Global firm debuts rare chances to own a Floridian Neoclassical work of art and one of the most expensive US listings ever; a Spanish Colonial Revival mansion in California; an 18th century Italian villa; and a gated community residence in Thailand
NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Concierge Auctions has unveiled its latest auction lineup featuring 15 luxury real estate offerings across five countries and nine US states. The new opportunities — offered throughout October and November — include a Neoclassical work of art with unrivaled boat dockage in Florida, known as one of the most expensive listings in America at $159 million; a Spanish Colonial Revival mansion in California; an 18th century Italian villa; and a gated community residence in Thailand. Of the 15 offerings, all but three will sell Without Reserve to the highest bidder. The majority will take place via the firm’s online marketplace, conciergeauctions.com, allowing prospective buyers to bid digitally in real time from anywhere in the world.
Concierge Auctions‘ October/November Lineup Features:
Hillsboro Beach, Florida — Bidding Opens November 12th; Ends November 15th (live auction)
Playa Vista Isle / 935 & 939 Hillsboro Mile
Set upon 5± acres on one of the highest points of Florida’s “Millionaires Mile,” Playa Vista Isle is one of the most expensive real estate listings in the entire country at $159 million. Concierge Auctions will sell the unique estate Without Reserve at a live auction in cooperation with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.
Completed in 2018 and ideally located in Hillsboro Beach, midway between the metropolitan areas of Miami and Palm Beach, Playa Vista Isle is the only Ocean-to-lntracoastal Waterway estate on the entire Gold Coast to offer both 500± feet of private oceanfront beach as well as two newly constructed deep-water concrete docks. The property offers magnificent vistas to both the east and west with distinct accommodation made for both a 220± foot vessel and a 150± foot vessel simultaneously, with a generously-sized private parking area along its 500± feet of Intracoastal frontage. Encompassing more than 58,000 square feet, Playa Vista Isle is a work of art designed for the ages with craftsmanship and attention to detail reverberating throughout the estate.
Playa Vista Isle’s amenities include the world’s first private 3D-IMAX© in-home theater with accommodations for up to 18 guests; a 20-car garage with secure tunnel access; 3,000± bottle wine cellar with individually-controlled temperature and humidity secured by biometric access with adjacent tasting room; 4,500-square-foot heated infinity edge pool; oversized Jacuzzi perched 40-feet above the ocean featuring unobstructed panoramic views of the horizon; 13 water features including six waterfalls; and a putting green. Offered collectively or separately is an adjacent 2± acre oceanfront lot that can accommodate an additional structure, garden area, or recreational facility.
“I built this home with not only world-class finishes, but also to last generations. At every stage of construction, no expense was spared to achieve the finest in design, structure and craftsmanship. Anything that was delivered less than perfect was redone or sent back until each surface matched exactly,” stated the seller, Robert Pereira. “The property is a piece of structural art that cannot be replicated, which makes it very difficult to value and lends itself well to the Concierge Auctions platform. I’m committed to allowing the bidders identify its highest value.”
Lake Como, Italy — Bidding Opens and Ends October 30th
Villa Passalacqua / Via Besana 59
An 18th century villa situated in the village of Moltrasio on the Lake Como shore, Villa Passalacqua is a historic property and one of the most expensive real estate listings in Europe. It is recognized as a national monument of Italy, having played host through the centuries to a number of significant figures in politics, art and music including former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Featuring frescos painted by renowned neoclassical artist Andrea Appiani, chief artist of Napoleon Bonaparte, the expansive and beautifully spaced rooms are perfect for entertaining. Previously quietly listed for €100 million, the villa will sell with a reserve auction price of €20 million.
