One of the biggest names in Charlotte sports has purchased one of the biggest lakefront homes in Cornelius. Hornets star Nicolas Batum paid $3.725 million for a 10,000 square foot estate on Nantz Road, according to Mecklenburg County tax records.
On July 7, Batum re-signed with the Hornets, inking a five-year, $120 million contract. It’s bigger than Cam Newton’s five-year $103.8 million contract.
Ladies, the deed indicates the 27-year-old French-born basketball star is single.
According to the Mecklenburg County deed his full name is Nicholas Madelin Victor Andre Batum, although the Charlotte Hornets website and other sources spell his name Nicolas or Nic.
Any way you spell it, he makes a lot of money, around $24 mil a year. The median household income in Cornelius was around $83,000 in 2010.
Batum was traded to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Gerald Henderson, Jr. and Noah Vonleh last year, according to NBA.com.
SBNation says Batum was like a shot in the arm for the Hornets, who were 33-49 the season before Batum arrived. “Excepting the dozen games he missed due to injury this season, they improved to 41-29 in 2015-16,” SBNation says.
Batum played for the Portland Trail Blazers from 2008-15. During the 2012 Olympics, he played for the French national basketball team.
The house is as interesting as Batum. The three-level home, which was built in 2007 by Bonn-A Development & Construction, has six bedrooms, six full bathrooms and an elevator, as well as a two-level pool and spa. The gated property sold for $4 million in 2009; the sellers were Gail and Dr. Roberto Ferraro, a urologist. The house and land are assessed at $3.787 million according to property records.
Seasoned Cornelius real estate power brokers Lance Carlyle and Jim Carlyle of Carlyle Properties listed the property at $3.95 million. Terry Donahue, who is also with Carlyle Properties, represented Batum.
This is the second time this year that Lance Carlyle and Donahue of have worked together to close a house in Cornelius for $3.7 million or more. In December they brokered the sale of a 9,500 square foot home at 16709 Tinker Place, also in Cornelius and also built by Bonn-A Development.
A lakefront home with nearly 6,000 square feet of living area has sold for $1.735 million after being listed for $1.779 million by Sunny Yates of Keller Williams Lake Norman. The house, which was on the market for 13 months, has a wide open view of Lake Norman and an outdoor kitchen and hot tub in addition to six bedrooms and five full baths. The house has a tax value of $1.386 million. Lucy Jacobs of Sellstate Select represented the buyers.
A 36-acre equestrian property known as Southlake Farm just off Hwy. 73 has sold for $1.675 million after being listed at $1.837 million by Trish Greer and Danny Edwards of Re/Max Executive. Catherine Webb of LKN Homes represented the buyers. The property is an important equestrian estate, with a 32-stall barn, grooming stalls and tack rooms as well as offices, a lounge kitchen and a 100 foot by 225 foot covered arena. On the market for a year-and-a-half, the property adjoins the working farm owned by Huntersville Commissioner Danny Phillips. The tax value of the equestrian property is $1.453 million.
A house at 2700 Laugenour Place in Kannapolis has sold for $785,000 after being listed for $799,999 by Dan Jones of Carolina Real Estate Experts. The house, which has a total of 5,600 square feet of living area, was built in 2004 in the Tranquility subdivision. It sits on about 2.75 acres, and has a separate in-law suite with 1,176 square feet of space. There is a master on the main floor, hardwoods up and down and a screened porch overlooking the pool and a pond. On the market two months, the house has a tax value of $613,130. Matt Acton, also with Real Estate Experts, represented the buyers.
A 5,481 square foot custom-built house at 105 Saddle Creek Court in River Run has sold for $1.07 million after being on the market for three months. The two-story home, with a basement and a three-car garage, sits on two acres. Sherry Hickman of Ivester-Jackson represented the buyers. Gretel Howell of Allen Tate was the listing agent.