Apr 21, 2023 - Real Estate

Lake Norman private island estate listed for $22M

Merancas Island listed for $20 million.

Merancas Island Photo: Michael Blevins

A luxurious private island estate on Lake Norman could be yours for $22 million.

State of play: Merancas Island, a 4.5-acre property only accessible by boat or private road, just hit the market. It’s located at 14051 Island Dr. in Huntersville.

Why it matters: It’s the most expensive property to hit the market in Mecklenburg County and the second most expensive in the state, per Premier Sotheby’s.

Details: The property includes a main house, guest house, dog house and dog run, gazebo dock, private boat dock, tennis court, sculpture garden, private gated entrance and a garden shed.

Main house: Harry Schrader custom designed the 12,888-square-foot main house, which features three bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms. It offers plenty of natural light with its floor-to-ceiling windows, plus panoramic views and a sunroom.

  • Modern comforts meet rustic charm in the main house, where you can choose between using an elevator or a spiral staircase, the latter leads you to the library.
  • You’ll also find an indoor pool with a waterfall feature, sauna, steam shower, outdoor shower and a pool courtyard.
  • It also includes a dance studio, exercise room, music room, recreation room, several terraces, a wine cellar and a three-car garage.

Guest house: The 1,700-square-foot, two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom guest house features a full kitchen, balcony, boat storage and three-car garage.

Of note: Jessica Grier of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Charlotte office and Ben Bowen of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Lake Norman – Cornelius office have the listing.

Take a look around. 

Photo: Michael Blevins
The indoor pool. Photo: Michael Blevins
Photo: Michael Blevins
Photo: Michael Blevins
Photo: Michael Blevins
Sculpture garden. Photo: Michael Blevins
Photo: Michael Blevins
Photo: Michael Blevins
Tennis court. Photo: Michael Blevins
Photo: Michael Blevins

Editor’s note: This story was updated to reflect updated square-footage for the main house and the guest house.

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