Living in Style During a Pandemic

In response to social distancing protocols put into place to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, a renewed focus on lifestyle with luxurious yet practical home living and traveling in opulent, road-friendly automobiles has emerged. More individuals are concentrating on opportunities for living well and in high style in a functional, beautiful and comfortable environment. Below we highlight two homes listed by elite area realtors and a high style sedan for travel:

Hanes Walker Has Prime Real Estate For You 

Hanes Walker is a South Charlotte luxury home specialist who works with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. Focusing on high-end, exclusive properties, Hanes offers his clients two decades of experience as a real estate professional with a premier level of service.

The home featured on the cover of this issue is located at 3522 Sharon View Road, and is within walking distance of SouthPark Mall. The five-bedroom, seven-bath, 5,571-square-foot residence is part of a safe and secure gated community made up of single-family, European-style homes. Constructed in 2007, this residence is positioned on just less than an acre of land. The custom-built home offers luxurious living with lifestyle and entertainment amenities, including a chef's kitchen with a six-burner gas range, an extensive prep area with a large work island and seating for six. The family room features an inviting, stacked stone fireplace; an additional first-floor room is perfect for use as a private library or study.

The home also offers numerous amenities for indoor and outdoor entertaining, including three gas fireplaces and a beautifully landscaped yard with an inground 20-by-40-foot saltwater pool and a basketball goal for sports enthusiasts.

Overall, it is set on beautiful grounds to stimulate the mind and senses while working from home. Its sophisticated features offer ample room for enjoying hobbies, sharing fun with family and friends and social distancing while entertaining.

Matthew and LaTrenee' Lake-Nestor Know Style

Our second home is located in an exclusive neighborhood in Waxhaw.  It was listed by The Lake Group at eXp Realty, which specializes in helping homeowners market their high quality homes.  Matthew and La Trenee' also come equipped with a team of expert contractors and designers to help homeowners exemplify their living style throughout the greater Charlotte area. Their resort-style listings feature multiple amenities for pleasure-filled indoor and outdoor enjoyment.

The single-family residence featured in this article offers 1.5 acres of land for the ultimate combination of privacy and the convenience of urban living. This home is bathed in natural sunlight provided by the expansive, triple-pane windows installed throughout. It offers multiple amenities that foster home entertainment and outdoor living, including a gorgeous sunroom, a newly added IPE Hardwood deck with a fire pit area that wraps around the rear of the estate and space for a pool table in an entertainment area on the main level.

This five-bedroom, four-bath, 4,986-square-foot residence also features a second-floor bonus room with separate entrance that can be used as a home office, a guest suite or as a bedroom. Control your home’s climate and electricity use with SMART Home technology that enables control using Alexa’s cloud. Also, enjoy the opportunity to extend casual yet, sophisticated at-home dining to your family and guests in this home’s beautiful gourmet chef's kitchen.

This home is taken - it was sold to Andy and Velma Vigar – represented by broker, 2019 Rookie of the Year, Myra Morton with Allen Tate Realtors - Wesley Chapel. Since it is no longer available, you can focus on giving your own residence a little TLC with registered architect, Sharon Graeber, who can help refresh, update or upgrade your home. Let Sharon help you fall in love with your house all over again and guide you through a stylish renovation. Email her at for more information. 

Private Travel in Style and Luxury

Even with all of the above-listed amenities and the pleasure your house can bring you, there are times when you want to just get away from it all. These days, rather than chancing the risks associated with long-distance air travel, choose to escape by traveling to not so far away destinations in a luxurious, safe and reliable Mercedes-Benz from Felix Sabates Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte.

Both homes explored above include three-car garages where you can safely store your luxury automobile. Drives taken in a comfortable, opulent vehicle will engage all of your senses and ensure your travel is a pleasurable experience.

Want to Learn More?

For additional information on the sophisticated lifestyle choices featured in this article, contact Hanes Walker at Hanes, The Lake Group Charlotte at, Sharon Graeber at, and visit

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