Kenny Rogers is the lord of Country Music and almost every possible honor in music has been bestowed upon him. The shelves in his music room are full of several Grammy, American Music Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards such as Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, and Single of the Year. Numbers like The Gambler, Coward of the County, Lucille and Islands in the Stream are all time greats that have ruled the charts for a long time. The readers of People and USA Today voted him the Favorite Singer of All-Time way back in 1986. Rogers diverted some of his passion for music in building a lakeside estate outside Athens, Georgia. His passion is evident in the elaborate construction. It is a trophy luxury home with the best of facilities and amenities and it is up for sale.
The Estate With its Own Lake and Island
The spirit of Roger’s number one hit The Gambler seems to have rubbed off on him and he is taking a calculated risk by going in for an absolute auction with no minimum bid or reserve price. He has commissioned the Grand Estates Auction Company for handling the auction of his lakefront estate. He believes that the auction company is the most experienced and successful in the field of luxury real estate in North America and has handled some of the most expensive homes. His is a very exclusive property so chose the experts to handle its sale. The company deals in homes for auction valued at $1.5 million and above. The lake front estate sits on a 150 acre property which has been forested and heavily wooded. It has been developed for horses with very long wooded riding trails on all sides along with fenced pastures. For those with more modern tastes there is an elaborate go kart track on the property. However the highlight if the property is an 8 acre private lake with an island in the middle with features like covered dining and cooking spaces, a fire pit, boat dock, zip line, trampoline, and rope swings.
The Absolute Auction Starts at 2 PM on June 26
The attention to detail is evident in the main house as well. The design is Polynesian inspired and features five bedroom and five and half bathrooms. The lakefront house has a total of 5,681 sq ft of living space and has been built around a lanai, koi pond with waterfalls and a pool. The pool is rather large for a private home at 2,700 sq ft. The guest house and the three car garage are all attached to the main house. The construction is very contemporary as it was built in 2009. The master suite has been elaborately designed and boasts of walk-in closets, dressing area, make-up seating, rain shower, soaking tub and more. The lakeside windows are extra large to provide panoramic views. The house also boasts of state of the art security systems and remote controlled window shutters. The class of construction can be seen in oak and marble inlayed floors18-foot ceilings and a floor to ceiling limestone fireplace. Kenny Rogers is giving the house in its entirety along with all its high end furnishings and even his personal toys like a pontoon boat, SeaDoo and other recreational motor vehicles. The auction will start at 2.00 pm on June 26. You have to register for bidding with a $100,000 cheque and a bank letter of guarantee. You can find more details on the dedicated auction site created for the home.