Country Estate C1929 to Sell at Auction in Prestigious New Canaan, Connecticut Through Concierge Auctions

Bids being accepted October 20th-25th for the auction of a 15,910-square-foot English-country mansion

PR Newswire
Sep 15, 2011

NEW CANAAN, Conn., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Concierge Auctions has announced that a gorgeous and storied country estate originally designed in 1929 by world-renowned architect William B. Tubby, tucked away in the countryside yet just an hour train ride into New York City, will sell at auction. Bids will be accepted October 20th-25th at with a starting bid of $3 million and a Buy it Now price of $8 million. Originally listed for $22 million, the sale of 544 Oenoke Ridge is being conducted in cooperation with listing agent William Larkin of William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty.

"This auction presents a rare opportunity to own a sophisticated estate in New Canaan," Larkin stated. "The park-like grounds and gardens are remarkable, truly offering the best of both worlds -- a secluded, country retreat only an hour commute from New York City. The recent renovations and addition make the property even more appealing. I'm excited to work with Concierge Auctions to identify the new owner."

Designed in 1929 by noted Architect William B. Tubby, who also designed the Waveny House in New Canaan and Dunnellen Hall in Greenwich - both award-winning and highly-acclaimed architectural estates, The Estate at New Canaan contains exquisite details throughout. 544 Oenoke Ridge offers eight bedrooms, nine full bathrooms and three half bathrooms. The mansion is privately located in the center of the 6.26-acre property and is protected by a nearly-quarter-mile-long dry stone wall. In total, the residence contains 15,910 square feet, and the estate also includes a three-bedroom guest house, carriage house, pool, and endless beautiful gardens. The property was enhanced by its current owners with a major renovation and addition in 2004, which seamlessly blend the historical craftsmanship with appreciated modern amenities for today's owner. The architecture and character have been painstakingly and lovingly preserved.

"It would be difficult, if not impossible, to duplicate what has been created at 544 Oenoke Ridge, both in appearance and opportunity," stated Laura Brady, Vice President of Marketing for Concierge Auctions. "Following our successful sale of the Cove House in Darien this summer, we are excited to be back in Fairfield County with both this auction and the auction of 360-364 Laurel Road. Our 'Bid Now' platform offers potential buyers the ability to view live bidding activity and to place bids for Oenoke Ridge between October 20th and 25th. This is a remarkable, storied property, and we look forward to naming its next steward."

New Canaan is located in Fairfield County, CT, eight miles northeast of Stamford on the Fivemile River. The town is one of the most affluent in the United States, having been ranked the first in the nation with the highest median family income by CNN Money in 2008. New Canaan has two Metro-North railroad stations: the New Canaan station and the Talmadge Hill station, both of which travel to Grand Central Terminal in New York City is approximately one hour. Locally, there is plenty of access to public parks, swimming facilities, tennis courts, playgrounds and picnic areas.

Buyers can place bids from October 20th-25th at A 2.5% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker. The property will be available for preview on Sundays from 1 to 4 pm and daily by appointment. For more information visit or call 877-214-3785.

About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high net worth sellers nationwide. Through an accelerated marketing process Concierge has a track record of obtaining fair market value in as little as a 60-day timeframe. As a preferred auction partner to Sotheby's International Realty® 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 cooperating agents from all 50 states and 38 countries. 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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