A few months ago I wrote a blog called
It was a new and exciting approach to selling upscale homes in today’s economy.
Why Auction? Because it gets global exposure and drives demand and competitiveness among its potential buyers.
Well here I’m about to tell you why I’m so excited! We have a listing in our office that is going to be auctioned in a few weeks and I can’t wait to hear the results.
Linda Brown, of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, is the listing broker. After a presentation in our office about auctioning premiere properties, she highlighted this authentic 17c French chateau as a special home that needed vast exposure to get the right buyers and a competitive price. Premiere Estates Auction Company was excited to promote this listing for the Auction.
Chateau des Thons is located secluded on nearly seven acres in a magical setting. Originally built during the reign of Louis XV, the Chateau was once the luxurious country estate of Voltaire, famed 17th century author of Candide, where he lived with his mistress the decades before the French Revolution. Acquired in 1927 by multimillionaire financier Ashbel Barney, whom had every piece of it disassembled and transported to America via steamship, along with legions of master artisans, who lovingly reassembled each piece to where it sits today on Long Island’s North Shore.
Today it stands serenely shielded from the eyes of the world by a long winding private road that wend its way through a forest of towering oaks and firs. It has been beautifully restored with and exquisite marriage of vintage materials and contemporary amenities.
Among the many outstanding architectural features of this 15-room estate are:
-A Professional chef’s stainless steel kitchen capable of serving 300 guests or a perfect setting for a intimate dinner for two.
- Foyer with floor –to-ceiling French Wood doors that open to a 40-foot high 300-year-old circular staircase.
-1000 square foot Grand Salon, with exquisite floor-to—ceiling museum quality wood paneling
-Master Bedroom with an 18-foot-high mirrored fireplace and domed chandeliered ceiling that soars more than 22 feet, plus a large dressing area and marble bath
Two temperature-controlled wine cellars
-An oversized swimming pool artfully hidden away in a sun-dappled grotto
Here are the details:
Chateau Des Thons on Long Island
27 Wolver Hollow Road, Upper Brookville, NY 11454
(6BR, 6.5 BA, 6,700 SF, 6.7 Lush Private Acres)
Was $6995,000 Opening Bid $3,200,000
AUCTION- SUNDAY, MAY 15th at 12pm EST
In order to bid:
1-You’ll need to pre-register. Go to www. PremiereEstates.com or call for a registration form.
2-Submit a $100,000 cashiers check payable to Moritt Hock &
Hamroff LLP either by mail or via wiring
3-You may choose to bid on site, by telephone, by proxy or on-line.
Auction Info 800-290-3290x700
For Further info regarding this listing please contact Linda Brown, 516-674-2000x
***Much of the content of this blog was obtained from the Promotional flyer created by Linda Brown, listing broker and the Premiere Estates Auction Company.
Take a look at these breathtaking photos, and architectural treasure and superb example of provincial French elegance, as well as a piece of living history to be honored, cared for, and proudly passed from generation to generation.