ALAN EUGENE GILSTRAP (1942-)
Gilstrap grew up in Greenville SC. He graduated from Carolina HS and attended Clemson for almost three years. He worked for McPherson Group and Joe Hiller in Greenville SC. He moved to Charlotte NC around 1968 and worked for Belk Stores Services on store remodeling and brand logos. He worked for Jim Bell around 1969; Home Design and Construction Company, owned by Gene Beard; The Erving Company; then Crosland Homes before going on his own in 1973, designing about 30 houses in the Charlotte area. As with many Modernist architects, Gilstrap's "houses offended at least half the population. There were neighbors who did not want me building next to them or even in the neighborhood. One guy offered me 50% profit on the lot I had made a deposit on to avoid my design being next to him. At an open house one spouse refused to come in with her partner. On the other hand it is nice when a stranger stops in front of your house for a photograph. Or the fire department uses a depiction of your oversized house numbers to show others how visible their house numbers should be."
In 1983, he moved to California and built several spec houses, including a house for himself. Around 1990, he started designing and selling swimming pools. He started a home improvement business around 2000 and retired in 2010.
1973 - The Alan Gilstrap House I, aka Treehouse, 2440 Roundabout Lane, Charlotte NC. Sold to John and Susan Geanes. Sold in 1978 to Aubrey Hilliard. Sold in 1984 to Thomas Morgan. Sold in 1988 to Mark. Sold in 1991 to Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Sold in 2001 to Justin Dashiell. Deeded to Justin Dashiell and Rebecca Primm. Was a rental for several years until 2020 when the Dashiells moved back in. Sold in 2021 to Stella Lancaster.
1974 - 3016 Champaign Street, Charlotte NC. Sold to Barbara and Gordon Davis, Jr. Sold in 1996 to Farid Habibifard and Sepideh Safaei. Sold in 2006 to Robert Byrd and Patrick Byrd. Sold in 2021 to Dena Miller and Lyman Logan Wilkins, III. Sold later in 2021 to Michael Gould.
1974 - 4008 Sussex Avenue, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1974 to Russell and Suzanne Young. Sold in 1979 to Keiji and Tatsuko Ankai. Sold in 1985 to Frances Blair. Sold in 1994 to Claire Potter.
Around 1974 - House in Charlotte NC. Status unknown.
1975 - 2417 Twilight Road, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1975 to Michael Schmidt. Sold in 1980 to Thomas and Annamaria Parisi. Sold in 1983 to James and Cheryl Krumke. Sold in 1988 to Omar Alberto and Mary Tapia. Sold in 1997 to Jerome Allen Moe.
1976 - The Joseph Daniel Rogers House, 3333 Winnipeg Circle, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1994 to Mark Middlesworth. Sold in 2003 to Susan Shaw.
1976 - 2426 Ainsdale Road, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1976 to Philip and Lily Egret. Sold in 1981 to Bobby and Sally McNeill.
1976 - 2434 Ainsdale Road, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1977 to Paul and Joanne Wedemeyer. Sold in 1982 to Henry and Elene Busch. Sold in 1996 to Gregory and Raisa Bunich. Sold in 1999 to Diane Dunn. Sold in 2001 to JEH & Associates, Inc. Sold in 2004 to Issa Rafidi. Sold in 2005 to Jonathan M. Studioso and Jeffrey W. Noles. Deeded in 2008 to Jonathan Studioso. Deeded in 2013 to Jonathan Studioso and Bradley J. Ward.
1977 - The Alan E. and Harriet Gilstrap House II, 3808 School House Lane, Charlotte NC. Has been sold. Photo by Susan Mayer.
1977 - 3610 Highview Road, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1981 to Michael and Carolyn DeMeritt. Sold in 1984 to Jerome and Janice Ginger. Sold in 1990 to Jeffrey and Elizabeth O'Ham. Sold in 2006 to Ronald Desilet. Sold in 2007 to Norbert and Sherry Renz.
