Platinum Luxury Auctions Teams With Manormor Sotheby's for April Sale

Firms Launch Auction for Historic Waterfront Estate in Amelia Island, FL

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AMELIA ISLAND, Fla., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luxury real estate brokerage Manormor Sotheby's International Realty has teamed with veteran auction firm Platinum Luxury Auctions for the sale of an historic waterfront estate located in Amelia Island, Florida. Platinum specializes in the luxury auction sale of unique, multi-million-dollar properties nationwide, with an emphasis on waterfront real estate. The property, known as Mount Hope Plantation, was previously listed for $4.4 million, but will now sell to the highest bidder at or above a bid of $1.8 million at a live auction to be held April 5, 2014 on the property site.

American Revolutionary War lieutenant John Daniel Vaughan originally designed Mount Hope Plantation in 1797. After Vaughan's death in 1860, the property remained with his heirs until another family purchased the home in the 1940's. The property then traded hands several times before it was acquired by its current owners.

The stately residence is situated on 1.24 private acres, with 200 feet of Intracoastal water frontage. Although rich with history, Mount Hope has been extensively renovated over the years, now boasting modern upgrades such as a gourmet kitchen and climate-controlled wine cellar for more than 1,200 bottles. The estate offers 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, with 5,400 square feet of living space. An electronically gated entrance and winding driveway make for a grand arrival.

Although Manormor has been involved with several real estate auctions, this transaction marks their first auction with Platinum. "We know Manormor has a strong performance record in the Jacksonville luxury marketplace, so we're excited to work with their team," noted David Enriquez, Platinum's director of operations. Jeffrey Chefan, the property's listing agent and a principal of Manormor, echoed Mr. Enriquez's enthusiasm. "Platinum has already produced a fantastic start to the auction process, with 33 visitors to the property during the first week of previews," he noted.

Additional details on the auction can be found at, or by calling Platinum at 1.800.262.5132.

About Platinum Luxury Auctions
Platinum Luxury Auctions is a market-leading auction firm specializing in the non-distressed sale of multi-million-dollar properties nationwide. The firm's principals have closed more than $330 million in luxury real estate auction sales, and have consulted on nearly $1.25 billion in additional luxury properties. Learn more at


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