A Charlotte-area man who founded an $ 80 million Amazon store e-commerce company bought a Lake Norman mansion last month for $ 7 million, a record price for a home resale in the county of Mecklenburg, according to public records.
Adam Feinberg bought the Mediterranean style villa on Jetton Road in Cornelius from the former Wachovia Bank executive David De Gorter and his wife, Stephanny Joan De Gorter, according to the Mecklenburg County Deeds Register Property Listing website.
No other house in Mecklenburg has ever sold for more, according to Josh Tucker, manager of the Lake Norman office in Charlotte. Corcoran HM Properties.
Tucker represented the De Gorters in the sale, while Mary Beth McIntyre, broker for Beautiful properties de Charlotte represented Feinberg.
The sale was private, Feinberg and Tucker told the Charlotte Observer.
That meant the home wasn’t listed on Canopy MLS, where realtors list most homes for sale in the Charlotte area.
Cornelius based company today first reported the sale.
Views seal the deal
The water view from every room sold Feinberg on the 12,600 square foot mansion in the 16,100 block of Jetton Road in Cornelius, he told The Observer on Tuesday.
âYou don’t see another house,â Feinberg said. “You just watch the water” including the expansive outdoor pool.
The House also two main suites, an elevator, a barrel-tiled roof, molded stone details, hardwood and travertine floors, and vaulted groin ceilings, according to its listing on Realtor.com.
Feinberg said he enjoyed being on the water since he was a child. His family lived in a cove on Long Island Sound in Waterford, Connecticut.
When he was 4, he says, his father bought a Boston whaler boat, and the attraction of water has stayed with him ever since.
Overcome only by the Panthers star
The November 12 transaction was the second-largest home resale ever in the Charlotte of the 16 counties market, Tucker said.
That accolade belongs to the buyer of a Lake Norman mansion in Mooresville that sold for $ 7.5 million in October 2020, Tucker said.
Carolina Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey was believed to have been behind the Colorado-based limited liability company that purchased the mansion, Grand Lac Chateau, the Observer reported at the time.
McCaffrey’s girlfriend, actress-model and former Miss Universe Olivia culpo, posted a photo on her Instagram page of the couple outside what appeared to be the mansion. The photo showed part of the exterior of a mansion identical to the photos of Grand Lac Chateau on the HM Properties website.
Tucker said at the time that a nondisclosure agreement he signed prevented him from identifying the buyer of the Mooresville mansion.
Web Direct and Amazon offers
Feinberg said he plans to sell the house he owns about half a mile from the 12,600 square foot mansion he bought from the De Gorters.
The De Gorters bought the mansion in 2007 for $ 4.2 million from Jack Salzman, owner of Lake Norman Chrysler Jeep Dodge, and Salzman’s wife, Robin Salzman, according to county records.
Feinberg also has a home in Harrisburg in Cabarrus County, whose documents show the address of his former Direct web offers, the e-commerce LLC he co-founded. The company is one of the biggest sellers on Amazon.
Web Deals Direct has generated more than $ 80 million in annual revenue, Feinberg said in a July press release announcing the sale of the company and Tuesday in an interview with the Observer. Its brands include home and kitchen, sports and the outdoors, arts and crafts, pet supplies, and office products.
Tech Crunch, an online news site that deals with tech companies and startups, estimated that Web Deals Direct sold between $ 100 million and $ 200 million, although the terms are private.
Since the sale, Feinberg told The Observer, he has launched another e-commerce company that sells products on the Amazon store and plans to launch a second in January.
Other major home sales
Kim Walker, spokesperson for Canopy MLS, confirmed that the Nov. 12 sale was the highest of the year so far in the Charlotte market, which consists of 16 Carolinian counties.
According to Canopy MLS records provided by Walker, the next five highest sales in 2021 were also from homes in Lake Norman:
âª Block 16600 of Flying Jib Road in Cornelius, $ 6.25 million.
âª 100 block from Nathaniel Court in Mooresville, $ 6.2 million.
âª 100 block from Broad Sound Place in Mooresville, $ 6 million.
âª Block 16100 from Jetton Road to Cornelius, $ 5.4 million.
âª 100 block from Conway Court in Mooresville, also $ 5.4 million.
This story was originally published December 1, 2021 6:25 a.m.