McLean announces the opening of our community’s newest model home – by award-winning Charlotte builder Evans Coghill Homes – in our new neighborhood of Overlake.

Evans Coghill’s homes in Overlake combine great details and finishes including living areas, back porches, skylights, available built-ins, tile floors and more.

Prices start at about $340,000. The quality of design, materials and execution in Evans Coghill homes rivals that of homes costing far more.

Winning formula: integrity, passion, excellence

Chris Folk and Alan Banks launched Evans Coghill Homes 17 years ago dedicated to three philosophies: Lead with Integrity, Listen with Passion and Execute with Excellence.

Folk and Banks say that listening to their homebuyers led to many popular features found in Evans Coghill homes, from spacious family gathering areas to plentiful storage.

The execution of those ideas in the Overlake model home is exquisite.

Evans Coghill master bedroom at Overlake

Excellence you can see and touch

Stairway at Evans Coghill model in OverlakeWhen you visit, note the contrasting modern bronze chandelier floating below the subtle coffer ceiling of the sun-bathed master bedroom.

Pause in the hallway to appreciate the play of white posts, dark steps and equally dark handrails rising left, then right on the open stairway with midpoint landing.

Enjoy the peaceful sunlight basking the open and spacious central living area, where dining room, kitchen and living room overlook the home’s enclosed screen porch.

Even the walk-in closet will impress, with dark hardwood floor and ample banks of contrasting white shelves and drawers.

Such consistent focus on excellence earned Evans Coghill the title of Charlotte Builder of the Year in 2016 from the Home Builders Association of Greater Charlotte.

Evans Coghill interior at Overlake

Overlake – traditional homes for people on the go

Overlake will appeal to buyers seeking traditional single-family homes and active-lifestyle amenities including a pool, pavilion, playgrounds, numerous greens and an adjacent mountain-biking trail.

Along with Evans Coghill homes, nationally recognized Shea Homes is also building in Overlake and expects to complete its model home in June.

The master-planned community of McLean stretches along 5 miles of Lake Wylie waterfront in Belmont, N.C.

Along with Overlake, McLean includes The Conservancy and South Shore neighborhoods and more than 100 acres of common areas for clubhouses, pools, walking trails and a future Belmont city park.

The popular Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is directly across South New Hope Road from Overlake. The neighborhood includes a few select lots on a quiet Lake Wylie Cove.

More about Shea Homes

Shea Homes model rendering

Shea Homes plans to open its model in June.

Shea Homes, America’s largest privately owned homebuilder, is active in 10 states and has built more than 100,000 homes.

Shea Homes’ model in Overlake will feature a great room with vaulted ceiling, a spacious breakfast room and adjoining kitchen area overlooking the rear covered porch, and an owner’s suite with abundant windows.

The model is based on the Ellington Plan, with about 2,700 square feet and starting price of $309,900. Click here for a 360-degree tour.


Visit Overlake and its builders

Overlake – The entrance to Overlake is at 6499 S. New Hope Road, Belmont, NC 28012. Directions. Learn more at

Evans Coghill Homes – The furnished model home is at 1000 Overlake Drive. Learn more at or by calling Overlake representative Kendell Burruss at 704-899-4995.

Shea Homes – Shea has a temporary sales office at the Mclean Information Center, 175 Armstrong Road, Belmont. Directions. The center is open 1-6 pm Sundays and Mondays; and 11 am-6 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The sales office is closed Thursdays and Fridays. Learn more at or by calling 704-778-1288.