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
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.”
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!
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
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.
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
“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.”
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.