LOS ANGELES, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Concierge Auctions, a luxury real estate auction firm serving high-net-worth individuals worldwide, today announced the June 28th auction of the Amber Hills compound in the affluent Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. The auction will be conducted in cooperation with Jeff Hyland and Marcie Hartley of Hilton & Hyland, Joyce Rey and Linda May of Coldwell Banker, and John Woodward of Keller Williams. Amber Hills was originally offered for $40 million and will sell to the highest bidder above a $14.5 million reserve.
With its idyllic setting, nature trails and unparalleled views of both the ocean and mountains, it's hard to imagine Amber Hills is just twenty miles from bustling downtown Los Angeles. Set among the lush botanical gardens and horseback riding trails of upper Mandeville Canyon, the luxurious estate offers the amenities of a country retreat without sacrificing the convenience of urban living. For this reason, one can see why the canyon has long been sought out by business executives, celebrities and polo players.
And, for all Hollywood and architecture aficionados, the main house in the Amber Hills compound comes with a bit of industry history itself. Paul Williams, the celebrated Los Angeles architect known for designing homes for celebrities in the 20th century, including Lucille Ball and Frank Sinatra, designed the main house for famed opera singer John Charles Thomas in the 1940s.
"Wandering the open grounds of Amber Hills evokes the sensations you'd more readily expect in Maui or Big Sur, not the middle of the second biggest city in the United States," said Marcie Hartley, the property's listing agent, with whom Concierge Auctions has partnered on two prior auctions. "This type of property is beyond rare. Amber Hills isn't just another urban retreat. It's a private park."
Not only is the property convenient but the 48-acre estate spread across the breathtaking Santa Monica Mountains is also mesmerizing. The entrance through the compound's majestic custom gate and then the quarter mile drive up the tree-lined entryway immediately bring forth the rejuvenating spirit of Amber Hills. The property features five structures, including a 12,000-square-foot main estate, separate guest houses, a tennis court with pavilion, a caretaker's cottage, a workshop/maintenance building and ample space for horse corrals.
"Spectacular views, privacy and luxury—Amber Hills has what every luxury buyer is looking for but can't find in Los Angeles," added Jeff Hyland, President of Hilton & Hyland. "It's extremely rare to see this caliber of property come on the market, so the auction of Amber Hills is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for bidders."
Among the finest homes in Brentwood, the main house has a relaxed elegance that captures the spirit of Los Angeles. Residents can escape with a great book under the dramatic woodwork of the library or entertain friends at the home's luxurious wine bar. Residents can also unwind in the serene master suite, which comes with a spa-like master bath and a private terrace with canyon views.
And no Los Angeles home would be complete without an outdoor space to enjoy the city's magnificent climate. The expansive landscape features rolling pathways, bridges, lush landscaping and extensive terraces. All complement the highlight of the grounds: the grandiose lake at the heart of the estate.
"We're reviewing seller applications every day, including some of the finest properties in the world, and Amber Hills caught our attention at first glance. From the ocean views to the hiking trails to the sounds of a rushing waterfall, it truly is a magical place," stated Laura Brady, Founder and President of Concierge Auctions. "Plus, we sold the nearby Robert Taylor Ranch in 2012, so we know the area. It's incredible that this private, quiet pocket of properties exists so close to the best of L.A."
The auction of Amber Hills, located at 3100 Mandeville Canyon Road in Los Angeles, California, will be held live on June 28th. A 2% 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) 259-0518.
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 Marcie Hartley (Lic #01358268) and Jeff Hyland (Lic #00389584) of Hilton & Hyland Real Estate Inc (Lic #01160681) – 250 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310.278.3311); Linda May (Lic #00475038) of Coldwell Banker – 301 North Canon Dr. Ste E, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310.777.6247); Joyce Rey (Lic #00465013) of Coldwell Banker – 166 North Canon Dr ., Beverly Hills, CA, 90210 (310.285.7529); John Woodward (Lic # 00513357) of Keller Williams – 439 North Canon Drive Penthouse Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310.326.6400). Auctioneer Frank Trunzo (CA Bond #511522). Concierge Auctions, LLC is the provider of auction marketing services and is a licensed California auction firm (CA Bond #511475) – 777 S Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (888) 966-4759. 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 the 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 fully protected and encouraged to participate. See Auction Terms and Conditions for more details.
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