SOURCE: DeCaro Luxury Real Estate Auctions

DeCaro Luxury Real Estate Auctions

October 02, 2015 11:14 ET

Largest Mansion in Alabama, "The Guitar House", to Be Auctioned by DeCaro Luxury Auctions

55,000-Square-Foot Palace in Birmingham, AL to Be Sold on October 31st

BIRMINGHAM, AL--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2015) - DeCaro Luxury Auctions has announced an absolute auction on October 31, 2015 for the largest estate in Alabama, 7 Montagel Way, a 15-bedroom, 16 full and 6 half-bathroom mansion in the Shoal Creek community of Birmingham. The sprawling, 27-acre property features a horse riding arena, private pastures and direct access to several miles of riding trails in the Appalachian Mountains.

"Inspired by historic French and Italian castles of Europe, architect Bill Shepard designed 7 Montagel Way to feel like a traditional palace in Versailles. It took four years to complete construction; European artisans and artists traveled to Alabama and took residence in the home to handcraft the stucco, marble, limestone and decorative features," said Daniel DeCaro, CEO and founder of DeCaro Luxury Auctions. "The October 31st auction is the first time a new homeowner will have the opportunity to purchase the largest home in Alabama. This is an unprecedented and highly anticipated real estate event for the region."

At the property's grand entrance a divided stone driveway is surrounded by lush landscaping and a center fountain, designed in the shape of a guitar. The home's double French doors open to an impressive foyer with dual winding staircases, a custom-painted ceiling mural and a crystal chandelier.

Past the foyer, the estate's great room features two-story ceilings, Venetian chandeliers, custom paintings, a fireplace, arched floor-to-ceiling windows and herringbone tiled flooring. The home's main gourmet kitchen features Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, a large center island and an attached eat-in nook.

On the first floor, separate his and her master wings each have a bedroom, a bathroom with custom Sherle Wagner hardware, a walk-in closet and a sitting room. The estate additionally features a screening room with a 170-inch screen, theater-style seating for 25 people and an authentic box-office; a commercial-grade elevator; a wine cellar with shelving for 2,000 bottles; a fully-equipped exercise room; and a game room.

At the rear of the home, a large round pool has a Jacuzzi with a waterfall, as well as dual cabanas connected by a covered walkway. The estate's horse riding arena sits directly behind the pool area and contains two grass pastures and a six-stall barn, complete with an 800-square-foot loft apartment with a full bathroom and kitchen.

Also located behind the home, a separate 3,000-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bathroom guest house is complete with two home offices, a workshop and an oversized two car garage. An attached 9-door garage also has parking for 12 cars in the main home. 

Located just 30 minutes from downtown Birmingham and the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Shoal Creek is an exclusive community with several lakes for kayaking and canoeing. Also within the community is an award-winning, Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club. The club has hosted several PGA events and will host the 2018 U.S. Women's Open. 

7 Montagel Way is open for prospective buyers to view beginning on Saturday, October 10, 2015 and continuing every Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. until auction day. The last scheduled open house will be held the day before the auction on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Additional private tours are also available by calling DeCaro Luxury Auctions at 1.800.332.3767.

The absolute auction of this private estate will be held onsite at 7 Montagel Way in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Broker participation is invited.

For additional information on this auction, as well as other DeCaro auctions please, call 1.800.332.3767 or visit

About DeCaro Luxury Auctions
Founded by Daniel DeCaro, a licensed real estate broker and luxury property auctioneer, DeCaro Luxury Auctions has been auctioning luxury properties of distinction for more than 35 years. DeCaro has settled billions of dollars in luxury assets, executing flawless nationwide live auctions. DeCaro is the foremost leader and innovator in the field of auctioning luxury estates. For more information call 1.800.332.3767.

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