The historic Barnhardt-Cramer House, located in the heart of Charlotte’s historic Plaza Midwood neighborhood will soon have a new beginning. The house was recently designated as a local historic landmark and could soon be under contract.  The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission may vote at its meeting next Monday night (February 13th) to purchase the house.  If the Commission purchases the property, this would ensure the preservation and ultimate protection of the historic house.


Front Facade of the house, 2016.

The Barnhardt-Cramer House, located at 2733 Country Club Lane, was designed by premier Charlotte architect, Martin E. Boyer, Jr. for Edna and Charles Barnhardt in 1938 and sits on 15-acres in the heart of the Club Acres neighborhood.  There is currently a development plan for the property that would subdivide the land into thirty-six quarter-acre lots, with the house retaining a 1.25-acre parcel.  The interior of the house retains many of its original colonial revival features and its historic integrity.


Notable rooms include the entrance hall with a curving staircase, that opens into a living room and dining room. All lavishly adorned with high-relief plaster trim.


Note the ornate detail molding and plaster trim work.

The house is one of the largest and best preserved examples in Charlotte of an architect-designed house prior to WWII.  Boyer designed the house in a blended style of Art Moderne and Colonial Revival.

To learn more about the history and architectural design of the home, download the survey and research report on the property, produced by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission.