Concierge Auctions Receives $1M Starting Bid for the Auction of a 115-Acre Luxury Farm Estate in Farmville, Virginia

Bids being accepted through August 25th for the auction of Big Step Farm

PR Newswire
Jul 29, 2011

FARMVILLE, Va., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A breathtaking Gentleman's Farm privately situated at the end of a cul-de-sac road on 115 picturesque acres bordering the Willis River, located just minutes from downtown Farmville and an hour from both Richmond and Charlottesville, will sell at auction through Concierge Auctions. Bidding is underway until August 25th at A starting bid of $1 million is in place. The sale is being conducted in cooperation with listing agent Angel McQuade of Sheeran Sotheby's International Realty.

"Big Step Farm is a dream come true for any outdoor enthusiast, as there are endless activities at your fingertips including swimming, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, camping and simple relaxation amid stunning nature views," McQuade stated. "It has numerous possibilities for use as a working farm, a cattle ranch, an equestrian facility or simply as a private retreat. The sellers are highly motivated to find a new owner, and we look forward to identifying someone who will love it as much as they have."

Completed in 2007, the 7,000+ square foot smart home offers a main residence with five bedrooms, and five full and one half bathrooms. All bedrooms are en-suite and include walk in closets. A large eat-in kitchen provides custom cabinetry, built-in beverage drawers, a power hood for professional gas cooking, stainless Viking and Subzero appliances and a wet bar. The formal dining room has a stunning Swarovski crystal chandelier and flows nicely into the large living room with an oversized wood-burning fireplace and custom bookshelves. One of the first floor bedrooms could be used as a guest or in-law suite as it affords a full bathroom, sitting room and separate entrance. The utility room also has a separate entrance with tile foyer, laundry, a drying area, custom cabinets and hydraulic drawers, a sink and mud shower. Additionally, there is a study with a gas fireplace and a huge game room that offers walk-in storage. Just outside you will find a professionally equipped gym with state-of-the-art equipment, surround sound, rubber flooring, mirrored walls and a half bath, which also duals as a pool bath as it has a separate entrance leading to the outdoor patio. There is also a carriage house that boasts a heated and cooled six-bay garage, an elevator and a second floor manager's apartment that consists of a great room, a bedroom, mini-kitchen, full bath and a balcony that overlooks the pool area, riding ring, pastures and gorgeous sunsets.

Outdoor enjoyment includes a screened-in porch, backyard terrace and a saltwater self-chlorinating gunite pool complete with mosaic dolphins and a built-in cocktail table. Adjacent to the pool is a covered outdoor kitchen with refrigerator, icemaker, sink and bar seating. The grounds include a garden shed, outdoor arena, wooden six stall barn offering a wash and tack room, hay loft and a half bath. There is also a huge equipment storage shed and separate heated shop with professional lift, work tables, and half bath. The grounds afford riding trails for horses or 4 wheelers, hiking, and fishing in the Willis River or the fully stocked pond. In addition, 66,000 loblolly trees have been planted for future timber harvesting.

"Following our successful auction of the Merritt Hutchinson Estate in nearby Lynch Station, we are thrilled to work again with the Sotheby's International Realty network on this auction," stated Laura Brady, Vice President of Marketing for Concierge Auctions. "This is a tremendous opportunity for sophisticated buyers in search of a private, secluded estate with close proximity to a number of major cities and countless recreational and cultural amenities."

Big Step Farm is located in Cannon Farms, only minutes from downtown Farmville, 45 minutes from Lynchburg and one hour from both Richmond and Charlottesville. There is a private airport less than 10 miles away, and golfers can enjoy two quality courses nearby - the Manor Golf Club, chosen as one of the "Best New Golf Courses of 2007" by Golf Digest Magazine, and Farmville Municipal Golf Course, only 10 minutes from Big Step. Holiday State Park is also mere minutes away and the property is in close proximity to several universities including Longwood University (11 miles), Hampden Sydney College (16 miles) and an accredited prep school.

Buyers can place bids now until August 25th at A 3% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker. The property will be available for preview on Sundays from 1 to 4 pm and by appointment. An evening preview event will also be hosted from 4 to 7pm on August 9th. For more information call 866-818-6986.

About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high net worth sellers nationwide. Through an accelerated marketing process Concierge has a track record of obtaining fair market value in as little as a 60-day timeframe. As a preferred auction partner to Sotheby's International Realty® 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 cooperating agents from all 50 states and 38 countries. 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

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