Secluded Camp with 4,000 ft of Lake Frontage in NY’s Adirondacks Scheduled for Luxury Auction® July 16th

37-acre lakefront property in New York’s Adirondack region that has been searching for a buyer at a list price of $3.2 million will now be sold to the highest bidder at a live auction without reserve on Friday, July 16thMiami-based auction firm Platinum Luxury Auctions was retained by the property owner to manage the luxury auction sale in cooperation with listing agent Jodi Gunther of Adirondack Premier Properties, an affiliate brokerage of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Affectionally named Paradise Peninsula by its owner, the property is located on Big Tupper Lake, just a short distance from the charming town of Tupper Lake in Franklin County, NY, and within a 25-30 minute drive of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid.

“Building on the success of three consecutive sales for significant lakefront camps in the Adirondack region, Platinum is excited to be working on its fourth luxury auction offering on Tupper Lake with the Adirondack Premier Properties team,” stated Platinum’s founder and president, Trayor Lesnock.

The auction house sold two lakefront camps on Upper Saranac Lake – one in 2019 and another in 2020 – in addition to a camp on Upper St. Regis Lake in 2020. Paradise Peninsula marks the firm’s first offering in the Tupper Lake market area.

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A Woodsy Peninsula With Two Private Islands in New York’s Adirondack Mountains Heads to Auction

The 14-acre estate on Big Tupper Lake, once asking $3.2 million, will sell without reserve

A three-building and two-island compound in upstate New York’s Adirondack region is headed under the hammer in July.

The property, in Tupper Lake, will be sold at an on-site auction without reserve by Platinum Luxury Auctions on July 16 in partnership with Jodi Gunther of Adirondack Premier Properties Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices.

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This Friday, 14.5 Acres with 2,000 ft of Bay Frontage in Tiburon, CA Heads to Luxury Auction®

14.5-acre, waterfront parcel in Tiburon, CA that was previously asking $47 million will now be sold without reserve and regardless of price at a live, luxury auction scheduled for Friday, May 21. The unique property, known as Bluff Point due to its topography and peninsula-like shape, offers 2,000 feet of frontage on the San Francisco Bay, and even includes a private, sandy beach. The parcel has changed ownership only once within the past 100 years, and is currently the largest residential property available for sale in all of Marin County, CA that is located on the water and remains undeveloped.

After first attempting to sell the property traditionally, the owners retained Miami-based Platinum Luxury Auctions to manage the luxury auction of the parcel. Platinum is handling the sale in cooperation with listing brokerage of record Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, who is represented by listing agents William BullockLydia Sarkissian and Magdalena Sarkissian.

While not fully developed to the point of containing residential structures, the property has undergone substantial improvements. “The owners invested millions of dollars and spent years going through all of the relevant permitting and approval processes to bring the property to where it is today. The new owner will therefore be able to acquire a fully-entitled parcel for which the often-grueling developmental approval process is already complete,” stated Trayor Lesnock, Platinum’s founder and president. “In essence, the buyer is obtaining millions of dollars in added development value for ‘free,’ in addition to saving years of valuable time,” Lesnock added.

For example, the owners have invested more than $1 million just to plan and develop a paved entryway and private drive on the parcel, which gently winds upwards to the main estate site that is situated at the lot’s highest point, offering endless views over the sparkling San Francisco Bay.

The conveying plans and permits allow for the development of a multi-structure, residential estate on the lushly forested parcel that is both luxurious and environmentally conscious. The planned, three-structure estate includes a 15,000-sf main residence with a pool overlooking San Francisco Bay, a 2,200-sf guesthouse, and 700-sf caretaker’s quarters.

Thanks to thoughtful planning with a focus on land stewardship and habitat restoration, these living structures are designed to create a net-zero, carbon-neutral footprint and to preserve the native trees – a substantial achievement in the realm of sustainable development.

Sheltered by Mount Tamalpais, Bluff Point touts a warmer microclimate that’s largely unaffected by the neighboring fog and wind throughout the Bay area. Those looking for a change of scenery will appreciate that the beautiful Angel Island State Park is within a short boat ride from Bluff Point’s sandy beach. The parcel is also just minutes from the scenic heart of Tiburon and within a 30-min drive (or ferry trip) of central San Francisco.

In addition to its proximity to the heart of San Fran, the property is also located within a modest drive of San JoseNapa Valley’s wineries and Monterey’s premier golf courses, placing some of the best amenities of Northern California at one’s fingertips.

Luxury auction firm hits local high of $5M with Ligonier Township home sale

An owner looking to unload a multimillion-dollar home, in an area where such properties are the exception, might consider holding an auction…

Several such palatial estates in the Ligonier Valley recently changed hands through the services of Platinum Luxury Auctions, a Florida-based firm headed by a Western Pennsylvania native.

“We only take on about 25 to 28 transactions a year,” said Trayor Lesnock, a 2000 graduate of Washington High School who is the founder and president of Platinum. “We’re spending a significant amount of money to market those properties. We’re using a gigantic spotlight to shine on a few properties.”

