Friday, June 7, 2013

Palm Beach Pink

TGIF! We have had a very stressful week due to our home renovation, and I am ready for a little R&R. The good news is the drywall is up, and we are moving into the fun final stages! Hooray!! I will post an update this weekend, but first I would like to take a little virtual getaway to my Happy Place... Palm Beach. Care to join me?

This pink saltbox-style home was built in 1949 and designed by the legendary Marion Syms Wyeth, known for his work on Mar-A-Lago and numerous mansions in Palm Beach during its gilded age.

160 Seaview Avenue

Last week, Linda from Calling it Home provided an update on her home search, as she will be moving to Naples next year - I am SO excited to have Linda as my “neighbor” here in Florida, BTW!! - and she remarked on how many pink homes we have here. It is true! When we were updating our windows and doors we noticed that our home had actually been painted pink at one time as well!  Sadly my husband (who has otherwise been extremely accommodating to my design style) vetoed my campaign to restore our home back to its original color, so we will be sticking with classic white and black shutters instead. Gotta keep my man happy!! :)

You know I’m completely obsessed with pink, and so naturally I am positively tickled pink by all of these flamingo-hued Florida homes! Let’s take a look inside this one for sale, located on Palm Beach’s prestigious Seaview Avenue.



 
 
 
Doesn’t this home positively exude “Old Florida” Palm Beach Chicness? I am in love!! It also sits on a huge 24,000 square foot lot just a hop, skip, and a jump from the ocean. And with 5,290 square feet, it features 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Due to the sizable lot, the real estate listing boasts, “…you may elect to restore or custom build. A true buying opportunity and priced to sell.” Unfortunately for me, “priced to sell” in Palm Beach comes with a hefty price tag… but for $4.4M this house can be yours! Please someone buy and save this home!!! It would be tragic to see such a lovely piece of history torn down. Click here for the listing.

Can't get enough of pink houses? Check out this tour of my absolute dream home, located here in Coral Gables. And stay tuned as I have yet another AMAZING pink Palm Beach pad I will be featuring shortly.

Yea or Nay?... would you ever paint the exterior of your home pink?

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the mention, I'm looking forward to having you as a neighbor, too. I bet you are glad those windows went in before the storm. I agree, this would be such a tragedy to tear down this home.

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    1. Yes, thank goodness our windows are up!!! And I'm so embarrassed this storm is named "Andrea"... Ugh!

      XOXO,
      The Glam Pad

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  2. I'd definitely paint my house pink - if I lived somewhere where it was more appropriate. In the Northern suburbs of Chicago it would look pretty odd. Several houses ago I had a pink front door on a gray house. I had actually tried for a burgundy color but it came out dark pink and I left it for several years. I loved it!

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    1. There were virtually no pink houses in Texas either… isn’t it fun to see how different decorating styles are across the states? Your pink and gray color combo sounds fabulous!!

      XOXO,
      The Glam Pad

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  3. We are in Boston and it doesn't get much more pink than the home we are living in (I got the pics to prove it!), although it is not ours, but our landlady's. I would definitely paint with pink (again, with permission from the hubs) if I lived in the right region (note to my landlady--Boston is NOT it, ha, ha!). I love the pink on 160 Seaview--and that pool at the one for sale (and those harlequin floors!!!)! Maybe we can all pool our money and go in on it? In our dreams at least? ;) Stay dry and good luck with the renovations! CANNOT WAIT to see the final product!

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  4. Oh yeah, I love a pink house! I would def do it, right now loving my coral pink front door. It makes me happy every time I pull in the driveway.
    Melissa @ The Well Appointed House just posted on her divine pink house which just was plaqued.

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    1. Wow, Melissa's home is AMAZING!!! http://blog.wellappointedhouse.com/2013/06/peonies-in-bloom-in-greenwich.html

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  5. We just got back from West Palm and Boca Raton. We stayed at the Boca Raton Resort which as you know is classic Florida pink. Love it!!

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