15 Aug Okanagan’s Multi-Million Dollar Luxury Orchard Estate to be Sold in Unreserved, Live Auction on September 22, 2016
The Garage Sale to auction the 35-acre Harvest Ridge Estate in beautiful East Kelowna
Kelowna, BC, Canada — The Garage Sale Luxury Auction House will host a live, unreserved auction of Harvest Ridge Luxury Orchard Estate in East Kelowna on September 22, 2016. This real estate auction will have no minimum bids and no reserve price set. The stunning property includes a 5,900 square foot five-bedroom and five-bathroom contemporary home with an outdoor pool, tennis court, four-car garage and a sprawling orchard made up of 35-acres of cherry, apple and pear trees.
Harvest Ridge Luxury Orchard Estate is an incredibly private property located in the heart of the Okanagan. The estate had previously been on the market for 10 months. In early summer, the owners selected The Garage Sale to market and auction their home. Assets valued over $5 million, like Harvest Ridge Estate, qualify for the Elite Auction Model — a tailored program offering multi-channel, international marketing campaigns, bidder qualification, hosted or Live-In Viewings, as well as additional exclusive hosted events and services for registered bidders at the orchard.
“There are a new wave of homeowners seeking to fulfil their dreams of estate living in the Okanagan. This place looks, feels, and tastes like paradise. There is a lush landscape and an abundance of fresh food from the region, making it a true farm to table experience,” said Alex Lambert, CEO of The Garage Sale Luxury Auction House. “We are seeing a steady growth in the region, especially the technology sector. People and businesses are attracted to the laid back Okanagan lifestyle, climate, housing market and activities such as the relaxing lake life, enjoying nearby ski resorts and exploring world-class vineyards,” adds Lambert.
The owners, Blair and Karen, built the orchard from the ground up, it was a carefully planned and meticulously cared for labour of love that has been over 12 years in the making. The orchard has over 8,200 well-grown mature trees that are 12 to 40 years old. The 35-acre farm is also part of the Agricultural Land Reserve — a B.C. program that provides a variety of values including tax benefits, expansion options, and easy succession planning.
Kelowna realtor Jerry Geen of Geen + Byrne, an affiliate realty partner for Harvest Ridge Estate, explains, “We’re noticing a shift towards modern home designs on these well maintained acreages, and the properties are acting as a backdrop for entertaining small to large groups. Harvest Ridge and other estates around the Okanagan Valley are immersed in this natural beauty of subtle opulence.”
Test Drive a Luxury Home with Live-in Viewings™
Test driving a new car is common practice but the same is not true with real estate. The Garage Sale Luxury Auction House developed the Elite auction package to provide registered bidders with the unprecedented opportunity to stay on-site at Harvest Ridge Estate in the hospitality of a personal chef and hostess. These Live-in Viewings™ allow qualified buyers to relax in a private setting and focus on one thing – carefully considering their purchase decision. The exclusive service provides occupancy for up to eight guests and a four-night maximum stay from now until September 15. Hosted viewings of the estate are available by appointment until September 21.
Harvest Ridge Luxury Orchard Estate Highlights
- The East Kelowna land was purchased in 2003 and home built in 2004
- Art Deco inspired architectural features with vaulted ceilings, granite floors and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the home to take advantage of the natural sunlight
- Many of the home’s custom built furniture is with Birds Eye Maple, a rare form of maple sought out by multitude of woodworkers, craftsmen and artists
- Amenities include a 54 ft outdoor pool, infrared sauna, tennis court, 5,000 sq ft detached workshop, oversized four car garage, billiards room, temperature controlled wine cellar and nanny/in-law suite
- A large Italian-inspired garden perfect for growing vegetables through the spring, summer and fall months from fresh herbs, tomatoes to beans and garlic.
- Designed to make entertaining easy and effortless from casual fireside wine tastings, family gatherings to long table orchard dinners
- Next door is the Harvest Golf Course, a championship length course designed by renowned Canadian golf course architect Graham Cooke
- Located 15 minutes from downtown Kelowna and 10 minutes from the lake with breathtaking 360 views of Okanagan Lake, orchard and city
Preceding the sale of the estate, The Garage Sale will host a charity auction for its guests to bid on exciting and often exclusive items and experiential packages from their elite partners. The seller’s charity of choice is The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, an organization which helps Canadian children, families, and communities by granting the most heartfelt wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. One hundred percent of all proceeds from the corresponding charity auction will be donated to Children’s Wish.
About The Garage Sale Luxury Auction House
The Garage Sale Luxury Auction House has refined the most effective elements of the auction platform to meet the needs of today’s real estate market. Our team of professionals ensures streamlined and transparent results within a fixed timeframe, maximizing value for the seller and ensuring buyer satisfaction. The Garage Sale offers three dynamic auction models designed to navigate changing market conditions and diversity in asset class. These models give the seller flexibility and the buyer unrestricted capacity to bid to their maximum potential. The Luxury Auction House is also dedicated to pairing world-class services with strategic and meaningful charitable contributions. Since 2009, The Garage Sale charity auction platform has generated over $1 million for non-profit charities through our auctions. For more information visit luxuryauctionhouse.com
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