NFL players drop $7M on Charlotte mansions

Taylor Moton and Jonathan Jones bought newly constructed mansions on the Catawba River

NFL Players Drop $7M on Charlotte Mansions

From left: Carolina Panthers tackle Taylor Moton along with 6026 Midsomer Road; New England Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones along with 5930 Midsomer Road (Getty, Compass Real Estate)

Two NFL players on different squads are now neighbors in Charlotte, each buying a newly-built waterfront mansion on the western edge of the city.

Carolina Panthers right tackle Taylor Moton recently paid $3.55 million for the 5,700-square-foot home at 6026 Midsomer Road, and New England Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones bought the 6,000-square-foot home at 5930 Midsomer Road for $3.25 million, the Charlotte Business Journal reported, citing Mecklenburg County records.

The modern-style mansions sit along the Catawba River and offer access to Lake Wylie. Uptown Charlotte, the largest business district in the city, is about 20 minutes away.

The homes were built by Charlotte-based Artistic Contractors. The company’s co-owners, Daron Gaon and Andrew Parker, disclosed that they each took 14 months to build and are part of the Midsomer Gems enclave, with plans for three more luxury homes on adjacent waterfront lots.

Moton’s newly acquired home features four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, an infinity-edge pool and outdoor kitchen, situated on a 0.72-acre lot. Moton is the highest-paid Panther; he inked a four-year, $71.25 million contract in 2023. 

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Jones’ residence, spanning nearly an acre, has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and a large basement. Outside there’s a resort-style pool, built-in grill and dock with a boat lift.

Jones is under contract with the Patriots through next season, but the purchase puts him closer to his southern roots, should he decide to live there during the offseason. The seven-year pro is from Carrollton, Georgia and played college ball at Auburn University. 

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The Charlotte area’s luxury home market is fueled by the presence of several professional sports franchises, NASCAR and major corporations like Bank of America, Duke Energy and Lowe’s. 

While there are plenty of eye-popping price tags within Charlotte’s city limits, the Lake Norman area is bursting at the seams with ultra-luxury homes. In January, a nearly 6-acre estate in the area hit the market at $22 million, which is tied with another Lake Norman mansion as the most expensive listing in the Charlotte metro. 

—Quinn Donoghue