Concierge Auctions to Present Custom River Valley Ranch Residence At Live Auction With No Minimum Bid Required

On August 26 this custom-built home with majestic views of Mount Sopris, River Valley Ranch Golf Course and Roaring Fork Valley will sell at a live, on-site auction

Jul 26, 2010

On August 26, a 5,082-square-foot custom-built home at 4118 Crystal Bridge Drive in the desirable River Valley Ranch community in Carbondale, Colorado will sell at a live, on-site auction, announced NYC-based luxury real estate auction firm Concierge Auctions. Originally listed for $1,850,000, no minimum bid is required to participate. The sale is being conducted in cooperation with listing broker and seller Daniel Bruder.

"Offering premier views, award-winning golf and fishing, and close proximity to both historic Carbondale and world-class ski village Aspen, River Valley Ranch is a highly sought-after community," stated Bruder. "However, with 43 homes currently on the market in this neighborhood, many buyers are confused about values and are choosing a 'wait and see' approach. I understand I am taking a risk by purely allowing buyers to identify the value of my home with no minimum bid required, but it was a calculated decision. I want the market to know I am 100% committed to selling on August 26."

Professionally designed by renowned architect Brad Jordan, 4118 Crystal Bridge Drive features 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a powder bath and majestic views of 13,000-ft Mount Sopris, River Valley Ranch Golf Course and Roaring Fork Valley. Premier finishes include extensive use of natural mountain materials such as barn wood, interior/exterior rock and knotty alder.

The gourmet kitchen, which is surrounded by natural rock, rustic granite and expansive cabinetry and woodwork, is the centerpiece of the main floor living area and captures the essence of living in the Rockies.

A private outdoor deck entered through French doors in the master bedroom creates the opportunity to relax and enjoy the clean Colorado air, listening only to the simple sound of the Crystal River. The top floor living area includes a private library and room designed specifically to highlight the most dramatic, unobstructed views of Mount Sopris and the Roaring Fork Valley.

River Valley Ranch has been thoughtfully designed around the award-winning Jay Morrish Championship Golf Course and the Ranch House Swim and Tennis Club. Running though the heart of the community is the pristine waters of the Crystal River with some of Colorado's best fly fishing. With over 250 acres of dedicated open space and home to a conservation area preserving several Bald Eagle habitats, River Valley Ranch satisfies the most active residents to residents actively pursuing comfort and relaxation.

Residents of River Valley Ranch are not only a mere walk or bike to the historic town of Carbondale, with more than 75 miles of paved biking paths and countless hiking, cross country skiing and mountain biking trails, but also a short 30-minute drive to the culturally and recreationally diverse town of Aspen - the ski town that turns into a world center of ideas. Aspen supports four of the best ski mountains in North America and internationally acclaimed dining and entertainment.

"Today, particularly in resort markets such as the greater Aspen area, it is a challenge for buyers to find sellers who are willing and able to accept true market value," stated George Graham, CEO of Concierge Auctions. "Our process assists the marketplace by presenting the most motivated seller in a market and allowing buyers to identify the value of their property in a live, transparent bidding atmosphere. The owner of 4118 Crystal Bridge Drive is committed. This will be the next home to sell in River Valley Ranch. Any buyer who has been searching in the area should take notice."

The live, on site auction 4118 Crystal Bridge Drive will be held on Thursday, August 26 at 11 a.m. MDT. Proxy bidding is available, and a 2.5% commission is offered to the buyer's broker. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. The property is open for preview daily from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information visit or call 866-605-7287.

About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-end sellers nationwide. A leading provider of services for individual and institutional owners of luxury residential real estate, Concierge Auctions is revolutionizing the industry by offering an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for high-end properties in a determined time frame. Building on a centuries-old method for selling the finest art and antiquities, the company combines the latest technologies and marketing programs with experienced personnel to generate the maximum value for the most premier properties in an open, competitive forum. As a preferred auction provider to Sotheby's International Realty® and other luxury brokerage firms, the company has executed auctions throughout the country, from New York to Hawaii. The company's database includes more than 10,000 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

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