA members can sign in to receive a 10 percent discount. Tickets purchased online can be picked up at the ticket table on the days of the event. Be sure to save your confirmation email just in case. Online sales will close at 10pm EST on Thursday night before the tour.
(2) Ticket Sales Locations - Tickets can be purchased in person starting in late April and through May 4th at Moxie Mercantile and Slate Interiors.
(3) Days Of Event - You can purchase tickets on the days of the event at the ticket table for $30.
The TICKET TABLE is located in front of The Vine Church at 2101 Belvedere Ave.
Tickets can be picked up or purchased here beginning at 5:30 pm on Friday or 10 am on Saturday.
Home Tour/Midwood Maynia 2022 T-Shirt Art
2022 Home & Garden Roster
2114 Norcross Place ~ Home of Alex Griswold and Talla Rittenhouse
Sponsored by Summit Coffee
Alex and Talla hail from just outside Baltimore but met eleven years ago in the very backyard they now call home. They describe their life with two young children, Davis and Mae, and dog TAD (Talla and Alex’s Dog) as active and chaotic. So they intentionally created a serene and comfortable home to counteract all the energy. These 2,100 square feet are lived in to the max. Every room is used every day and nothing is too precious, but Talla’s thoughtful design choices perfectly bridge the line between form and function. The home is layered and storied, with many treasures, both new and handed down. A fun bonus is the “Grizhouse Guesthouse” in the backyard, steps away from the couple’s first meeting spot.
1831 Thomas Avenue ~ Home of Jason and Johanna Cathey
Built in 1924, this bungalow is the second oldest house on the block, continuing to maintain its unique historical character with few changes to the exterior over the years, and still includes the original pine siding, single pane double-hung windows and covered front porch. The Historic District Commission claimed recent work to be a true "restoration." In addition to the charm of the exterior, no detail is overlooked on the interior, which boasts surprises around every corner. A few notable highlights include a 15-foot vaulted dining room with built-ins and a library ladder, custom stained concrete floors and an outdoor shower. The couple hopes they have given their home another 98 years of vibrancy and life.
1836 Nassau Boulevard ~ Home of Jon and Kristen Wile
The Wiles were growing their family when they made the decision to move to the wonderful Nassau Boulevard community in 2019. In order to ensure the house was ready for their new arrival, they sought the help of interior designer Traci Zeller, who assisted them in creating a design that prioritized using local companies for furniture in calming blues and greens and the addition of the bespoke dining table with a tree trunk base. As owners of the food and beverage publication “Unpretentious Palate,” the Wiles knew the one room they wanted to renovate. The downstairs theater room became a bar and wine room, which has become a respite for calm moments after their now-toddler's bed time.
2000 Winter Street ~ Home of Katie Archer
Katie Archer grew up in Charlotte -- and her Charlotte roots go back generations! She moved into this charming Winter Street bungalow in September 2021. When you step into Katie's chic, maximalist, and PINK space, you'll likely wonder if you've been transported to an upscale NYC luxury condo. Katie buys what she loves and worries later about where things go, subscribing to the axiom “If you love it, it will work.” Her masterful mix of vintage and modern art and furniture creates a bold, feminine home with delightful surprises at every turn.
2009 The Plaza ~ Home of Jeff and Renee Dial
Renee’s initial hesitancy in 2014 to purchase a house needing major renovations was eventually overcome by Jeff’s convincing argument that it would be a perfect location and investment for their first home in Charlotte. So they took the leap and never looked back. The 1922 bungalow’s charm was readily apparent, but minimal closet space and sharing one bathroom surely wouldn’t fit their lifestyle. They started where the need was the greatest. Initial renovations included bathroom and kitchen gutting and remodels. Next, they added a master suite and covered porch and deck, all completely transforming the space. They couldn’t be happier to be the stewards of this lovely home and celebrate its centennial this year.
2020 Ashland Avenue ~ Home of Richard and Kristen Dyer
Sponsored by Moxie Mercantile
This Ashland Avenue home is a full rebuild from the foundation up. Completed in 2021 and inspired by the craftsmanship and detail from the 1930’s bungalow that was originally in its place, it was expanded from a 1,900 square foot single story to a 3,400 square foot two story in the “urban farmhouse” style. The Dyers took on the project as their own general contractors, builders, and designers. The stunning result is a five bedroom, three bath home with two covered porches for entertaining. Some favorite features the Dyers incorporated into the design are the 200-year-old reclaimed barn wood beams, a chef’s kitchen with expansive panoramic doors and a delightful surprise – a hidden “speakeasy” bar.
