FORT MILL, S.C. — There are multi-million dollar homes for sale all across the Charlotte area, but none quite like one in Fort Mill.
It’s a $2.5 million dollar home sitting on 1.5 acres in the Fort Mill River District. It’s over 12,000 square feet with six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, but it’s what’s downstairs in the basement that transports you into a whole other world.
Jim and Kris Duffy built this house in 2016 and built a fully functioning village in the basement, set in the 1960s, with a toy store, arcade, soda shop, pub, and movie theater.
“We’re down here all the time,” Jim said. “We watch movies. We go across the street to the soda shop and have egg creams and milkshakes, and then we hang out in the pub and have a drink and listen to music. Oh, we’re down here every night.”
The Duffys say they’re selling to be closer to their son in Orlando. Now, buyers can have all of this, what the Duffy’s consider the perfect place to entertain.
“We don’t like to grow up,” Jim said. “We’re still kids at heart. This to us is just fun, and we love fun.”
Now the two main floors are equally as impressive, with multiple wings and kitchens and home offices. But you can’t just show up here for an open house. Those interested must be financially pre-qualified to walk through here.