TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwired - February 12, 2015) - J.P. King Auction Company announces the approximately 44 acre Calabria Ranch Estate Homes will be auctioned in five properties on Tuesday, February 24, at 1:00 p.m. (MT) in an absolute auction with no minimums, no reserves. The scenic destination will host the auction in the Great Room of the main house on Property #2.

The spectacular five properties include the former home of renowned author Barbara Kingsolver on Property #1. Kingsolver wrote her debut novel The Bean Trees here, which is considered a classic literary masterpiece and popular triumph in American fiction.

The properties may be purchased individually, in any combination, or as an entirety. All properties have private access to the Tanque Verde Wash, with the wash providing breathtaking views and any number of outdoor activities.

Minutes from downtown Tucson, Calabria Ranch boasts unobstructed views of the breathtaking Catalina and Rincon Mountains, is home to a Mesquite Bosque habitat, and is a short car ride away from Saguaro National Park.

"The seller selected J.P. King Auction Company to handle the sale after extensive research of all the trophy property auction and real estate companies in the nation. The one luxury real estate company that kept sticking out for Calabria Ranch was J.P. King Auction Company with 100 years in business," said Tim Burris, Burris Hennessy & Co., who is the seller's real estate/auction consultant.

"Luxury real estate auctions are uncommon in Tucson and the seller recognized this while also recognizing that an absolute auction is the preferred route because the traditional real estate route averages one to two years on the market. Having a company with the luxury real estate know-how for the high end market provides a seamless process within a more reliable timeframe, which is highly desirable," explained Burris.

Property #2 is a beautiful 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath home. The home is on approximately 22 acres and has huge wrap around porches with wood-burning fireplaces for outdoor entertaining. In addition to the main home, this property also features two guest homes, one a 2 bedroom, 2 bath home and the other a 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage, and also there is a three stable barn.

Four additional properties will also be offered on auction day. Each property is situated on a lot ranging in size from 3+/- to 6+/- acres with a main residence, some with guest homes, barns and other structures. Property #1 is the former home of renowned author Barbara Kingsolver.

Property tours are available by appointment beginning February 10, 2015, by contacting the Auction Information Center at 800-558-5464. Also, for additional information on Calabria Ranch Estate Homes, visit the J.P. King website at www.jpking.com.

In 1991, J. P. King Auction Company pioneered the use of auctions for luxury real estate and non-distressed clients. Under the current leadership of the fourth generation of the King family, the firm has sold and closed over $2 billion in property through 850 auction events. As an independent premier real estate auction firm, J. P. King's impressive portfolio of trophy property sales includes over a million acres of land, high dollar recreational ranches and farms, and multi-million dollar luxury waterfront and vacation homes located throughout the United States. www.jpking.com

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Stacy Smith, APR
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