A notable Lake Norman mansion, AKA Ricky Bobby’s home in Talladega Nights, is back on the market for $9,900,000.
Listing agent Kandi Lowe tells Axios that the home has gone through $4M dollars worth of renovations since it was last listed in 2017.
Why it matters: Talladega Nights is one of the more well-known movies filmed in the Charlotte area. This Cornelius home, a piece of the region’s cinematic history, is featured prominently in the film.
- You’ll notice several of the rooms in the film starring Will Ferrell and John C Reilly. The stone fireplace behind Ferrell as he gave his “Baby Jesus” prayer is one of the few spots left untouched by the recent remodel.
Context: Since purchasing the home in 2018, the owners have made extensive renovations, adding to the modern French interior design.
- Lowe says that renovations include, in part, one-of-a-kind chandeliers, columns decorated with gold leaf, and a fully renovated kitchen.
- “Everything from the driveway to the docks has been renovated to include a French flair,” Lowe said.
Layout: At 12,042 square feet, the home has six bedrooms, six bathrooms and three half-bathrooms.
- It has three floors and an elevator.
- The owner’s suite and second primary bedroom each have a sauna-style shower and access to an upper deck.
- The entertainment room has a built-in sunken couch and projector screen.
Bonus: A new prayer room with a pulpit, two pews and a space for communion is part of the more extensive interior additions made on the home’s third floor.
- There’s also a newly added panic room with a separate phone line that is sealed with a steel vault door.
Lakeside living: There are views of Lake Norman throughout the 1.31-acre lot — especially from the floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the home.
- There’s also direct access to the water from two docks and boat lift.
Exterior features: Behind the home, you’ll find a newly installed infinity pool and hot tub.
- Other entertainment features include a putting green, a sandy beach area and a newly-added private garden.
Details: The Cornelius home is located at 17240 Connor Quay Ct.
- Contact listing agent Kandi Lowe, REMAX Executive (704-502-1190) if you’re interested.
All photos courtesy of Mark Jacobs Productions and Kandi Lowe.