An equestrian’s dream home boasting 51.9 acres, a six-stall custom barn and a more than 9,000-square-foot luxury mansion known as the Vezelay Estate will sell at auction on May 10, Concierge Auctions has announced. The sale is being conducted in cooperation with Brett Jones and Karen Nader of Brandywine Fine Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.
“Vezelay is a true escape, offering rural relaxation, panoramic views, a custom barn and direct access to the Laurels Preserve, a permanently protected natural area,” Nader stated. “This property is not just a residence, it’s a lifestyle. We look forward to working with Concierge Auctions to find its new owners.”
“Our clients are interested in pursuing other opportunities and simply want to move on, which the auction process will allow them to do,” Jones added. “This is a rare chance for buyers in search of a unique, rural estate in Pennsylvania to name their price. Interested agents and buyers should take notice and can contact us for a private preview any time.”
Originally listed for $6,969,000, Vezelay features a main home of more than 9,000 square feet that capitalizes on bucolic pastoral views, the protected Brandywine Conservatory and vast, open skies. Located on 51.9 acres in the middle of Cheshire Hunt Country in Unionville, PA, only one hour west of Philadelphia, the investment property contains five bedrooms, five full baths and three half-baths. The main home features open, cathedral ceilings that punctuate the entrance and makes way to the living room’s massive, wood-burning fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer picture-perfect views of the Laurels Preserve. Also on the first floor, the chef’s kitchen offers arguably some of the best views of the property, and the master bedroom suite is complete with a sitting room with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a fireplace. On the second floor of the main home, two bedrooms each offer convenient en-suite bathrooms for guests and unique views of the countryside below.
Downstairs, on the lower level, is an expansive media room that looks out to a large heated pool. Additionally there is another bedroom suite, complete with a large living space, walk-in closet and a full bath; a systems room; exercise room; and storage.
Expanded in 2007 to enlarge its functional spaces, the home includes a two-story addition with unique additional rooms and amenities. Accessible from the courtyard and the garage or from the main home’s interior sunroom and nearby hallway, is the mud room. Also a part of the first-floor addition is an office and an assistant’s office. Accessible from the interior or via a separate entrance from the outdoors, the office is equipped with two desks and has direct access to a half bathroom between it and a 400-square-foot studio space, which features cathedral ceilings and ample storage below. The second floor of the addition includes a kitchenette, two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom, ideal for an au pair, private guest or in-law suite. Two unique additional spaces include a dollhouse room and a Breyer horse room for children to play.
Outdoor enjoyment can be found with the pool and Jacuzzi spa, seemingly never-ending fields and a spacious six-stall custom barn, ideal for enabling ease of riding in the Laurels Preserve or along one of the many nearby trails. Designed by resident Charlotte du Pont Donaldson D’Arcy, the barn features modern and artfully-appointed details. A large tack room, feed room, heated wash stall, main level hay storage, workshop and three oversized garage bays are laid out for easy flow and manageability. The second level of the barn is home to fun and games, featuring an air-conditioned and heated squash court and a small basketball court.
“In 2010, we achieved great success with the sale of another Pennsylvania country estate located in Wawa, and many other auctions in the Northeast. We’re excited to be back in the area with the opportunity to represent this exquisite estate,” stated George Graham, CEO of Concierge Auctions.
The “live” auction of the Vezelay Estate will be held on May 10. Bidders will be able to participate in person or via phone or Internet. A 2.0% commission is offered to the buyer’s broker. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. The property is available for preview daily by appointment. For more information call 866-822-0874 or visit www.VezelayAuction.com.