This exceptional European style estate is located at 5020 Carmel Park Drive in Charlotte, NC and is situated on 2.63 acres. Built in 2008, it boasts 5 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, 2-story family room with vaulted beam ceiling, office with floor to ceiling windows, gym, covered porch, wine cellar, home theaterexpansive patio space, outdoor kitchen, swimming pool with raised spa, 8-car garage with guest quarters above and more. It is listed at $6,200,000. I really like this home! The interior is well executed and I think the huge detached garage/guest house is magnificent!!!

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  • Charlie

    I really like that internal balcony in photo # 4. So cool. And that study/den is so inspiring.




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  • Mak

    Hmmm. Another neo-normandy interpretation.

    I can’t get my brain around this. Some of it I like, but much of it looks forced. A little bit of this, a little bit of that…

    Best thing about it is the lake. It would make an awesome koi pond, and rich people do like their koi.




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    • rob

      so i’ve heard.




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    • Brijbhushan Bhattadri

      Fried in olive oil with some fine Italian seasoning on a plate of fine pilaf? Yummy!




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      • Mak

        hmmm…I’ll have to try it prepared that way. I’m more of a broiler person myself. Drizzled with a little butter and some spices…




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  • Daniel

    I like the office. That’s about it.




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  • Grrrowler

    it’s not terrible, but it’s not great. The main house, both front and back, looks jumbled. I think the garage looks much better and much more closely resembles a Norman farm house.

    I can’t figure out if the interior is staged or if someone is actually living in the house. If it’s staged, it’s one of the worst jobs I’ve seen; either do it fully or don’t do it at all. If someone is living in it, they’ve tried to go minimalist, and that doesn’t work for this style house. Regardless, the interior design looks unfinished. There are some things I like: the rustic details of the interior, the living room ceiling and fireplace, the windows in the study. There are also several things I don’t like: the kitchen, the tray ceiling in the master bedroom with the wood in the center, the TVs mounted practically at the ceiling in several rooms, the TV cabinet in the living room, and the fountain in the pond (feels too much like a gold course). There are some possibilities for the place, but overall it doesn’t seem worth the effort. The “French Farmhouse” theme wasn’t carried far enough through the interior so it’s just another basic house with some thematic bits stuck on in various rooms.




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  • Tay

    This place has been on the market for a while… I’ve driven by this place many times and it just is not worth 6.2. That first photo with the fountain and pond is not the driveway, its the road. Its tucked back on this private road with a bunch of failed spec homes and large builds on tiny lots. It isn’t private at all and isn’t even close to the best location in Charlotte.




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    • Mak

      I looked on Bing at it and saw what you’re talking about. It also looks like that pond is a seasonal thing. I bet without that fountain, its one big green scum covered bucket of muck.




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  • rob

    I like this. Nice clean stonework. Every room has some interesting architectural detail. The library is great, I love all the windows. It looks like there is some real craftsmanship in this home. I really like the cellar, it looks very authentic to a real french chateau.




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  • richvanc

    Ohhhhh c’mon! Kenny raves about it, and Daniel likes the office! Apart from big windows it’s completely empty! It is a SAD ROOM~~~~ And Mak, if you think there are koi in that pond you must be bonkers! It’s way too muddy, and looks suspiciously like a ‘gator hole…Hmmm, but then you look at the other offerings on this agent’s site and you find places (almost) as good for much less $$$$. I just don’t get it. Let’s all move to CHILTERN!!!!




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  • NOVA Ben

    Aww I wasn’t expecting all the hate this place got. I admit, it isn’t one of the best we’ve seen, but it really isn’t all bad! I actually like it, with a few disclaimers…yes, it looks like it’s been staged (badly). It needs some work on decor to bring it up to “homey” levels, but I think this is a good place to start. The layout seems good and what decor there is already is pretty decent to me. It really just needs for someone to move in, bring more furniture than the current owner (assuming it’s lived in at the moment) and make it look more like “home”. The fountain does need to go, but I love the detached garage and guest suite above.

    $6.2 is far too high, though, obviously.




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