20th Annual Midwood Maynia and Home and Garden Tour | Arts & Culture
PLAZA MIDWOOD - Plaza Midwood is ready to celebrate its 20th Annual Midwood Maynia and Home & Garden Tour on May 6 and 7.
Midwood Maynia is sponsored in part by the Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association and Commonwealth Animal Hospital.
Nine homes, three gardens, one church and one of Charlotte’s oldest country clubs will be open to the public during this event which allows a glimpse into these magnificent properties in one of Charlotte’s most unique historic neighborhoods.
The Candlelight Home & Garden Tour kicks off the festival weekend and will run from 6 – 8 pm on Friday, May 6.
On Maynia Day -- May 7, the tour will continue from 10 am – 4 pm.
Tickets are $15 and are available in front of Kilgo Methodist Church at 2101 Belvedere Avenue in the heart of Plaza Midwood. Proceeds benefit the Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association and its many initiatives.
Some of the highlights of the tour include:
- Home of Tom and Nancy Egan, 1724 The Plaza. This Dutch Colonial Revival extensively renovated in 2007 was planned to respect the original design techniques and site size while allowing for current trends and a modern family’s needs.
- Home and Garden of Clay Andrews, 1808 Chestnut Avenue. This English Cottage-style Tudor Revival is filled with four centuries of furniture and art in an eclectic mix that delights and surprises, alongside a garden with similar personality.
- Home and Garden of John Carroll, 2119 The Plaza. This 1928 Bungalow that had fallen on tough times was rescued and turned into a stunning showplace complete with formal English garden in the front.
- Home of JP and Dr. Laura Michaud, 1925 Thomas Avenue. This traditional 1924 Craftsman has been fully renovated and includes a master suite addition in the added second story.
- Home of Brian Tressler, 1628 Club Road. This 1931 Bungalow has seen only two owners in its lifetime; almost all of its original charm and character is intact.
- Home of Ben and Shannon Cooper, 1832 Nassau Boulevard. This Arts & Crafts Revival includes an entertainment suite which transformed a previous musty dirt basement.
- Home of Courtney and Martha Williams, 2401 Belvedere Avenue. This home’s 2008 renovation added space in an unusual fashion; 400 square feet were added up and downstairs in the front.
- Home of Ben Collins and Scotty Vanhoozier, 2700 Belvedere Avenue. This original 1934 cottage incorporates all of the tricks of the renovation trade that Collins uses in his work – including five levels around a stair tower that is the central axis of the home.
- Harwood, The VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza. Built in 1913 on five acres for $6,000, this national register treasure is now an inn and conference center that serves as a delightful garden setting for Charlotte weddings and celebrations. NOTE: This property is on tour on Saturday, May 7 from 10 am till 1 pm only.
- Charlotte Country Club, 2465 Mecklenburg Avenue. Chartered in 1910, the club underwent a massive restoration between 2007 and 2009 in which specialized craftsmen and artisans were brought in to properly restore the original structure and fittings. NOTE: This property is on tour on Friday, May 6 from 6 to 8 pm only. No jeans or cell phones.
- Midwood Baptist Church, 2029 Mecklenburg Avenue. In the late 1800s, Midwood Baptist had its start in tent revival meetings along Caldwell and Twelfth Streets. Today it is a classic example of the 1950s Colonial Revival churches.
Other Midwood Maynia activities include:
- Midwood Miles 5k and Fun Run, 8:30 am in Midwood Park.
- Everyone’s favorite, Midwood Pet Parade – CFD leads pets and their humans through the streets of Midwood accompanied by the Greenville Youth Community Marching Band. 10:00 am start at Kilgo Church. Sponsored by City Dog USA.
- Kidswood children’s activities, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in Midwood Park.
- Plant Swap and Kids Scavenger Hunt in the Plaza Midwood Community Garden.
- Great music at the Midwood Park bandshell, 12:00 n – 7:00 pm. Featuring local favorites including Tom Billotto and Jim Brock.
- Tree dedication ceremony for late City Councilwoman and Mayor Pro-Tem Susan Burgess and late CMPD Officer Todd Kanipe on Saturday, May 7 at 2:30 p.m. in the Plaza Midwood Community Garden in Midwood Park.
For more information, go to www.plazamidwood.org.