Luxury Real Estate Auction Firm, Blackstone Auction Group, to Auction a Riverfront Green Home on March 30th in Jacksonville, Florida

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Blackstone Auction Group brings a riverfront LEED Platinum green home to auction with no minimum bid. Blackstone Auction Group is the leader in luxury real estate auctions.

Riverfront Home Auction

Blackstone Auction Group specializes in luxury real estate auctions throughout the nation.

Blackstone Auction Group, a leader in luxury real estate auctions, is teaming with one of Florida’s greatest environmental success stories for the home auction of an exquisite, contemporary riverfront estate house, located at 5302 Clifton Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32211.

The property hitting the auction block this time is typical of Blackstone’s luxury home offerings. It's a dramatic, riverfront oasis, perched high with spectacular, unobstructed views overlooking the picturesque Arlington and St. Johns Rivers, Mathews Bridge, Hart Bridge and the remarkable downtown Jacksonville skyline. What makes this riverfront estate unique is that it is located on one of the most spectacular and desirable lots one could hope for and features river views from virtually every room. With its stately presence, this home was built for entertaining. The grounds have been impeccably maintained and are breathtaking. The homeowner has countless opportunities to enjoy the full river views and breezes through the home’s large Nana-wall and oversize windows.

In today’s depressed home market, homeowners are looking for creative ways to stand out. This particular homeowner has blended a dual trend in both green living and contemporary design into a beautiful luxury riverfront home. The home is the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum home in Northeast Florida, and it is arguably the most energy efficient home in Jacksonville. The home saves its owners substantially in energy costs and is proof that design does not have to suffer in the quest for sustainability.

“Today’s homebuyers are concerned about the environment, the safety and health of their families, and they also want an alternative to the typical Florida style homes, such as the Mediterranean and Key West style homes that are so prevalent throughout Florida,” said Jonathan Young, with Blackstone Auction Group, a company that specializes in luxury real estate auctions. “Buyers have been telling us for some time now that they want something different, something more.”

The luxury one-story waterfront home meets or exceeds the strict green requirements despite ultra contemporary design features traditionally associated with higher energy costs. The entry and living area have 20-foot ceilings, and 10-foot floor-to-ceiling glass doors line the entire back of the house to showcase the views of the river, bridges, dock and downtown skyline. The energy savings are achieved with a massive rooftop photovoltaic solar system and solar water heater. Geothermal wells provide free energy from the earth. Dual flush toilets and aerators on all faucets save water, and the rainwater collection system can store up to 3,000 gallons. The home also far exceeds the required insulation throughout to further save energy. Environmentally friendly spray-on foam covers the attic ceiling space, all walls and underneath the house. Indoor air quality is remarkably high due to no volatile organic compounds in any of the cabinets, paints, sealants and adhesives used throughout the home’s interior. Additionally, Energy Star® appliances and native landscaping requires less water and maintenance, further contributing to this home’s astoundingly low utility bills which average less than $100.00 per month. Inspired by popular designs, the homeowner’s have found a way to blend sustainable construction with contemporary appointments, such as granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and beautiful bamboo flooring. Located on an oversized waterfront lot, the home also is a boater’s dream, as it is only minutes from the Atlantic Ocean via the St. Johns River.

AUCTION DETAILS: This magnificent property is being auctioned because the sellers are ready for their next green building project. Now is the opportunity to name the price and own this riverfront estate at a tremendous value. The auction will take place live at the property on March 30, 2013. Auction Registration and Check-In time begins promptly at 1:00 p.m., and the auction will commence at 2:00 p.m. Participation and attendance at the auction is firmly restricted to only properly registered bidders, who registered prior to the auction. There is no minimum bid; however, the sale is subject to seller confirmation if the final bid does not meet the stated reserve amount. A ten percent (10%) Buyer’s Premium will be added to the winning bid amount to calculate the final purchase price. The winning bidder must close on the property by April 30, 2013. The property is sold AS IS, without any contingencies. A $25,000.00 initial deposit or certified check is required. The initial deposit is credited towards the winning bidder’s ten percent (10%) total down payment due at the time of the auction. If you are not the winning bidder, then the initial deposit will be refunded after the auction.

PRE-AUCTION OFFERS: Interested parties may submit a pre-auction offer. In the event the seller accepts a pre-auction offer, the auction will be cancelled and registered bidders will be notified.

ABOUT JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA: Jacksonville is located on the sunny east coast of Florida, situated on the banks of the St. Johns River, adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. It is the largest city in the United States, in terms of land area, and is the most populous city in Florida. The area has become known as a low-profile tropical destination, especially for the wealthy from the northeastern United States, for its local and national economy, deep-water ports, and it’s impressive, nationally ranking school system. The relatively mild annual climate, friendly charm and the striking natural beauty of the area are its foremost attractions. Learn more at http://www.visitjacksonville.com.

For more details on this luxury auction, please visit http://www.BlackstoneAuctions.com or call 1.866.970.7300.

ABOUT BLACKSTONE AUCTION GROUP: Blackstone specializes in exclusively auctioning luxurious, non-distressed real estate, both residential and commercial. Blackstone's past clients include professional athletes, Fortune 500 executives, and celebrities. Whether you are selling a commercial building, a mountain chalet, an oceanfront estate or an urban marquee condominium, Blackstone Auction Group understands how to effectively reach the purchasers of these prestigious properties, and deploys innovative marketing solutions to maximize the value of each auction property. The firm's principal has closed millions in luxury real estate auction sales, and the firm specializes in luxury assets in excess of $1 million. Contact Blackstone at 1.866.970.7300, info(at)BlackstoneAuctions(dot)com or visit http://www.BlackstoneAuctions.com.

By Nicole D. Young

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