Concierge Auctions Announces The Auction Of A Magnificent 1.7-acre Lakefront Estate Near Atlanta, Georgia Owned By And Developed With The Shared Vision Of University of Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban And Luxury Home Builder Jim Suddes

Majestic residence aptly named "The Pointe" on Lake Burton will sell without reserve to the highest bidder on June 6th in cooperation with Harry Norman, Realtors® Luxury Lake and Mountain

May 6, 2013

CLAYTON, Ga., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 6th, Concierge Auctions will present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase a custom estate on the luxurious shore of Lake Burton, nestled in North Georgia's Appalachian Mountains, through a live auction without reserve. Visionary builder and 16-year Lake Burton resident Jim Suddes, together with long-time friend and head football coach for the University of Alabama, Nick Saban, chose the 1.7-acre parcel with more than 700 feet of lake frontage and jaw-dropping, 270-degree cascading mountain, lake and sunset views, as the location for their development of "The Pointe" — a home that carries on the legacy of the land while marrying it to their vision of tasteful living. Currently listed for $10.95 million, the six-bedroom, nine-bathroom home will sell to the highest bidder in cooperation with 27-year Lake Burton resident and listing agent Julie Barnett of Harry Norman, Realtors® Luxury Lake and Mountain, an exclusive affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate

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"My family and I own another home on the lake, which we have enjoyed for 12 years, so I was excited when this very special lot came available to develop with Jim [Suddes]," stated Saban. "Lake Burton is our favorite getaway. It's a beautiful, hidden gem, where we find great peace and seclusion."

"Families choose to live on Lake Burton because they are buying a lifestyle for generations to come. It is truly one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, and the residents of Lake Burton are extraordinary," stated Suddes. "Rabun County has it all — boating, fishing, skiing, biking, kayaking, hiking, golfing at the Waterfall Club, and most of all, relaxing in a tranquil environment." 

The Pointe is located on one of Lake Burton's most prime lots and takes advantage of every view possible. Built with natural local stone, reclaimed timber beams and heart pine and Pennsylvania Bluestone flooring, the 9,600-square-foot estate offers unparalleled quality, innovation and meticulous attention to detail and features a massive grand room with 24-foot vaulted ceiling, wine cellar with antique gate from Barcelona, European-style pub/billiards room, home office, formal and professional kitchens, staff quarters and four-car garage. From the moment they enter the grand foyer, visitors are awestruck by the picturesque lake and mountain views. Few homes are designed with such careful attention to evoking long-term delight.

Outside, The Pointe features a custom boat house with an impressive viewing deck — prized by Lake Burton residents as a true architectural show piece — which sits along the water's edge with a swimming dock. An authentic, Cape Cod-style stone lighthouse, arguably The Pointe's most commanding feature, showcases amazing 270-degree lake and mountain views from all three levels. The terrace-level entertainment deck includes a stone gas fire pit and a gourmet outdoor kitchen and grilling area. 

The coveted and picturesque community of Lake Burton is immediately accessible from Heaven's Landing private airport in Clayton, GA (only 15 minutes from The Pointe) and is only 30 minutes from Highlands, NC; less than two hours from Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC; three hours from Knoxville and Chattanooga, TN; four hours from Charlotte, NC; and five hours from Nashville, TN. This geographic convenience, coupled with its tranquility and privacy, have led many prestigious residents to own homes in the area, including well-known business leaders and celebrities.

"While Lake Burton has traditionally been quietly popular, it has recently attracted so much attention it's been referred to as 'the upcoming Lake Tahoe of the southeast'," stated Barnett. "I am excited to be working alongside Concierge Auctions to introduce the area to a broader market and to make buyers aware of this unique opportunity to purchase a truly pinnacle home on Lake Burton."

"The Pointe is exactly the type of property we select at Concierge Auctions – exquisitely designed and geographically desirable," stated Mike Russo, Chief Operating Officer of Concierge Auctions. "We have found great success alongside affiliated brokers of the Christie's International Real Estate network and are pleased to continue that relationship by collaborating with Harry Norman, Realtors® on this sale."

The auction without reserve of The Pointe on Lake Burton, located at 112 Whipporwill Lane, will be held live on June 6th. A 2% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker. The property is open for preview daily from 1 to 4pm and by appointment. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, visit, call 877.636.7517 or join the online social discussion at #LakeBurtonAuction.

About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-end sellers nationwide through an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for high-end properties in a 60-day timeframe. As a preferred auction partner to luxury brokerage firms nationwide, the company has executed auctions from New York to Hawaii and hosts a database that includes more than 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all 50 states and 38 countries and territories. The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury real estate sales over the past 10 years.  For more information, call 888-966-4759 or visit

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