Waterfront Estate in Ultra-Exclusive Miami Community Set for Luxury Auction® on Valentine’s Day

For those looking to splurge on a gift for their loved one this Valentine’s Day, an impressive waterfront estate located in one of the nation’s most exclusive residential enclaves may serve as the perfect display of affection.

Miami-based real estate auction house Platinum Luxury Auctions has announced a February 14th luxury auction® date for a home within the Gables Estates community in Coral Gables, Florida. Recently asking $17.9 million, the property will be sold without reserve at a live auction held on the property site. Platinum, which specializes in the luxury auction® sale of non-distressed, multimillion-dollar properties, is managing the auction in cooperation with listing broker Audrey H. Ross of Miami’s Compass Florida brokerage. Ross has long been one of Miami’s top luxury agents.

“I believe firmly that this will be [how] the house sells,” Ross remarked. “Working with a talent like Audrey is an exceptional opportunity,” noted Trayor Lesnock, Platinum’s Founder and President. “We’re looking forward to adding another success to her incredible volume of sales within Gables Estates.” The transaction is the second time the firm has worked with Ross, who represented the buyer of a Miami condominium Platinum auctioned in July, 2019.

The tri-level residence is one of fewer than 200 homes located within Gables Estates, where some the world’s most elite movers and shakers reside. To be sure, the community boasts a number of billionaire residents, who can unwind and enjoy the relaxed, South Florida lifestyle within the protected gates of the +200-acre, waterfront neighborhood. Within recent years, the community has registered more than 30 home sales in excess of $10 million (including a $43.7 million sale in 2017). Homeowners enjoy 24-hour, guard-gated security in addition to regular vehicle patrol. Residency is conditioned upon a buyer’s acceptance into the Gables Estates Club.

The elegant estate is situated on a 1.03-acre lot, with 180 ft of frontage on a deep-water canal. A 100-ft dock can manage vessels up to 120 ft in length, while a motorized boat lift is available for smaller craft. The property is just moments away from the open Biscayne Bay and sparkling Atlantic Ocean – perfect for the avid pleasure boater or fisherman.

Extensively renovated in 2015 by the current owner, the home features a comfortably elegant design and flexible floor plan. Two, main living levels offer +/-8,000 sf of area, with 4 beds and 3.5 baths, while additional square footage on the lowermost level is currently outfitted with a fitness center and sauna, “bait-and-tackle” room, children’s movie theater and multiple recreation areas. There are also staff quarters, comprised of 2 beds and 1.5 baths.

Other notable home features include a grand salon, gourmet kitchen, spacious master suite with sitting room and dual walk-ins, and a custom-built wine room with climate control and storage for more than 5,000 bottles. A Control4® home automation system can manage air-conditioning, audio/video, lighting, security cameras, pool and spa features via a convenient smartphone app.

Property grounds are extensively landscaped with lush, mature plantings to create a tropical atmosphere of serenity and privacy. Outdoor living areas include multiple terraces ideal for dining and lounging, an expansive sundeck, summer kitchen, heated pool with separate spa and even a “putting green.”

More information on the luxury auction® can be found online at MiamiLuxuryAuction.com. Interested parties may also contact Platinum’s project manager, Aaron Carmody, at 800.871.9269 to schedule a property tour. Bidders must register to participate in the sale by Thursday, February 13th at 5pm ET. Contact Platinum for registration details.

About Platinum Luxury Auctions: Platinum Luxury Auctions developed the luxury auctio model for high-priced real estate auctions, and owns the trademark rights to the term “luxury auction.” 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 $926 million in luxury real estate auction sales to date, while evaluating and consulting on more than $2.65 billion in additional luxury property volume worldwide.

Platinum Luxury Auctions and Engel & Völkers Post Record Home Sale in Hollywood, FL

Modern waterfront estate in South Florida sold for $3.6 million at luxury auction®

Platinum Luxury Auctions has added another record sale to its portfolio. On November 25th, Platinum held a luxury auction® for a luxurious waterfront estate in Hollywood, Florida, which resulted in a purchase price of approximately $3.6 million.

According to Platinum’s analysts – who reviewed both the Realtor’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and the Broward County property records – the price ranks as the third-highest sale for a single-family home in the city of Hollywood’s history, on both a gross and price-per-square-foot (ppsf) basis. The sale also registers as the city’s number one all-time price for a home located west of a fixed bridge (a location that limits boating access to Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean).

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Tech mogul Manny Medina will soon auction his Gables home – without a reserve

Billionaire Manny Medina will auction his 15,000-square-foot mansion. The five-bedroom, six-bathroom house facing a canal at 555 Arvida Parkway was previously listed for $17.9 million.

Manny Medina is no stranger to goodbyes. He made multi millions by starting and selling several tech companies.

This time, Medina plans to part ways with his five-bedroom Coral Gables estate.

Medina will auction his 15,000-square-foot mansion in mid-February without reserve through Platinum Luxury Auctions, according to the downtown Miami auction house. The five-bedroom, six-bathroom house facing a canal at 555 Arvida Parkway was previously listed for $17.9 million. A no-reserve auction means the home will be sold regardless of price.

