Attorney Les Goldman returns to the bidding after making a phone call.
Sonabank attorney Norman Hammer acquires Glen Love for $2,137,379.31.
PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE
Just two days after the Trump Organization revealed that
her job is secure, Patricia Kluge found out that her home is
not. The financially challenged vintner lost her residence
Wednesday at the Albemarle Courthouse.
Nine people gathered for the 10am May 18 sale of "Glen Love,"
the luxury spec house that Kluge and husband Bill Moses built as
part of what was to become a high-end, wine-growing subdivision
called Vineyard Estates.
Before the bidding began on the property listed as 2621 Coopers
Lane, auctioneer Emmanuel Voces took a call from his office to make
sure the former billionaire's wife– whose heavily-mortgaged assets
have been sold off over the past few months at the stately brick
courthouse– had not filed for bankruptcy. At 10:10am, the bidding
Two bidders–- Donald Trump representative Les Goldman and a
Charlottesville bargain-shopper named Rob Iten–- volleyed back and
forth for about 15 minutes, with Goldman stopping the auction three
times to make phone calls.
Iten opened at $500,000, and Goldman immediately had to make a
call. The two bid in $5,000 and $10,000 increments up to $605,000,
when Goldman stepped away for another call.
At Iten's bid of $655,000, the Trump rep dialed in a third time,
and bidding continued until Iten offered $705K.
"That's it," said Goldman.
And that's when Sonabank stepped in w...