Miami-based real estate auction house Platinum Luxury Auctions will sell an impressive mansion in Marietta, Georgia to the highest bidder who meets or exceeds the auction’s reserve bid of $1 million. The live bidding process will be held on the property site on September 9, 2017, although buyers can also bid remotely if necessary. The estate, the design of which is inspired by centuries-old, European castles and manors, was recently offered for sale for $2.5 million.
Favorably located in a private blind alley in Marietta’s East Cobb area, the estate has a one-acre lot surrounded by lush landscaping, which borders historic Sope Creek and adjoins the Chattahoochee National Park and Forest. The property includes a main residence and an adjacent carriage house.
The main living quarters occupy three living levels, with 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 3 half baths distributed throughout more than 8,400 square feet of living area. The carriage house, that sits above a three-car garage, adds 1,300 additional square feet of area. It features one bed and one full bath, a large living room, and a laundry area.
Beautiful Honduran mahogany hewn by English craftsman trained in Gibraltar is used extensively throughout the home, including no fewer than 55 hand-carved doors. The property also contains old historic items like a 100-year old sconces, an entry door from an English castle dating to the 1700’s, and fireplaces accented in marble imported from a French castle are examples of the unique elements that comprise the property.
Modern creature comforts, such as a gourmet kitchen outfitted with professional-grade appliances by Viking and Sub-Zero, a butler’s pantry and wet bar, 1,500-bottle wine cellar, media room and fitness center, have also found their place inside the lavish home. There is also media room with large display cases and two-story “trophy room,” which serves as a beautiful display venue for the big game hunter, or that could function as a gallery for the art collector or photographer.