When my husband and I first starting looking at real estate in Lake Norman (and even the greater Charlotte area) I expected to find myriad Colonial and Plantation style homes like the one I just listed above. (137 Mussel lane: See link below for more photos).
What we discovered was that most homes around Lake Norman were newer and that the building trends had resulted in mostly 2-story brick or stone-front homes, no clearly recognizable architectural style and very few wonderful front porches like this one at 137 Mussel Lane.
Recently, there has been a trend towards building more of a Craftsman or Nantucket feel with wood shingles and/or natural wood detailing. Occasionally, you will find a classic Colonial with the large front porches commonly referred to here in Lake Norman as ˜rocking chair front porches. This listing of mine is one of the only ones in the North Shore Subdivision (see previous article linked below). As a matter of fact, our first two showings were buyers who had looked at the house next door weeks ago and had told their agents at the time that they wished my now new listing was for sale and they loved it!
What many builders don’t understand is that most Lake Norman home-buyers truly love ˜rocking chair front porches. This is especially the case in homes like mine shown here as we have a view of the lake from our front porch.
Short of being on Lake Norman itself, there is nothing better than having a home nestled in trees with a big front porch were one can sit in their rocking chairs, bench swing or gliders, enjoying the serenity and natural beauty that makes life on Lake Norman so special.