North Carolina Real Estate

America’s Most Expensive Homes: North Carolina Real Estate

Luxury North Carolina Real Estate

Luxurious North Carolina real estate offers a unique blend of Southern charm, natural beauty, and upscale living. The state boasts a diverse range of luxury properties, from elegant historic mansions and waterfront estates to modern mountain retreats, catering to the discerning tastes of high-end buyers. 

In cities like Charlotte and Raleigh, luxury condos and penthouses provide urban living at its finest, with panoramic skyline views and easy proximity to cultural amenities, fine dining, and top-notch schools. The state’s coastal regions, including the Outer Banks and Wilmington, offer luxurious beachfront properties with private docks and access to pristine shores.

The western part of North Carolina, particularly the Asheville area, presents high-end mountain estates. These properties are renowned for their scenic grandeur, encompassing acres of lush forests, breathtaking mountain views, and exquisite architectural designs. The serenity and privacy of these retreats attract luxury homebuyers seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

Unique Homes Presents: The Most Expensive North Carolina Real Estate 2023

Here are the North Carolina homes that made the list of most expensive properties on the market in 2023.

No. 1 — $26,750,000 Linville Premier Sotheby’s Int’l
4 lots create this gated compound with views that are seldom found.

No. 2 — $25,000,000 Asheville Deerhaven Gardens
One of America’s most private and exquisite treasures.

No. 3 — $22,000,000 Huntersville Premier Sotheby’s Int’l
With 520 miles of shoreline, the lake offers year-round enjoyment.

No. 4 — $16,750,000 Arden Zilbert
Atop a private ridge at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, near Asheville.

No. 5 — $16,000,000 Cornelius Premier Sotheby’s Int’l
This welcoming floor plan offers 6 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.

No. 6 — $12,995,000 Arden Walnut Cove Realty/Allen Tate
Custom-built home against a backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

No. 7 — $12,995,000 Mooresville Corcoran HM Properties
World-class equestrian estate situated on 140 acres with amenities.

No. 8 — $12,900,000 Charlotte Ivester Jackson Distinctive Properties
Urban perfection at the Historic Lance Building Factory South building.

$12,000,000 Wrightsville Beach BHHS Carolina Premier
Majestic beach estate sits on nearly 1 acre on a private street.
Peter Sweyer, 910.409.1201,

No. 10 — $11,885,000 Elk Park Premier Sotheby’s Int’l
A showcase primary home, spacious guest home and 300 acres.

No. 11 — $11,400,000 Wrightsville Beach Nest Realty
An exquisite oceanfront sanctuary that transcends luxury living.

No. 12 — $10,250,000 Asheville Premier Sotheby’s Int’l
This prestigious estate is nestled in a tranquil woodland setting.

No. 13 — $10,000,000 Raleigh Christina Valkanoff Realty
An incredibly private 14-acre estate in a premium location.

No. 14 — $9,600,000 Cary eXp Realty, LLC
This 10-acre haven offers tranquility just minutes from downtown.

No. 15 — $9,000,000 Cornelius Allen Tate Lake Norman

No. 16 — $9,000,000 Cashiers Keller Williams Professionals

No. 17 — $8,950,000 Scaly Mountain Christie’s Real Estate

No. 18 — $8,000,000 Cornelius Nestlewood Realty

No. 19 — $7,995,000 Cashiers Silver Creek Real Estate Group

No. 20 — ULTIMATE PROPERTY Pages 46-47
$7,950,000 Highlands BHHS Meadows Mountain Realty
Your own waterfall is visible from the house and guesthouse.
The Michaud/Rauers Group, 828.526.4101

North Carolina’s luxury real estate market is often more affordable than its counterparts in larger metropolitan areas, making it an attractive destination for those looking for a combination of luxury and value. The state’s strong economy, cultural offerings, and diverse geography contribute to a thriving luxury real estate sector that continues to grow and evolve, making North Carolina an appealing location for upscale living.

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