Premier Chesapeake Bay Area Waterfront Residence and Lot to Sell at an Absolute Auction on May 7 Conducted by Concierge Auctions

Sans Souci Farm, with Chesapeake Bay access and hunting, farm and equestrian acreage

PR Newswire
Apr 6, 2011

ST. MICHAELS, Md., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two premier properties along Harris Creek with direct, deep-water access to the Chesapeake Bay, each owning one-fifth of the 211-acre Sans Souci Farm, will sell during a live, on-site auction on May 7, Concierge Auctions has announced. The first property, located at 23377 Sans Souci Drive, includes an 11,000-square-foot estate, and the other, located at Lot 4 Sans Souci Drive, is a 6.8-acre waterfront lot. Previously offered collectively for $4,900,000, the properties will be auctioned separately and then together, and will sell to the highest total bid(s). The auction format is Absolute, meaning there are no minimums or reserves. The sale is being conducted in cooperation with listing agent Betsy Stettinius of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

"Sans Souci Farm is a unique offering," Stettinius stated. "The owners of this community enjoy a peaceful, rural setting complete with boating, hunting, farming, and equestrian capabilities. It is an ideal escape, while a mere 90 minutes from Baltimore and less than two hours from Washington, D.C."

"With both properties selling Absolute, this auction is a tremendous opportunity for a wide range of buyers," stated Laura Brady, Vice President of Marketing for Concierge Auctions. "The properties can either be purchased separately or together, which opens the offering to prospects looking to build on Lot 4, move right into the residence, or purchase both."

23377 Sans Souci Drive and Lot 4 each offers a rare opportunity to own one-fifth of Sans Souci Farm, a 211-acre equestrian and hunting preserve. The exquisite, 11,000-square-foot Cape Cod estate is set at the end of a private lane on a more than 16-acre waterfront lot with 950 feet of frontage on Harris Creek and includes five bedrooms and four full and one half bathrooms. The spacious and elegant rooms are finished with elegant touches such as beautifully-crafted coffered ceilings in the library, living room and dining room; five gorgeous stone fireplaces; rich cherry wood flooring and walnut paneling. Outdoor amenities include a waterfront guest house, a pool, a garden and orchard, and an 80-foot pier on Harris Creek with six feet of water at the end, offering direct access to the Chesapeake Bay. Lot 4 is a 6.89-acre buildable lot, which slopes down to 400 feet of waterfront on Harris Creek, with four feet of depth at mean low water tide, and features agricultural zoning.

A mere three miles from Sans Souci Farm is the quaint and historic town of St. Michaels, Maryland, which dates back to the mid-1600s when it served as a trading post for area tobacco farmers and trappers. Halfway between the Susquehanna source and the Atlantic mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, St. Michaels is a collage of handsome churches, manicured colonial, federal and Victorian homes, historic heritage, diverse artistic talents and pleasant southern culture. It is also the proud cradle and repository of the Chesapeake's maritime history. Nearby metro areas include Baltimore, a 90-minute commute, and Washington, DC, less than two hours.

"The Concierge Auctions platform is growing in popularity with luxury sellers nationwide, as we continue to prove our process as the best way to obtain true market value for the most premier assets within a predetermined period of time," added Brady. "We currently have a number of other Northeast auctions underway in Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and more further west in California, Colorado and Hawaii. All are unique offerings from the most motivated sellers in their markets and great opportunities for luxury real estate buyers."

The Absolute auction of 23377 Sans Souci Drive and Lot 4 will be conducted "live" on May 7. Phone and Internet bidding is available. A 2.5% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker(s). See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. The properties are available daily for preview Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 and 4pm and daily by appointment. For more information visit or call 866-818-6986.

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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