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The Rice House Atlanta, One Of The "Safest Homes In America," To Sell At Auction Via Concierge Auctions


The Rice House Atlanta, One Of The "Safest Homes In America," To Sell At Auction Via Concierge Auctions

36,000-square-foot Grecian fortress expected to garner global interest during September 20 online auction

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NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rice House Atlanta — a 36,000-square-foot Grecian fortress known as one of the "safest homes in America" — will sell at auction via Concierge Auctions' online marketplace. Inspired by the iconic Acropolis of Athens, the Greek Revival-style home is set against the Chattahoochee River in the prestigious Country Club of the South, just north of Atlanta. While the secure, 900-plus-acre community development — home to many affluent celebrities — is patrolled 24 hours a day, the estate also features an embedded security system by renowned global security expert and founder of Strategically Armored and Fortified Environment (SAFE), Al Corbi.

Currently listed for $14.7 million, the estate will Sell At or Above $3.9 million in cooperation with Paul Wegener of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty. Bidding will open on September 18th and close on September 20th. The Rice House awaits final completion decisions on interior and exterior finishes, providing one lucky bidder the opportunity to realize the incredible potential of the estate. To ensure a smooth transaction for the new owner, general contractors, architects, engineers, and landscape design are available for consulting on-site.

"This is a unique opportunity to complete a true masterpiece," stated Wegener. "While the estate currently stands as a stately fortress with the necessary foundations to last a thousand years, it has the potential to be an extraordinary presidential or diplomatic compound, equipped with amenities to provide a luxurious, private lifestyle." 

A masterpiece-in-progress in terms of design, security, and innovation, 9110 Barkston Way is set on more than three acres including a 15,000-square-foot bunker with command center and concealed entrances/exits. Boasting panoramic views of the lake and woodlands, the property features world-class architectural design. Its embedded security system includes safe core rooms in the master and guest bedrooms; decorative door closures from Peetz, Frankfurt Germany; and remote-operated ballistic doors and walls, which are designed to be impenetrable.

The property features nine fireplaces with masonry construction throughout, wine cellar location with a hand-chiseled ceiling , a concealed conversation tunnel, observation tower, and an infrared sauna. Additional amenities include an octagonal glass conservatory location at the infinity pool; a bank vault room; a 750-square-foot home theater location; a two-lane bowling alley location; a two-station gun range location with a concealed entry and secret escape access; and a time capsule with a bronze medallion cover, created to preserve personal artifacts. In addition to two commercial-sized elevator locations offering high speeds between floors, the home includes three kitchen locations — a traditional, summer, and catering kitchen — and a 5,000-square-foot car vault. All water sources on the development are passed through a water purification system and the estate includes three means of power supply — municipal, generator, and solar.

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About Concierge Auctions
Concierge Auctions is the largest luxury real estate marketplace in the world, powered by state-of-the-art technology. Since its inception in 2008, the firm has generated nearly $2 billion in sales, broken world records for the highest priced homes ever achieved at auction, and is active in 38 U.S. states/territories and 19 countries. Concierge curates the most prestigious properties globally, matches them with qualified buyers, and facilitates transparent, market-driven transactions in an expedited timeframe. The firm owns arguably the most comprehensive and intelligent database of high-net-worth buyers and sellers in the industry. It has been named one of America's fastest-growing companies by Inc. Magazine for the past five consecutive years, and has contributed over 100 homes to-date as part of its Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, which guarantees that for every property the company sells, a new home will be built for a family in need. For more information visit


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