Concierge Auctions Generates Monumental Sale Of 34+ Oceanfront Acres On The North Shore Of Kauai, Hawaii

Auction of three premier parcels on Kauai's North Shore generates 13 bidders and marks 6 properties sold for The Michele Hughes Company

PR Newswire
KAUAI, Hawaii
Jun 20, 2012

KAUAI, Hawaii, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City-based Concierge Auctions announces the sale of 34+ immaculate acres overlooking Secret Beach on Kauai's North Shore -- including the highest price achieved for an oceanfront land parcel in the past 5 years. The properties sold are two 5+ acre sites with luxury villas known as Hale Nanea and Hale Lani, and one 24-acre site, all with exclusive Kauapea Road addresses. The sale was handled in cooperation with Debra Blachowiak (PB) and Paul Kyno (RA) of Sleeping Giant Sotheby's International Realty and Roni Marley (RB) of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers. The buyer purchased the entire parcel and is represented by Neal Norman (RB) of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers. The sale marks six consecutive successful auctions for repeat client The Michele Hughes Company.

"Partnering with Concierge Auctions has changed my outlook on the future of transacting with luxury real estate. I believe their approach is the new paradigm for selling high-end properties in the most efficient manner," stated the seller, Michele Hughes. "I have been vested in the Kauai market for more than 30 years, and Concierge has assisted me over the past 3 years with the thoughtful disposition of all my remaining investment holdings. As a repeat client, I have witnessed their company growth, and they have improved their processes with each sale. Clearly the Concierge team will continue to impact the luxury marketplace with increasing momentum for years to come."

Concierge Auctions' worldwide exposure campaign for the Secret Beach properties identified 379 buyer prospects and produced over 50 showings and 13 bidders. The auction website generated over 6,000 visitors from all US states led by California, New York, Texas and Florida, and 79 international countries led by Canada, Australia, Singapore and the UK.

"This sale includes the highest price achieved for an oceanfront land parcel on the North Shore of Kauai in the past 5 years. It is a remarkable accomplishment of our combined efforts alongside Concierge and Hawaii Life to have produced this record outcome in only 4 weeks, particularly for such a complicated transaction," stated Blachowiak.

The 5.325 and 5.03-acre bluff estates at 2884 and 2908 Kauapea Road are privately gated and surrounded by manicured lawns and tropical gardens. The 24-acre parcel, known as Lot 36, spans the oceanfront area of the site. Panoramic views of fertile mountains, lush valleys and turquoise Pacific waters extend for miles. While the bluff properties feature luxury villas Hale Nanea ("Home of Joy and Tranquility") and Hale Lani ("Heavely Home"), both of which include a vacation rental permit, each also allows for the construction of two new residences and has perpetual pedestrian easements to Secret Beach -- perfect for snorkeling, swimming, beachcombing, windsurfing, stand-up paddling, fishing and kayaking. The oceanfront site spans 2/3rds of a mile along Secret Beach and also allows for two new residences and a guest home.

"We handle all of our auctions with the utmost focus, but this one was particularly close, as we have been aware of this assignment since we sold our first two properties for Ms. Hughes in 2010," stated Laura Brady, Vice President of Marketing for Concierge Auctions. "It's extremely satisfying that this sale also included repeat partnerships with our cooperating brokers. All four brokers involved are top-producers on Kauai, and each has now represented both bidders and sellers in our auctions. We are thrilled to maintain positive relationships with such successful professionals who know and understand the power of our platform."

Other Concierge auctions underway include an architecturally significant estate and a ski-in/ski-out chalet in Telluride, CO on July 12th ( and a Sun Valley, ID ski home on July 19th (, among others. The company is accepting applications from luxury sellers nationwide with premier, storied properties. For more information about Concierge Auctions and its services please call 888-966-4759 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 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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