Private Catskill Mountains Estate to Be Sold at Auction on June 25 by Concierge Auctions With No Minimum Bid Required

11,000-square-foot mountain retreat located only a few hours from New York City

PR Newswire
May 6, 2011

WINDHAM, N.Y., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A secluded luxury estate perched 2,400 feet above the Hudson River in the Catskill Mountains, located within a private, environmentally sensitive 80-acre, 12-site development overlooking the Windham Country Club and next to Windham Mountain Ski Resort, less than three hours north of New York City, will sell at a live, on-site auction on June 25, Concierge Auctions has announced. Originally listed for $5.9 million, there is no minimum bid required to participate. The sale is being conducted in cooperation with listing agents Tom Poelker and Evan Spero of Select Sotheby's International Realty.

"We chose to work with Concierge Auctions to accelerate the sale and allow us to move on to other opportunities," stated Poelker, who is also the developer of the property. "Not only does the home present extraordinarily unique design, luxurious finishes and extensive amenities, it is also mere steps from the Windham Country Club and minutes to skiing at Windham Mountain."

Located on five wooded acres, 1 Copper Ridge is a nearly 11,000-square-foot mountain retreat offering the ultimate in luxury and craftsmanship. The hybrid Port-Orford Cedar and Douglas Fir Timberframe estate, which was recently substantially completed (but for personal finishing choices), received a Certificate of Occupancy and has never been occupied, contains seven bedroom suites, eight full and one half bathrooms, a hand-crafted, massive 3-story oak spiral staircase, therapeutic saline pool with fast lane, 2-car garage and large carport, 12-seat tiered home theatre and sprawling wrap-around deck. The home is constructed with energy-efficient products, methods, and technologies that far exceed Energy Star ratings. The style exudes the beauty and distinction of the Catskill Mountains and has a low impact on the environment, keeping conservation at heart.

"1 Copper Ridge offers flexibility for its next owner, as it is ideal to be used either as a full-time residence, a vacation home or a corporate retreat and can satisfy either a private or active lifestyle," stated Laura Brady, Vice President of Marketing for Concierge Auctions. "With no minimum bid required, buyers should take notice of this great opportunity. Anyone searching for a luxury escape in the Catskills should view the auction website or visit an open house for more information."

Located on the northern boundary of the Catskill Park, Windham boasts world-class restaurants, a thriving art community, top notch winter sports facilities, two 18-hole golf clubs, legendary trout fishing, hemlock forests filled with wildlife and renowned hiking trails. Windham Mountain, originally a private ski club, has been attracting families and business professionals from the New York metro areas for generations. The town is nestled in the Northern Catskill Region, comprised of Delaware, Greene, and Ulster counties lying northwest of New York City and southwest of Albany.

The auction of 1 Copper Ridge will be held on June 25. No minimum bid is required to participate. A 2% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. The property is open for preview on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4pm and daily by appointment. For more information visit or call 866-822-0865.

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 Sotheby's International Realty(®) and other 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

About Select Sotheby's International Realty: Select Sotheby's International Realty has offices in Saratoga Springs, Lake George and Lake Placid, NY, representing extraordinary properties from the Catskills to the Canadian Border and the Vermont Border to the Finger Lakes Region.

About Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC: Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby's International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. In February 2004, Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby's, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby's International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system by Realogy's subsidiary, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby's auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit

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