Preview Friday, November 8 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Auction Saturday, November 9 at 10:10am and Sunday, November 10 at 11:10am
This weekend, a unique two-day auction will take place at the St. Simons Island estate at 1812 Demere Road. The auction represents a lifetime accumulation of antiques and decorative arts. Items include incredible lighting, oriental rugs, period furniture, mid-century modern, local art, Cloister memorabilia, Old Cloister art, lighting and furniture, paintings, glass, china and garden items. The Contents of the home, an out-building and 25 years storage will be auctioned.
For images of items to be auctioned, visit Beasley Auctioneers.
The five bedroom, four bath home is currently for sale for $1,300,000. The secluded estate is surrounded on three sides by marsh, a National Park and tidal creek. The home features fabulous hand-crafted woodwork, an antique Fireplace from 1700s, sunroom with Mexican tile, large sparkling gunite pool. Because of its location adjacent to the Bloody Marsh Battle Site, British, Spanish and Guale Indian artifacts from the property’s rich history continue to be unearthed. There is nothing Else like it on St Simons Island. For more information on purchasing the home, contact REALTOR Joe Wills with Hodnett Cooper Real Estate.
The home itself also has an interesting history, as it originally belonged to famed 20th century artist Maxfield Parrish’s. This home was his secluded winter retreat on St. Simons Island. Maxfield Parrish was born in Philadelphia and developed many innovative techniques in his artwork and is known for luminous colors. Throughout his career, he painted, illustrated children’s books and was commissioned by magazines and advertisers. His most famous painting, Daybreak, sold in 2006 for $7.6 million. In the early 1900s, Maxfield and his wife Lydia took breaks from the Pennsylvania winter at their St. Simons Island retreat.