Belford Shoumate, an influential architect in Palm Beach for over 50 years starting in the 1930's, was known for building in the Colonial, Bermuda and Art Deco styles. This residence, built in 1930, is a wonderful example of his designs in the Bermuda style, and has been superbly renovated. A two-story, townhouse-style residence in the heart of the Estate Section, it sits on a 13,300+/- square foot lot (with room for expansion or a cabana) surrounded by oversized gardens that hide a sparkling gas-heated Hackl pool.
Two sets of French doors open onto a tented loggia with Italian limestone flooring and fireplace, perfect for large parties or intimate dining. Secluded behind tall ficus hedges, protected by impact-resistant windows and doors, this 4-bedroom, 4.1-bath residence features high-end finishes in the kitchen and bathrooms; crown molding and elegant detailing throughout; sisal, tile, bamboo and distressed hickory floors; and new state-of-the-art systems including CAT-5 wiring, Bang and Olufsen audio/video, Lutron controlled lighting, and a custom Thyssen Krupp elevator.
The sunny open kitchen features a center island for casual eat-in dining; Sub-Zero freezer, refrigerator and three wine chillers; two Bosch dishwashers; two prep sinks with disposals; a professional grade vented Thermador gas range; a separate pantry with wine storage; and an informal butler's pantry leading to the dining room.
The ground floor is comprised of an extensive bedroom suite, laundry room with Fisher & Paykel appliances, elevator access, and pool/garage storage. There is covered parking for up to two cars, exposed parking for up to four, and secluded parking for vendors.
South County Road, Palm Beach, Florida. Situated in the heart of the Estate Section, this hilltop residence enjoys easy beach access nearby. It is in close proximity to Michelin star dining and world-class designer shopping found in-town along famed Worth Avenue, or at The Royal Poinciana Plaza. Award-winning golf and tennis facilities abound at nearby private clubs. Social events occur at The Breakers and The Mar-a-Lago Club, The Flagler Museum, also known as "Whitehall", and The Society of the Four Arts Museum and Gardens. Private banking institutions line Royal Palm Way, and the Palm Beach International Airport is just 15+/- minutes away.
This island-inspired residence is beautifully ensconced on a high elevation lot of nearly half an acre. An entry drive circles around the front staircase to a porte coch?re masterfully created by the elevated front entryway. Tall ficus privacy hedges, mature palms and manicured lawn define this pristine property, creating a sheltered retreat in back. The large canopied side loggia, with its Italian limestone flooring and gas fireplace, is ideal for intimate dining or large parties. A gas-heated pool with defined patio area lends itself to private relaxation and poolside entertaining.
This move-in ready residence, complete with 4 bedrooms and 4.1 baths in a total of 4,129+/- square feet, and 3,389+/- of air-conditioned space, has been exquisitely renovated to include every lifestyle amenity. From its gleaming tile and distressed hickory floors to its crown moldings and recessed ceiling treatments, every room exhibits fine finishes and interesting architectural detail.
First Floor: Guests are welcomed into a dramatic rotunda foyer that looks through to the expansive living room with a gas fireplace and French doors opening out to the covered loggia. To the left of the foyer is the elevator to the ground floor; the gourmet chef's island kitchen with casual dining bar, top-of-the line appliances, and a separate breakfast area; a pantry with wine storage; and an informal butler's pantry leading to the dining room. Beyond the dining room is the secluded master suite with French doors to the pool, his and hers walk-in closets, a private sitting room, and a marble/tile master bath with separate glassed shower and soaking tub. To the right of the foyer, at either end of the covered loggia, the two spacious guestrooms include ensuite baths.
Ground Floor: A third private guest suite with full bath, a laundry room, elevator access, storage for the pool and garage, and a gardener's toilet complete the lower level.
Special features include: gas fireplaces, CAT-5 wiring, Bang and Olufsen audio/video, Lutron controlled lighting, custom Thyssen Krupp elevator, concrete construction with impact windows and/or shutters and doors, canopied all-weather loggia, and 31' x15' gas-heated pool.
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