WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A 14,000-square-foot stately Georgian residence ripe with New England architectural touches, located on 3.8 acres of private property just five minutes from downtown in upscale Bent Tree, Winston-Salem's most desirable neighborhood, will sell at an Absolute auction through Concierge Auctions. Originally listed for $3.999 million, 4400 Bent Tree Farm Road will sell to the highest bidder on October 25th in cooperation with John-Mark Mitchell of eXp Realty, LLC.
"The attention to detail in every area of this palatial home is like nothing you've ever seen. Every modern amenity is at your fingertips, yet this Bent Tree estate retains an Old-World aura that makes you feel right at home," Mitchell stated. "It's private, yet welcoming, all within close proximity to nearby nature preserves, a historic district, a country club and a villa filled with private shops and restaurants in downtown Winston-Salem. Seeing this beautiful property in person truly can't be missed."
Set on a high hill off Bent Tree Farm Road, the tri-level home offers seven bedrooms, seven full and four half bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, home theatre, expansive wine cellar and three individual dens, including one in the basement. Residents and visitors enter through elegant gates and onto a winding, 300-foot-long driveway lined with towering Maple trees, which makes way to a water fountain surrounded by colorful flowers and plants at the front of the home. Upon entry, the double staircase in the foyer makes a grand first impression, leading into the formal rooms. Unique heart pine flooring can be found throughout, complimenting the original and elegant crown molding, high ceilings, six antique European sconces and four imported ﬁreplaces, one of which is from France. There is also a bar adjacent to a large great room, a full exercise facility, his and her bathrooms on opposite sides of the master suite and a speaker and intercom system throughout.
Outdoors, residents enjoy a southern garden, a vine-covered arbor and outdoor living area and a large patio and courtyard, which provide excellent space for entertaining guests. The home's 3.88 acres of lush landscaping is bordered by approximately 180 LeLand Cypress trees, some of which are as high as 40 feet.
"Looking out the windows at all the trees throughout the seasons is breathtaking. The outdoor space is incredible, and has been a wonderful backdrop to enjoy the company family and friends. We will miss the views and so many wonderful aspects of the home, but are ready to move on," stated the seller, Hal Christensen. "Choosing to sell our home in Bent Tree at auction was carefully considered by my family. We're confident the process will identify real buyers and bring a lot of activity to the property in the coming weeks."
Bent Tree is a premier and highly desired location known for its large properties, elegant architecture and fine craftsmanship. Nestled along the fringes of northwestern Winston-Salem, just five miles from the Reynolda Historic District, this private community is distinguished by its rolling hills and estates set off of the main road. Bent Tree is near the local business district of Winston-Salem, the fourth largest city in the North Carolina. Often referred to as the "Twin City" for its dual heritage and "City of the Arts" for its dedication to fine arts and theater, Winston-Salem has an excellent education system, multiple museums and dozens of art attractions. The historic town of Salem dates all the way back to 1753, when it was founded on behalf of the Moravian Church. Much of this city's culture and architecture has been preserved, restored or rebuilt in order to save this essential part of America's past. The smalltown of Winston was not founded until 1849, and was named after a local hero from the Revolutionary war. The two cities combined post offices in 1899 and officially became a single city in 1913. Winston-Salem is located less than an hour from Greensboro, which is part of the metropolitan area known as the Triad including Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point.
"The Bent Tree neighborhood offers the best of both worlds. It's a special place where neighbors are welcoming and friendly, yet because all the properties in area are above three acres, residents can enjoy the ultimate in privacy," stated Laura Brady, Vice President of Marketing for Concierge Auctions. "This auction presents a rare opportunity to own a lavish estate in a sought-after neighborhood at your own bid price. Interested parties should get involved immediately for the chance to own this spectacular home."
The auction of the Bent Tree estate will be conducted live on October 25th. A 2.5% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker. The property is open for preview daily from 1 to 4 p.m. and by appointment. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information visit BentTreeAuction.com or call 877.636.7517.
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 ConciergeAuctions.com.
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