Concierge Auctions to Present 15-Acre Connecticut Estate At Auction Without Reserve On October 16

Previously offered for $7.995 million, this luxurious Litchfield County property will sell to the highest bidder regardless of price

PR Newswire
Sep 20, 2010

ROXBURY, Conn., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- An exquisite, 15-acre estate located at 12 Golden Harvest Road in the heart of Litchfield County will sell at auction on October 16, according to NYC-based luxury real estate auction firm Concierge Auctions. Previously listed for $7,995,000, the Golden Harvest Estate will sell without reserve, meaning it will sell to the highest bidder regardless of price. The live, on-site auction is being conducted in cooperation with listing agent John C. Sniffen of Litchfield Sotheby's International Realty.

"This client is committed to being the next luxury estate to sell in Litchfield County," stated Sniffen. "Not only are the property's 15 acres picturesque and expansive, but the home itself is new and exquisitely-constructed, while only a two-hour commute to New York City. The combination of motivated seller, ideal location and premier product - selling without reserve to the highest bidder - offers a tremendous opportunity for any buyer searching for a premier estate residence in the Northeast."

This 7,500-square-foot home, with six bedrooms, seven and one half bathrooms and 4,500 square feet of outdoor living space, draws a perfect balance of modern and rustic charm. A large stone entryway that makes use of reclaimed material excavated from the property welcomes guests upon arrival. A masterfully-designed fireplace is the heart of the Great Room, which boasts 30 foot ceilings and enormous windows that invite unlimited natural light. The gourmet kitchen has a large island for seating that doubles as kitchen counter space. The formal living room has an old-world cast iron gas fireplace, and the library offers ample seating and spectacular views of the wraparound deck. The third floor includes an office suite with flex area, and the basement has more than 1,900 square feet of space for indoor entertainment, including an exercise room and theater.

Outdoors, the home's entire facade is adorned with natural cedar shingles. Another towering, 30-foot covered fireplace is the centerpiece for the porch and features native reclaimed New England fieldstone. Master landscape architect Daryl Beyers has reinforced the home's commitment to the outdoors, with a detailed landscape plan that includes more than 12,000 bulbs, already planted as part of Phase One of his project.

With its rolling hills and picturesque views, Litchfield County offers the peace and quiet of the New England countryside, but is just a short two hour train ride to the excitement of New York City. The new residents of the Golden Harvest Estate will enjoy countless outdoor activities including horseback riding, hiking and swimming. During the winter months, skiing takes center stage at nearby mountains. The area is also home to the Mayflower Inn & Spa, which has been named the #1 spa in the nation.

"Concierge Auctions has become the auction firm of choice for luxury sellers nationwide," stated George Graham, CEO of Concierge Auctions. "We're thrilled to be back in New England after the successful sale of both the historic Rockland estate in Fairplay, MD, and a private lakefront home in Lake George, NY over the summer. This auction without reserve provides another tremendous opportunity to purchase a premier property that is peaceful and serene, with easy access to New York City."

The live, on-site auction of 12 Golden Harvest Road will be held on October 16. The auction has no reserve, and no minimum bid is required to participate. 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 to 4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information visit or call 877-217-2001.

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 50,000 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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