Concierge Auctions Kick-Starts 2018 With Impressive Lineup, Including A Collection Of Luxury Properties In Arizona And A $65M Waterfront Retreat In Florida, Most Selling Without Reserve

Jan 22, 2018

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Concierge Auctions is kick-starting the new year with nine luxury real estate opportunities spanning Canada and five U.S. states, including Arizona, Florida, California, Hawaii, and Texas. Each property will sell via Concierge Auctions' online marketplace,, allowing prospective buyers to bid digitally in real time from any country in the world. Of the nine offerings, eight will sell Without Reserve, to the highest bidders.

The impressive roster is led by a collection of Arizona homes designed for car enthusiasts — including a more than 12,000-square-foot estate located within one of Scottsdale's most exclusive communities, The Estancia Club; and a contemporary retreat situated in the heart of Mesa, just east of Phoenix. Both auctions, scheduled for February 9th, are part of an Arizona Portfolio Sale held in cooperation with Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty and coinciding with two of the world's most renowned car auctions, hosted by Barrett-Jackson and RM Sotheby's in Scottsdale and Phoenix, respectively, between January 13th – 21st. In addition to preview events at each property, a VIP Auction Reception will be held at The Phoenician, one of Scottsdale's most luxurious resorts, on January 31st. The event will provide prospective clients, their agents, and the brokerage community at large an in-person demonstration of Concierge Auctions' online bidding platform and information about each property.

"As the Arizona market already embraces luxury car, art, and antique auctions, our Arizona collection is the perfect opportunity for synergistic buyers. Plus, we have a proven track record of success with our luxury real estate auctions in the greater Phoenix area," said Concierge Auctions Senior Vice President of Business Development Nick Leonard. "Our upcoming properties in the sale are sure to impress. We encourage prospective buyers and interested agents to preview the properties and attend the reception this month to learn more about the Concierge Auctions process." 

Concierge Auctions' January/February lineup features:

Miami Beach, FloridaJanuary 31, 2018
46 Star Island Drive

Previously listed for $65 million, this 20,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style waterfront estate built by Indianapolis "Indy" 500 Founder Carl Fisher is located in the prestigious Star Island section of Miami Beach at 46 Star Island Drive.

The historic masterpiece – boasting a total of 40 rooms, including 10 bedrooms – was built in 1924 and fully renovated with modern finishings in 2017. It is comprised of a grand ballroom-sized living room with the original vaulted ceiling; a modern kitchen offering a marble-topped island with seating and commercial-grade appliances; a master sanctuary equipped with a private balcony, sitting area, spa bath, custom dressing room, and soaking tub; a casual lounge/game room with a wet bar; a 3,000-bottle wine cellar; three home offices; an exercise room; staff quarters; and a sunroom with antique tile floors, intricate columns, and wood ceilings.

Additional interior features include soaring ceilings, wide-plank hardwood and marble floors, clerestory and arched casement windows, wall frescos, a fireplace, and a grand double-sided staircase. Featuring panoramic views of Miami Beach and the Intracoastal Waterway, the home's impressive outdoor amenities include a resort-style pool and cabana; outdoor dining; multiple lounging areas; tropical landscaping with privacy hedges; private dock with boatlift; and hurricane-proof doors and windows.

Home to only a few dozen homes, Star Island is centrally positioned near Miami and Miami Beach, offering extensive city and bay views along with premier shopping and dining options.

"It has been a wonderful experience, a wonderful place to live," stated the seller, Marco Iacovelli, who purchased the home nearly 30 years ago. "It is an important and historic home in Star Island, which by all accounts is the ideal place to live. We personally no longer need the space, and are confident the Concierge Auctions' process will identify the right new owner on auction day."

The impressive estate will sell Without Reserve in cooperation with Alexa Iacovelli and Mirce Curkoski of ONE Sotheby's International Realty.

Palm Springs, CaliforniaJanuary 31, 2018
252 Ridge Road

Located at 252 Ridge Road in Palm Springs, the 70-plus-acre estate – owned by actress Suzanne Somers and her producer husband, Alan Hamel – includes five French-country style villas built on four levels, all accessible by funicular, private roads, and stone pathways. Comprised of approximately 7,300 square feet, the compound features a total of eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. The main residence contains a two-room kitchen, a hidden 5,000-bottle wine cellar, a formal dining room that seats 32 guests, and a living room that opens onto the rock-lined swimming pool. Additionally, the rock house, designed by famed architect Albert Frey, sits above the main residence against the mountainside and includes a large two-room suite; fireplace; Balinese garden doors; claw-foot tub; rock shower; and meditation garden.

