GONE! Unique Home Auction

Minimum Bid only $95,000! (Appraised at $250,00)

Like the idea of urban living but want a REAL house? This is it! Upscale urban feel in spacious 3BR ranch plan with lots of great updates and all the suburban amenities! Jaw-dropping custom Kleweno kitchen is just the beginning. Come see for yourself!

Began: 06/11/11 at 10:00 AM CDT
Location: 1200 Campbell Street, Liberty, MO 64068


What an opportunity! Skip the “cookie cutter” floor plans and opt for this wonderfully individual ranch home with generous rooms and unique features. Great updates and lots of “new” throughout. Bypass bland and bid on something special! (Can’t wait for the auction? Make an advance offer! Call for details.)


A Word About the Published Minimum Bid

Many times the seller’s “reserve” or minimum acceptable bid is unknown to the bidders. In those instances, the high bidder finds out at the conclusion of bidding if he or she was successful in purchasing the property. 

In this case, the seller is publishing his reserve of $95,000. If that seems exceptionally low, that’s because it is! The house was appraised for $250,000 in 2009 and additional work has been done on it since then.

Why would the seller set such a low reserve? Because he wants to sell and is prepared to accept what the market is willing to pay. (Far more uncommon these days than it should be!) Because the bidding will start at the published reserve, you can bid with complete confidence, knowing that the property will sell at the auction.

Take a look at the photo gallery and come to an open house to decide what you want to bid. Keep reading for full details on this great home…




Open, light-filled living spaces with a decidedly upscale urban feel.

Entry & Hallway: Opens to living area, views to Center Courtyard; warm 12×12 slate tile flooring.

Study/Library: 10×13; Hardwood floors; windows overlook front patio

Kitchen:  13×11; Custom Kleweno design! Wonderful 4×7 granite island w/GE Profile gas cook top, seating for 4-5, and plentiful storage. Dramatic curving black laminate cabinets with coordinating freezer-on-bottom Sub-Zero built-in refrigerator. Black granite counters w/tile backsplash, under-cabinet lighting and 2 appliance garages. Stainless steel appliances include Jenn-Air dishwasher w/hidden controls, wine cooler w/digital controls, KitchenAid oven and built-in microwave. ASKO “Excellence” stacking washer & dryer.

Dining Room: 12×15; Open to Kitchen & Great Room; custom leaded glass backdrop; unique integrated wine cabinet w/lighted  granite-topped serving bar; polished silver fixture w/frosted glass shades, hardwood floor. Slider access to north deck.

Great Room: 22×17; Impressive light-filled room with 10-ft ceiling, and striking fireplace w/marble hearth & surround (floor-to-ceiling cream variegated marble w/black accent stripe). Access to north deck and Center Courtyard.

Center Courtyard: 14×17; Stone paver floor; built-in benches and landscape niches. Perfect for morning coffee, afternoon naps, or casual entertaining. Surrounded by 6-ft windows (new). Accessed from Great Room, Master Bedroom, or west deck.

Master Bedroom: 16×16; Crown molding, west & south windows, Courtyard access, roomy walk-in closet with 2 windows and ample built-in drawers & cabinets.

Master Bath: Tiled double vanity w/designer basins & contemporary fixtures, oversized jetted tub w/double faucets and elegant black marble wall. Separate room w/black tiled floor, elevated architectural bidet & toilet, walk-in black marble shower w/seat.

Bedroom 2: 12×13; double closet.

Hall Bath: Unique half-round sink on wood pedestal, low profile toilet, brushed silver wall sconce, “Venetian plaster” wall treatment, tile floor.

Bedroom 3: 12×15; south & east windows, large walk-in closet w/built-ins.

Hall Bath: Furniture style vanity w/black granite top, shower/tub combo w/glass doors, tile floor.

Garage: Space for 2 cars; workshop/storage; W/D hookups; entry off front hall.


Perfect for game day, movie night, party time, or family play.

Entertainment Area:  Angled 2-tier corner bar w/glass block detail, new tile, sink, antique GE oven (disconnected), and pendant lighting.  Space for game table, pub table, or casual dining. Floor-to-ceiling windows (some new); access to Covered Patio.

Media Area/Family Room: Flexible living space for a variety of uses.

Sauna: The real thing!

Bath: Tiled vanity, “Venetian plaster” wall treatment, tiled floor, shower.

Covered Patio: 16×30+; ideal for outdoor living room!



  • 2505 sq. ft. (per appraisal) + Finished basement
  • Appraised for $250,000 (2009)
  • Multiple outdoor living options: decks, covered patio, center courtyard
  • Zoned HVAC (Primary replaced 2010; Secondary replaced 2003)
  • Huge 3’x6’ windows throughout (many new in 2011)
  • Lots of NEW including primary windows, doors, paint, tile and more!



