Winterwoods Homes and Sotheby's International Realty to Sell Luxury Mountain Residence near Atlanta

The Dobie Mountain Lookout in the North Georgia Mountains to sell at auction on April 5th

NELLYSFORD, VA March 5, 2012 -- The Dobie Mountain Lookout, a fully-furnished, custom log and timber frame estate situated on 2.85 acres, located in the Utana Bluffs development in the North Georgia Mountains, less than an hour and a half from Atlanta, will sell during an auction on April 5th, Concierge Auctions has announced. Originally listed for $2,995,000, the estate has a Starting Bid of $950,000 and a Buy-It-Now price of $1,995,000. The property is being sold in cooperation with listing agent Cheri Riley of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty.

"We became familiar with Concierge Auctions, having heard about their past successful auctions in the nearby Knoxville area and their sale of other like-kind luxury mountain properties. Their team is obviously skilled at identifying the most motivated sellers, and the owners of the Dobie Mountain Lookout certainly fit the bill," Riley stated. "Working with the preferred provider of auction services to the Sotheby's International Realty brand is a thrill. We're excited to expand our offerings by presenting the Concierge process as an option to our clients."

Sitting at an elevation of 2,000 feet, the Dobie Mountain Lookout, located at 616 Chief White Tail Road, contains approximately 3,200 square feet of heated living space and more than 1,500 square feet of outdoor entertainment areas. There are three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms and a spiral staircase and elevator, both of which lead to a spectacular viewing tower. The main level offers a spacious open living and dining area featuring a massive natural stone fireplace, a master bedroom with spa-like bathroom and dressing room, a gourmet-equipped, two-chef kitchen with pantry, a laundry room and a project room. Outdoors, there is a one-car porte cochere, a pavilion with grand stone fireplace for cooking and entertaining and covered outdoor living spaces with fireplaces. The lower level contains two bedrooms, each with full bathrooms, and a spacious recreation room with a stone fireplace and a wet bar-equipped kitchenette.

The home was designed and built 'green,' with materials that are reclaimed, recovered, recycled or renewable, including antique reclaimed French chestnut custom cabinetry and wide-plank oak flooring, native stone used for exterior fireplaces and entry flooring and 185-year-old antique log walls reclaimed from a Pennsylvania Dutch countryside wheat trashing barn.

"Every detail of the Dobie Mountain Lookout was precisely planned, and we believe anyone who is fortunate enough to experience and tour the estate will agree that it is truly a special place," stated the seller, Jeffery Caudill, also the owner and founder of Winterwoods Homes, the developer of The Dobie Mountain Lookout. "The Winterwoods Homes design team has gone to great lengths to construct and characterize this home with unique fixtures and finishes, partnering with key industry leaders such as Antique Cabins & Barns, Shades of Light, Slifer Designs and Wyatt Childs, Inc., to name a few. Meticulous detail was paid to this custom home, from the reclaimed 'green' materials to all the antique and historical artifacts and materials throughout."

Located an hour and a half from Chattanooga, two and a half hours to Knoxville and just over three from Nashville, Ellijay is a quaint, mountainside city with a population of less than 2,000. It lies where two rivers, the Ellijay and the Cartecay, come together to form the Coosawattee River. The city is located in Gilmer County, known as the "Apple Capital of Georgia." An annual Apple Festival is held in town every October. The Utana Bluffs Development is located just below the rugged Cohutta Wilderness Area — 40,000 pristine acres with mountain peaks rising to 4,200 feet and home to wild mountain rivers, waterfalls, camping and hiking. Also adjoining this community is the Chattahoochee National Forest, with 750,000 acres featuring hundreds of miles of hiking trails and over 1,000 miles of primary trout streams. Utana Bluffs amenities include blazed hiking trails featuring informational podiums and several common area rock and timber pavilions near waterfalls and streams for picnics and resting.

"This is an unprecedented opportunity to purchase a custom Georgia mountain estate at an unbelievable value," stated Laura Brady, Vice President of Marketing for Concierge Auctions. "The property is a perfect full-time home or weekend getaway, offering security, community amenities and ideal privacy, all in a short distance to Georgia and Tennessee's major cities."

The auction of the Dobie Mountain Lookout will be held on April 5th. A 3% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker. The property is available for preview daily by appointment. For more information, call 800-436-0972 or visit www.EllijayAuction.com.

About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-end sellers nationwide through an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for high-end properties in a 60-day timeframe. As a preferred auction partner to Sotheby's International Realty® and other luxury brokerage firms nationwide, the company has executed auctions from New York to Hawaii and hosts a database that includes more than 100,000 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 ConciergeAuctions.com.

SOURCE Concierge Auctions

For more information, contact Jeffery Caudill at Winterwoods Homes, 434-361-1212 regarding the attached press release.

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