WAWA, Pa., May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Concierge Auctions will host a luxury home auction of Felicity Farm, a pristine estate with grand residence in Wawa, Pennsylvania, on June 9, announced Laura Brady, Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing for Concierge Auctions.
Located at 320 Wawa Road, the 15.8-acre estate is situated less than 30 miles from Philadelphia in the picturesque Pennsylvania countryside. Originally listed for $3.7 million, it is selling with a reserve of $1.5 million and a pre-sale estimate of $1.9 million to $2.49 million. The sale is being conducted in cooperation with Debbie McCabe of Prudential Fox & Roach REALTORS(R).
"Felicity Farm is one of the most exquisite estates in the region," stated McCabe. "Any buyer searching for a premier countryside lifestyle should take notice of this rare opportunity." "The estate is ideal for either gracious entertaining or the utmost relaxation," Brady stated. "A mere 25 minutes from the culture and history of Philadelphia and only two hours from Manhattan, Felicity Farm offers a perfect balance of location, amenities, and storied history." The main residence features a brick and stone exterior, six bedrooms including two master suites, seven baths and one powder bath, multiple fireplaces and custom details throughout. There is also a barn, several paddocks, a large indoor riding area and an outdoor ring, as well as a separate apartment with its own independent access. The current equestrian features could easily be converted to accommodate other hobbies: an indoor swimming pool, tennis or basketball court, a garage to house collectible cars or store farm equipment, or a host of other options.
Previously part of a larger land parcel owned by Graham Wood, the founder of Wawa Dairy, Felicity Farm holds significant pedigree. In the early 1900s, Wood's son Richard and his wife Margaretta divided the property, and in 1936 they constructed the residence. The home was expanded in 1938, and further in 1948.
Nestled into a hillside, the estate greets visitors with stunning views of its incredible landscape and rolling mansion. Enter the property through the private gate, cross the stone bridge, and arrive to the arched walk-through portico, where a pendant lamp warmly illuminates a "W" insignia - a pleasant reminder of the home's storied history and initial, prominent owner.
Originally laid out by renowned landscape architect Fletcher Steele, the hillside property features cascading ponds, designed to reflect sounds of the water up to the rambling mansion and it fabulous architectural nuances: a stunning stone bridge and numerous gardens and terraces. Recent additions to the grounds are the intricately designed wrought iron gates by Camille Leavitt.
Bright, inviting, open and airy, the home's grand lower-level living area is ideal for either casual or formal entertaining. Enter through the arched French doors to experience the expansive 20-by-6-foot bay window, which invites light to flow throughout the room and offers a spectacular backdrop of the pond.
Not only is the quality of construction apparent throughout the main residence, from the sturdy stone facade to the quality windows and doors, but the attention to detail is impeccable. The home's original front door with glass side-panels opens to the formal entry hall with elegant gold leaf wall finishing and lighted sconces. A gorgeous rounded and freestanding staircase artfully floats to the three levels, spanning from one intricately rounded doorway to another, and enhanced by a dark wood handrail, glass adornments, painted sky ceiling, and a substantial crystal chandelier. A large window at the mid-point landing offers an expansive view of the property grounds. Arched doorways open to the hallway and rooms, and an elegant Juliet balcony culminates at the master suite level. A grotto, accessible through pocket sliding glass doors from the formal living room, adds a unique architectural feature to the home.
The auction of Felicity Farm at 320 Wawa Road in Wawa, Pennsylvania will be held on Wednesday, June 9 at 11am EDT. Attendance will be limited to registered bidders and their representatives. The estate is available for preview weekdays from 4pm to 7pm and weekends from 12pm to 3pm, or by appointment. A 2.5% commission is offered to the buyer's representing agent. View Terms and Conditions of Sale for full details. For more information, visit www.FelicityFarmAuction.com or call 866-649-8616.
About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-end sellers nationwide. A leading provider of services for individual and institutional owners of luxury residential real estate, Concierge Auctions is revolutionizing the industry by offering an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for high-end properties in a determined time frame. Building on a centuries-old method for selling the finest art and antiquities, the company combines the latest technologies and marketing programs with experienced personnel to generate the maximum value for the most premier properties in an open, competitive forum. As a preferred auction provider to Sotheby's International Realty(R) and other luxury brokerage firms, the company has executed auctions throughout the country, from New York to Hawaii. The company's database includes more than 30,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all 50 states and 38 countries and territories. The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury real estate sales over the past 10 years. For more information, call 888-966-4759 or visit www.ConciergeAuctions.com.
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