Platinum Luxury Auctions Prepares for Second Auction in John's Island

Golf Course Estate to be Sold in Prestigious Vero Beach Community

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VERO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 14, 2014, Miami-based Platinum Luxury Auctions will be conducting another luxury real estate auction within the John's Island community in Vero Beach, Florida. Although such auctions have previously been an extreme rarity within the gates of this storied luxury enclave, this will mark Platinum's second auction there within the past ten months.

In April 2013, Platinum successfully sold a waterfront estate in the Gem Island section of John's Island for more than $5.2 million, creating one of only several residential sales above the $5 million mark within the entire Vero Beach marketplace in 2013. The upcoming auction will be conducted in cooperation with listing brokerage Treasure Coast Sotheby's International Realty, represented by listing agent David Ashcroft.

"In addition to being a premier provider of real estate auction services with a lengthy track record of success, Platinum also possesses a tremendous depth of experience in the Florida markets. This made them a clear and obvious choice for the sale," noted Ashcroft.

The property was recently listed for $4.3 million but will be sold to the highest bidder who meets or exceeds the auction's reserve price of $2.25 million. The home is situated on an oversized corner lot that offers lake frontage and golf course views. Extensive, plantation-style landscaping allows for a touch of southern charm and added privacy. It is also one of the very few newly constructed homes within the community, having a completion year of 2009.

Although the home is rather large, with more than 7,450 square feet of living space, the owner commissioned Moulton Layne P.L., one of the area's most respected architectural firms, to ensure that the residence did not have a "McMansion" feel. "The property's unique design and floor plan allows it to feel grand and luxurious but not overwhelming," stated Trayor Lesnock, Platinum's president and founder. "I think this gives the home a multi-generational appeal that both younger families and older 'snow birds' can appreciate," he added.

The estate offers 5 large bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half-baths, in addition to a 4-car garage and two driveway entries. Outdoor living spaces include a private, inner courtyard and a large, rear pool deck with a spa, fireplace and loggia.

John's Island is a private development of approximately 1,650 manicured acres and 3 miles of private beaches. Long considered to be Vero's finest community, John's Island is also home to one of the nation's premier, member-owned clubs, the John's Island Club.

Additional auction details are located on the property's dedicated auction site, Interested parties may also contact Platinum directly at 800.262.5132, and request to speak with project manager Aaron Carmody.

About Platinum Luxury Auctions
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