  • Sizable corner lot w/full landscaping
  • Circle drive w/additional parking area
  • Front patio
  • Open center courtyard w/stone pavers
  • Covered lower level patio – great outdoor living room
  • Decks on north and west sides (redone 2006)
  • Roof replaced in 2003
  • Painted fall, 2009


Note from the Auctioneer…

This home really makes a statement! The seller has moved and isn’t interested in holding it indefinitely so he chose auction to speed up the process (hence the low reserve bid). He has maintained the home well and has done a variety of improvements in preparation for the auction. He’s ready to sell. Check out the photo gallery, stop by an open house and then come bid YOUR price!

–Jeff Cates


REGISTRATION: Registration will begin one hour before the auction. All bidders must provide name, address, phone number, social security number, and a valid driver’s license. By registering, all bidders acknowledge having read and agree to be bound by the Auction Terms and Conditions.

DOWN PAYMENT: The successful bidder(s) shall be required to make a 5% down payment of the total purchase price at the auction site immediately following the close of bidding.  Cash, cashier’s check or personal or business check will be accepted for the down payment

FINANCING: Financing is not a contingency of sale in this offering. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that potential bidders ensure in advance that they are able to obtain the necessary financing to close the transaction.

CONTRACT SIGNING: The successful bidder(s) shall execute a purchase agreement at the auction site immediately following the close of bidding. All final bid prices are subject to Seller approval, unless announced otherwise. 

CLOSING: Buyer(s) shall close within 30 days of the auction date. Possession will be delivered at closing subject to any remaining rights of the current tenant(s).

EVIDENCE OF TITLE: Seller shall furnish at seller’s expense an Owner’s Policy of Title Insurance in the amount of the total purchase price and shall execute a general warranty deed conveying the real estate to the buyer(s).

REAL ESTATE TAXES & ASSESSMENTS: 2011 taxes are to be prorated as of the closing date.

EASEMENTS AND LEASES: Sale of said property is subject to any and all easements of record and any and all leases.

AGENCY: Cates Auction & Realty Co., Inc. and its representatives are Exclusive Agents of the Seller.

BUYER’S PREMIUM: A buyer’s premium of ten percent (10%) shall be added to the high bid and included in the total purchase price to be paid by the successful bidder(s).

BROKER PARTICIPATION: A commission will be paid to any properly licensed Broker who registers a successful buyer according to the appropriate Broker Participation Agreement. This form is available from the Auction Company and must be completed and returned no later than 48 hours prior to the auction.

DISCLAIMERS AND ABSENCE OF WARRANTIES: The information in the auction advertising was obtained from sources believed to be accurate, but is subject to verification by all parties relying on it.  All sketches and dimensions are approximate.  No liability for its accuracy, errors or omissions is assumed by the Seller or the auction company. All bidders are responsible for conducting their own inspections, investigations, inquiries and due diligence concerning the property. The property is being offered on an “AS IS”, “WHERE IS” basis and no warranty or representations, expressed or implied, is made by the Seller or the auction company. All announcements made by the Auctioneer during the auction take precedence over any previously printed material or any other oral statements made. All information contained in the advertising and all related materials are subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the purchase agreement. Advertising may contain pictures of wildlife and other items that are for illustrative purposes only. The Auctioneer reserves the right to bid on behalf of the Seller up to, but not beyond the Seller’s reserve (if applicable). The Property is available for and subject to sale prior to auction.

I-35 to 291 Hwy (Exit 17 to Liberty) to Glen Hendren Dr. (1st left), N to Nashua Rd. (1st right), then east to home at corner of Nashua and Cambell.

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Circle drive Corner of Campbell & Nashua As seen from Nashua Street Large corner lot Large covered patio with decks above
View of north decks of Great Room and Dining Room Nice setting at the top of Campbell Street North decks Front entrance
Front patio Welcome home! Office/Study Office/Study
View from Dining Room Entry Wide open floorplan View from Dining Room to Kitchen Custom kitchen by Kleweno
Built-in lighted bar with granite counter Dramatic tile backsplash w/under cabinet lighting Huge granite island with gas cooktop Black granite counters complement striking custom cabinetry GREAT Great Room!
10 ft ceilings in Great Room Lots of natural light Beautiful and unusual marble fireplace Stunning Great Room
View from Dining Room to Great Room View from Dining Room to Center Courtyard
Hallway toward bedroom wing (Center Courtyard to the right) Bedroom hallway looking to kitchen/dining (Center Courtyard to left) Half bath Unique faucet
Hall bath w/shower Bedroom 3 closet w/built-ins Bedroom 3 Master Bedroom Built-ins in master closet
Large master closet with built-ins Master Bedroom with view to Center Courtyard Master Bedroom Master Bath dual vanity
Spa-like retreat! Now THAT is a tub! Huge marble shower in Master Bath Elevated architectural toilet and bidet in Master Bath
Beautiful fixtures View from entry to Center Courtyard West Deck West Deck Center Courtyard
Lower Level Bath Lower Level Bath Newly tiled bar in Lower Level Lower level full of natural light Sauna
Sauna Lower Level serving bar and sink Newly tiled corner bar sink in Lower Level Entertainment Area in Lower Level
Covered Patio Covered Patio/Outdoor Room Covered Patio

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