Concierge Auctions Announces September 24th Auction Of The Exquisite "Peace of Heaven - On the Hill Estate," A 56-Acre Retreat With Extensive Potential Uses In Kingsport, Tennessee

The mountaintop estate, ideal for use as a family home, retirement estate, or potentially a bed & breakfast, winery, gentleman's farm, artist/writer retreat or equine venture, will sell to the highest bidder in cooperation with Mountain Sotheby's Internat

Aug 22, 2013

KINGSPORT, Tenn., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New York-based Concierge Auctions is pleased to announce the September 24th auction without reserve of Peace of Heaven – On the Hill Estate, a luxurious 9,254-square-foot home enveloped in the serenity and beauty of nature in Kingsport, Tennessee. Offering panoramic views of the countryside, Chestnut Ridge, Bays Mountain, Chimney Top and the mountains of North Carolina and Virginia, this beautiful and private estate is ideal for growing a family, a relaxing retirement and all the stages in between. Originally offered for $3.9 million, Peace of Heaven – On the Hill Estate will sell to the highest bidder at a live auction in cooperation with Loretta Trayer of Mountain Sotheby's International Realty


"Peace of Heaven is one of the more beautiful estates I have ever worked on. It really is one of a kind," stated Trayer. "The very elegant, yet tastefully done home affords total privacy while still being close in proximity to the cities of Kingsport and Bristol. It is a beautiful, livable home that is perfect for entertaining. Having worked with Concierge Auctions in the past, I look forward to working with them again on this estate — they are the only auction firm that I would recommend to a client. The Concierge professionals understand luxury properties, and they are very easy to work with. They approach each auction with one goal in mind: bring a qualified buyer to the property to get the best market value on a home."

Sitting high on the mountain, Peace of Heaven offers a commanding view of the countryside. Conveniently located just off 11-W between Kingsport and Bristol, this seven-bedroom, six-bathroom residence includes an orchard, rolling hay fields, hillsides of dense native dogwoods, a majestic hardwood forest, a pond teeming with fish, countless wildflowers and native understory plant life — all of which support an abundance of carefree roaming wildlife.

Authenticity and high quality workmanship of true artisans are evident throughout the home. Building materials were carefully selected in keeping with the manor plan, and pieces were often imported from abroad or reclaimed from historical treasures. The lower level has a bonus area, perfect for use as an exercise room or office, a full bathroom, a recreation/media room, and a spacious hobby room or wine cellar. A detached three-car garage plus workshop adjoins the main house by covered porch and has a private upstairs apartment, complete with great room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

The outdoor pool, with fountains and beautiful poolside planters, adds to the elegance of the property. A generous fireplace of river rock masonry with Indiana limestone mantel and hearth anchors the outdoor experience with lively fires for warmth and open fire cooking.

Rustic buildings scattered about the property speak to the agrarian life the land once supported. There are hen houses, a root cellar and corn crib. The tobacco barn was remodeled to include three horse stalls, a tack room, a bathroom, a washing deck and a chicken coop. In the barn, there is a tool room, potting shed and storage area. For the adventuresome, the open-air loft offers four beds, a hunting blind, a catwalk and a swinging bridge. The man-made pond with catfish, sunfish and smallmouth and largemouth bass is fed with underground well water and ideal for catch-and-release fishing.

"I have been very blessed to have had this special place to call home, and the ability to have shared it with so many people in the community," stated seller Sue Lepsch. "Peace of Heaven is warm and inviting – a real pleasure to live in. The house reflects the setting – it is beautiful, relaxing, and inspiring. From my children exploring the lush forests, to guests attending art shows and workshops, weddings and well-deserved sabbaticals, this home has seen lives enriched and has given precious memories to those who reveled in its gift of beauty. The antique features give an historical presence to the home while the house lends itself to family life, welcoming guests and large scale entertaining."

"Following our sales of Villa Collina in Knoxville and the Windy Hills Estate near Chattanooga, we are excited for the auction of another stunning Tennessee property," stated Laura Brady, President of Concierge Auctions. "Whether you are interested in a magnificent family home, a beautiful retirement escape, or potentially a bed and breakfast, winery, gentleman's farm, or equine venture, this extraordinary estate offers something for everyone." 

The auction of Peace of Heaven – On the Hill Estate, located at 275 Timbertree Branch Road in Kingsport, TN, will be held live on September 24th. A 2.5% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker. The property will be open for preview daily from 1-4 pm and by appointment. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, visit, call 877.636.7517 or join the social discussion at #TennesseeLuxuryAuction.

About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-net-worth sellers nationwide through an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for unique, high-end properties in a 60-day timeframe. The company has executed auctions in 25 U.S. states from New York to Hawaii, typically valued between $2.5 million and $20 million, and hosts a database that includes more than 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all U.S. states and 109 countries and territories. The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury properties over the past 10 years. The firm has sold over $400 million in properties since its founding in 2008. For more information, call 888-966-4759 or visit

This property is listed for sale by Mountain Realty LLC dba Mountain Sotheby's International Realty (262468) - 2120 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604 (800) 887-2446. Listing agent Loretta Trayer (248537). Concierge Auctions, LLC is the provider of auction marketing services and is a licensed Tennessee auction firm (5704) and brokerage firm (261683) - Broker Chad Aron Roffers (323135) - 777 S Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (888) 966-4759. The services referred to herein are not available to residents of any state where prohibited by applicable state law. Concierge Auctions LLC, its agents and affiliates, broker partners, Auctioneer, and the Sellers do not warrant or guaranty the accuracy or completeness of any information and shall have no liability for errors or omissions or inaccuracies under any circumstances in this or any other property listings or advertising, promotional or publicity statements and materials. This is not meant as a solicitation for listings. Brokers are fully protected and encouraged to participate. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. © 2008 Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. All Rights Reserved. Sotheby's International Realty and the Sotheby's International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Each Sotheby's International Realty office is independently owned and operated. Neither Sotheby's, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC nor any of their affiliated companies is providing any product or service in connection with this auction event.

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