Lake Norman Realty Brokers Highest Sale in the Charlotte Region Since 2009 at $4.385 Million

Posted by Abigail Jennings — June 4, 2012

1338851305MOORESVILLE, NC: Chateau Lyon, the one-of-a-kind old world-inspired estate on Lake Norman, has been in the news for its beauty and exquisite details since it came on the market last September. Now, it has been sold by Lake Norman Realty Luxury Associates Debbie Monroe and Amber Garchar for $4,385,000 - making it the highest priced sale in the Charlotte area since 2009.

The foreclosed estate is an architectural masterpiece, which cost over $22 million to build. The drastically reduced price created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This noteworthy residence attracted the attention of international prospects as well as local celebrities during its time on the market; however the final buyer for the property was a local Charlotte business owner.

Chateau Lyon was inspired by the French limestone, soaring ceilings, and antique ceramic roof tiles the former owners admired on their extensive European travels. The estate was completed in 2009, artfully integrating a brilliant collection of French and Italian historic artifacts and masterpiece artisan reproductions alongside technological luxuries discreetly incorporated throughout the property. Featuring many details and luxuries, a few of the home’s most famous elements are its stone flooring reclaimed from 600-year-old farmhouses bordering the Mediterranean Sea, the bronze bay windows replicating those adorning the famous Hotel Le Meurice in Paris, and the dining room’s boiserie with original paintings, gold-leaf paneling, and antique fixtures taken directly from an early 1900’s reproduction of Marie Antoinette’s summer home.


About Lake Norman Realty

Lake Norman Realty’s Luxury Program offers unique marketing for luxury estates in today’s real estate market. Lake Norman Realty is the exclusive member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate for the Charlotte region, and a long-time affiliate of the prestigious Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Lake Norman Realty’s Luxury Program offers distinctively different strategies and advantages to market and sell luxury homes. In 2012, Lake Norman Realty marks its 34th year of excellence serving the Lake Norman community as a one-stop shop for real estate transactions. With offices in Cornelius, Mooresville, Davidson, Denver, and Statesville, the firm focuses on the Lake Norman region from Statesville to Charlotte. In addition to its full-service real estate services, Lake Norman Realty also offers in-house mortgages, insurance, a full spectrum of property leasing and management, and complete commercial and relocation services. For more details visit

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