Concierge Auctions And Manormor Sotheby's International Realty Identify New Owner Of A Luxury Ranch Retreat In Jacksonville, Florida

Demand to own the 364-Acre Anabelle Island ranch generates 417 buyer prospects and 9 auction bidders — all in less than four weeks

Nov 14, 2012

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Anabelle Island, a 364-acre private ranch estate abound with wildlife, tucked in the woods within a vibrant and growing residential area just 30 minutes south of Jacksonville, sold yesterday at a live auction through NYC-based Concierge Auctions. The sale of 2920 Russell Road, which includes a furnished 7,798-square-foot main residence, was conducted in partnership with Beverly Brandenburger, Gayle Washnock and Newman Rossie of Manormor Sotheby's International Realty. Washnock also represented the buyer.

"The Concierge team went above and beyond. In only four weeks they were able to expose the property on a global scale and worked with us side-by-side to ensure auction day would elicit a suitable new owner. Today's auction was interesting, exciting, and most importantly, successful," stated Jeff Chefan, owner of Manormor Sotheby's International Realty. "Partnering with Concierge is an effective tool when it comes to the sale of one-of-a-kind, luxury properties. I would definitely work with them again and recommend them to other listing agents within the Sotheby's family."

Concierge Auctions' global campaign generated 3,509 website visitors from 47 US states (led by Florida, Georgia, New York and Texas) and 33 international countries (led by Canada, the UK, Brazil and Hong Kong). 417 buyer prospects inquired with interest, and 9 bidders participated in the sale.

Anabelle Island is a private enclave tucked in the woods at the end of a nearly mile-long graded sand and limestone drive. The main home contains five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, a custom cook's kitchen, a massive Georgia stone fireplace and a spiral staircase that leads to an upstairs loft area. The living room overlooks a 5.41-acre spring-fed lake, which is stocked with bass, bream, carp and catfish. Also outdoors is a screened-in, lakeside veranda; two natural artesian wells; and a stone deck runs inside out to the infinity pool, spa and outdoor kitchen. Adjacent to the main house is a three-car garage with a heated and cooled storage space above the parking, ideal for guest space or an extra amenity like a media room. A separate four-car garage is at the end of the paver motor court. Fully fenced, other amenities include a large functional barn with tractor and other farm equipment included and an 18-acre pasture.

"Anabelle Island is a versatile property in an area ripe for growth, which appealed to a diverse mix of potential owners," stated Laura Brady, President of Concierge Auctions. "Concierge Auctions has had tremendous success in the Jacksonville area including the recent sale of a 3-acre luxury estate along the St. Johns River; a private residence in the Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club; and a newly constructed home within the exclusive Palencia golf and tennis community. We appreciate our ongoing partnership with Manormor Sotheby's International Realty and thank their team for their collaborative efforts towards making this auction a success."

Concierge Auctions has several upcoming auctions throughout the country. If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling a remarkable luxury property through Concierge Auctions, 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. 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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