Concierge Auctions Debuts Its End-Of-Summer Auction Block With A Diverse August/September Lineup, Most Selling Without Reserve

From an estate in Hawaii within a five-star resort to a 12th century castle in the foothills of the Italian Alps, 11 properties are up for the taking at the drop of the gavel

Aug 3, 2016

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading global luxury real estate marketplace Concierge Auctions is wrapping up the summer in style, offering nine new and diverse luxury real estate opportunities, the majority of which are selling without reserve and via the firm's Instant Gavel app. The New York City-based company's August/September 2016 lineup includes a rare estate within an exclusive five-star resort in Hawaii; an exquisite Tuscan-inspired, sustainable retreat in Arizona; a riverfront colonial manor in Virginia; and a medieval Roman castle poised in the foothills of the Italian Alps.

"Every day is summer vacation when you look at the variance of our luxury property inventory. Whatever you're looking for, our expert team has curated the world's most elite real estate offerings, and each presents a unique opportunity for buyers with an easy, transparent transaction process," stated Concierge Auctions President and Founder Laura Brady. "Plus, most of our properties will be sold via our Instant Gavel app, available in both the Apple and Android stores, which means buyers are able to bid via the tap of their finger from wherever they are across the globe — and, anyone can watch the bidding action 'live.' There is no better time than now to find the property and lifestyle that suits you."

Concierge Auctions' August/September 2016 lineup features:

Kailua-Kona, Big Island, Hawaii August 31, 2016
72-2941 Hainoa Street

Spectacular views, exquisite craftsmanship and state-of-the-art luxury set the stage at 72-2941 Hainoa Street — a rare and exclusive estate located within the five-star Hualalai Resort. Comprised of 10,472± square feet, the property is steps from world-class Nicklaus and Weiskopf golf courses and the unparalleled amenities of the Hualalai Club and Hualalai Resort Four Seasons Hotel. The pristine four-bedroom, five-bathroom residence is filled with sensational ocean, coastline and sunset views, flowing through custom windows and wall openings in an array of living spaces that embrace the indoor-outdoor island lifestyle.

Currently listed for $15.5 million, the property will sell at or above $10 million in cooperation with Harold Clarke of Luxury Big Island.

"It'd be literally impossible to find a house for sale built with such level of quality anywhere else along the coast," commented Clarke. "I welcome any qualified buyer to confirm as this is a very unique offering."

Prescott, Arizona — September 1, 2016
Casa di Buona Fortuna | 3350 Bar Circle A Road

Take in sweeping, unobstructed views of city lights and mountains at the meticulously-designed Casa di Buona Fortuna, where old west charm meets the ultimate in modern living. A Tuscan-inspired retreat built with sustainability in mind, the gold-rated LEED smart home is focused on energy use and conservation, renewal material selection, energy-efficient equipment, water use, indoor environmental quality, and innovation in design. The more than 11,000-square-foot property features three bedrooms, five bathrooms, plentiful fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, media room, heated pool, spa, sauna and outdoor deck. Bordering a preserve, it also offers protected views.

"After carefully planning, designing, and building this one-of-a-kind dream home over five years at a cost of more than $10 million, our life commitment elsewhere has opened this opportunity for one lucky buyer," said the seller, Dr. Don Hecht, founder and president emeritus of California Southern University. "The new owner will greatly benefit by owning a special, barely-lived-in home at a fraction of what it cost us to build. This is a lifetime opportunity – the value is all here, you make the call."

Previously listed for $12.45 million, the property will sell at or above $5 million in cooperation with Katy McQuade of The Peaks Thumb Butte Realty and Frank Aazami of Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty.

"Casa di Buona Fortuna is a premier green home built to last," Aazami stated. "Careful consideration went into every aspect of the custom property, and nary a detail was missed. It is a truly unique estate that welcomes buyers looking for state-of-the-art living, impeccable views, and a sincere commitment to the environment."

Concord, Virginia — September 8, 2016
Stone Ridge | 2515 Stone Ridge Road

Originally built in 1789, Stone Ridge is a colonial manor set upon 2,500 pristine acres. Updated with modern comforts and amenities while preserving its unique character, the property is located in historic Appomattox County. Stone Ridge remains true to its Colonial roots, as it was painstakingly restored by renowned Georgian Colonial Architect H. Truehart Poston. Comprised of an impressive 22,336 square feet of sprawling architecture including six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, the estate also includes a massage room, bar/lounge area, exercise room, game room, billiards room, theater, rooftop terrace, and a 6,000-bottle wine cellar.

