Jul 29, 2015 - Things to Do

#MDLCLT Million Dollar Listing Charlotte: Let’s torture ourselves with expensive real estate tours



Do you watch Million Dollar Listing, the show on Bravo about expensive real estate in New York, Miami and San Francisco and the dramatic agents who sell it? I certainly do because it’s the closest I will ever get to properties like that.

My boyfriend and I went to our first real estate open house on Sunday. It was on a whim and only because I’m curious to see how far my money would go if I were to own something a mile from where I currently rent. Turns out, not too far because Plaza Midwood is completely out of its mind on home prices. While we felt like royalty wandering the halls of a beautiful real non-apartment home, nodding approvingly at extravagant fixtures we can’t afford and discussing how to remove the basketball court out back to make room for the garden we don’t know how to plant, we were basically in a slum compared to the following million dollar Queen City listings.

Out of curiosity (or perhaps just to torture myself), I decided to take a look at the most expensive homes in Charlotte. Here’s a look at how the other half lives. (Spoiler alert: They all seem to have a need for a basketball court. Not sure why. Will report back never because I’ll literally never step foot inside any of these.)

4222 Fox Brook Lane – $5,950,000

6 bed, 11 bath, 14,205 sqft

Movie theater, basketball court, wine cellar, two toilets in the master bathroom like that’s necessary and also no big deal.



141 Great Oaks Lane – $3,500,000

6 bed, 8.5 bath, 10,827 sqft


Nicer fitness center than most apartment complexes. Pool. Basketball court.


435 Tryon Street – $2,700,000


3 bed, 3.5 bath, 3,489 sqft

2-story penthouse. Largest patio in Uptown. This was also mistakenly listed at $27,000,000 and I had a heart attack.



7542 Valleybrook Road – $2,500,000

5 bed, 5.5 bath, 6,064 sqft

4 libraries. Guest house. Intense waterscaping.



222 2203 South Caldwell Street – $2,348,635

3 bed, 3.5 bath, 3,787 sqft

Same building as Fahrenheit = killer views + easy access to food.

If I’ll never live in any of these homes, consider this my official pilot pitch to Bravo for Million Dollar Listing Charlotte (#MDLCLT). I’ll be the producer. It would definitely star agents Shane McDevitt and Chris Bonnefoux, but we need a third to round out the plot line. So send me your applications. This is serious.

Also, if any of you agents have a need to stage a home with a real human living inside, I’ve got your back.

All photos via Trulia.


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