Hilco Real Estate Auctions, LLC, Announces the Auction of Brierhill Estate on September 19th
One of the finest mansions on Chicago’s North Shore
690 Brierhill Road, Deerfield, IL
(Northbrook, IL, August 14, 2012) – Hilco Real Estate Auctions, LLC (www.HilcoReal.com), the nation’s premier provider of real estate auction services, invites buyers to name their price on a 13,400 square foot estate that is anchored by a dramatic marble ballroom and 23 rooms echoing the current owners love for the 18th and 19th century styling.
The auction for the mansion will take place on Wednesday, September 19th, allowing buyers to bid their price for the opportunity to acquire one of the finest North Shore residences affording the utmost in privacy, solitude and the most luxurious of finishes at a fraction of construction cost.
Located at 690 Brierhill Road, the property will be open for viewings by appointment only from 3 to 5pm on: August 18th & 26th and on September 1st, 9th & 15th.
Originally listed at $10.8 million, (prior to acquisition of a second parcel of land which is included with this sale) this spectacular property is located in one of the most highly sought after north shore suburbs of Chicago. This is a unique opportunity for buyers to take advantage of an unprecedented opportunity to buy this mansion at auction. New owners can purchase this property at a cost far below the cost of construction and without the investment of the years it took to create.
Michael A. Fine, CEO and Principal of Hilco Real Estate Auctions, LLC, said: “For Chicagoans searching for a magnificent home in one of the great suburbs of Chicago with a nationally recognized public school system, buying this home at auction is the opportunity of the century. When compared to the finest mansions in Lake Forest, Winnetka, Highland Park or other communities, Deerfield is an unbelievable option.”
Almost two perfectly coiffed acres surround this masterfully designed 13,000 square foot mansion complete with a formal custom designed plaster ballroom fashioned after symphony hall, paneled two story library with coffered plaster ceiling, and impeccable manicured landscaping. It has been finished with the finest appointments such as: antique lighting, silk upholstered walls, Clive Christian and William Ohs cabinetry, onyx and limestone floors,10 fireplaces with extraordinary antique and custom mantles, lush custom draperies, custom wainscotting, elaborate stonework, crystal chandeliers, Russian Baltic pine panels and an 18th-century style custom designed and hand carved paneled family room, just to name a few.
“The story behind this masterpiece is as enchanting as the loving family who built it,” notes Fine. Terms like world class construction and design are often overused today, but this home has earned the use of those titles as it is truly world class in every respect. “Clearly the home was built with passion for creating foundation for a lifestyle and comfortable entertaining environment at any level” said Fine.
“We fell in love with this one hundred year old home and the community it is in. When we bought the property we knew we were creating a wonderful place for our family and friends to enjoy” said Nora Lewis on behalf of her family, the owners of the mansion.
Lewis, a collector of antique furniture and fine art, is experienced with buying and selling high value collectables at auction. “The auction process is the most expeditious method of accomplishing our family’s goal to sell this home just as we would if we were selling or buying fine art” said Lewis. “A professionally managed, high touch auction can be expected to outperform a conventional listing approach when valuation is difficult as there are no comparables to this property,” said Fine.
A detailed Bidder’s Information Packet is available for the property, containing property specific information, 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 for $50.00 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.
About Deerfield, IL: Deerfield is located in Lake County with a portion in Cook County and covers an area of approximately 7.0 square miles. The Village is bordered to the west by Riverwoods, Highland Park to the east, Northbrook to the south and by Bannockburn and Lake Forest to the north.
The Deerfield area is conveniently located just a few miles west of the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan and easily accessible to two major metropolitan areas. Chicago's busy Loop can be reached within a 45 minute drive or a relaxing train ride from one of the two Metra Milwaukee North Line train stations, while Milwaukee, Wisconsin is about an hour drive to the north.
Deerfield is home to many corporate headquarters, research centers and facilities for many well-known national and international companies including: Walgreens, Baxter International, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., Astellas Pharma Inc., United Stationers, and a short drive to: Solo Cup Company, CDW, Discover Financial Services, Brunswick, Allstate, W.W. Grainger, Pactiv, Kraft Foods, Inc. and Hospira.
Deerfield has one of the top school systems in the Nation with Deerfield High School being ranked #7 in Illinois and #258 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report. Deerfield is also home to a top Christian University, Trinity International University, with nearly 100 faculty and 3,000 students.
Residents of Deerfield find no shortage of fun activities and shopping and dining options. Deerfield claims 57 places to grab a bite, a wide selection of spas, four parks and playgrounds, three golf courses, a museum and such notable attractions as Chicago’s Botanic Garden and Ravinia.
Chicago’s Botanic Garden is the second most visited public garden in the country, it covers over 385 acres, features 23 gardens and 3 natural habitats all surrounded by glistening lakes and walkways.
Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States and home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Ravinia offers a series of outdoor concerts where attendees can picnic on their famous lawn or be up close and personal in the pavilion.
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 extraordinary 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.