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Gentleman's Farm Finds A Buyer In Farmville, VA

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Imagine that, a farm in Farmville. This one was the most expensive recorded sale for an independently-owned farm in the region and sold to a very motivated seller before it went to the auction planned for September 16th. The sales price was $1.575M, which is enough to make any city slicker cry with envy since the main house is a 7,000 square foot five bed/six bath and the separate cottage has a six car garage on the lower level and a fully finished living space up above. In DC one and half million dollars won't even guarantee you a one-car garage.

· Listing: 41 Holland Road [Concierge Auctions]

Photos from Concierge Auctions

FARMVILLE, Va., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Step Farm, a picturesque, 115-acre estate bordering the Willis River located just minutes from downtown Farmville and an hour from both Richmond and Charlottesville, has gone under contract prior to the September 16th auction date, Concierge Auctions has announced. The $1.575 million sale price is the highest price ever recorded for an independently owned farm in the region, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The sale was conducted in cooperation with Angel McQuade of Sheeran Sotheby's International Realty, who represents both the buyer and the seller in the transaction.

"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Concierge Auctions, as their team helped generate more inquiries about the property in just a few weeks than the farm had received through traditional sale methods. The interest was so great that we were able to secure a record sales price more than a week before the scheduled live auction date," McQuade stated. "We are pleased to have performed for the seller and congratulate the new owners on embracing this tremendous opportunity."

Completed in 2007, Big Step Farm's main residence is a 7,000+ square foot smart home with five bedrooms, and five full and one half bathrooms. Just outside you will find a professionally equipped gym and a half bath, which also duals as a pool bath as it has a separate entrance leading to the outdoor patio. A carriage house boasts a heated and cooled six-bay garage, an elevator and a second floor manager's apartment that consists of a great room, a bedroom, mini-kitchen, full bath and a balcony that overlooks the pool area, riding ring, pastures and gorgeous sunsets. Outdoor enjoyment includes a screened-in porch, backyard terrace, saltwater self-chlorinating gunite pool, and covered outdoor kitchen. The grounds include a garden shed, outdoor arena, wooden six stall barn offering a wash and tack room, hay loft and a half bath. There is also a huge equipment storage shed and separate heated shop with professional lift, work tables, and half bath.