We are officially in “Season” in South Florida, and the weather is finally cooling down! This is the best time of year to come for a visit, or to start making your way down to “winter”. And if you are by chance in the market to purchase a spectacular Palm Beach pad in which to winter, this one would be an absolute dream!
Located on a 1.4 acre site, this home boasts six principal bedrooms and an additional two room staff suit, nine bathrooms & two powder rooms in the foyer. A gourmet kitchen with adjacent morning room faces the ocean and provides lovely views of the sweeping lawn. The exquisite millwork was imported from France and installed on site. P.E.Guerin provided all of the custom designed hardware. A commercial elevator services three levels and provides dual opening doors. The house has a basement level wine cellar and tasting room, multiple storage areas, mechanical room and manager’s office. Three garage bays and a service drive are provided. A full house generator completes this stunning property. And if you can find a way to pull yourself away from the gorgeous interiors, outside there is a tennis court with balustrade gallery and a chic oval swimming pool, in addition to a privately gated beach house with lawn and seawall on the Atlantic shore.
What I love most about this home is that it was originally designed by society architect John Volk in 1935. In 2007 the Smith Architectural Group began a near four year complete restoration and addition, and in 2010 the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach recognized the Georgian estate with the Ballinger Award for the finest restoration of a landmark property.
Photography from the Palm Beach Preservation Foundation by Stephen Leek.
P.S. Is it just me, or does this home remind you of the Lauder’s Palm Beach mansion??