• Multi-million dollar home in Ballantyne to be featured on episode 6 of 'Homeland'


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - On Wednesday, real estate agent Suzette Gray showed wsoctv.com the house that was taken over by the cameras of a major production.

    The home that is located just off of the 18th hole of the Ballantyne Country Club features a variety of rooms for hosting, lounging and more.

    For several months over the summer, the house was taken over by the production crew of the hit Showtime series "Homeland" that has been filmed in various locations across Charlotte.

    The family said that the producers of "Homeland" told them that their house would be featured on the sixth episode of the current season of the show – highlighted as the home of the "terrorists."

    "We actually got a call for a showing, which we assumed it was a regular showing. Apparently, "Homeland" has a real estate agent who they work with that helps them scout locations," said homeowner Mary Ann Taylor.

    Taylor said that originally the "Homeland" crew was interested in a house that was across the golf course and had actually made visits to the other home.

    IMAGES: Ballantyne home used for episode 6 of 'Homeland'

    She said that they were looking for a companion home across the fairway that could be used in conjunction with the other home.

    The first house was supposed to be a home for the terrorists that are involved in the episode, Taylor's house was being looked at as a residence for the CIA, a "monitoring" house.

    "They of course went through listings and found out that our house was on the market and they scheduled a showing," said Taylor.

    Taylor said that after several family discussions, that they knew that they wanted to go through with the once-in-a-life-time experience.

    Mary Ann Taylor speaks about home being used for HBO show

    "We all thought it would be really interesting to see. Our daughter is studying drama at Columbia; we thought we would learn some things about what she is interested in," said Taylor.

    Eventually, over the two months from when the family started working with them and production occurred, the script started evolving, and eventually the Taylor's home became the terrorist's house as opposed to the CIA house.

    Taylor said during the filming, the family did not have to relocate – that they occupied one of the several different living spaces within the home.

    The family was told that Claire Danes typically enjoyed resting and relaxing in both their library as well as master bathroom.

    Taylor said that on occasion the family was able to dine with the entire cast and crew from the show, something that they found to be an amazing experience.

    The family was told that their million-dollar residence is going to be featured on the sixth episode of the current season of the show.

    Taylor said that the experience was one of a kind, and that if the family was asked to do it again -- they would.

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