San Antonio Luxury Real Estate Auction

Elegant home in San Antonio’s historic Monte Vista District set for auction

SAN ANTONIOAug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In 1922, Everett Love and his Italian bride retained the prominent firm of Adams & Adams to create a Mediterranean style home in what we now know as the Monte Vista historic district of San Antonio. The result was the elegant Villa Amore, which today has such features as a cigar room, billiard room, media room, and even a dine-in wine cellar.

And on Thursday, Sept. 7, the home will be offered in a live auction, with Albert Burney Auctioneers marketing the home and conducting the event.

“Monte Vista is an historical treasure chest, and this home is one of its most precious jewels,” said Warren Ward, president of the auction company. The architectural firm had credits that included the famous King Ranch. (The story of the home is described in the 1988 book, Monte Vista, the gilded age of an historic district: 1890-1930, by Donald E. Everett.)

The meticulously landscaped three-story home features flooring of marble, hardwood and tile, with four bedrooms, three living areas, and a heated pool and cabana.

“The owners, Jennifer and Jimmy Day, who have decided to sell at auction, embarked on an eight-month renovation of the home in 2005. Jennifer is an ASID-certified interior designer, and they did a remarkable job while remaining true to the historical features of the home,” said Ward.

Auction personnel will be available at the home by appointment only August 19-20 and August 26-27, or from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 1-7. Individuals seeking additional information may visit or call 800-434-1654.

Albert Burney Auctioneers, based in Huntsville, Ala., conducts auctions and markets high-value real estate throughout North and Central America.


2017 USA Today / National Auctioneer Association Marketing Awards

Award Winning Luxury Real Estate Auction Marketing

For the third year straight, Albert Burney Inc. has been recognized by the National Auctioneer Association for its excellence in the production of marketing materials for its clients’ properties. Awarded by NAA and Presented in Partnership with USA Today, Albert Burney won five awards including 1st Place awards for Blue Harbour, Roatan, Honduras, (Recreational Real Estate Brochure), Black Sheep Ranch, Red Lodge, Montana (Luxury Real Estate Brochure), Black Sheep Ranch (Photography).

2nd Place awards: Deep Creek Ranch, Vernal, Utah (Farm Real Estate Brochure), Heart Valley Ranch, Groveland, California (Residential Traditional Real Estate Auction Brochure).

Albert Burney is a boutique auction company specializing in luxury real estate auctions including homes, ranches and unique income properties like vineyards and golf courses. Since its inception in 2001, Albert Burney has conducted luxury auctions from coast to coast in 40 states, Canada, Mexico and 9 other countries, including the Caribbean.

 “We want to thank all of our sellers for giving our team the opportunity to market and sell these amazing properties.” Warren A. Ward, President of Albert Burney,

Previous awards include:  2016 one – 1st place award (Montana Land Rush), two – 2nd place awards (Leaf River Sportsman’s Getaway & Red Lodge Retreat) and 2015 one – 2nd place award (Sundance Community Lot).

The NAA has approximately 4000 members from the United States, Canada, Australia, China, Czech Slovak, Great Britain, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the Virgin Islands South, and West Africa. Membership is open to anyone worldwide who is involved in marketing through competitive bidding or the auction method of marketing. Judging of the competition was performed by a panel of judges from NAA and USA Today.  Winners were selected from thousands of entries.


Costa Rica Real Estate Auctions

Costa Rica Real Estate Auction

Costa Rica Real Estate Auction

Is life really pure?  Absolutely, if you live in the right place.  And now is the opportunity to purchase a Costa Rican Estate at Absolute Auction, meaning that the property will be sold regardless of price on auction day.

Welcome to the providence of Heredia, known as “The City of Flowers,” where you will find charming little towns surrounded by coffee plantations, rich tropical flora and breathtaking views of the Central Valley and San Jose.

Above the winding streets of Heredia, you will also find the “Atrium House,” a private mountain estate with stunning panoramic city and mountain views.

Selling Regardless of Price – June 9th

The defining feature of the home’s architecture is a lavish 20-foot by 40-foot core glass covered Atrium with dramatically vaulted ceilings clad in travertine marble, centered on a courtyard fountain sculpted from opulent black granite. The Atrium is covered by a custom engineered steel support structure with high tech self-cleaning and solar-E glass, which has the option to be totally open to the rest of the home or closed off by a frameless European sliding glass wall system that separates the central area of the home from the private and social area.

Casa Pura Vida

The marble lined main entrance draws the eye through the home’s elegant centerpiece, the open-aired sitting area of the atrium to the infinity pool that seemingly disappears into the views of the Central Valley.

The home’s kitchen features top-of-the-line cabinetry and appliances, including two dishwashers, an electric oven and a 6-burner gas cook top and two refrigerators. The kitchen also features elegant marble countertops coupled with open space and clean lines for both functionality and an open view to the nearby sitting room.

Each of the main home’s five large open-and-airy bedrooms comes with a full bathroom and dual vanity, warm marble tiles and lifestyle shower features. The large windows in the bedrooms provide magnificent lighting and incredible views.

The infinity reflecting pool is truly dramatic and the outdoor patio is the perfect area to entertain. A small drainage trough around the pool perimeter balances the water level to that of the surrounding terrace for an incredible, clean horizon effect.

The home is located only 20 minutes to San Jose and 20 minutes from the airport. Nestled on the southern slopes of the Central Valley, it is a relaxed, private tranquil setting, surrounded by rich tropical coffee and fruit plantations.

The property sits on 2.579 acres facing southwest so that the home is bathed in natural sunlight all day.

Why Costa Rica?


Pre-Sale Inspection:  An Albert Burney representative will be available daily from June 2, 2017 thru auction Day between 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For more information call (256) 543-165

Auction Site: The auction will be held at the property. Directions are available through Google Maps, at the bottom of the Casa Pura Vida webpage.

Auction Registration: Registration begins at 9:00 A.M. on Auction Day. Auction begins at 10:00 A.M.

Terms: Ten percent (10%) down Auction Day with closing on or before July 10, 2017. Certified funds in the amount of $100,000.00 will be required to bid. The certified funds may be in the form of a Cashier’s Check made payable to the bidder, or a personal or company check with a Bank Letter.

Auction Fee: A 10% auction fee will be added to the high bid price to arrive at the contract price paid by the purchaser.

Broker Participation: Broker participation is welcome. Call for guidelines: (800) 434-1654 or (256) 543-1654.

Don’t miss the opportunity to bid on this magnificent architectural masterpiece selling at Absolute Auction – Regardless of Price! Auction to take place on – site on June 19th.