Some remarkable oceanfront properties are coming to auction this autumn, including a New Hampshire manor and a Southern California beach house. Read more in our weekly high-end real estate roundup.
Once listed at $6.9m, “Somerset at Rye” is an oceanfront estate in the Rye Beach Village District on the New Hampshire coast. The 8,600 “French Country Manor,” completed in 2002, sits on 2.69 manicured acres surrounded by stone walls. The estate has eight rooms on the main floor, including a master suite and gourmet kitchen with Lacanche range. Three additional bedrooms are on the second floor, along with a guest or au pair suite. A pool and 4-car garage complete the picture. The property will be auctioned October 15th with a “suggested” starting bid of $3m.
An oceanfront retreat in Dana Point, California conjures up images of the classic Cape Cod style beach house. Three years ago its owners invested $1.5m into remodeling the 4000sf home, which sits on two beachfront lots with whitewater views from the San Clemente Pier to Dana Point Harbor. Once listed at $10.5m, the house has 4 bedrooms and 4 baths plus 1 half-bath, along with all the touches you might expect: oceanfront decks, a movie theatre, wine cellar, gourmet kitchen, paneled wainscoting, and a family room with folding NanaWall doors bringing the outside in. The grounds feature a landscaped seafront courtyard with stone fireplace, firepit, BBQ, and glass enclosure. Concierge Auctions will be accepting bids October 3-7.
If all that oceanfront property is making you feel a bit windswept, then Rolling Hills Farm may be the answer. It sits just outside Fredericksburg, Virginia on 145 acres of—yes, rolling hills, fenced fields, and woodland crossed by two streams. It will be sold in three parcels, the main one of which offers a 4,100sf home with 6 bedrooms and three baths on 42 acres. Six outbuildings are also on the property, which has a seasonal stream. The other parcels comprise a 46 acre tract, 30 of which are woodland, and a 57 acre fenced tract with open pastures and year round stream. The property will be sold on October 8th in an Absolute Auction, meaning it will go to the highest bidder, regardless of price.