Aside from supplying surrounding counties with electricity and water, Lake Norman also happens to be a great place for house enthusiasts on the lookout for attractive real estate -- and one in particular caught our attention. Voted as the Wall Street Journal's House of the Week, this North Carolina home is truly a stunning waterfront retreat.
A little under fifty miles north of Charlotte, the house is seated on the banks of the state's largest man-made lake. This luxury property comes in at 9,000 square feet, complete with six bedrooms and six full-sized bathrooms. It also boasts several features that are worth mentioning: A deepwater dock that can anchor several water vehicles including jet skis and a 30-foot boat (whoa!) and a temperature-controlled wine room. The panoramic views are certainly nothing to scoff at, either.
Previously, the lakeside residence was listed on the market for $2.4 million, but it was made available last week for absolute auction (so, a required minimum bid isn't set.)
For images of the house as well as the homes it competed with this week, be sure to watch the video above. And for a peek at America's most expensive real estate, be sure to flip through our slideshow below.
The Penthouse at The Pierre Hotel
New York City residence <a href="http://www.sothebyshomes.com/nyc/sales/0018837" target="_hplink">listed for $125 million.</a>
<a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1116-Ocean-Dr_Miami-Beach_FL_33139_M60977-29758?source=web" target="_hplink">$100 million home</a> in Miami Beach, Florida.
DeGuine Estate & Lands
<a href="http://www.sothebyshomes.com/San-Francisco-Real-Estate/sales/0085443" target="_hplink">$100 million mansion and property</a> is Hillsborough, California. Listed by: <a href="http://www.sothebyshomes.com/San-Francisco-Real-Estate/sales/0085443" target="_blank">Sotheby's International Realty</a>
Beacon Court Duplex
This Manhattan home <a href="http://www.corcoran.com/nyc/Listings/Display/2569544" target="_hplink">is listed for $115 million. </a> New York, New York
Fleur de Lys Residence
This Bel Air Area mansion was <a href="http://www.allanvides.com/Real_Estate/CA/Los_Angeles/350_N_CAROLWOOD_DR/78-2-11540771/?searchID=67708784&pso=ListPriceDescending&referrer=%2FSearch%2FResults.aspx?%26ID%3D40257&ID=40257" target="_hplink">on sale for $125 million. </a>
Silicon Valley Mansion
This Woodside, California mansion <a href="http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2013/01/25/2nd-most-expensive-home-sale/" target="_hplink">reportedly sold for $117.5 million. </a>
Maison de l'Amitié
This Palm Beach, Florida home <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118787544072006529.html#slide/1" target="_hplink">had an asking price of $125 million.</a>
Broken O Ranch Land
A real estate mogul <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/11/29/billionaire-stanley-kroenke-buys-132-5-million-broken-o-ranch/" target="_hplink">bought this Augusta, Montana ranch </a>for $132.5 million. SOLD by: <a href="http://www.swanlandco.com/properties/broken-o-ranch-sold" target="_blank">Swan Land Company</a>
Crespi Hicks Estate
The asking price is <a href="http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2013/01/28/crespi-hicks-estate-dallas/" target="_hplink">$135 million </a>for this Dallas, Texas estate.
Yuri Milner Estate
The tech billionaire<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/07/05/billionaire-yuri-milner-overpaid-on-100-million-mansion-by-100-according-to-assessor/" target="_hplink"> paid $100 million</a> for this Silicon Valley home.
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