By Yustin Riopko
CHARLOTTE – NASCAR Hall of Fame driver and team owner Junior Johnson sold his home in the Seven Eagles gated community last month for $2.5 million.
Johnson and his wife, Lisa, were the house’s second owners since its construction in 2000. They bought it for $3.2 million in 2012.
Located near Quail Hollow, the home was created by its original owners with an emphasis on its pool and patio.
The stunning outdoor area includes a cascading hot tub and salt-water pool surrounded by a multi-tiered patio with a covered veranda and a stone fire pit. The pool is the property’s centerpiece. It was designed before the house itself was, according to a 2007 Charlotte Magazine article. To get out of the weather, there’s also an enclosed cabana with a kitchen and bath.
But the stone and stucco home is much more than its outdoor area. At more than 9,000 square feet, the floor plan includes
five bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, three half-baths, and even more bonus rooms – not to mention a theater and wine cellar. The interior is full limestone and antique fireplaces.
Johnson, 87, hails from Wilkes County, and totes a history of driving, team owning and running moonshine. He won 50 races between 1953 and 1966, as well as several championships as a team owner. Johnson was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010.