Big Step Farm, a picturesque, 115-acre estate bordering the Willis River, located just minutes from downtown Farmville and an hour from both Richmond and Charlottesville, will sell to the highest bidder without reserve during a live auction on September 16th, Concierge Auctions has announced. Originally listed for $5,500,000, an opening bid is in place for $1,275,000. The sale is being conducted in cooperation with listing agent Angel McQuade of Sheeran Sotheby’s International Realty.
“The sellers’ decision to auction without a reserve creates a tremendous opportunity to own Big Step Farm for a great value,” McQuade stated. “The commitment to sell to the highest bidder means that the property will transfer either to the opening bidder at $1,275,000 – less than 25% of the original list price – or to anyone who bids higher on September 16th. This is a rare chance to own a spectacular Virginia Gentleman’s Farm at your bid price.”
Completed in 2007, Big Step Farm’s main residence is a 7,000+ square foot smart home with five bedrooms, and five full and one half bathrooms. A large eat-in kitchen provides custom cabinetry, stainless Viking and Subzero appliances and a wet bar. The formal dining room has a stunning Swarovski crystal chandelier and flows nicely into the large living room with an oversized wood-burning fireplace and custom bookshelves. One of the first floor bedrooms could be used as a guest or in-law suite as it affords a full bathroom, sitting room and separate entrance.
Just outside you will find a professionally equipped gym and a half bath, which also duals as a pool bath as it has a separate entrance leading to the outdoor patio. A carriage house boasts a heated and cooled six-bay garage, an elevator and a second floor manager’s apartment that consists of a great room, a bedroom, mini-kitchen, full bath and a balcony that overlooks the pool area, riding ring, pastures and gorgeous sunsets.
Outdoor enjoyment includes a screened-in porch, backyard terrace, saltwater self-chlorinating gunite pool, and covered outdoor kitchen. The grounds include a garden shed, outdoor arena, wooden six stall barn offering a wash and tack room, hay loft and a half bath. There is also a huge equipment storage shed and separate heated shop with professional lift, work tables, and half bath. The grounds afford riding trails for horses or 4 wheelers, hiking, and fishing in the Willis River or the fully stocked pond. In addition, 66,000 loblolly trees have been planted for future timber harvesting.
Big Step Farm is located in Cannon Farms, only minutes from downtown Farmville, 45 minutes from Lynchburg and one hour from both Richmond and Charlottesville. There is a private airport less than 10 miles away, and golfers can enjoy two quality courses nearby – the Manor Golf Club, chosen as one of the “Best New Golf Courses of 2007” by Golf Digest Magazine, and Farmville Municipal Golf Course, only 10 minutes from Big Step. Holiday State Park is also mere minutes away and the property is in close proximity to several universities including Longwood University (11 miles), Hampden Sydney College (16 miles) and an accredited prep school.
The auction of Big Step Farm will be conducted “live” on September 16th. Bidders can participate in person or proxy via the telephone or Internet. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. The property will be available for preview daily from 1 to 4 pm beginning September 1st and by appointment. For more information call 866-818-6986 or visit BigStepAuction.com.
About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high net worth sellers nationwide. Through an accelerated marketing process Concierge has a track record of obtaining fair market value in as little as a 60-day timeframe. As a preferred auction partner to Sotheby’s International Realty® 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 cooperating agents from all 50 states and 38 countries. 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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