'Wild West' history and stunning natural beauty collide at Concierge Auctions' latest property auction

Expansive 34-acre ranch near Lake Tahoe, Nevada is ideal for use as a family homestead, boutique agricultural ranch, vineyard, fruit and nut orchard or event center

Jul 28, 2014

GARDNERVILLE, Nev., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Concierge Auctions, a luxury real estate auction firm serving high-net-worth individuals worldwide, today announced the September 4th auction of Buffalo Creek Ranch, near Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The auction will be conducted in cooperation with Ann Marie Sear and Diane Cohn of Sierra Sotheby's International Realty. Buffalo Creek Ranch was originally offered for $15.5M and will sell to the highest bidder above a reserve of $5M.

A 34-acre master-planned boutique ranch set at the base of the Eastern Sierra Mountains, Buffalo Creek Ranch features a luxurious 3,100-square-foot Tuscan-inspired 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom ranch house surrounded by some of the most beautiful and renowned nature the United States has to offer.

"At Concierge Auctions, we fell in love with Buffalo Creek Ranch because it balances a number of positive attributes that typically don't coexist," said Laura Brady, Founder and President of Concierge Auctions. "The property is at once incredibly accessible, only a 20-minute drive to Lake Tahoe and a 10-minute drive to the nearest airport, yet completely private and secluded in a natural valley. The many use potentials also make it suitable for a variety of different buyers."

Buffalo Creek Ranch features one-of-a-kind details that are wittily designed to pay homage to the history of the 'Wild West'. Should Buffalo Creek Ranch's new owners count any gun-toting cowboys, whisky-swigging train robbers or crooked sheriffs amongst their visitors, they can host them in the guest hand-hewn log cabin that is built to reflect the period and was featured in Log Home Design Ideas. Once they have settled in to the comforts of the guest facilities, they can pay a visit to the Jack Daniel's-themed train depot. Guests can skip the 3:10 to Yuma, and instead play poker in the parlor of the impeccably restored 1923 caboose reminiscent of the 1960s hit television series "The Wild Wild West," that rests on the station's tracks.

Indeed, for much of American history, the land upon which Buffalo Creek Ranch rests was mythologized and, at times, viewed as sacred. And it is then no small wonder why, from the moment guests pass through its tree-lined, gated entrance, Buffalo Creek Ranch gives a divine impression. With an award-winning 8-acre vineyard, 4-acre pasture and acres of fruit and nut orchards, the soil of the land is also as rich as its history.

Adding to Buffalo Creek Ranch's divinity is the miracle that land so fertile could be located in the middle of the Nevada desert.  Two year-round mountain creeks produce 30,000 gallons hourly that nurture the soil. A granite stone-veneered service building known as the 'Buffalo Creek Ranch Utility Company,' lies beneath the shade of a magnificent weeping willow tree. The structure is bordered with a babbling brook and pond, and is complete with its own hand-hewn slew where a constant stream of fresh water drives a vintage wooden water wheel. A total of ten small ponds and eight waterfalls across the property provide source for plant and animal sustenance, so that the lucky owners of Buffalo Creek Ranch can fully realize that great and timeless dream of the western frontier – to 'live off the fat of the land'.

"The greatest treasures found at Buffalo Creek Ranch are not man-made but gifts of nature," said seller, David Semas. "Where else can you find orchards and vineyards in the high desert? From the snow-capped views of the Sierras to the gentle lull of Little Barber and Sheridan creeks overlooking a lush and fertile valley where the river runs through, the diversity and magnitude of the property is virtually irreplaceable. My wife and I spent five years searching, and we didn't settle until we found the pristine virgin land that would eventually become Buffalo Creek Ranch."

Situated a mere 20-minute drive from Lake Tahoe South Shore, but benefiting from all of the tax breaks afforded by its position on the Nevada side of the border, Buffalo Creek Ranch is the perfect place to build. Over 8 acres are zoned to offer the opportunity for a helipad addition, and over 25 acres are zoned to allow for the construction of multiple residences to create a family compound, so that the property can serve any purpose its new owner imagines.

"There are only a handful of properties of this scale and beauty in Nevada," said Sear. "The auction of Buffalo Creek Ranch is a once in a lifetime opportunity for buyers to have it all: the tax incentives offered by Nevada, with the beauty normally associated with the landscapes of California properties. Not to mention, this all comes at auction, where buyers can literally name their price. September 4th will be the beginning of a lifetime of memories for one lucky bidder."

The auction of Buffalo Creek Ranch, located at 301 Five Creek Road in Gardnerville, Nevada, will be held live on September 4th. A 3% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker. The property is open daily from 1-4pm and by appointment. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, call (212) 257-5237.

About Concierge Auctions
Founded in 2008, New-York based Concierge Auctions has quickly become the dominant player in the luxury real estate auctions sector, selling high-end properties worldwide through a transparent and market-based bidding process. Since its founding, Concierge has successfully closed over a half-billion dollars in luxury properties, with $194 million contracted in 2013 alone — at an average price of $5.4 million. The business has spanned the globe, domestically from New York to Hawaii, and abroad from Fiji to Toronto.

This property is listed for sale by Ann Marie Sears (0173053) and  Diane Cohn (0172593) of Sierra Sotheby's International Realty (1451262), 570 Lakeshore Blvd. Incline Village, Nevada 89451, (775) 832.4900. Auction conducted by Eric Nelson Auctioneering (1000007-105). Concierge Auctions, LLC is the provider of auction marketing services and is not a licensed auctioneer - 777 S Flagler Drive, 800W, 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, Eric Nelson Auctioneering, and Sierra Sotheby's International Realty, their agents and affiliates, 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 & Conditions for full details. ©2014 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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