Concierge Auctions to Sell Luxury Estate Located Within the Breathtaking Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, California at Auction

Bids will be accepted November 12th-18th for the 12.88-acre estate

PR Newswire
CARMEL, Calif.
Oct 20, 2011

CARMEL, Calif., Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A sprawling hacienda estate located on 12.88 acres in the Santa Lucia Preserve, a private community nestled in the Santa Lucia Mountains, repeatedly named among the top golf communities by Travel & Leisure magazine, will sell at auction, Concierge Auctions has announced. Bids will be accepted November 12th-18th at or directly through a Concierge representative. Originally listed for $6.75 million, the starting bid is $1.995 million, and the Buy-it-Now price is $3.295 million. The sale is being conducted in cooperation with listing agents Peter Butler, Shelly Mitchell Lynch and Chris Pryor of Carmel Realty Company.

"The lifestyle offered by Santa Lucia Preserve is unlike any other in the Carmel Valley. With world-class amenities and a scenic, unspoiled setting, residents of Santa Lucia Preserve can either fill their days with endless activities or simple relaxation, while a mere 10-15 minutes from Carmel, Pebble Beach, Monterey and Big Sur, and two hours from San Francisco," Mitchell Lynch stated. "Not a detail was missed in the construction of 14 San Clemente Trail. It is one of the most exquisite residences in the Preserve."

14 San Clemente Trail is a 7,000-square-foot-plus estate designed by renowned architect Arthur Valdes. The home features five bedrooms, five full and one half bathrooms, a living room, dining room, library, kitchen, breakfast room, underground wine cellar, six masonry fireplaces and a 3-car garage, plus guest parking. Situated adjacent to San Clemente Creek on nearly 13 acres of land, a wooden bridge over the creek and a meandering driveway down to the property's three-acre homeland create a heightened sense of arrival. High-end finishes include generous use of Carmel stone, terracotta tile roof, cantera columns, reclaimed timbers and whole house audio and lighting system. Designer wrought iron light fixtures from Steven Handelman of Santa Barbara adorn throughout.

With history dating back thousands of years, the 20,000 private acres of land that make up The Santa Lucia Preserve have been safely ushered through the centuries. 18,000 acres of permanent nature preserve protects wildlife habitats in perpetuity. The remaining 2,000 acres include envelopes for up to 300 residences and recreational amenities including an 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course, over 100 miles of hiking and riding trails, and a private 500-acre Ranch Club, centered around an authentically restored 1920s Hacienda with gardens, swimming pool and Sports Center complex.

"This Santa Lucia Preserve is a timeless piece of land punctuated by ridge tops, creeks, redwood and pine forests, oak woodlands and rolling grasslands - an ideal place for someone who loves the outdoors - and equally valuable is the lifestyle rendered by its friendly residents, annual traditions and endless activities," stated Laura Brady, Vice President of Marketing for Concierge Auctions. "No expense was spared in the construction of 14 San Clemente Trail. Paired with the unrivaled amenities of the Preserve, the chance to own this timeless estate for your bid price is a rare and special opportunity."

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often called simply Carmel, is a small city in Monterey County, California, situated on the Monterey Peninsula. The town is known for its natural scenery and rich artistic history, and is known for being dog-friendly in its hotels, restaurants and retail stores. Carmel is located on the Pacific coast, about 330 miles north of Los Angeles and 120 miles south of San Francisco.

Bids for 14 San Clemente Trail will be accepted November 12th-18th at or directly through a Concierge representative. A 2% commission is offered to the buyer's broker. The property is available for preview daily by appointment. For more information call 866-818-6986 or visit

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

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