Unique Mansion in Money Magazine's "Best Place to Live in Georgia" Heads to Luxury Auction®
Aug 24, 2017, 11:04 ET
ATLANTA, Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- An impressive mansion in Marietta, Georgia with a design inspired by centuries-old, European castles and manors has been scheduled for a luxury auction® sale this September. Miami-based real estate auction house Platinum Luxury Auctions, the firm retained by the property owner to conduct the sale, has announced that the home will be sold to the highest bidder who meets or exceeds the auction's reserve bid of $1 million. The live bidding process will be held on the property site on September 9, 2017, although buyers can also bid remotely if necessary. The estate was recently offered for sale for $2.5 million. Platinum is working in cooperation with listing agent Toni Itkin for the transaction. Ms. Itkin is with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Buckhead, Georgia.
Tucked within a private cul-de-sac in Marietta's East Cobb area - named Georgia's "Best Place to Live" by Money Magazine in 2016 - the estate enjoys a one-acre lot surrounded by lush landscaping, which borders historic Sope Creek and adjoins the Chattahoochee National Park and Forest. The heart of Atlanta is within only a 25-minute commute, making the area ideal for those who work in the city or require proximity to a major international airport.
The estate is comprised of a main residence and an adjacent carriage house. The main living quarters occupy three living levels, with 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 3 half baths distributed throughout more than 8,400 square feet of living area. The carriage house sits above a three-car garage (with lofted bays to accommodate up to five cars with lifts), and adds 1,300 additional square feet of area. It features one bed and one full bath, a large living room, and a laundry area.
Beautiful Honduran mahogany hewn by English craftsman trained in Gibraltar is used extensively throughout the home, including no fewer than 55 hand-carved doors. "There was more than half a million dollars spent just in Honduran mahogany in the home, and that's before the cost of the brick, stone, and fine finishes located throughout," stated David Enriquez, Platinum's vice president of operations. "The purchase opportunity presented by the auction is far, far below the construction value of the property, without even including the cost of the land."
Beyond being merely inspired by historic castles, the property also contains materials actually recovered from them. Items such as 100-year old sconces, an entry door from an English castle dating to the 1700's, and fireplaces accented in marble imported from a French castle are examples of the unique elements that comprise the property.
Despite its ties to history, the home is replete with modern creature comforts, such as a gourmet kitchen outfitted with professional-grade appliances by Viking and Sub-Zero, a butler's pantry and wet bar, 1,500-bottle wine cellar, media room and fitness center.
The avid sportsmen will also appreciate the home's media room, which features large display cases (ideal for firearms or antiques), in addition to the vast, two-story "trophy room," which serves as a beautiful display venue for the big game hunter, or that could function as a gallery for the art collector or photographer.
The property is available for open house previews daily, between the hours of 12 and 4pm (EDT) until the auction. Additional information is available at GeorgiaLuxuryAuction.com, or by contacting a Platinum representative at 800.683.9957.
About Platinum Luxury Auctions
Platinum Luxury Auctions is responsible for developing the luxury auction® model for high-priced real estate auctions. The firm specializes in the non-distressed sale of multimillion-dollar properties within and beyond the United States. Platinum's team has closed more than $700 million in luxury real estate auction sales to date, while consulting on more than $2 billion in additional luxury properties worldwide.
SOURCE Platinum Luxury Auctions
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