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Last Word with James Funderburk, co-owner of The Home Collection

[This interview with James Funderburk was conducted at the Society Charlotte website.]

James FunderburkLocal Community Issue most on your radar….

There is a crisis of small local businesses being pushed out for new development that will have a devastating effect on the uniqueness of Charlotte and hence our quality of life. This problem also contributes to income inequality. I have started and owned many successful businesses in Charlotte when the barriers to entry were lower. Some of the most creative entrepreneurs we have today are shut out of creating their own businesses. I have some sexy, innovative designs for shopping districts that can address this and create new, unique retail that is affordable. This problem dovetails with my second biggest concern of affordable housing. I am excited to be moving on this issue!

Broader national/international issue most on your radar….

Rising racism, bigotry and xenophobia. History shows us politicians exploit the divide between groups of people to stir up hatred and win popular vote. Diversity makes our city richer!

Local non-profit you would drop everything to help…

Anything Shannon Binns with Sustain Charlotte would ask! What is more important than clean air to breathe, safe water to drink and a clean healthy food chain that does not strain the environment? Sustain Charlotte brings these issue up at all the important conversations and helps guide our city to make sustainable choices for smart growth.

Best party/event you’ve been to in the last year….

Charlotte Pride this year was the best weekend I can remember ever spending in Charlotte! I think this is going to become the city’s signature event that will be enjoyed by everyone, not just the LGBT community, the way it is in many of the worlds great cities. We were just in Iceland for Reykjavik Pride and close to a third of the entire country turns out for Pride.

Recent splurge purchase you treated yourself to….

A new outfit by J. Lindeberg from Revolution Clothing on East Blvd. I’m actually wearing it in the pictures Jeff took of me…and my new Cole-Haan Oxfords with a sneaker sole.

Charlottean you’d like to see run for Mayor one day….

Tom Warshauer, Community & Commerce Manager in the City’s Neighborhood & Business Services Department has been working tirelessly to help the entire city move forward and not just the hot areas. There is enough opportunity to make all our neighborhoods vibrant and more livable and I think Tom could move us that way. We will have to draft him one day!

Charlottean who should be given a reality show.

My most colorful and loving friend, Johnny Johnson. A true gentleman and Southerner, he regularly Grand Marshalls in parades. He has some amazing Easter Bonnets too!

Best meal you’ve had in a while….

a 5 course vegan farm-to-table meal at Heirloom by Chef Clark Barlowe and drinks and wine by his Head Bartender Kel Minton. They source everything from a 200 mile radius including the wines and liquors. An amazing experience everytime I dine there or have cocktails.

Advice you’d give your younger self…

Don’t let your ambitions for the future overshadow living in the present and do yoga regularly.

 
 
 

General

Features
Standard features include:
Standard features include:
  • 9'+ ceilings
  • Community outdoor areas
  • Convenient, off-street parking close to building entrance
  • Less than a mile to the nearest full-service grocery store
  • Walking distance to multiple parks, restaurants, shops and bars
  • Secured properties with keyed access required for building and each apartment
  • Excellent access to public transportation
  • Pet friendly

Kitchen

Features
All residences feature:
  • New stainless appliances
  • Gas range
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator with ice maker
  • Stackable washer and dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker, toaster, blender
  • Quartz countertops
  • Genuine wood cabinetry
  • Complete set of pots, pans, utensils etc.
  • Cutting board with butcher block of sharp carving knives
  • Set of 6 place settings, including wine glasses
  • Salt and pepper and extra virgin olive oil
  • Paper Towels, dish cloths and kitchen towels

Furnishings

Features
All residences feature:
  • Comfortable living room seating for 6
  • Dining seating for 6 (4 in 1br units)
  • A choice selection of new, midcentury modern and antique furniture
  • Original artwork, mostly by local artists
  • King-sized bed in master bedroom
  • Queen bed or 2 twin beds in second bedroom

Linens

Features
All residences feature:
  • 400 thread count sheets (2 sets)
  • Comfortable duvet
  • Cotton duvet cover
  • Mattress pad
  • Egyptian cotton towels, bath mat and wash cloths
  • Shower curtain with liner

Technology

Features
All residences feature:
  • 32" flat screen television in living room
  • Netflix and Hulu available in select residences
  • Flat screen televisions in each bedroom
  • Extended cable channel lineup
  • Wifi with high-speed internet
  • DVD/Stereo with iPod docking station

Supplies

Features
All residences feature:
  • ECO bar soap, shampoo and conditioner
  • Eco-friendly laundry detergent
  • Eco-friendly dishwasher detergent
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic bags and wrap
  • Corn-based eco-friendly "go" cups
Area Map
Area Map
Contact Information
Operations Manager

E. reservations@thehomecollectionclt.com P. 980.999.2128

Jim Hock
Owner

E. jim@thehomecollectionclt.com

James Funderburk
Partner

E. james@thehomecollectionclt.com

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