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Dec. 7, 2012

364-Acre Ranch Retreat Sells at Auction

By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor

Anabelle Island, a 364-acre private ranch estate located 30 minutes south of Jacksonville, recently changed hands at an auction.

The sale of 2920 Russell Road, which includes a furnished 7,798-square-foot main residence, was conducted  through New York-based Concierge Auctions in partnership with Beverly Brandenburger, Gayle Washnock and Newman Rossie of Manormor Sotheby’s International Realty. Washnock also represented the buyer.

Anabelle Island is a private enclave tucked in the woods at the end of a nearly mile-long graded sand and limestone drive. The main home contains five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, a custom cook’s kitchen, a massive Georgia stone fireplace and a spiral staircase that leads to an upstairs loft area. The living room overlooks a 5.41-acre spring-fed lake, which is stocked with bass, bream, carp and catfish. Also outdoors is a screened-in, lakeside veranda and two natural artesian wells. A stone deck runs to the infinity pool, spa and outdoor kitchen.

Adjacent to the main house is a three-car garage with a heated and cooled storage space above the parking, ideal for guest space or an extra amenity like a media room. A separate four-car garage is at the end of the paver motor court. Fully fenced, other amenities include a large functional barn with tractor and other farm equipment included and an 18-acre pasture.

“Anabelle Island is a versatile property in an area ripe for growth, which appealed to a diverse mix of potential owners,” stated Laura Brady, president of Concierge Auctions. “Concierge Auctions has had tremendous success in the Jacksonville area including the recent sale of a three-acre luxury estate along the St. Johns River, a private residence in the Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club, and a newly constructed home within the exclusive Palencia golf and tennis community. We appreciate our ongoing partnership with Manormor Sotheby’s International Realty and thank their team for their collaborative efforts towards making this auction a success.”

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