Read the full article by Rebecca San Juan at the Miami Herald HERE.

Adirondack camp sells for $2.9M

Panther Point, a former Great Camp on the shore of Upper Saranac Lake, has sold for $2.9 million.

The previous owners, William and Beth Zollars, made the property available for auction in August. It had previously been listed for $3.9 million.

Platinum Luxury Auctions hosted the auction on the upper deck of the boathouse.

The sale is the third-highest price on Upper Saranac Lake in the most recent four-year period, according to data provided by the real estate company.

Read the full article by Leigh Hornbeckat the Albany Times Union HERE.

Custom-Built, Tuscan-Inspired Estate in Suburban NJ Heads to Luxury Auction® Dec 14th

Upcoming luxury auction® of the Villa di Sogni, a Tuscan-inspired estate in New Jersey, is scheduled for December

Platinum Luxury Auctions and Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty have announced the upcoming luxury auction® of a Tuscan-inspired estate nestled in the suburbs of Warren, New Jersey. The custom-built home, named Villa di Sogni (“House of Our Dreams”) by its owners, will be sold to the highest bidder without reserve at a live auction scheduled for December 14th, 2019 on the property site. The estate was previously listed for $7.9 million, though it was designed and built at a cost in excess of $12 million.

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This Sprawling New Jersey Estate is Filled with Tuscan-Style Details

Being auctioned without reserve, the home is replete with amenities, including a golf simulator and a home theater

A Tuscan-style mansion in one of New Jersey’s wealthiest towns is headed to auction without reserve later this month.

“There are few homes in New Jersey with the Tuscan villa architecture,” said Joseph (“JP”) Errico, the owner, who started planning the design with his wife, Leigh Errico, in 2004, before the couple got married a year later. The home had been the couple and their four children’s full-time residence until August last year when they moved to Florida for work.

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35-Acre Colorado Mountain Estate Will Be Sold to Highest Bidder

Cascade Pointe in Colorado will be sold to the highest bidder as this 35-acre mountain estate will go up for auction.

Following its successful luxury auction® sale in January of the Beaumont Ranch in Durango, Colorado, luxury real estate auction house Platinum Luxury Auctions is offering another multimillion-dollar property for auction in the scenic mountain town. This Saturday, October 12, 2019, a 35-acre property – named Cascade Pointe by its owners – will be sold to the highest bidder without reserve and regardless of price. Located within the exclusive Windom Ranch community, the custom-built property was previously asking $11.75 million. The auction sale will be held live and on the property site.

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77-Acre Solar-Powered Farm in New Jersey Heads to Auction

The estate, surrounded by preserved land, has a greenhouse, a swimming pool and a caretaker’s cottage

Deer Run Farm, a 77-acre solar-powered equestrian estate near Princeton, New Jersey, will be sold at a live, on-site, no-reserve auction on Oct. 10.

The property, which was listed for $4.8 million on April 22 by Judson R. Henderson and Jane Henderson Kenyon of Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty, will be sold by Miami-based Platinum Luxury Auctions.

At the beginning of 2019, the property’s ownership was transferred to a Florida-based trust associated with a foundation according to property records.

Mr. Henderson said that the original owners bought the property in the 1980s, and up until recently used it as their primary residence.

“They don’t have family here anymore—their kids live on the West Coast, and that’s where they want to be,” he said.

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Gentleman’s Farm on 77 Acres in Hopewell Township, NJ to Sell at Luxury Auction® Oct 10th

A live auction will take place on Thursday, October 10, 2019, as the renovated, 77-acre farm estate will be sold to highest bidder.

An exquisitely renovated, 77-acre farm estate in Hopewell Township, New Jersey will be sold to the highest bidder at a live auction on Thursday October 10th, 2019. The sprawling estate, which includes a main residence, pool and pool house, caretaker’s cottage, greenhouse and tri-level barn, is being offered without reserve after being recently listed at $4.8 million. Luxury real estate auction house Platinum Luxury Auctions, which specializes in multimillion-dollar property sales on behalf of wealthy sellers, was retained by the property owner to conduct the auction in cooperation with area brokerage Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty. Listing agents Judson Henderson and Jane Henderson Kenyon are representing Callaway Henderson in the sale.

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32-Acre Estate in Colorado Will Hit Auction Block Next Month

The custom-built house in Durango, previously listed for $11.75 million, features a fitness center, chef’s kitchen and a two-level garage

A custom-built, 32-acre estate in Durango, Colorado, will go to auction without reserve on Oct. 12 with Platinum Luxury Auctions.

The sellers designed the 11,700-square-foot house to take advantage of its expansive mountain views and to host guests and family in mind, according to Trayor Lesnock, president of Platinum Luxury Auctions. It comprises five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and three additional bathrooms, as well as a chef’s kitchen, a fitness center, a two-level heated garage, a heated porch and a tool workshop.

“I’m very jealous that it’s not my house,” Mr. Lesnock said. “I would get up every morning and throw on my trail gear, grab my dog and head out to the lakefront.”

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