As I told you either late last night (I blog into the wee hours) or early this morning, Champ D’Or, arguably the most significant piece of real estate on the market in the greater Dallas area, will be sold at auction March 30. It has been on the market for ten years. The auction will be conducted by a New York City-based house, Concierge Auctions, right here in the Lone Star State, AT Champ D’Or. Do not think this will be a circus: only qualified buyers will be allowed in the gates. I pride myself in giving you news before it is news, but the press release is not yet written, though Rubenstein Public Relations will be handling PR, and the website for Champ is under creation as we speak. So all I can tell you at this point is that you can see the property live on the Concierge site next Thursday. While you are at it, check out the other goodies Concierge has to offer, including one of my favorite of all ski spots, Spanish Peaks at Big Sky Montana. I cried when I heard that Spanish Peaks had filed Chapter 7, but Concierge is auctioning off some of the famed ski resort’s glorious residences. (Tune into SecondShelters.com soon for more on that bankruptcy.) Oh, Concierge is also auctioning a home at the venerable Yellowstone Club, too.
Get the idea that Concierge Auctions only deals in the highest of the high end properties? Bingo. Here’s what Laura Brady, Vice President of Marketing at Concierge, told me today: Champ’s main estate with 40 acres of land will be auctioned as one package. Another 37 acres with Swisher Road frontage, which is zoned commercial, will be auctioned as a second package, but buyers could, of course, knit the two parcels together for an almost 80 acre spread. I have long thought Champ would make a terrific mixed-use something or other, maybe a rehab facility for sex addicts (we have a lot of those in Texas, after all) or alcoholics or other erstwhile addictions. Or I have always thought it would make a great plastic surgery center, though my husband tells me it is quite involved to outfit a surgical suite that lives up to accreditation by organizations such as The Joint Commission. It’s a little more involved than a couple bottles of Clorox and booties. Still, if they could build a small operating room with all the patient safety bells and whistles, then use the house as a recuperation center, what a great place to go get a face lift or boob job! You are 30 minutes from Dallas, close but far enough away to hide until bruising subsides. And just think, when you are ready to bowl after a boob job, you are ready to tackle the world!