Outside, the property offers 10 outdoor living spaces including numerous fireplaces and fire pits, outdoor decks and entertainment pavilions, an outdoor living room and dining room, and an outdoor amphitheater carved from rock.  

Previously listed for $14.5 million, the estate will sell Without Reserve in cooperation with Scott Lyle of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

Scottsdale, Arizona February 9, 2018
10199 East Cavedale Drive

Located within one of Scottsdale's most prestigious gated communities, The Estancia Club, 10199 East Cavedale Drive is a six-bedroom, fully-furnished home comprised of 12,971 square feet. The impressive estate includes a chef's kitchen with a wood-burning pizza oven, large island, and custom cabinetry and built-ins; a master sanctuary boasting a vaulted wood ceiling, fireplace, spa bath, and soaking tub; a private guest suite featuring a living room and kitchen; formal office with a fireplace; home theater; wine storage room; game room; and wet bar. Offering seamless indoor-outdoor living, the estate includes a retractable 30-foot wall of glass, leading from the living room to the patio, pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, and fireplace. A car collector's showcase, the home boasts an above and underground 12-car garage and two-car elevator, viewable from the game room and wet bar through a wall of interior windows, providing a museum-like setting.

Residents of the private, member-owned club have access to a Tom Fazio-designed, 18-hole championship golf course, an extensive social calendar including member hikes, and five-star dining, spa, and fitness facilities. In addition to being surrounded by nature, this highly desirable area of Scottsdale is in close proximity to Old Town Scottsdale, home to impressive 1920s architecture and Frank Lloyd Wright's famous winter home and studio, Taliesin West.

Previously listed for $6.995 million, the desert estate will sell Without Reserve in cooperation with Jay Pennypacker and Debbie Negrin of Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty.

Kailua-Kona, HawaiiJanuary 31, 2018 
Hale Ohia Kai and Lot 6

Overlooking Hawaii's Holualoa Bay at 77-230 Ke Alohi Kai Place, Hale Ohia Kai is an impressive oceanfront estate comprised of a chef's kitchen with a wine fridge and custom cabinetry, panoramic ocean views, a spa bath, infinity edge Jacuzzi tub, and an expansive walk-in closet and dressing room. There are also three en-suite, resort-style guest rooms, in addition to the enormous entertaining lanai. Additional interior details include custom woodwork, local Ohia hardwood, sliding glass-paneled walls, vaulted ceilings, and stone tile floors. Outside, the property comes with an elevated pool and hot tub, a lush courtyard, tropical landscaping, and a pond. Hale Ohia Kai was previously listed for $3.887 million.

"Between its Bali-inspired design including local Ohia hardwood features throughout, and its 180-degree ocean views, it's hard not to fall in love with Hale Ohia Kai," Ripley stated. "It's indoor/outdoor living at its finest, including a large lanai, saltwater infinity pool, and spa. The property is minutes from town, but the exclusivity of the community makes you feel like you are miles away from anything. It's a rare opportunity sure to create a bidding war on auction day."

Located adjacent to Hale Ohia Kai is Lot 6, set on .36 prime buildable acres of oceanfront land offering pristine views of Holualoa Bay and the area's lush landscape. It was last listed for $987,000.

Both sites are located on the Big Island in Kailua-Kona, a secluded island oasis boasting easy access to various attractions including Honua'ula Forest Reserve, Kahaluu State Park, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park, premier surfing beaches, coffee farms, historical landmarks, shopping, dining, and nightlife. They will sell Without Reserve, separately or collectively, in cooperation with Carrie Nicholson and Randy Ripley of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers.

Additional upcoming auctions include:

  • Kona Coast, Hawaii — 69-1000 Kolea Kai Villa 7F — January 25, 2018
    • In cooperation with Johnny McElree of Hawaii Luxury Listings, LLC.
    • Previously Listed for $2.35 million. Selling Without Reserve.
  • Phoenix/Scottsdale Area, ArizonaChatham Groves, 3535 East Grandview Street — February 9, 2018
    • In cooperation with Frank Aazami of Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty.
    • Previously Listed for $1.495 million. Selling At or Above $999,000.
  • Fort Worth, Texas — 4657 Benavente Court — February 21, 2018
    • In cooperation with John Zimmerman of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty.
    • Previously Listed for $4.499 million. Selling Without Reserve.
  • Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, CanadaFebruary 22, 2018
    • In cooperation with Steven LaFave of Engel & Volkers Tremblant.
    • Previously Listed for $4.85 million. Selling Without Reserve.

As part of Concierge Auctions' Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, each of these nine sales will result in a new home built for a family in need. The firm's commitment will aim to build over 100 homes in Nicaragua, where the need for safe housing is critical, by the end of the year. Sixty-seven homes were funded last year.

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.

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