Archive for “April, 2020”

Fisher Island Condo Listed For $23.9 Million Heads To Auction

The property on one of Florida’s most exclusive private islands has no reserve

A Fisher Island, Florida, property on the market for $23.9 million is now heading to auction without reserve.

This ground-floor condo, which was built in 1992 and is being auctioned by Platinum Luxury Auctions, has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Nearly every room has a water view, according to the property listing.

“There are few properties in Miami where you can see the open ocean and watch the sunset without any buildings or obstructions in the view,” said Trayor Lesnock, founder of Platinum Luxury Auctions.

Read the full article by Lyllah Ledesma on Mansion Global HERE.

Home on Florida’s Fisher Island set for no-reserve auction

Fisher Island is home to richest ZIP code in U.S.

condo on the island that’s home to America’s wealthiest ZIP code is up heading to the auction block with no reserve.

The home was last listed for $23.9 million. Now it’s a rare opportunity to join the exclusive posh community on Florida’s Fisher Island for a potential bargain price.

The 8,242-square-foot furnished home includes five bedrooms, five bathrooms and one half-bath, plus another 4,221 square feet of outdoor space, according to the listing with Platinum Luxury Auctions. It was originally built in 1992 but was fully renovated this year with fresh, modern finishes and fixtures throughout.

Read the full article on Fox Business HERE.

Social Distancing Has Become Second Nature for Remote-Home Owners. “It’s The Biggest Luxury.”

Larry Claunch bought this 32-acre island in Fiji because he wanted a place that was secluded for his retirement home.

When he found a private island for sale in Fiji, “it just took my breath away,” said Mr. Claunch, a retired real-estate developer. He bought the roughly 32-acre island for about $1.5 million.

It took him a year to remodel the one-bedroom wooden bungalow on the island, transporting the lumber by boat. He now has a fast boat that can reach the town of Labasa in 1.5 hours, but when he first bought the island, “it was a two- or three-day thing to get groceries,” he said. So he’d supplement his diet with the fruit that grew wild on his property. “I lived many days on coconut and pineapple,” he recalled.

Single at the time, Mr. Claunch divided his time between Oregon and Fiji, spending months at a time on the island. He once lived there for an entire year. “It was very peaceful,” he said. “I never got lonely,” he said, in part because he employs caretakers, two couples who live full-time on the island in their own quarters.

As Fiji became more developed, his island has come to feel less remote. More roads have been built to the villages so getting groceries is easier. And about six years ago, cell service came to his little piece of paradise. Before that, he recalls typing emails on his BlackBerry, then hopping into his seaplane to fly high enough to send them.

Mr. Claunch planned to make the island his primary home, but that changed a few years ago when he fell in love and got married. Now that he and his wife have a 2-year-old daughter, they have decided to sell the island and relocate to Europe to be closer to his wife’s family.

Previously on the market for $4.2 million, the island is slated to be sold at auction by Platinum Luxury Auctions. Originally scheduled for May, the auction has been delayed by the pandemic and will likely take place in June, a spokesman for Platinum said.

Read the full article by Candace Taylor of the Wall Street Journal HERE.

28 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names

The naming of a business is one of the most important parts of becoming a CEO – having a brand behind a strong title can make all the difference in the world. Choosing a name can be a long and difficult process, and when we were asked how we came to be called Platinum Luxury Auctions we were happy to share!

Find out how Trayor Lesnock, Platinum’s president and founder, named our company by reading the interviews at the CEO BlogNation site HERE.