May 9, 2014, 7:11 PM EDT
Got an extra $4.9 million just burning a hole in your pocket? NASCAR driver David Gilliland would love to hear from you.
Gilliland’s palatial estate near Mooresville, N.C. – honestly, “palatial” doesn’t do justice to describe how spectacular this place looks – is on the market for $4.9 million.
Heck, that’s the SALE price.
The house, formerly owned by Michael Waltrip, was originally listed at $5.5 million back in mid-November, according to the Carolina Multiple Listing Service.
We noted back in March that Matt Kenseth’s house was also up for sale. Despite it being nearly 7,300-square feet, Kenseth and wife Katie apparently needed more room due to the newest addition to the family, daughter Clara Mae, who was born March 26.
But Kenseth’s house looks like servant’s quarters when compared to Gilliland’s luxury estate.
How spectacular is the place? Well, the main real estate listing calls it “History Marries Luxury On Private Estate.”
And indeed this house is truly historic – and that’s not because Waltrip used to call it home.
No, this house was originally built in 1810 – that would make it 204 years old, although it’s obviously been extensively updated and customized since.
Not only is the house nearly 5,000 square feet, it sits on 66 acres.
Check out some of the amenities:
* Located on the banks of beautiful Lake Norman, the estate is gated and fenced all the way around and has vast pastures for horses (and if you want to raise cows, I suppose).
* The four-bedroom house has game and exercise rooms and an interior racquetball/basketball court (plus an outside hoops court), an outdoor fire pit and a wine cave. (What the heck is a wine cave?)
* In addition to the main house, there’s a two-bedroom guest house, a three-stall barn and an attached garage with an office within.
* Outside, there’s three stocked fishing ponds, two huge garage/shops, and putting greens. But there’s two things that will likely be the envy of any man:
A helipad and a nine-hole golf course!
If we didn’t see the actual listing, we would have sworn we were dreaming. To borrow a line from the late Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, “Mama, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys … let ‘em grow up to be NASCAR drivers.”
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