Million Dollar View: 16201 Cozy Cove Road

Located right at the end of Cozy Cove road just past the Palisades you’ll find a truly spectacular home at 16201 Cozy Cove Road. Though not part of the Palisades, this home has an even more impressive view of beautiful Lake Wylie.

As you approach the home you see the all brick facade with side-load two-car garage. The lot is just over one acre so there is privacy from neighbors as well as room for lots of outdoor living. Relax on your beautiful sandy beach or take your boat out from one of the two covered boat lifts at the end of the pier. Relax and swim in the water from the floating dock, or just enjoy the view from the covered deck.

Inside this home rivals the outside. Enter through the front door and you will see high ceilings, columns, hardwood floors, and crown moulding. Explore through the 4,856 square feet and you will find 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms. The master bedroom is on the main floor as are two of the additional bedrooms. You will also see the grand kitchen, dining room, great room and light filled sunroom.

Downstairs you will find a fully finished walk out basement with a full second living quarters, billiard room, and bar. You will also find the 4th bedroom and bathroom. Walk out to take advantage of the views of Lake Wylie’s main channel.

The 20 miles to Uptown Charlotte will take you right around a half-hour if you want to see a sporting event, museum, concert, night out, or commute. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is 18 miles away and will also take right around a half-hour.

Shopping, dining, entertainment and more are close-by at Rivergate. Just a little bit further away you will have more options at I-485 or I-77, both of which are close by. This close highway access is great for feeling connected to the city when you are relaxing with your lakeside living.

This home was made for entertaining and is move-in ready. Currently priced at $1,199,000, this home won’t last long. For more information, see our full listing here.

Gorgeous Lake Living: 5350 Blue Bird Lane

Located on a fully wooded lot facing the main channel of Lake Wylie, you’ll find Cedar Lodge. This unique home sits on possibly the best property on the Lake. There are breathtaking views from all over the property but especially from the glassed-in porch.

When you approach the property, you will see over 300 feet of road frontage. This gives plenty of privacy from neighbors making Cedar Lodge feel like a retreat. There are 1.9 acres of property included as well as the main house, adjacent bunk house and a large garage workshop.

The main home is a 1,566 square foot home with 2 bedrooms and one bathroom built in 1975. It includes the glassed-in porch which measures 26’ x 16’. This room is truly what makes this home spectacular as you can enjoy living on the water all year round from up here. This lake house is truly a classic.

Next to the main house is a second living quarters in the form of a bunk house which has one bedroom and one bathroom. This is a great place for guests, or for the kids to stay and have separate space from parents.

For the maker in your family, there is a large garage workshop that measures 24’ by 30’. This space is perfect for all of your projects, or just for storage space for a great car.

The best part of the home however, is the over 400 feet of lake frontage. This includes a pier and boat lift as well as two private sandy beaches. The views are incredible so this property is a must see.

The location of this house is great as well. Secluded and away from it all, but close enough for a commute or a trip to Uptown. A trip to Charlotte Douglas International Airport will take around 45 minutes and Uptown Charlotte takes around

5350 Blue Bird Lane is on the South Carolina side of the lake which comes with lower South Carolina Taxes. Current listing price is $685,900.


Neighborhood Spotlight: Lake Ridge at Pinsto Forest

Lake Ridge at Pinsto Forest is the premier location in Pinsto Forest. This grouping of 40 homes have waterfront and views of the main channel of Lake Wylie. These homes are in Belmont School District so have award winning schools. Some of the homes have private marina access to enjoy all the beauty of Lake Wylie from the water.

Located off South Point Road at Stowe Road, Lake Ridge at Pinsto Forest is tucked away from everything lending privacy and escape. Many options for shopping, dining, and entertainment are close by if you can tear yourself away from the Lake. A quick trip will take residents to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Uptown Charlotte, Downtown Belmont and many more destinations.

Homes in Lake Ridge at Pinsto Forest are grand ranging from over 3,000 square feet to over 4,000 square feet of living space. These homes include luxury features such as libraries, sunrooms, decks, stonework patios, verandas, pools, and wine cellars.