1977 - 3239 Johnny Cake Lane, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1977 to Juan and Nancy Lopez-Ibanez. Sold in 1985 to Larry and Patricia Morris. Sold in 1995 to James and Kellie Pinkham. Sold later in 1995 to Daniel and Lynn Thomas. Sold in 2000 to Harold and Sara Kidd. For sale in 2021.
1977 - 3608 School House Lane, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1982 to Albert and Laurann Lucero. Sold in 1984 to Roy and Susan Buff. Sold in 1991 to Carol and William Bernard Martin, III.
1977 - 3718 School House Lane, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1977 to Charles Gray Horne, Jr. Sold in 1982 to Larry and Trudy Williams. Sold in 1997 to Abigail Kerr. Sold in 2002 to Michael Kobre and Suz-Anne Kinney. Sold in 2018 to Matthew Alexander Richardson.
1977 - 3424 Sharon View Road, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1978 to Charles McLamb. Sold in 1983 to Jock Stafford. Sold in 1984 to Daniel McConnell. Sold in 1986 to Richard Newlin. Sold in 2003 to Lee and Rebecca Champion. Sold in 2007 to Henry Jayson Singe and Kerry Hall.
1977 - 3423 Tinkerbell Lane, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1977 to Harold and Rebekah Bearden. Sold in 1993 to Dale and Alison Brigham.
1977 - The Michael Robert and Deborah King House, 3431 Tinkerbell Lane, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1986 to Gary Lee and Stephanie Martin. Sold in 2012 to Blue Sky Porperty Investments, Inc. Sold in 2013 to Blair and Brie Carlson.
1978 - 2813 Hinsdale Street, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1979 to Adele and Benito Hermann, Jr. Sold in 1992 to Mark and Stephanie Marik. Sold in 2004 to Ilonka Aylward.
1978 - 3240 Johnny Cake Lane, Charlotte NC. Sold to Toby McIntyre. Sold in 1993 to Michael Wenning and Frederick Amon, Jr. Sold in 2005 to Jay and Kari Brown.
1978 - 3324 Johnny Cake Lane, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1978 to Joseph and Frances Stone. Sold in 1994 to Hugh Stone. Sold in 1997 to Scott Snapp. Sold in 2003 to James and Susan Cunningham.
1979 - 3308 Johnny Cake Lane, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1979 to Jay and Sherril Martinson. Sold in 1982 to Eric and Wendy Hudson. Sold in 1996 to Samuel Tetlow. Sold in 2001 to Mark and Cathy Sealy.
1979 - 3316 Johnny Cake Lane, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1981 to Eugene and Donna Proffit. Sold in 1982 to Christie and Howard Steiger, Jr. Sold in 1987 to Michael and Hanna Boxer. Sold in 2000 to Theresa Bruns.
1980 - 3301 Johnny Cake Lane, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1984 to James Jeff and Margaret Harris. Sold in 1987 to Charles and Ruth Ann Reaves. Sold in 1996 to John and Anne Roney.
1980 - 3311 Johnny Cake Lane, Charlotte NC. Sold to William Andrew and Juanita Young. Sold in 1997 to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Sold in 1998 to James Heafner. Sold in 2015 to MG Estates, Inc. Sold in 2019 to Alireza Akef and Atefeh Garshabi.
1980 - 3613 Haverstick Place, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1980 to Thomas and Ronnie Yannaccone. Sold in 1984 to Larry Herbert Burchett. Sold in 1989 to William and Teresa Harris. Sold in 1995 to Peter and Ruth Margaret Legge. Deeded in 2002 to Ruth Margaret Legge.
1981 - 200 King Owen Court, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1982 to Charles Horne, Jr. Sold in 1985 to John and Marian Hensley. Sold in 1986 to Jean and Robert Burnett Taylor, Jr.
1988 - Model for a spec house, unbuilt. Gilstrap described it as "a logical departure from the square/rectangle stronghold without wandering into the geodesic dome world."
Sources include: Alan Gilstrap; daughter Holly Gilstrap; Rebecca Primm; Justin Dashiell; The Charlotte Observer; Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds.