Saturday, May 11, 2013

Gatsby-Era Oceanfront Masterpiece for Sale in Palm Beach

The Great Gatsby remake opened yesterday to mixed reviews, but one thing everyone agrees upon… it’s quite the spectacle… a visual feast for the eyes that appropriately captures the over-the-top decadence and extravagance that was the Gilded Age.

So in the spirit of The Great Gatsby, today I bring you Louwana, designed by the legendary Addison Mizner in 1919. 
Louwana, built for Gurnee Munn, was sold in 1960 by his daughter Fernanda Wanamaker Munn, to her half-brother, Arturo de Heeren and his wife, Aimee. The glamorous Aimee de Heeren died in 2006 at 103 years of age. An exotic beauty, Aimee de Heeren was a fixture on the international social scene and a regular on the best-dressed lists.
Aimee de Heeren
Louwana, described as “quite possibly the most romantic period oceanfront mansion available in Palm Beach today,” and “one of the last Great Houses of Palm Beach,” is a majestic and picturesque 13,000+ square foot villa that sprawls over 1.5 acres, featuring 150 feet of idyllic direct private beachfront. Exquisitely preserved in museum condition, the mansion features 12 bedrooms, 12 full and 3 partial bathrooms, elevator, guest house, pool, beach cabana, tennis court, and three car garage.
Originally listed for $30M in 2008, today Louwana can be yours for just $22M!



Image via the Real Estate Stalker
Can’t you just see Daisy and Gatsby wintering at Louwana? Interestingly, Louwana’s next door neighbor is the Trump monstrosity, sold in 2008 for $95M, yeck. Click here for a peek inside the de Heeren’s Manhattan pad, which was every bit as luxurious as Louwana…. They also had homes in Paris and Biarritz. What a life! 


  1. Wow. What a great property! The ocean view......a girl can dream, right? I really loved the French doors in the dining room. The drapery too, with the selected height. I can almost feel the ocean breeze.
    I hope you have a Happy Mothers Day!

  2. Crap! It's totally out of my price range. I have been on this road many times. My In-laws have a condo not far from here. This is my favorite section of PB.

  3. I think I have an extra $22M in the bank.


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