In the past year, homes in Lake Ridge at Pinsto Forest sold for between $430,000 and $1,350,000. Homes have between 4 and 6 bedrooms and 3.5 and 4.5 bathrooms. Lots are range from just over half of an acre to 1.25 acres. These homes were built between 1996 and 1998 so many of them have been remodeled and updated since they were built. This only makes these amazing homes more desirable. Most of the homes have the master suite on the main floor. Gourmet kitchens and open floor plans are common in these homes as are home offices, fully finished basements and much more.

Children in Lake Ridge at Pinsto Forest currently attend Belmont Central Elementary School, Belmont Middle School, and South Point High School. Please verify school assignments as boundaries can change from one school year to the next.

Amazing Options in McLean

Last week we highlighted a specific section of McLean at Lake Wylie called the Conservancy. But there is so much more to offer in McLean. There are many other exciting sections ranging from waterfront to inland lots with great amenities and a fabulous location near Belmont, North Carolina on Lake Wylie.

South Shore is a section of McLean that has custom homes and estate homes. Many of the homes have water frontage. The custom homes adhere to the architectural styles of the community, but they are truly unique. There are seven custom home builders available to help you design and build your dream home.

The estate homes are on home sites overlooking natural areas and quiet ponds. These homes are brought to you by John Wieland Homes & Neighborhoods and Peachtree Residential. These homes are large and filled with natural light and details you would think would only be found in custom homes. There is exquisite attention to detail including millwork, built-ins, cabinetry, and much more. Each builder has a model home available to tour showing possible choices and details.

The Overlake section of McLean is the newest neighborhood. There are a variety of single-family homes constructed by Evans Coghill Homes and Shea Homes. Homes have craftsman style exteriors, but totally modern interiors.

All of these amazing homes are just 30 minutes from Uptown Charlotte. There are a total of 5 miles of shoreline McLean residents enjoy amenities within their own neighborhood and within all of McLean. The Developers of McLean have reserved 130 acres of green space woven through the community. There are also clubhouses, playgrounds, pools, mountain biking trails, pavilions, and much more.

There truly are homes for everyone in McLean. Prices range from the $300,000’s to well over $1 million. Homes can range from around 2,000 square feet to well over 4,000 square feet. Lots can be small and manageable, or quite large to accommodate large homes and outdoor living spaces and plenty of privacy. There is also room for more homes in future phases.


Spotlight: The Conservancy at McLean

If you are 55 or older, there is a great opportunity for you to own a home near Lake Wylie in Belmont, North Carolina. The Conservancy at McLean is a new construction neighborhood brought to you by Essex Homes and M/I Homes. This highly desirable location is surrounded by Lake Wylie and right next to Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. These homes are perfect for anyone downsizing, but have amazing amenities so you don’t feel like you have downsized.

The Conservancy at McLean is located just off South New Hope Road. It is part of the wider neighborhood of McLean which includes many different custom homes and sections by renowned builders with price tags going up into the millions of dollars. The town of Belmont is just up the road. There is also easy access to the airport and Uptown Charlotte.

The amenities for the community include clubhouse with serving kitchen, pool, dog park, lakeside park, fishing pond and walking trails. The walking trails include the Carolina Thread Trail and Seven Oaks Preserve Trail which connect to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens.

There are many homes already built in the community as well as many opportunities for new construction homes. Additional phases will be opened up when the current phase is completed. Homes range from 1,652 to almost 3,000 square feet of heated living space and prices start in the $260’s. There are some cul-de-sac lots as well as wooded lots available. Homes have 2-4 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms and 2-car garages. The homes plans are all single story with optional second floor living spaces and include lawn maintenance for homeowners. Homes are energy efficient and have a long list of included features.

The McLean community is currently zoned for New Hope Elementary School, Cramerton Middle School, and South Point High School. Please verify school assignments as they can change from one school year to the next.

Come explore The Conservancy at McLean and join the many families that have already made it their home. Enjoy five miles of shoreline of Lake Wylie, charming historic Belmont, and close proximity with major sporting events and concerts.

Neighborhood Spotlight: The Meridians

The Meridians is a great Lake Wylie location built by Meritage Homes. This community offers energy efficient ranch style homes with craftsman style details in a great location.

The Meridians is part of The Palisades and residents enjoy membership to The Palisades Country Club. This includes the resort-style swimming pool, tennis complex, state-of-the-art fitness center and much more. There is an amazing PGA worthy golf course as well as banquet facilities with exquisite food. A monthly fee is required to continue the membership.

