Cornelius estate will be on ‘Selling Mega Mansions’



Aug. 7. By Dave Yochum. Hollywood comes to Cornelius on Friday when a TV production team from “Selling Mega Mansions” films an estate at 21123 Torrence Chapel Road. The pricetag: $4.25 million.

Pam Boileau, a Cornelius resident herself, has the listing for the 8,250-square-foot home.


The 8,250 square foot mansion sits on five acres, complete with two acres of hardwood trees, private terraces and verandas, an infinity pool and a 1,900 square foot outdoor living/guest house.

Cornelius is no stranger to film crews. Basketball great Allen Iverson was in The Peninsula in late July doing a commercial on Town Harbor. And film crews were at Michael Waltrip Raceworld for a documentary

Selling Mega Mansions is a reality show spotlighting ultra-luxury real estate brokers as they help high-end clients find dream homes in some of the world’s most desirable locations.

Boileau, an experienced agent with a track record in the luxury category, said the Torrence Chapel house has ​a variety of luxurious features sourced from all over the world. Several private terraces overlook the new infinity pool. The house has been on the market about nine months; the market at this price level is smaller and agents traditionally must cast a wider net to find qualified buyers.

Not that anyone takes out a conventional loan on a place like this, but Zillow says the mortgage payment on the house would run $21,833 a month.


Indeed, in the $3 million-plus marketplace, all of Boileau’s potential prospects are cash buyers and also own other homes.

“Often, their draw to our region is based on lifestyle, accessibility to the airport, our professional sports teams, cultural opportunities and property ‘value,'” she said.

“They are often astounded by the amazing properties in our region and the listing prices,” Boileau said.

Mecklenburg County has assessed the Torrence Chapel mansion, guest house and property at $2.879 million.

There are other high-dollar listings in Cornelius, but they’re lakefront. Boileau’s listing is notable for the size of the property—more than 5 acres of privacy less than a mile from Exit 28.

Carlyle Properties has a 9,400-square foot lakefront mansion listed at $3.95 million on Nantz Road, as well as an 11,000 square foot home on Peninsula Point for $3.8 million.


Back in April, a ​stunning ​lakefront estate in ​The Point in ​Mooresville sold for $4.78 million, one of ​the most expensive sales in Lake Norman—and Charlotte—during the past year.

The ​12,000 square foot ​house at 127 Thurstons Way,​was listed​ at $5.9 million with Victor and Amy Petrenko of Premier Sotheby’s International​, in Cornelius.​

​The house sold after eight months​ on the market with the Petrenkos​. ​”​Selling a property of this magnitude is a challenging feat, especially when that listing is the most expensive in Mooresville​,” Amy Petrenko said.

Boileau said there are a “handful of buyers” considering the property on Torrence Chapel. All are out of state except for one.


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