Friday, April 12, 2013

Lilly Pulitzer's Palm Beach Home for Sale

Yesterday, Lilly Pulitzer was laid to rest, but instead of wearing black, I have been decked out from head to toe in my finest Lilly all week… One cannot help but be happy wearing such bright and cheery colors, and from all accounts, Lilly lived a very happy and fun life.

As much as I enjoy wearing my Lilly, there is only one thing I would love even more… LIVING in an original Lilly creation. Did you know that Lilly’s Palm Beach home is for sale?  And at a discount! Lilly Pulitzer originally listed her Palm Beach home in January 2011 for $11.5 M. Today, it is available for a cool $8.5M. 


Located on S. County Road, Lilly personally oversaw every inch of the construction process as the whimsical home was built in the 1980's. Located in the historic Estate Section, the main house, casita, and pool house offer 8,233 square feet of combined living space, inside and out, with nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and three half-baths. The house stands on a lot that measures about one-and-a-third acres and is filled with meandering paths, patios, and tropical gardens so lush, Lilly referred to it as her “jungle.”

One of the paths outside Lilly Pulitzer's Palm Beach house, called "The Jungle.”

I was shocked to learn the estate is being sold for lot value… how could someone have the audacity to bulldoze Lilly Pulitzer’s home and sanctuary?! Wouldn’t you just love to scoop up this Lilly pad, fill empty champagne bottles with water, and slosh it on the floor so everyone could dance barefoot on the wet tile, Lilly style? – True story!

The front entrance.

In my tribute to Lilly on Sunday, her daughter Liza described her late mother as having a “wicked” sense of humor, and if the walls within this S. County Road home could talk, they would surely tell some sidesplitting stories. Here are a few reported in 2011 in the Palm Beach Post
 
Well before she became famous for her flowered shift dresses, Lilly was known for her parties. When she and her first husband, Peter Pulitzer, moved to Palm Beach in the early 1950s, they lived in a lakefront house and entertained constantly.

Guest house bedroom.
 
For her second husband’s birthdays (the late Enrique Rosseau), she threw huge bashes with wacky themes such as "South Seas in the Macadamia Nuthouse," and a pretend gubernatorial campaign with Enrique running on the F-lorida A-lternate R-adical T-ycoon ticket.
 
 
 
 
"Sometimes, the more ridiculous the better," Liza said to the Palm Beach Post. "One year, we all dressed as Ethel Merman in spangled bathing suits and tried to do synchronized swimming in the pool."

 
 
"She is so unconventional," said Liza. "She always did exactly what she wanted. She has always lived life."

 
Click here to learn more about the Lilly pad, which is listed by her children, Liza Pulitzer and Peter McKim Pulitzer.   And click here to read a fabulous 2010 Palm Beach Post article on this amazing home, in which Lilly was interviewed.
 
 
“That’s what life is all about: Let’s have a party. Let’s have it tonight.” – Lilly Pulitzer

8 comments:

  1. This is so interesting, Andrea! I loved getting to see Lilly's house.

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  2. Wow- what a home! It is neat...just not what I was expecting? Happy Friday! Caroline

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  3. Love this post! Also, congrats on your mention in Lonny Mag!!

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    1. Thank you, Kimm! I am so honored to have been included!

      XOXO,
      The Glam Pad

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