Owners in The Meridians also enjoy community amenities for only their section of the neighborhood. Included in the community you’ll find a clubhouse, fitness center, pool, sidewalks, streetlights, and tennis courts.

The Meridians homes offer low-maintenance living in their homes. This means that much of the exterior and yard is taken care of by the homeowner’s association. These homes have up to 2,946 square feet of living space with 2-4 bedrooms and 2-3 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom. If you build your home, you will also get to choose 2 or 3 car garage. Homes have 1 or 2 stories in eight basic floor plans that can be customized for your needs.

Currently there are 35 home sites with 8 quick move-in homes. There is room for future phases with additional lots that may open up soon. Many of the home sites are wooded for great privacy.

Residents of The Meridians are zoned for some of the best schools available. Current zoning is for Palisades Park Elementary School, Southwest Middle School, and Olympic Renaissance High School. Please verify school assignments as zoning boundaries can change from one school year to the next.

Located off Youngblood Road, The Meridians are in a great spot. Residents are close to Lake Wylie Marina, McDowell Nature Preserve, Topgolf Charlotte, Gold Hill YMCA and Tega Cay Golf Club. For shopping and dining, Rivergate, Baxter Village and Stockbridge Commons are all nearby. You can also hop on I-77 or I-485 for a trip into Uptown Charlotte, Ballantyne, or SouthPark.

Homes in the meridians have gone for between $346,294 and $373,770 in the past year. There are currently 15 homes on the market here so there are many choices for the discerning home buyer.

June Market Report

Are you ready to act quickly to get a new home? According to the monthly report by the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association based on data from the Carolina Multiple Listing Service, you’ll have to. In the Charlotte Region as a whole, homes sold in an average of 36 days. This is down dramatically from just 5 years ago in 2013 when they sold in 93 days.

When you look at Lake Wylie, you have a little bit more time to look for a home as the average time between list and sale was 56 days. This is down from 119 days in June of 2013, a decrease of 63 days.

These homes are also commanding higher prices than ever before. Back in 2013, the average home in Lake Wylie sold for $299,227. Today, that same average home price is $381,048, a rise of just over $81,000. That’s a whopping 27% rise in just 5 years.

Buyers are starting to feel the pressure as prices rise and inventory shrinks. Jason Gentry, the president of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association says “Even though the Charlotte region is wedged into a solid seller’s market, incredibly low supply coupled with higher prices and rising mortgage rates are presenting challenges to buyers.” And mortgage interest rates may continue to rise as the FED is expected to raise rates another two times this year.

In June of 2013, there were 400 homes on the market in Lake Wylie. This June, there were 407 homes on the market. This means that this area is not feeling the pinch as much as the Charlotte Region as a whole. But, due to population growth, 400 homes in 2013 was a 7.7 month supply of inventory while 407 homes today represents just a 4 month supply of inventory.

When sellers do sell, it is a great market for them, however many people are reluctant to enter the market as they are apprehensive about if they will be able to find a comparable home. This means many people are staying in their homes rather than risk the market.

Builders are having a harder time keeping pace with demand as well. Building material costs are on the rise due to recent tariffs and building costs have gone up. This may slow the rate of new housing starts or may just shift price points for consumers.

For now, new listings in Lake Wylie are on the rise, up 28.1% from last month. Pending sales were up 30% as well so it appears that the market in Lake Wylie will be healthy for some time to come.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Amberwood

If you’ve ever been soaking up the sun in Windjammer Park in Tega Cay, South Carolina and thought it would be a great place to live, you couldn’t be more right. The park is just down the road from Amberwood, a great affordable neighborhood close to the free Friday night shows of the Carolina Show Ski Team.

Amberwood is located just off Tega Cay Drive walking distance to Trailhead Park, City Hall and the Tega Cay Police Department. The brand new elementary school is just down the road as are options for shopping, dining, and outdoor recreation. Tega Cay Marina is right down the road so you can take full advantage of lake living.

The wider community features a clubhouse, golf course, playground, pool, tennis courts and walking trails. You also have access to places to golf, hike, swim, public boating marinas, and more in the surrounding area.

