Historic Bowling Green Farm Circa 1741 to be Sold at Auction on May 3 by Concierge Auctions, with No Minimum Bid Required

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase one of Virginia's oldest and most storied estates

Mar 29, 2011, 17:32 ET from Concierge Auctions

BOWLING GREEN, Va., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Concierge Auctions has announced that historic Bowling Green Farm, located at 200 Main Street in Bowling Green, Virginia, will sell during a live auction on May 3. Originally listed for $2,950,000, there is no minimum bid required to participate. The sale is being conducted in cooperation with listing broker Frank Hardy of Frank Hardy, Incorporated, Realtors.

"Bowling Green Farm is a truly unique property. Not only does it cherish a storied past, but it has also been thoughtfully preserved and restored to ensure a comfortable, modern lifestyle," stated Hardy. "This auction is an amazing opportunity to purchase a piece of American history. Further, plenty of additional options exist for the new owner to enjoy the on-site vineyard and farming acreage, develop additional structures, or take advantage of the zoning allowance for special events and business usage. With no minimum bid required to participate, any historic or preservation enthusiast, and for that matter anyone searching for a unique home in the Virginia countryside should become involved."

As one of the oldest original homes in Virginia, Bowling Green Farm is designated a Virginia Historic Landmark, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was meticulously restored with consultation from the Colonial Williamsburg Architectural Research Department. Nestled on 126 acres among 270-year-old English boxwood shrubs, colonial garden terraces, a holly allee and mature hardwoods with 80 acres of woodland beyond, the perfectly preserved and restored pre-Georgian brick and clapboard Tidewater colonial farmhouse is private, while a mere 20 minutes from Fredericksburg, 30 minutes from Richmond and one hour from Washington, DC. The gorgeous bowling green lawn remains an unchanged attribute of the estate as in the time of visits by notable figures such as George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Today, the property includes a one-acre vineyard planted in Cabernet Franc varietals with an additional 25 acres under cultivation and is zoned to allow for special events uses, including a bed-and-breakfast facility, with the existing historic conservation easement accommodating for the construction of a swimming pool and multiple buildings and structures.

"We are thrilled to be working alongside Frank Hardy, Incorporated to sell this fine property," stated Laura Brady, Vice President of Marketing for Concierge Auctions. "The auction method lends itself well to one-of-a-kind assets, whether fine art, antiquities or historic homes. Two examples are our recent auctions of historic Tulip Hill c1756 in Harwood, Maryland, which sold at auction above the previous list price, and of the Rockland Estate c1803 in Fairplay, Maryland, which sold prior to auction. Buyers will be able to bid with confidence, knowing that the high bid will be the true value – only one increment above the other participants. It is the most transparent way to identify value."

The auction of Bowling Green Farm will be held on May 3. No minimum bid is required to participate. A 3% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. The property is available daily for preview between 1 and 4pm and by appointment. For more information visit www.BowlingGreenAuction.com or call 866-605-7280.

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 www.ConciergeAuctions.com

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