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Want your own beach in Marin? This property is going up for auction — with no reserve

A 14.5-acre swath of lush land along with some 2,000 feet of private shoreline on the tip of the Tiburon Peninsula will be auctioned Friday, May 21.

Bluff Point, 2800 Paradise Drive, is the largest remaining undeveloped waterfront residential property in Marin County. It is fully entitled and will be sold with approved plans for an estate that includes a 15,000-square-foot main residence, a 2,200-square-foot guest house, a 700-square-foot caretaker’s cottage and a swimming pool.

The unidentified seller is not setting a minimum price for the property, which comes debt-free, according to Trayor Lesnock, the president and founder of Platinum Luxury Auctions.

Lesnock, who handles the sale of non-distressed properties on behalf of affluent sellers, said the seller has not received the market response they sought.

“This is not uncommon for such unique properties, even when they’re as impressive as Bluff Point,” said Lesnock. “The sellers therefore elected the luxury auction process, which is designed to work hand-in-hand with the existing brokers, in order to significantly augment their marketing and promotional platform to capture the market’s attention.”

Lesnock added that some 95% of Platinum’s sellers throughout the past three years have elected to sell their properties at auction without a minimum bid, a strategy that “tends to generate a greater buyer response and thus gives the seller peace of mind that they’ve thoroughly exposed the property to the market place.”

See the full article by Laura Waxmann at the San Francisco Business Journal HERE.

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Top-Floor Penthouse at Miami’s Four Seasons Notches Top-Tier Pricing at Luxury Auction®

Platinum Luxury Auctions has added another noteworthy sale to its portfolio.

On January 29, the Miami-based, luxury real estate auction house held a live auction for a penthouse condominium at the Four Seasons Private Residences in downtown Miami. An audience of seven bidders vied for the property as part of a real-time bidding process held on-site, which culminated in a non-contingent sale and a closing scheduled for mid-March. Prior to being offered for luxury auction, the 70th-floor residence had been listed for sale for nearly nine consecutive years with a collection of Miami’s top brokers, yet found no successful suitors.

While the price of the pending sale won’t be known until closing, Platinum quantified the figure as being the 5th-highest resale in the building’s history and the 3rd-highest resale within the past 5 years. “We just missed the 3rd and 4th all-time price marks by 2% and 1%, respectively,” according to David Ashcroft, Platinum’s managing director. “And after paying that price, the buyer still intends to extensively renovate the unit.”

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Platinum Luxury Auctions Sells Posh Apt on NYC’s 5th Avenue at 14-Bidder Luxury Auction®

Platinum Luxury Auctions, a Miami-based auction firm and New York real estate broker, has reported the pending sale of a full-floor condominium in New York City’s Upper East Side, following its auction of the property on Friday, February 19th. A total of 14 bidders registered for the no-reserve auction, which was conducted via a live, real-time bidding event held in the residence. The non-contingent sale is scheduled for a rapid closing in approximately 30 days.

The property is located at the 838 5th Avenue building in the Lenox Hill neighborhood, and was first brought to market at $27.5 million before the seller elected to expedite the sale via Platinum’s non-distressed auction process. It’s one of only ten condominium units in the ultra-exclusive building. Occupying the entire 10th floor, it offers a 4,500-sf interior with 3 bedrooms, 3 full and one-half baths. Its standout feature is perhaps its 46-ft wide great room with direct views of Central Park. The boutique building was converted to condominiums from a commercial space in 1999.

While pricing is confidential until the time of closing, Platinum reported the sale is an “8-figure number” that landed within its range of pre-auction predictions.

“Each bidder had plans to extensively renovate the apartment and we knew they would factor this into pricing to varying degrees, so we were pleased to see how robustly they still competed on Friday to drive the price,” said Trayor Lesnock, Platinum’s founder and president. Lesnock is also the broker of record for the sale.

Lesnock applauded his team for its work on the marketing campaign that preceded the auction.

“The exposure our team produced for the apartment – especially during this unique time in New York City – was exceptional. In only 5 weeks, the property’s webpage garnered more than 31,000 visitors, resulting in 86 formal buyer inquiries from around the world and a large, 14-bidder audience. Only 1 bidder was truly investment-minded.”

“The others were all end-users who wanted to move in,” he added.

The unique sales approach for a Manhattan property having a lofty price tag and a notable provenance – the seller is the family of the late James M. Nederlander, an iconic Broadway producer – caught the attention of various media outlets such as the Wall Street JournalForbes and Barron’s/PENTA in the weeks leading up to the sale. “The family is quite market savvy and understood the value of utilizing our luxury auction platform in order to generate a date-certain, market-driven sale in New York’s changing property environment,” stated David Enriquez, Platinum’s vice president.

The buyer was represented by Whitney Didier and The Didier Team at Douglas Elliman. While his identity is also confidential, the auction house shared that he is a businessman in the property and finance sectors who primarily lives in California. He and his family plan to renovate the residence prior to occupancy.

