JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Concierge Auctions is pleased to announce that J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, owners of the shoe store chain Shoe Carnival and prior owners of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League, will sell a premier Florida property at auction — a private, 3.87-acre estate on the St. Johns River. Leigh Weaver will also sell a new, custom home in St. Augustine's exclusive Palencia golf and tennis community. Both auctions will be conducted without a starting bid requirement on May 24th.
"We have purchased another home in Jacksonville, and it is time for our riverfront estate to be in the hands of a new family. Delores Barr Weaver custom-designed the house, and we made many wonderful memories there," stated Wayne Weaver. "I spent months researching Concierge before deciding to hire them. What ultimately made our decision is the fact that their team is innovative, sophisticated and skilled in dealing with premier luxury homes. We are confident that Concierge will effectively convey the qualities and values of these properties, and we trust that once interested buyers are able to experience them, the auction prices will be market-driven and fair."
Ranked in the top 5 most valuable homes in Duval County by the Florida Times-Union, 6120 San Jose Boulevard West, Jacksonville, was originally listed for $10 million and will be sold in cooperation with listing agent Judy Law of Prudential Network Realty. The property can be purchased prior to auction for a Buy-It-Now price of $5.5 million. This one-of-a-kind St. Johns River estate is on 3.87 acres, just minutes from downtown, The Bolles School and Mayo Clinic. Ancient oak trees decorate the sweeping lawns and lead to 243 feet of river frontage. The main residence includes more than 14,000 square feet with six bedrooms, six full baths, two half baths, living room, banquet-sized formal dining room, wet bar with wine cellar, library, media den, gourmet kitchen, butler's pantry, master suite, a spacious game room, exercise room, sauna, steam bath, a lanai pool with a full bath and spa. Also, connected to the main house by a breeze way is a one bedroom cottage with one and a half baths. A carriage house provides two additional garage spaces and ample storage. A pressure-treated dock with a gazebo, a hoist and a draft of approximately five feet at low tide provides boating enjoyment year-round. World-class golfing, boating, fitness and dining can also be found at nearby Epping Forest Yacht Club and San Jose Country Club.
Originally listed for $3 million, 642 Santa Teresa Court, St. Augustine, has a Buy-It-Now price of $1.87 million and will sell in cooperation with Naomi Lumley and Pud English of Palencia Realty. This new, 5,712-square-foot residence with an additional 1,200 square feet of outdoor entertainment areas is located in the 2,350-acre master-planned community of Palencia, which offers a 40-acre Village Center, a 33,000-square-foot clubhouse, a spectacular Arthur Hills-designed championship golf course, and more than 33 acres of parks, trails and open areas. Situated in Palencia's Santa Teresa neighborhood, known for its expansive home sites and Intracoastal and nature preserve views, the five-bedroom, six-bathroom custom home includes a two-story entry foyer, adjacent living and dining rooms that share a see-through fireplace, a luxurious master suite, a game room with wet bar, a den/library, a gathering room with entertainment center, an outside pool area/lanai and a three-car garage.
"My husband, Jim Sutton, and I custom-designed 642 Santa Teresa Court as the flagship showcase for the luxury home division of our construction company," stated Leigh Weaver, co-owner of Gordon's Castle, LLC, which specializes in commercial general contracting and custom homebuilding. "The home facilitates casual living and entertaining, while incorporating unique and high-end finishes that add a sense of timelessness. The floor plan flows well, and the large preserve lot instills a great sense of privacy. Also important to note, with some of the top-ranked schools in the region and with countless activities, Palencia is an ideal community to raise a family."
"Palencia offers the utmost in luxury Florida living, with unrivaled amenities ranging from an Arthur Hills-designed championship golf course and expansive clubhouse to 10 tennis courts, 4 swimming pools, private trails and more," Lumley stated. "Leigh Weaver is committed to finding new owners who will enjoy this incredible home and active lifestyle for years to come."
Jacksonville is the largest city in the state of Florida in terms of both population and land area. Situated along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville is home to three U.S. Navy bases, many major corporations, the PGA and The Players Championship tournament, the Jacksonville Jaguars National Football League team and three minor league sports teams. Its one-million-plus residents enjoy a temperate climate, year-round leisure activities and miles of clean, sparkling beaches. Jacksonville attracts many visitors for surfing, swimming, windsurfing, fishing and waterskiing. It is located just two and a half hours away from Orlando, home of the Disney theme parks, Universal Studios and Sea World.
"We're thrilled to be back in the Jacksonville area, where our platform has proven successful time and again. Having recently sold a luxury residence in the Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club and another St. Johns River estate, sophisticated sellers like the Weaver family continue to identify with our process," stated Laura Brady, Vice President of Marketing for Concierge Auctions. "Holding two auctions in one day will be an exciting experience and sure to entice healthy competition. These are two very different offerings but equally intriguing opportunities."
The auctions will be held on May 24th. 2% commissions are offered to the buyers' representing agents. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. Preview events will be hosted by invitation only at the Jacksonville property on April 28th and May 5th from 1-4pm. RSVP is required. The property will also be available for preview by qualified buyers by appointment. The St. Augustine property will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm and available for preview daily by appointment. For more information, call 877-214-3785 or visit AuctionJacksonville.com.
About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction marketing 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 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 ConciergeAuctions.com.
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