A Florida woman is selling her Lake Norman waterfront mansion “summer home” for $7 million.
Each year to escape the Florida summer heat, Gail Temianka spends four months at the 20927 Bethelwood Lane mansion in Cornelius, Ben Bowen of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty told The Charlotte Observer Friday.
Bowen, who works from the Lake Norman-Cornelius office, is the exclusive marketer of the 8,579-square foot mansion.
Temianka has lived there since it was built in 2015, Mecklenburg County property records show. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home has a 2023 assessed value of $4.6 million, according to the public records.
Patrick Joseph Distinctive Homes built the mansion.
“This is a second home for her,” Bowen said, adding that Temianka has an even more high-end mansion in Florida.
12-foot ceilings, marble accents
The mansion has an open floor plan connecting the living, dining and kitchen areas. The home has expansive windows that let in lots of natural light and that look out to a large pool and to the lake.
A chef’s kitchen in the home includes a $10,000 backsplash, a coffered ceiling and Thermador appliances.
The main living area has 12-foot ceilings, while the primary bathroom has Carrera marble accents. The mansion has a main-level primary bedroom.
Sunsets can be seen from a rear terrace and an outdoor cabana that includes a kitchen, bathroom and pool room. The property also has a hot tub, outdoor bar, fire pit and pier.
Florida waterfront mansion
Temianka was out of the country Friday and couldn’t be reached, Bowen said. The Observer tried the only phone number listed for her in public records, and it doesn’t accept messages.
Temianka, who is 72, lives in a waterfront mansion in Holmes Beach, Florida, which is on Anna Maria Island in the Gulf Coast near Bradenton, public records show .
Her late grandfather was the famous early 20th-century violinist Henri Temianka, according to public records. The Carnegie Hall performer led the Paganini Quartet and the California Chamber Symphony.
Temianka’s Cornelius neighbors have included some famous NASCAR names.
Hall of Fame driver Jeff Gordon lived in a mansion on Bethelwood Lane with now ex-wife Brooke Sealey, Bowen said.
Fellow Hall of Fame driver Rusty Wallace and his family also had a Bethelwood mansion.
In its marketing materials for Temianka’s home, Premier Sotheby’s calls Bethelwood Lane “a coveted NASCAR enclave.”
“This is an extraordinary opportunity to own an exquisite waterfront home on Lake Norman in a choice location revered by NASCAR’s finest,” according to a Premier Sotheby’s news release Friday.