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New landmark on the lake

Mollypop mansion. Cornelius Today photo

July 17. There’s a new landmark on Lake Norman. A house under construction at the end of Mollypop—which is off Belle Isle, which is off John Connor—has a commanding view of the lake and a commanding price-tag.

The building permit values the construction at more than $7 million.

That’s actually a lot of money (spoken like Thurston Howell III), and that doesn’t include the value of the property it sits on—about $1.4 million, according to the Mecklenburg County Assessor’s Office.

Zillow says the median home value in Cornelius is $315,545.

The plumbing permit shows 33 fixtures as well as 10 appliances in a total of 19 rooms, including nine bathrooms.

The general contractor, Kingswood Custom Homes, could not be reached for comment but the owners come from the world of high finance.


Interestingly enough, the new house sits on the site of what was a nice home, fully updated with quartz counters in the kitchen, modern lighting, a renovated hall bath and laundry room with modern tile and fixtures, not to mention a new front door, fresh paint inside and out and high-end carpet.

This house was the tear-down on the Mollypop site

Party-worthy for most of us at $1.4 million.

Alas, it was torn down to make room for the new house which is actually much smaller than race driver Denny Hamlin’s nearby abode, which has a finished area of 21,593 square feet and a total appraised value of $9.74 million, according to the assessor’s office.