Concierge Auctions to Sell Impeccable Waterfront Estate in Prestigious Darien, Connecticut at Live, Absolute Auction

Elegant French Norman-style Waterfront Residence near New York City will Sell to the Highest Bidder at a High-end Auction on June 25

PR Newswire
May 20, 2011

DARIEN, Conn., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The impeccable "Cove House", a French Norman-style estate on 2.03 private acres abutting Scott's Cove in Darien, Conn., with access to the Long Island Sound and less than an hour from New York City, will be sold at a live, on-site auction on June 25, Concierge Auctions announced today. Previously listed for $12.5 million, the property will be auctioned Absolute, meaning it will sell to the highest bidder regardless of price. Incentives are offered for opening bids from $6 million to $10 million. The sale is being conducted in cooperation with listing broker Doug Milne of Kelly Associates.

"Concierge Auctions has a proven reputation as the leading firm for auctioning the most premier residences nationwide. I'm excited to work alongside their team to find a new owner for this extraordinary home," stated Milne. "Darien is located on Connecticut's 'Gold Coast' in Fairfield County, one of the wealthiest and most coveted areas in the tri-state region. This estate is a testament to its prestige. My client realizes he is taking a risk by selling Absolute and purely allowing the bidders to name the price. However, now is the time -- time to sell the estate, congratulate a new owner and move on."

Designed to capture the stunning beauty of its surroundings, Cove House, located at 17 Tokeneke Trail, is a five bedroom, seven bathroom residence designed in an elegant French Norman style. Situated on 2.03 beautifully landscaped, private acres on Scott's Cove, the property features a manor home, guest cottage and private dock with access to the Long Island Sound and beyond. Four gorgeous fireplaces punctuate the beautifully appointed living spaces, all of which open to the deck and pool and reflect sophistication and attention to detail. Upstairs quarters include a master suite with a sunken stone bath and custom closets, and four suite bedrooms. In addition to an attached two-car garage, there is also a detached garage with room for three more cars.

Darien, Connecticut is one of the most affluent towns in the United States and was rated one of the best places to live in the country by CNN. Situated between the small cities of Norwalk and Stamford, the town is a bedroom community with relatively few office buildings. Many residents work in New York City and commute via two Metro North railroad stations -- Noroton Heights and Darien -- to Grand Central Terminal in less than an hour. The town includes four parks, two beaches on Long Island Sound, three country clubs, a hunt club and two yacht clubs.

"Our firm has represented breathtaking estates across the nation, and this is one of the most impressive properties we have had the pleasure to work with. The design is impeccable, the construction superb, and the location ideal," stated Laura Brady, Vice President of Marketing for Concierge Auctions. "This Absolute auction is not only the most extravagant opportunity in the tri-state area, but arguably in the country. Buyers and their representing financial advisers and real estate brokers should take notice of this rare occasion."

The live, Absolute auction of 17 Tokeneke Trail will be held on June 25. Phone and Internet bidding will be available. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. The property is open for preview daily from 1-4pm and by appointment. For more information, visit or call 800-436-0972.

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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