Additional information on the sale and the property can be obtained by visiting PlatinumLuxuryAuctions.com or by contacting Platinum’s corporate office at 800.262.5132. This luxury auction® is Platinum’s second in the Big Apple. In May 2019, the firm offered a 2-story condominium for sale in the tony Beekman area of Manhattan’s Turtle Bay neighborhood.

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Full-Floor NYC Condominium Overlooking Central Park Readies for Feb 19th Luxury Auction®

After initially testing the market with a price tag of $27.5 million, an Upper East Side condominium with direct views of Central Park will be sold tomorrow without a price tag. At 7pm ET Friday evening, the property will be sold via a live auction without reserve, meaning the highest bidder will become the new owner – regardless of the high bid amount.

While auctions for homes at lofty price points have become more prevalent in recent years, the novelty of such a sales approach for this particular caliber of New York City real estate has garnered recent attention from both the Wall Street Journal and Forbes. The motivations behind the sale are nothing more than business as usual, however, according to Platinum’s Vice President, David Enriquez.

“The selling family has a substantial property portfolio, some of which it has begun selling in the normal course of executing its various estate plans. Expediting and ensuring a sale for this property via the luxury auction is simply one part of that larger process.”

Enriquez added that Platinum had been speaking with the sellers about the possible auction of the condominium for more than 18 months. “Years ago, we had a luxury auction outside of New York for another property owned by a member of the family, and that success planted the seed for their consideration of the auction in Manhattan,” he added.

As COVID continues to change perspectives on big city living, the auction firm stated the virus hasn’t been a prominent part of conversations with interested buyers to date. “There is relatively little ‘COVID-centric’ feedback. Buyers are instead working through their standard ‘pro and con’ property evaluation as they consider a purchase,” noted Trayor Lesnock, Platinum’s founder and President. Lesnock speculated this is in part due to the nature of the property and the type of buyer it attracts. “This condominium lives like a private home. The building’s one-unit-per-floor design and incredible location with access to Central Park creates a lifestyle that’s a very sharp contrast to that offered by so many of the newer, ‘big-box’ luxury buildings in the city today,” he added.

To be sure, the property is one of only ten condominium units in an ultra-exclusive development located on 5th Avenue, in the Upper East Side’s Lenox Hill neighborhood. The building’s lower nine residences each occupy one, full floor, while the penthouse is a two-level duplex.

The luxury auction condominium occupies the 10th floor, immediately below the penthouse. Its 4,500-sf interior includes 3 bedrooms, 3 full and one-half baths, in addition to a handsome library, two wood-burning fireplaces and a spectacular great room that is 46 feet wide. This sprawling living area faces 5th Avenue, and is surrounded by a collection of windows that offer direct, panoramic views over Central Park.

The condominium conveys with a separate, studio apartment located on the building’s first floor. Ideal for guests or staff, the 300-sf unit includes a full bath, kitchenette and living/sleeping area. An additional storage unit on the building’s lowermost level also conveys with the sale.

Building amenities include full-time doormen, live-in management, security, fitness center, resident and service elevators, central air and a back-up generator.

Final property previews will be held today, February 18, by appointment. In order to participate in the auction, hopeful bidders must also register with Platinum by a deadline of 5pm ET today. Registration information can be obtained by visiting the property’s page on Platinum’s site, NewYorkLuxuryAuction.com, or by contacting its project manager, Walter Cerini, at 800.593.4177.

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Forbes features Platinum’s Upcoming Sale on NYC’s Fifth Avenue

Manhattan Apartment Of Theater Producer James Nederlander, Once Listed For Nearly $30M, Is Going Up For Auction

The former Manhattan pied-à-terre of late theatrical producer James Nederlander, listed for $27.5 million in 2019, will be auctioned off later this week with no reserve.

The auction of #10 at 838 Fifth Ave., a condominium right by Central Park, is being held by Platinum Luxury Auctions and will take place on Feb. 19. The current listing price is $16.99 million.

The unit occupies the entire 10th floor of the limestone building, with windows overlooking the park, parquet floors and coffered ceilings. It comes with three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms. A one-bedroom, one-bathroom staff apartment is located on the building’s first floor.

Read the full article by Lisa Chamoff at Forbes HERE.

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Once Asking $15 Million, Bespoke Penthouse at Miami’s Four Seasons Heads to Luxury Auction®

penthouse condominium at Miami’s Four Seasons Private Residences has been scheduled for sale via luxury auction® on January 29, 2021. The residence was previously asking as much as $15 million, but will now sell to the auction’s highest bidder without reserve, meaning the highest bid will prevail regardless of the price. Miami-based Platinum Luxury Auctions, a real estate auction house specializing in the non-distressed sale of multimillion-dollar properties, was hired by the property owner to manage the transaction. Platinum is also working in tandem with listing agent Techrin Hijazi of the Brown Harris Stevens Miami brokerage. Continue Reading…