Homes in Amberwood were built between 2001 and 2003 and typically have 3-5 bedrooms and 2.5-3.5 bathrooms. Size can vary, but is usually around 2,000 square feet with one and two-story plans. Each home has a two car garage and brick accents on the exterior. Interiors have open floor plans, plenty of storage, and great outdoor living spaces with mature trees.

Children in Amberwood attend Tega Cay Elementary School, Gold Hill Middle School, and Fort Mill High School. All of these school are top rated and residents still pay lower South Carolina taxes. Please verify school assignments as they can change from one school year to the next.

In the past year, homes in Amberwood have sold for between $215,000 and $275,000 with an average price of $249,400. There is currently one home on the market which represents a 2.4 month supply of inventory.

Lakeside Living in Chapel Cove

Chapel Cove is a new construction lakefront neighborhood in Lake Wylie near Charlotte, North Carolina. There are resort-style amenities, stunning homes, and lake living at its finest all with access to the conveniences of the city.

Located southeast of Charlotte, Chapel Cove is just off Shopton Road West. There is convenient highway access via I-485 at exit 4. This can quickly connect residents to I-85 or I-77 connecting them to all parts of the city. There are many options nearby for shopping, dining, entertainment and outdoor recreation.

There are three builders for Chapel Cove. Developer Crescent Communities chose Pulte Homes previously CalAtlantic, Taylor Morrison, and Fielding Homes. Each builder has different floor plans, a variety of finishes, and upgrades available to personalize the homes. There are many different price points so there is a home for most any budget.

Community amenities in Chapel Cove are great for residents of all ages. There is a clubhouse with kitchen, fitness rooms, and multi-use club room. The swimming pool has a splash area for children as well as adult spaces. There are courts for basketball, tennis and pickleball. Walking and biking trails wind through the neighborhood and have both hard and soft surfaces. There is a playground as well as pocket parks throughout the community. One of the trails takes residents to Lake Wylie and has a kayak and canoe launch with neighborhood provided kayaks.

Children in Chapel Cove currently attend Winget Park Elementary School, Southwest Middle School and Olympic High School. There are many charter and magnet school options nearby. Please verify school assignments as they can change from one school year to the next.

There are currently 16 homes on the market in Chapel Cove representing 3.3 months of inventory. In a typical month, 4.8 homes are sold in Chapel Cove. In the past year homes in Chapel Cove have sold for between $310,000 and $755,000 with an average sale price of $443,510.

Stunning Lake Frontage: 4533 Forest Cove Road

Don’t miss our open house this Sunday, July 1st from 2-4 pm.

This amazing lakefront home is just what you have been waiting for. This is your chance to belong to the elite club of lakefront homeowners. And, what a stunning home.

Boasting an amazing lot with 0.86 acres, this home in Forest Cove has room for all of your family gatherings and parties. The yard has a flat grassy area perfect for all types of lawn games. The huge deck is perfect for watching the sun rise each morning while drinking your coffee. The deck leads down to the newly refurbished in-ground pool perfect for pool parties all summer long. Walk down from the deck to the firepit for smores at days end.

Walk down the path to the water’s edge where you will find a dock with boat lift. The mature trees from the yard make it feel like the lake is your own private oasis. The community also has a floating dock and pier for residents to use.

This home is located just off Armstrong Road, walking distance to the Harbortowne Marina and Ship Store and Seven Oaks Cafe, and right around the corner from Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. You will have a quick commute to Uptown Charlotte or just a day trip to visit museums, catch a sporting event or concert. You can easily get to Charlotte Douglas International Airport for a work trip or vacation, but you will always want to return to this retreat of a home.

When you approach the home you enter through the gated driveway. There is room for many cars to park in the drive as well as a two car garage. You enter the main level of the home which boasts gleaming hardwood floors, an updated kitchen, designer lighting, and much more. The updated kitchen has breakfast bars, island, and stainless steel appliances. The floor plan is open so one living area flows directly into the next.

There are three bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 4,082 square foot home. The septic permit is for three bedrooms, however the fully finished basement has many rooms that can be used like bedrooms. The spa-like bathrooms are spacious and newly updated. The basement has a steam shower as well as bar/entertainment area and the laundry.

This home is currently zoned for New Hope Elementary School, Cramerton Middle School, and South Point High School. Please verify school assignments as they can change from one school year to the next.

Come join us for the open house this weekend or call to schedule a private tour. This home won’t last long and is currently offered for $609,000.