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Luxury Homes

Luxury. Elegance. Refinement. Many words come to mind when thinking of luxury. The same is true when thinking of Luxury Homes. Luxury Homes in our market are defined by their presence, spaces, materials, features, and locations.

So, what makes a home a luxury home? If luxury is something enjoyable or comfortable beyond life’s necessities, in many ways, we all live in some level of luxury.

I know Luxury Homes. In our market, luxury homes begin at about $700,000. Of course, at the moment, $1.5 million is the new $700,000.

A true luxury home is not just one of size, but of presence. It must look grand from the curb and include the look of comfort and pleasure from the lawn to the exterior building materials. In our market, most houses over $500,000 include hardcoat stucco as a building material, either as an accent or main feature. Other building materials included are stone, and brick. Special features such as a circular drive, fountain, or guard house add to the persona of the home.

There are large homes with upgrades that may approach $700,000, but in contrast, a Charlotte area luxury home is defined by its spaces. A paneled den or study is a must for true luxury homes in our area. So, too, is a media room. Some of the best I’ve seen rival high end hotel or private club media rooms. Other spaces typical of luxury homes include walk-in pantries, wine rooms, wine cellars and libraries. I personally don’t like to see Jack and Jill baths (two bedrooms joined by a common bathroom) in anything over $1,000,000.

In the good ole days, a true luxury home in the Charlotte market began at $180 per square foot and beyond. In this current climate, few are being built, but those that are still include custom floor plans and are still being up fitted with well-appointed features and materials.

Some unique materials included in luxury homes consist of on-site hand milled paneling, such as would be seen in a paneled den or study, or a custom handcrafted stained glass ceiling feature. Others feature award-winning hand hewn stone fireplaces carved from such exotic places as the Yucatan Peninsula, and fashioned on-site. Media rooms feature the highest resolution projectors available on the market, and some feature whole-house Smart House systems, integrating IT, Surveillance, and Energy Efficiency.

For a complete list of luxury homes available in the Charlotte Metro area, email your request with phone number. I’ll follow up after you’ve had a chance to review the offerings.


Dreaming of a Custom Built Waterfront Country Home Getaway on 2.2 Acres?

Wake up and call me now, I have just what you’re looking for!

Rear waterfront view from 2 acre pond

Rear Waterfront View from 2 Acre Pond

Dreaming of a spacious, well-appointed country-home getaway on private pond? Retreat to this 2 acre retreat with 2 acre pond and custom, luxurious fit and finishes, Grand Room, Gourmet Kitchen, 2 Story Foyer with Spiral Stair and Stained Glass Dome Ceiling, Master Suite w/Cave Shower, Sitting Room w/fireplace, Man Cave w/Wet Bar, Home Theatre and Wine Cellar, all overlooking pond sanctuary.

8000 Harpers Grove is an incredible country retreat like no other. Nestled in the back of a quiet cul-de-sac and positioned perfectly on a tranquil 2 acre pond, there is nothing quite like this Union County estate. If you are looking for extraordinary, you’ve found it. For a private viewing of this exquisite, one of a kind estate, please contact me at 704.562.1030.

Handsomely appointed with many GREEN features, visit http://8000harpersgrove.com/SPECS.html for a complete list of all the specifications of the entire property.

Welcome Home to 8000 Harpers Grove

Welcome Home to 8000 Harpers Grove

Situated on over two acres, this country getaway washes away the city with each homeward mile as you travel closer and closer to home.

Elegant Heart of pine wood floors, elegant Spiral Stair with Stain Glass Dome Ceiling, Arched openings, columns & rounded wall corners, Extensive Trim & Moldings, Elegant Ceiling details in many rooms, & Extensive Lighting Package Greet you as you Enter This stunning retreat.

Grand Spiral Stair

Grand Spiral Stair with Stained Glass Dome in Foyer

The Gracious floor plan is great for Everyday living and for entertaining, with Fantastic Natural views from every window.


Gallery and Formal Living Room

The spacious Dining Room creates the perfect atmosphere for fine dining. The room boasts a multi-tiered ceiling, large double window with views of the front courtyard garden as well as chair rail and solid raised wood panels. Wall sconces, tray lighting and a tiered iron and crystal chandelier, crowned by a large elegantly detailed ceiling medallion enhance the ambiance of this lovely room.

Dining for 8

Formal Dining for 8

Travertine Tile in the Versailles Pattern adorns the grand eat-in kitchen with stone flanked pantry with built-in Serving Hutch and comfortable Seats 12 with ample Space for additional seating.

kitchen 1

Spacious Eat In Kitchen Seats 12

2 Car Garage attached currently exists; additional detached 2 Car Garage and completion of 3rd floor walk-up bedroom & bonus areas to be completed prior to closing. Home Theatre seating & equipment, and Washer/Dryer stay as Buyer Bonus!

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Chrystal Safari has over 15 years experience in personal property management, portfolio development and residential real estate sales, and is one of only 35 EcoBrokers® in the Charlotte Metro market. Specializing in Luxury Homes, Foreclosures, and Short Sales, she is a MASTERS Designation holder and licensed REALTOR® who services North and South Carolina.

As EcoBroker®, she offers guidelines to assist home buyers and sellers in evaluating true green features and their benefits to real property value, home ownership, tax savings and mortgage closing table capital contributions and is backed by certified and insured professionals to assess and protect your investments based upon your personal needs.

As a MASTERS Designation holder, she is a specialist in New Construction, Finance, Marketing, Objection Handling, Relocation, Technology, and is a multi-million dollar producer.

Chrystal is a member in good standing of the Charlotte Regional Association of REALTORS®, North Carolina Association of REALTORS®, and National Association of REALTORS®.





 Montreux is a custom home community focused on tree save areas and outdoor living, located in South Charlotte off Youngblood Road near The Palisades.


 Montreux’s features and amenities include 80 heavily wooded lots ranging from a half acre to nearly 1.5 acres, old world architecture, a rustic tea house and refreshing waterfall for community gathering, with membership privileges to The Palisades Swim and Fitness, Social and Golf Level Clubs, minutes from Lake Wylie access, affordable county-only taxes, and only 20 minutes from downtown Charlotte.


A builders’ guild of the twelve award winning builders includes Persis-Nova, Avalon, Jordan James, Arcadia, Monogram Building and Design, among others.


The Welcome Center, a Troy Ludemann Group custom home, won the 2008 Parade of Homes Best Feature for its stately De Santana Stone fireplace in the family gathering room.  Four other model homes are ready for viewing and are available for sale.  The architecture features hipped roofs, stacked stone and hard coat stucco, with Tudor and Tuscan details.  John VanBrouck’s European Manor and Tuscan Villa collections preserve the old world appeal of the neighborhood of hardwoods and gently rolling hills.


As community manager, Chrystal manages a full-time sales staff, coordinates events on site, as well as coordinates communication between the strategic merchant partners, builders, developers, and buyers. 


For more information on Montreux Old World Estates, contact Chrystal Safari or visit MontreuxNC.com


About Chrystal Safari:


 Chrystal Safari has over 15 years experience in personal property management and residential real estate sales and is a Luxury Home Specialist and licensed REALTOR® in North and South Carolina.  As a MASTERS Designation holder, she is a specialist in New Construction, Finance, Marketing, Objection Handling, Relocation, Technology, and is a multi-million dollar producer.  Chrystal is a member in good standing of the Charlotte Regional Association of REALTORS®, North Carolina Association of REALTORS®, and National Association of REALTORS®.




Chrystal Safari
5020 Oxfordshire Drive
Waxhaw, NC 28173