Charity Auction for High Tech, Solar Powered Modular Home to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County to Receive All Proceeds

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Online bidding for Pearl Homes’ sustainable, state-of-the-art concept home shows promise halfway through its two-week duration with all proceeds benefitting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Manatee County. A leader in sustainable, environmentally friendly homes in the Sarasota and Bradenton area, Pearl Homes is a homebuilder and real estate developer of the LEED Net Zero Gulf coast facing Hunters Point community in Cortez, and previously, the LEED Platinum Mirabella community in Bradenton. 

Founder Marshall Gobuty—who started Pearl Homes in 2015 in order to focus on building single-family and multi-family communities that meet at the intersection of affordability and sustainability—donated the concept home to the nonprofit. It's understandably become a monumental fundraising opportunity to enrich the lives of the children and teens and continue to provide them with a safe place to learn and grow. Since the initial idea sparked, Pearl Homes has invested nearly three years and over a million dollars of research and development in the concept home that was constructed and designed in a research and design center locally in Manatee County.  “We could not think of a better way to give back to the community than to invest in the future of our young people,” says Gobuty. “What’s more given all the effort that took place to design and develop the concept home was done in Manatee county, we felt that Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County are the ideal recipients as the money raised will directly benefit the youth of our community.”

The two-bedroom, one-bath concept home is the perfect Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU) for a backyard, waterfront or vacation rental, or even a live-work home for those who work remotely.  Measuring 540 square feet and move-in ready, the concept home also includes all interior furnishings and decor. Complete with solar panels and Sonnen electric storage battery technology, the home has the ability to be self-sustaining and create excess power. It is also eco-equipped with GE Energy Sense appliances, Moen WaterSense fixtures, TOTO smart water closet in the bathroom, LED functional and decorative interior and exterior lighting, and Google Nest Smart Home technology through—including electric blinds and three smart TVs.

Since the auction opened on Thursday, July 8 and an in-person previewed the home to prospective bidders on June 9, the numbers as of today show 17 registrants approved to bid, 117 inquiries, 6,368 views and two official bids thus far. The second preview showing is scheduled for this Saturday, July 17 at 11:00 am at 12444 Cortez Road West, Cortez. The auction will remain open and continue to be bid on through Thursday, July 22, 1:00 pm.   

For more photos of the home and information visit the live auction website here or contact Jon Barber at 877-374-4437 or jbarber@tranzon.com at Transon Driggers, of Tranzon, LLC, the largest real estate auction company in the country who are donating their time and time to support the sale.

“We are so grateful for Marshall’s efforts and his entire team at Pearl Homes’ along with Tranzon Driggers’ amazing gifts of treasure, time and talent in support of our mission,” says Dawn Stanhope, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County. “As we celebrate 75 years of serving our community’s youth, this opportunity serves as a great example of how thoughtful generosity can help sustain our mission.”

Bid amounts are visible to all registered bidders, but the bidders' names are not be disclosed. The winning bidder will be responsible for transporting and setting up the home on their property with guidance and direction from the Pearl Homes team. 

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