House of the Week: North Carolina House Where “Banshee” Is Being Filmed
Undisclosed address, Waxhaw North Carolina
For sale: $3.995 million
When television or movie producers are shopping for a home to be used for filming, they look for a number of things, including a home that fits the script, has compliant homeowners and most importantly, is private.
While it’s rare that a home can fit all of these criteria, it managed to fit a North Carolina home that is presently listed for sale for $3.95 million and is being used for Cinemax’s newest TV show “Banshee.”
“It’s almost like the script was written around this house,” explained by real estate agent Nicolas Peters, the listing agent for the home. “The writer came through and said they wouldn’t have to alter the script at all.”
Set to debut this year, “Banshee” follows an ex-con who poses as a sheriff in Amish Country. Peters says the North Carolina property is being used as the main characters’ home.
Although filming has just begun, quite a bit of buzz has built around “Banshee,” partially due to the people behind production — namely, Alan Ball.
Ball, who is the creator of HBO’s “True Blood” and “Six Feet Under,” is the executive producer of “Banshee” along with “House” producer Greg Yaitanes. Directors include, Sj Clarkson who has directed “Dexter” episodes and Dean White who has directed ABC’s “Once Upon a Time.”
The home they chose not only fits the script, but it’s incredibly private, says Peters.
“It’s a gated house in a gated community, so it’s nearly impossible to get to the house. ” he said. “We’ve had a music exec look at the house, a few NBA and NFL players look at it. If you’re a star, this is one of the few homes like this in the community.”
The Waxhaw home is located about 24 miles south of Charlotte. Sitting on 22 acres, the 5-bed, 7-bath home was built in 2004 and has 10,000 square feet of living space. It includes extensive outdoor patios. Inside, the house has a dramatic entry opening to generous living spaces.