Set on 4.6 acres, Villa Passalacqua was originally constructed as the vision of Count Andrea Luccini-Passalacqua, who hired the best architects and designers of the 18th century to build him a landmark property. Designed for entertaining, the main house offers a total of 26,500 square feet (2,462 square meters) of living space including frescoed reception rooms and nine bedroom suites. A guesthouse within the grounds offers a further six bedrooms across 4,000 square feet (372 square meters). Internally, the property is filled with antique furniture, Venetian chandeliers and exquisite carved ceilings, while the kitchens and bathrooms include contemporary finishes. Beneath the gardens are 16,469 square feet (1,530 square meters) of breath-taking tunnels, cellars, and underground rooms and walkways linking the main villa to the lakefront. Externally, there is a swimming terrace surrounded by lemon and olive trees, a 200-year-old greenhouse, 11 working fountains, immaculate landscaped Italian gardens and a private dock.
Composer Vincenzo Bellini lived in the villa from 1829-1833, composing operas Norma and Sonnambula during his time there. In the preceding years, the villa hosted some of Europe’s most glamourous soirees, with Winston Churchillamongst the notable guests.
“This auction is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase a piece of history. Since the introduction of an appealing new personal tax regime at the beginning of last year, Italy is proving an increasingly popular option for property buyers from Europe and the Middle and Far East,” stated Charlie Smith, European advisor for Concierge Auctions. “The villa is one of the most significant private houses in the most sought-after part of Lake Como, but has considerable commercial potential, as a hotel, private members club, or wedding and events venue.”
Villa 22, Samujana — Bidding Opens November 6th; Ends November 9th
Koh Samui, Thailand
Concierge Auctions presents its first sale in Thailand — a luxury villa in the exclusive Samujana development on the island of Koh Samui. Villa 22, initially listed for $5 million USD, will sell at auction with a reserve of $2.5 million USD. The auction brings Concierge Auctions’ cumulative reach to 20 countries globally.
Featuring award-winning architectural design by Gary Fell and GFAB, the 1,203-square-metre, open-plan villa is filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows, with two state-of-the-art kitchens, and multiple dining areas both inside and out with room for more than 15 people to dine. All six bedrooms are en-suite and air conditioned, with dual sinks and soaking tubs. Indoor amenities include a private cinema, spacious TV lounge, games room, and fully-equipped gym. Externally, the villa benefits from a large private infinity pool, sun decks, a BBQ area, landscaped gardens, and allocated parking.
Recognized as one of Thailand’s most sought-after gated communities, Samujana comprises 27 luxury residences nestled on a hilltop overlooking the ocean. Residents benefit from 24-hour security and five-star resort amenities including private chefs on call, an all-weather tennis court, private beach access, and in-villa treatment room with Thai practitioners. The property provides dedicated Thai staff offering Asian service and hospitality. The estate is also fully geared to provide rental income when the villa is not in use by the owner. Residents also have easy access to a variety of outdoor activities including golfing, fishing, swimming, sailing, diving and other water sports, with the perennial temperate climate of the Gulf of Thailand allowing residents to enjoy this island paradise all year-round.
“The property offers unparalleled luxury to even the most discerning of buyers,” Smith added. “Embarking on our first auction in Thailand is pivotal, as this is a sought-after destination for buyers from both Europe and Asia. Our luxury auction platform will expose this tropical piece of paradise to a global audience in what is an accelerated and intensified marketing exposure cycle. Crucially, a wider audience of buyers will therefore assess the opportunity and be able to name their price and compete to own.”
6855 La Valle Plateada — Bidding Opens November 16th; Ends November 20th
Rancho Santa Fe, California
Nestled within the highly sought-after, private and rural community of The Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe, 6855 La Valle Plateada is a Holcombe-designed mansion featuring a main house and guest casita over approximately 11,155 square feet. Set upon 3.27 acres including impeccable gardens by Kate Sessions, the Spanish Colonial Revival home includes 14 fireplaces; 10-foot ceilings throughout; antique Spanish mesquite doors; double framed windows and archways; a master retreat with a gas fireplace, sitting room, his and hers spa baths, and patio access with secret garden views; a chef’s kitchen with a wood-burning pizza oven; glass ceiling conservatory with a climate-controlled wine cellar, two-story library; billiards room, full-size gym and dance studio. The guest casita includes a full kitchen, two bedrooms, one bathroom and a private outdoor patio while the attached guest suite has a full kitchen.
