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Platinum Luxury Auctions Heads to the Blue Ridge Mountains for November Sale

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Platinum Luxury Auctions LLC, the nation's most trusted auction firm for sellers of unique and luxurious properties, is teaming with listing brokerage Mountain Sotheby's International Realty for the auction sale of a mountainside residence located in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. The auction will occur on the property site on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012. Auctioneer Keith J. Pierce will perform the bid calling. Remote bidding is also available.

"This is not the 'typical luxury mountain home.' The sellers really created something special," according to Michael Donnell, the Mountain Sotheby's listing broker working with Platinum for the auction sale. "We think the luxury auction process is a great fit for this property, and we're excited to work with the Platinum team," added Mountain Sotheby's Broker-in-Charge Derek Rowley.

The property is the grand culmination of a "This is it!" moment experienced by married couple and property owners Philip and Genie Cohen. While driving through the mountains during a visit to Valle Crucis, they were so inspired by the gorgeous surroundings that they pulled to the side of the road and decided that they would like to spend much more time in this special place. When their exhaustive search for a property that suited their tastes did not prove successful, they decided to purchase a tract of land and start from scratch. Thus began the journey of Meadowood House.

Nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains at a 3,400-foot elevation, Meadowood House boasts breathtaking, long-range mountain views. "On most mornings I can enjoy my coffee while looking all the way to Tennessee," said Philip.

With nearly 6,700 interior square feet of living space, the residence provides plenty of room for family and friends (and for lively parties, as the owners will attest). Five bedrooms and 5 and one-half baths are distributed throughout the property's two upper floors (the lowermost level is comprised of a garage and storage area). The master suite - which can be accessed via elevator - has soaring 22-foot ceilings, a walk-in closet, sitting lounge with a fireplace and a breakfast balcony offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

Prominent features of the residence include a gourmet kitchen with walk-in pantry, dining room for up to 16 guests, glass conservatory, private elevator, dumbwaiter, 40,000-kilowatt generator, lofted artist's studio with sweeping views and 2 large patios perfect for enjoying the mountain air. Separate from the main house, there is a golf cart garage, workman's shed and a lovely dining gazebo.

In addition to its residential structures, Meadowood's grounds are also quite unique. Behind the estate's beautiful stone entry gate exists 13 acres of well-designed landscapes. "We wanted to produce an environment that reflected the inspiration behind Meadowood," said Philip and Genie, "And the natural landscapes around the home were an important part of that."

The grounds feature gentle streams and waterfalls, hand-laid rock walls, a 40,000 gallon designer Koi pond, a 200,000 gallon fishing pond with custom deck and boathouse, 5 custom-crafted deck areas fit for lively entertainment or simple relaxation, a hidden bamboo garden "lounge," multiple vegetable gardens and beautiful flower meadows - all easily accessible from nearly 1 mile of trails that wind throughout the property.

"We're excited to present this residence to the marketplace," says David Enriquez, Platinum's Senior Project Manager. "We're also pleased to find that sellers throughout the country - even those tucked privately away in the Carolina mountains - continue to select Platinum for its unmatched reputation and integrity."

About Valle Crucis, North Carolina: Valle Crucis is a small community located within North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Combined with the neighboring town of Banner Elk, the area has become known as a very low-profile getaway for the wealthy, especially those from Florida and the northeastern United States. The relatively mild annual climate, small mountain town charm and the striking natural beauty of the area are its foremost attractions. Learn more at

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About Platinum Luxury Auctions LLC: Platinum is the only auction company founded exclusively on luxury, non-distressed real estate auction experience. The firm's principals have closed more than $270 million in luxury real estate auction sales, and have consulted and advised on nearly $1 billion in luxury auction property in total. The firm specializes in luxury assets in excess of $1 million. Contact Platinum at 1.800.262.5132, or visit


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