HILTON HEAD, S.C., March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NYC-based Concierge Auctions is pleased to announce the live auction sale of a private oceanfront residence in the exclusive community of Leamington, located on the Gold Coast of the Palmetto Dunes, nationally known as one of the best destinations along the East Coast for a beach getaway. With the Atlantic Ocean serving as the backdrop, 8 bidders competed today to own 120 South Shore Drive, a private, gated townhouse with access to unsurpassed golf, tennis and beach amenities. The sale was conducted in cooperation with Robbie Bunting of Hilton Head Properties. The buyer is from Indiana and is represented by Jim Young of ERA Evergreen Real Estate Company.
"When Concierge Auctions was commissioned to handle the auction, my team and I had no idea what to expect. From day one we were impressed with the high level of professionalism and organization each member of Concierge presents," Bunting stated. "It was such an exciting process, starting with helicopters above the beach shooting aerial photos during the first few days to the actual auction itself, which attracted buyers from around the world in just a month's time and secured the highest price in Leamington in over two years. It was a productive partnership, and I definitely will work with Concierge again in the future."
Pleased with the outcome, the seller, Laurie Paternoster, reflected on her decision to hire Concierge Auctions. "After researching a number of auction firms, Concierge was the obvious choice. Their entire team has the utmost professionalism, and their process for activating luxury buyers is precise and systematized. I was impressed by the fact that they have a relationship with Sotheby's and uphold similar standards for auction conduct. We also enjoyed that their platform involved the partnership of our listing agent as 'feet on the ground' in addition to their on-site Project Sales Manager."
Concierge Auctions' global marketing campaign generated over 2,700 website visits from 48 US states (led by South Carolina, New York and Texas) and 21 international countries (led by Canada, the UK and Australia). A total of 307 prospects were identified, and 8 bidders participated in the sale.120 South Shore Drive is a 4,650-square-foot estate featuring six bedrooms (including two master suites on the first and second floors), six full and one half bathrooms and an extensive amount of storage space. Designed with a " Berkeley" ﬂoor plan, it channels the open, relaxed atmosphere of the Caribbean including high ceilings and a spacious, flowing layout. The first floor includes an expansive great room, formal dining room, a gourmet kitchen with a breakfast nook, and laundry facilities. The high ceiling of the great room stretches up to the second floor, where a gorgeous fireplace with a custom mantle anchors the room. The third floor offers two expansive bedrooms and bathrooms, bringing the total number of guest suites to four. Outdoors there is a multitude of patios, cabanas and verandas, and wide windows and columned terraces allow for stunning ocean and white sand beach views, even from inside. There is also an outdoor pool, a four-car garage and an additional separate storage room. "Today's auction was spectacular. 120 South Shore is a perfect representation of an ideal Concierge property in that it's unique, luxurious, and has global appeal, as evidenced by the diverse pool of bidders," stated Laura Brady, President of Concierge Auctions. "Our process is honed to identify sophisticated buyers in an accelerated timeframe, essentially creating the market, which time and time again has proven successful. We congratulate the new owners of this beautiful oceanfront estate and look forward to future East Coast auctions." Concierge Auctions has several upcoming auctions throughout the country. If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling a remarkable luxury property through Concierge Auctions, call 888.966.4759 or visit ConciergeAuctions.com. About Concierge Auctions : Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction 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. 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.