Outdoors, the resort-style entertaining area features an open-air covered living room, fireplace, outdoor kitchen and dining area, swimming pool, spa, and a pool house with an outdoor living room and bocce ball court. Award-winning landscape architect Kate Sessions created the historic grounds, mature greenery, and palms and secret garden, all just 10 minutes from the beach.
Once listed for $9.2 million, the property will sell Without Reserve in cooperation with Deborah Greenspan of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.
“This Holcombe home was built around architecturally significant gardens designed by Kate Sessions in 1930 in the Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe, which exudes the elegance of ‘Camelot.’ From the moment you walk across the threshold, the backdrop is magical and the home inviting, like a secret garden. The luxury of simple charm is found here in every piece and pocket. It’s perfect for loving and living for a wide range of buyers,” stated Brittany Hahn, Auction Division/International Property Specialist, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.
“Clearly, this is the most exciting offering in the Covenant. Set on historic grounds, it is the perfect home for today’s modern family—multigenerational, multipurpose, work/play or couples who still want space for family gatherings and guests. Serenely private and discreet, this property is a must see, and the auction is not to be missed,” added Greenspan.
Additional Upcoming Auctions Include:
- Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada — Stonebridge Estate | 15466 The Gore Road — Bidding Opens October 16th; Ends October 19th
- In cooperation with Paul Maranger of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada.
- Currently Listed for $7.5 million CAD. Selling Without Reserve.
- Ivyland, Pennsylvania — Dreamfield | 1260 Grenoble Road — Bidding Opens October 16th; Ends October 19th
- In cooperation with Victoria Azar Roberts of Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty.
- Currently Listed for $1.975 million. Selling Without Reserve.
- Sandpoint, Idaho — 214 Pacific Street — Bidding Opens October 16th; Ends October 19th
- In cooperation with Tom Puckett of Century 21 Riverstone.
- Previously Listed for $3.997 million. Selling Without Reserve.
- Somerset County, New Jersey — Cragwood Estate | 460 Lake Road — Bidding Opens October 19th; Ends October 23rd
- In cooperation with William Hobbs of Evans and Nye Real Estate.
- Previously Listed for $23 million. Selling Without Reserve.
- Houston Area, Texas — 10 Retreat Boulevard — Bidding Opens October 23rd; Ends October 26th
- In cooperation with Cathy Stubbs of Clayton Nash LLC.
- Previously Listed for $2.899 million. Selling At Or Above $1.8 million Reserve.
- Rural Foothills M.D., Alberta, Canada — Pine Ridge Ranch | 352248 Pine Ridge Road — Bidding Opens October 23rd; Ends October 26th
- In cooperation with Dennis Plintz and Luke Nichols of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada.
- Previously Listed for $5.999 million CAD. Selling Without Reserve.
- Deep Creek Lake, Maryland — 3415 Shingle Camp Road — Bidding Opens October 25th; Ends October 29th
- In cooperation with Nina Beitzel and Russell Bounds of Railey Realty.
- Previously Listed for $2.689 million. Selling Without Reserve.
- Seattle, Washington — 21 Northwest Cherry Loop — Bidding Opens November 16th; Ends November 20th
- In cooperation with Kathleen D. Farrar of Windermere Real Estate Co.
- Previously Listed for $4.25 million. Selling Without Reserve.
- New Hope, Pennsylvania — Bearwood | 3485 Old Windy Bush Road — Bidding Opens November 2nd; Ends November 6th
- In cooperation with Jay and Gina Spaziano of Jay Spaziano Real Estate.
- Previously Listed for $1.895 million. Selling Without Reserve.
- Morgantown, West Virginia — 4111 Cove Point Drive — Bidding Opens November 16th; Ends November 20th
- In cooperation with Barbara Alexander and Anna Marie Stephens of Howard Hanna Premier Properties.
- Previously Listed for $3.8 million. Selling Without Reserve.
As part of Concierge Auctions’ Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, each sale will result in a new home built for a family in need.
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For more information on any of these auctions, or if you have a remarkable property to submit for consideration to the Concierge Auctions’ platform, call 212.202.2940.
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