A sports enthusiast's dream, the property features numerous indoor and outdoor facilities including an indoor pool, softball field, driving range, and state-of-the-art Stone Ridge Sports Complex with a tennis court, outdoor pool with commercial water slide, shooting range, bowling alley and commercial kitchen with an event dining area. There are also horse pastures with over 20 miles of riding trails located throughout the property, and easy access to the James River and both regional and executive airports.

"Stone Ridge is not just a place to live, but a way of life," stated Listing Agent France Burger of RE/MAX 1st Olympic. "Nestled in the foothills of the pristine Blue Ridge Mountains, Stone Ridge encompasses 2,500 sprawling acres and has over two miles of river frontage on the majestic James River along with incredible panoramic views. This is a very rare opportunity to own one of the most unique properties in all of Virginia. Very seldom can one find an estate of this magnitude, beauty, and privacy."

Previously listed for $10 million, the property will sell without reserve in cooperation with Burger.

Tassullo, Trentino, Italy September 8, 2016
Castel Valer

Located in the foothills of the Italian Alps, Castel Valer stands upon 18.5 acres, including 12 acres of forest, six acres of apple orchards, and countless terraced gardens. The castle was originally constructed from the 12th and 17th centuries and combines architecture from the Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque eras without compromising on 21st-century amenities. The location of the castle within the fabled Val di Non allows for immediate access to beautiful lakes, quaint villages, two airports, world-famous skiing, golf and more.

The magnificent Dolomite castle will attract any history buff, as it includes 15 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, five kitchens and 35,520 square feet, in addition to a medieval smoke kitchen, a banquet hall, library, an octagonal tower, wine cellar, swimming pool, and two chapels — one of which was awarded best renovated chapel in Europe. Currently owned by the same family who obtained the estate in the 14th century, this is the first time the property will change hands in nearly 650 years.

Previously listed for €35 million, Castel Valer will be sold fully furnished and without reserve in cooperation with Heidemarie Schwatlo of box8 AG.

"We are thrilled to be representing the vendors in the sale of this historic property," said Schwatlo. "The castle has been the much-treasured home of the family for hundreds of years, however, is now beyond their requirements. We expect the estate to attract the interest of a buyer looking for a home of great historic, architectural, and artistic value."

Additional upcoming auctions include:

  • Rancho Santa Fe, California — 18127 Via Roswitha — August 11, 2016
    • In cooperation with Ann Brizolis of Pacific Sotheby's International Realty
    • Originally Offered for $19.5 million. Selling Without Reserve.
  • Old Westbury, NY — 116 Bacon Road — August 24, 2016
    • In cooperation with Andrea Jablow of Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes and Estates
    • Currently Listed for $3.999M. Selling Without Reserve.
  • Austin, Texas — 7500 Escala Drive — August 30, 2016
    • In cooperation with Susan Griffith of Kuper Sotheby's International Realty
    • Previously Listed for $5.95 million. Selling Without Reserve.
  • Aspen, Colorado — Meadowood Estate/600 Meadowood Drive — August 31, 2016
    • In cooperation with Robert Ritchie of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's International Realty
    • Previously Listed for $6.95 million. Selling Without Reserve.
  • Newland, North Carolina — Blackpoint at Linville FallsAugust 31, 2016
    • In cooperation with Derek Rowley of Premier Sotheby's International Realty
    • Previously Listed for $4.2 million. Selling Without Reserve.
  • Sandpoint, Idaho — 1200 Starfire Way — August 31, 2016
    • In cooperation with Marla McWilliams-Lopez of Estate Properties
    • Previously Listed for $11.5 million. Selling Without Reserve.
  • Jackson Hole, WyomingBuffalo Creek/18200 E Highway 287 — September 13, 2016
    • In cooperation with David NeVille of Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates
    • Previously Listed for $3.8 million. Selling Without Reserve.

Concierge Auctions offers a commission to the buyers' representing real estate agents. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information on any of these auctions, or if you have a remarkable property to submit for consideration to the Concierge Auctions platform, call 212.202.2940.

About Concierge Auctions
New York-based Concierge Auctions is the dominant marketplace for buying and selling the world's finest properties. Since its founding in 2008, Concierge's business has spanned 32 US states and 14 countries, resulting in over $1 billion in sales and many record-setting transactions. Concierge recently received the "Best Overall Marketing" award from Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, a global collection of more than 130,000 real estate professionals in more than 60 countries, and has been named one of America's fastest-growing companies by Inc. Magazine for the past two years.

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