1925 Thomas Avenue ~ Garden of JP and Laura Michaud
When the Michaud's moved to Charlotte from Kansas City in 2009, a main consideration was climate – and the ability to be outdoors most of the year. They found that and more in their home, which had recently been totally renovated, including a complete overhaul to the front and back yards. In 2017, they upgraded the backyard to include a covered cabana and fireplace -- and replaced the grass with turf; a pool is another recent addition. But maybe the coolest feature on this year’s tour is the superhero mural on their fence along Kennon Avenue. They had seen Matt Hooker’s work on nearby Culture Shop and enlisted his artistic talents. After a few brainstorming sessions, the family’s favorite superheroes, and a few villains, were brought to life for everyone’s enjoyment. This is a don’t-miss tour stop!
2312 Belvedere Avenue ~ Home, Garden and Casita of Carlo and Amy Martini
Sponsored by The Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters & Three Olives Vodka
The Martinis aren’t new to the home tour; they showcased their splendid home shortly after moving in seventeen years ago, back in 2005. In 2019, they added their “Tranquil Oasis” out back consisting of a new pool and casita. The saltwater pool features swim jets for lap-swimming and a hot tub, with an outdoor shower – all surrounded by limestone decking. Look for the 800-pound Indonesian lava stone Buddha in garden. The two-story casita featuring a kitchenette, bath, minibar and two fireplaces, which began life as an office, has become a multi-use space -- transforming from a unique guest cottage to a yoga/meditation studio or sound healing space. Look for the selenite crystals placed in the walls throughout the casita.
1708 Chatham Avenue ~ Garden and Garage of Andrew Diamond and Wendy Swanson
Funny how Andrew swore he’d never buy another house that didn’t have a basement or garage, and then in 2007, when he and Wendy settled on their 1948 bungalow, it had neither. In 2016 one of the oldest and largest oaks in the neighborhood split in two during an intense spring storm, making room in their backyard for that longed-for garage. Designed by Andrew (while on jury duty), “Chatham Cottage” soon came to life in the form of a three-car garage plus 800 square feet of interior space that boasts nearly everything the couple wished for in their main house, but didn’t have. As founding owners of the Be Yoga Collective and yoga instructors, these features include a yoga studio, sunroom, sleeping porch, indoor and outdoor kitchens, a home gym with sauna, and much more.
2321 Mecklenburg Avenue ~ Home and Garden of Mike and Alana Estramonte
After moving into their already-impressive home in December 2019, the Estramontes set about making changes and undertaking substantial renovations to customize their space. They have poured so much love and attention into the details, adding their own spectacular touches to every inch -- design features such as lots of beautiful accent work in the kitchen by Charlotte’s reclaimed and vintage lumber/woodworking company, Cope and Stick. Another indoor stand-out is the movie theater. Equally amazing is the backyard -- featuring coy ponds, a new pool and pavilion with a pizza oven, a fully furnished apartment above the garage and a full-service gym. But the best feature is a pub that rivals some of Midwood’s best bars! The expansive lawn is laid out to accommodate several hundred people for their annual gatherings and is a great stomping ground for their three treasured pups.
1212 The Plaza ~ Supperland
*** Only Open on Saturday between 12:30 & 3:30pm ***
A Restoration Story of a Mid-Century Church
Supperland, located in a restored 1948 church in Plaza Midwood at the intersection of The Plaza and McClintock, is a steakhouse with a whimsical menu – drawing inspiration from the church building itself -- “southern steakhouse meets church potluck.” The restaurant’s design, combining unique southern charm with London gardens at tea time, echoes the owners’ travels across the pond and their appreciation for the refined.
As you tour the building, you’ll be given a card with more design details. You may tour on your own or join a group led by a guide. Spaces open for walk-throughs include the main dining room, bar and the gardens, patios and speakeasy.
Complimentary passed appetizers will be available, and you may purchase a drink from the bar, enjoying it on the patio.
More Fun Facts:
- The grounds at Supperland extend across two church buildings on a triangular lot. The smaller structure served as the original sanctuary, built in 1948, and now is the home of the Bar at Supperland. The larger building was built in 1956 and now houses the main dining room of the restaurant.
- The design was done by husband-wife owners, Jeff Tonidandel and Jamie Brown, along with the architects Peadon-Finien and Manor & Park.
Thank you to our Gold, Silver, and Bronze Tour Sponsors!
GOLD Sponsors will be at the homes during the tour:
Birdsong Brewery - Chinoiserie Squirrel - Culture Shop - Giddy Goat - Marrakech Connection - milkbread - Moxie Mercantile - Nectar - Noda Brewery - Oakdale Greenhouses - Pizza Peel - RePour @ Innovation Barn - Summit Coffee on The Plaza - Summit Seltzer - Table and Twine - The Bohemian - The Royal Tot
Three Olives Vodka - Wendy Swanson Acupuncture & Yoga
Pinhouse - Charlotte Joy Rides
ArchiArtStudio - Magnolia Coffee - Pampered Pets Inn - The Underground Truffle - Yuleglo Baking Co - Southern Strain Brewing - Oakdale Greenhouses