Lakefront Cornelius home hits market at $16 million, a record

Aug. 25. A 15,000-square-foot home at 18019 Harbor Light in Cornelius has come on the market at $16 million – the highest-priced listing for a home not just in Lake Norman, but the entire Charlotte market.

Michelle Rhyne of Premier Sotheby’s International in Cornelius has the listing.

“This sprawling estate presents the ultimate lakefront lifestyle. Its fine interior spaces, manicured grounds and tranquil outdoor living areas offer privacy, views and a picturesque setting within a prominent country club community,” she said.

Swimming pool

The six-bedroom, 11-bath 15,000-square-foot estate blends thoughtful design, timeless architecture, and bespoke finishes to achieve a sophisticated lakeside retreat.

An elegant entry welcomes guests into a light-filled three-level floor plan framed by 12- to 30-foot groin vault ceilings.

Exterior at sunset


There are Schonbek chandeliers, marble/travertine flooring and extensive custom millwork in the home as well as a mirrored elevator, safe room, sunroom, library, game room, fitness/ballroom and two offices.

The breakfast nook seats 11.

There is also a saltwater pool, a heated and cooled pool house, outdoor kitchen and a five-car garage.

Tax assessment

According to Mecklenburg County tax records, the house currently has an assessed value of $5,148,800.

The tax bill this year: $43,747.


This is by far the highest listing in Cornelius—not to mention Charlotte—although no one can be sure what price it will fetch.

A one-of-a-kind Mediterranean style villa on Jetton Road sold for $7 million in a private transaction back in November of last year. That home also had spectacular views of Lake Norman, as well as five bedrooms and 6.5 baths in more than 12,000 square feet of space.

—The priciest listing right now in Charlotte is $6 million. It’s a four bedroom, six bath home in 7,780 square feet on Colville Road.

—The next-highest-price listing in Cornelius is $4.35 million on Enclave Oaks Court, not far from Charles Towne Lane. The house has six bedrooms and seven baths in 7,780 square feet. Ben Bowen with Sotheby’s has the listing.

Interior of Harbor Light home


Harbor Light mansion dining room


2 Responses to “Lakefront Cornelius home hits market at $16 million, a record”

  1. This is not just a “home” – it is a lakefront Palace! Very nice – great story!

    Posted by Julie Wozniak | August 26, 2022, 12:13 pm
  2. Who in their right mind would pay 16 million for a house with an Assessed Value of 5 million?? Furthermore, the house doesn’t even seem to have a Dock for lake access!! The only thing driving the current high end market for houses in the USA with these Ridiculous Prices are the Russian Oligarchs trying to hide their money!! Where are the Feds….because they should be Investigating all of these types of Questionable Transactions!!!

    Posted by George | August 27, 2022, 3:08 am

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