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SOURCE Concierge Auctions
Picturesque 2.2-acre mountain estate adjacent to national forests and golf course to be auctioned without reserve
CRESTED BUTTE, Colo., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Concierge Auctions, a luxury real estate auction firm serving high-net-worth individuals worldwide, today announced the July 28th auction of Hassford Gulch. Named one of "America's Finest Homes" by Frontgate Magazine, this substantial estate is set alongside the Club at Crested Butte golf course against a spectacular backdrop of the Elk Mountain Range in the Colorado Rockies. Hassford Gulch was originally offered for $5.165M and will sell to the highest bidder without reserve. The auction is conducted in cooperation with Cathy Benson and Channing Boucher of Benson Sotheby's International Realty.
With 7,864 square feet on 2.2 acres, the 5-bedroom and 5-full and 3-half bathroom estate is expansive enough to entertain in luxury, yet thoughtfully laid out so that every space is intimate and self-contained.
"This stalwart mansion was configured so that it could accommodate peaceful respites from city life, as well as large gatherings of family and friends," said Rick Spitzmiller of Atlanta, lead designer for Hassford Gulch. "The house is designed to delight every sense. However, the views of sparkling mountains and valleys from its oversized windows are particularly special – it's a sight that is simply unforgettable."
"The design of Hassford Gulch was inspired by the Victorian architectural style that was preeminent at the time when the town of Crested Butte was established," said owner Jerry Hassebroek. "The architects called it 'Copper Baron,' imagining an owner who might have been associated with the town's illustrious mining history."
Constructed by local builders and craftsmen, and set in front of one of the state's most iconic mountain ranges, Hassford Gulch is proudly and unmistakably a Colorado home at heart. Yet, the estate's fixtures and materials, having been curated from around the world, imbue Hassford Gulch with a worldly elegance. Examples included eclectically among its European antiques are cooking pots from India repurposed as lavatories and an Asian rosewood vanity.
"Some have suggested that the house reminds them of country houses of England, as featured in the Academy Award-winning film Gosford Park or, more recently, the television series Downton Abbey," said owner Pam Hassebroek. "While elegant in style and furnishings, our guests typically focus on its unrivaled warmth and comfort."
And the home is also loyal to its American heritage. Indeed, one of the most distinctive elements of Hassford Gulch is the lower level corridor. The Franklin Gallery, so named for its eight leaded glass windows that depict various aspects of Benjamin Franklin's life, connects rooms on the lower level, while an antique white oak Turret staircase leads guests between levels.
"Concierge Auctions is accustomed to working with 'the best of the best' in luxury real estate, and we know well that it's extremely rare to find such incredible design set amongst such magnificent scenery," said Founder and President of Concierge Auctions, Laura Brady. "I'm excited to see the reactions visitors have when they come to see the property and expect more than a few dropped jaws."
With so many options for activity and sports at every turn, Hassford Gulch is perfect for a lover of the outdoors. Adjacent to Gunnison National Forest, the estate offers activity-seeking guests the opportunity in the summer to mountain bike, hike, rock climb, fish, or golf on The Club at Crested Butte's stunning, mountain-backed greens designed by Robert Trent Jones II. In the winter, the choices are equally enticing, as guests can snow-shoe and cross-country ski out the back door, or downhill ski at nearby Mt. Crested Butte.
After a long day outdoors, guests who still have energy to spare can make use of the exercise room before unwinding in the steam and body jet shower. Those who would prefer to socialize can congregate at the authentic pub bar, imported from England. For avid readers, the home's five interior fireplaces all compete for most desirable hearth to snuggle up next to and open a book. And film buffs can always retreat to the theatre, which features a 110-inch screen and state of the art surround sound.
"What I really love about this estate is how well it complements the spirit of the mountains surrounding Crested Butte," says Benson. "The limestone walls and soaring windows reflect the backdrop of the Butte, and all the finishes and details come together to create an elegance that, like good wine, only gets better with time."
The auction of Hassford Gulch, located at 130 Whetstone Vista Drive, will be held live on July 28th. A 3% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker. The property is open for preview daily from 1-4pm and by appointment. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, call (212) 257-4927.
About Concierge Auctions
Founded in 2008, New-York based Concierge Auctions has quickly become the dominant player in the luxury real estate auctions sector, selling high-end properties worldwide through a transparent and market-based bidding process. Since its founding, Concierge has successfully closed over a half-billion dollars in luxury properties, with $194 million contracted in 2013 alone - at an average price of $5.4 million. The business has spanned the globe, domestically from New York to Hawaii, and abroad from Fiji to Toronto.
This property is listed for sale by Cathy Benson (EA229611) of Benson Sotheby's International Realty (EC100025217), Channing Boucher, Broker (FA100003154), P.O. Box 210, Crested Butte, CO 81224, (970) 349-6653. Concierge Auctions, LLC is a marketing service provider for auctions and is a licensed Colorado Real Estate broker (EL100032451) - 777 Flagler Drive, W Palm Beach, FL 33401 (888) 966-4759. Broker Mike Russo (FA100027979). The services referred to herein are not available to residents of any state where prohibited by applicable state law. Concierge Auctions, LLC, its agents and affiliates, broker partners, auctioneer, and sellers do not warrant or guaranty the accuracy or completeness of any information and shall have no liability for errors or omissions or inaccuracies under any circumstances in this or any other property listings or advertising, promotional or publicity statements and materials. This is not meant as a solicitation for listings. Brokers are protected and encouraged to participate. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. ©2014 Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. All Rights Reserved. Sotheby's International Realty and the Sotheby's International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Each Sotheby's International Realty office is independently owned and operated. Neither Sotheby's, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC nor any of their affiliated companies is providing any product or service in connection with this auction event.
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