Hilco Real Estate Auctions, LLC, Announces the Auction of Sur la Baie in Door County Wisconsin

The Largest Single Family Home in Wisconsin and One of the Grandest Mansions Ever Built in the United States

2177 Porcupine Bay Road, Ellison Bay, WI

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hilco Real Estate Auctions, LLC (www.HilcoReal.com), the nation's premier provider of real estate auction services, in cooperation with Kurt Penn, Jameson Sotheby's International Realty, invites buyers to name their price on Sur la Baie, the legendary 35,000 square foot French inspired estate, showcasing a surplus of custom, hand-painted windows by local artists capturing gorgeous panoramic views of Green Bay and Lake Michigan.

The auction for the estate will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 allowing buyers to bid their price for the opportunity to acquire one of the finest and most exclusive Door County residences affording the utmost in privacy, solitude and the most luxurious of finishes at a fraction of construction cost. Its relaxed atmosphere and premier location in America's heartland has made it a well-kept secret of celebrities and other prominent citizens who desire the perfect waterfront retreat.

Located at 2177 Porcupine Bay Road, Ellison Bay, WI, the property will be open for viewings by appointment only on: October 7th, 13th, 20th & 27th for appointments please call Hilco Real Estate Auctions at (847) 418-7200.

Built by philanthropist and manufacturing heiress Judith Blazer, whose grandfather founded Miller Electric now part of Illinois Tool Works, the museum-quality construction is a masterpiece of architecture and design, blending effortlessly into its natural surroundings. The property also includes a guest chalet, studio house, and bayfront beach house on the shores of Lake Michigan, and approximately 80 acres of partially wooded land. Sur la Baie Estate is being offered in four parcels or in any combination: the mansion and studio, beach house, guest house and additional 80 acres.

Sur la Baie has been positioned to capture stunning views from all rooms taking advantage of the private waterfront location. Multiple living areas plus an entertainment lounge create options for modern family living, and the choice of selecting the optimal space to enjoy depending on weather and time of day.

Originally listed at $19.5 million, this palatial stone manor house is located in one of the most highly sought after vacation destinations in the Midwest. This is a unique opportunity for buyers to take advantage of an unprecedented opportunity to buy this mansion as well as its surrounding acreage at auction. New owners can purchase this home either furnished or unfurnished at a cost far below the cost of creation and without the investment of the years it took to create.

Michael A. Fine, CEO and Principal of Hilco Real Estate Auctions, LLC, said: "Sur la Baie is a mansion of singular quality, designed and built to radiate a sense of supremely sophisticated character. This is an outstanding opportunity to purchase a world-class, nearly new mansion at a fraction of its reproduction value. This is far and away the most lavish mansion in all of Door County and with few peers in the Midwest."

At the heart of this unrivaled residence lie a soaring foyer with an antebellum-style dual staircase and two-story grand hall that is ideally suited for entertaining on a magnificent scale. Extensive stone terraces with carved balustrades and a hand-carved, walk-in fireplace adorn this elegant space, which is crowned with a classic Trumeau ceiling. Three upstairs galleries, each with a romantic balcony, overlook the main hall.

Fine added, "The 43 room mansion, is believed to be the largest single-family home in Wisconsin. It's "wow-factors" include a classic 14-seat theater with ticket booth and two concession stands; a game room that evokes the feel of traditional gentlemen's lounge; lakeside and bayside parlors; a garden room and separate sun room; an indoor pool with spa; waterfall, steam shower and locker room; and unparalleled guest accommodations. The master suite features its own parlor, expansive bath facilities and unique walk-in closet and dressing area.

Other thoughtful amenities include: a two-story, marble-floored reception room with French doors and a musician's balcony; a wood paneled library with 20-foot-high stained and leaded glass windows that takes you to a Harry Potter movie set and elevator.

A detailed Bidder's Information Packet is available for the properties, title reports, surveys, building inspections, details for the purchase of the furnishings, the purchase and sale agreement, an explanation of the auction process and the Terms of Sale. The purchase of the packet is required to bid and will be available at all property viewings or by contacting the Project Manager at (847) 418-2700.

Interested buyers can access specific property documents, photos and auction details by visiting www.HilcoReal.com.

Door County Mixes Scenic Beauty with Arts, Entertainment, and Fun

Praised by travel writers and visitors from around the world, Wisconsin's Door County is often referred to as the Cape Cod or Martha's Vineyard of the Midwest. Boasting more than 250 miles of shoreline, five state parks and 10 lighthouses – more than any other U.S. county, this 70-mile long sliver of land that juts out into Lake Michigan combines pristine scenery with acclaimed performing arts, renowned galleries and shops, and pampering accommodations it is no wonder it was named one of the top ten vacation destinations in North America by Money Magazine and that each year more than 2 million visitors claim this jewel as their own. (Information obtained from www.DoorCounty.com)

About Hilco Real Estate Auctions, LLC

Hilco Real Estate Auctions, LLC, a unit of Hilco Trading, is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois (USA). Hilco Real Estate Auctions, LLC (www.HilcoReal.com) is a national provider of real estate auction services combining high-touch, open-outcry auctions with technologically-advanced online auctions, and added customization providing buyers and sellers with unmatched expertise along with efficiently-managed and completely transparent sale methodologies for conducting real estate transactions.

Hilco is a privately-held, diversified financial and operational services firm whose principal competency is understanding and maximizing the value of business assets, including retail, consumer and industrial inventory; machinery and equipment; real estate; accounts receivable; intellectual property; and, going-concern enterprises. Through 500 professionals operating on five continents, Hilco helps companies and their professional advisors assess asset value, maximize value for said assets through asset monetization solutions, and enhance value through advisory and consulting solutions. Hilco serves retailers, wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers, directly and through their lenders, investors and advisors, including private equity firms, hedge funds, investment banks, law firms, turnaround professionals, accounting professionals, bankruptcy trustees and receivers. For more information please visit our web site: www.hilcotrading.com.

Please call Hilco Real Estate Auctions, LLC at (847) 418-2700 for more information.

Hilco Real Estate Auctions, LLC
5 Revere Drive, Suite 206
Northbrook, IL 60062

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