Concierge Auctions announces its April/May 2016 lineup

Leading luxury auction marketplace launches upcoming sales in five US states and four international countries

Santa Barbara, CA - USA

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A prestigious oasis overlooking the lights of Las Vegas, a Caribbean escape built for entertaining, and a grand California compound with historic pedigree are among more than a dozen luxury properties announced for auction today by industry leader Concierge Auctions.

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“From North America to Europe, our spring lineup curates every angle of an exemplary lifestyle,” said Laura Brady, president and founder of Concierge Auctions. “Our team is skilled at pairing unique real estate with qualified buyers and facilitating easy, market-driven transactions. With more than a dozen of the world’s most elite properties available for bidding next month — the majority of which will sell without reserve — the chance to own one’s dream home is now.”

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Santa Barbara, CA — May 21, 2016

Deer Lodge — 6284 San Marcos Pass Road

Conveniently located between beautiful Santa Barbara on the Pacific and the Santa Ynez wine country, Deer Lodge is a historic family compound like no other. Originally purchased in 1893 and comprised of approximately 187 acres of oak woodlands, the property has an impressive pedigree of ownership, including an early Ford Motor investor, the John Deere family (which owned the estate for seven decades), award-winning comedienne and actress Whoopi Goldberg, and the current owner, retired Chairman and CEO of the Raytheon Company. The massive estate boasts 13 structures, including the fully updated original house, which is thought to have been a hunting lodge. Previously offered for $14 million, Deer Lodge will sell without reserve in cooperation with Mike and Micah Brady of Santa Ynez Land Sotheby’s International Realty.

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"Deer Lodge has something for everyone, every age, with acres of quiet space and wonderful family gathering spots,” the seller stated. “My family is still furious at my wife and me for our decision to sell Deer Lodge, our family retreat for nearly 20 years. But if we are to do this, we will do it right, and I am convinced auctioning is the right way to deliver value for unique properties. We selected Concierge Auctions because we know they will generate interest from qualified prospects around the world.”

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In addition to the woodlands, the sandstone boulder formations and the 300-vine vineyard of Syrah and Grenache grapes, the recreational opportunities at Deer Lodge are endless.  You may choose to swim in the pool, relax in the spa, read by the indoor or outdoor fireplaces, gather in the game room, play bocce, ride the zip line, climb on the tree house or play fort, compete in a basketball game, sip wine at the remote picnic site, hike or ride the trails, gather for family meals indoors or BBQ on the deck.

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"Deer Lodge has all the elements of a first class retreat. It is a private, spectacular setting with vistas in one of the most beautiful places in the world,” said Mike Brady, who has been an agent in the Santa Barbara area for more than 35 years. "Fine dining and upscale shopping can be enjoyed nearby, both close to the beaches and in the quaint towns of the internationally renowned Santa Ynez Valley wine region. This auction represents a once-in-a-lifetime chance to purchase the best of the best California lifestyle.”

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