Sunday, March 2, 2014

THREE “IN TOWN” HISTORIC PROPERTIES SOLD ON SEASPRAY (PALM BEACH) IN 2014, ALL BUILT IN 1925

315 Seaspray, on the market for 539 days, listed for $2,250,000, sold in May 2013 for $2,200,000.  It is a turkey restore villa with a 1 bedroom, living room, bathroom guest house.  2574 living sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths.  Lush landscaping and manicured high hedges provide privacy.  Brick paver driveway.  Wood paneled ceilings, arched doorways, fireplace, wood and terra cotta floors, French doors, small pool by guest house are some of the features of the property.




206 Seaspray, on the market for 350 days, was listed for $2,350,000 and sold for $2,025,000.  This two-story home features a beautiful wood front door, wood and tile floors, some windows have arches atop, pool and cabana house, French doors, pair of porthole windows on front exterior and 3 arched windows upstairs, and an arched designed entrance door.  Pavers on walkway and stairs.   Manicured hedges afford privacy.




247 Seaspray, on the market for 59 days, was listed for $2,100,000 and sold for $1,795,000. This two-story home has deeded beach rights, is 2398 living sq ft, has 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths.  Features include a covered and screened front loggia, backyard waterfront pool, carpet and wood floors, fireplace, guest house with bedroom, kitchen and bath, master bedroom is upstairs with tub and separate shower in bathroom, front porch, French doors, screened porch, paver side driveway, hedges and tall trees afford privacy.




Tuesday, December 31, 2013

FABULOUS MANHATTAN TOWNHOUSE ON CENTRAL PARK WEST



This 1887 six-level Central Park West and 85th Street NYC townhouse is unusual!  Originally listed last May for $37MM, price has since been lowered to $32.5MM.  There are 12,000 living sq ft.  



A glass and steel staircase looks like a stairway to the stars.




Included are an indoor 60’ lap fresh water pool and home gym.  It is one of very few townhouses still on the Park.



The townhome has 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half baths, an elevator and finished lower level with the pool and gym.  The parlor floor and living area boast double-height ceilings and gallery sized walls.   

Natural light floods the great room from a dome-shaped skylight.  There are professional fitness/massage areas, 2 offices, bow-front window seat in the master suite with panoramic Park views.  

The chef’s kitchen is fit for grand dining, is next to the dining room and zen-bamboo garden for outdoor dining.

A theatre is included.

Interested?  Ask Marilyn for more details.



The roof terrace affords sweeping park views.  It is described as a 21st C. work of art.  Address is 247 Central Park West.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

CHECK OUT WHAT A HOLIDAY GIFT OVER $100,000,000 ($100MM-USD) WOULD BUY IN MANHATTAN



The ultimate holiday gift: a 19-room mansion built in 1883 and completely renovated and embellished  in 2005, is located at 12 East 69th Street, a prime location in Manhattan between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue.  This pretty limestone mansion is already gift wrapped.  List price is $114,077,000.  The sidewalks and exterior steps are heated.



A fabulous duplex library features a celestial celing mural, 2-story rendition of Kipling’s poem, “If,” built-in black walnut bookcases and burled elm paneling. A spiral staircase connects to the parlor level catwalk to the main library below.



Grand Hall/Living Room, 850 living sq ft, has detailed gilded moldings in the coffered ceilings, a walnut marquetry floor, and Brazilian travertine fireplace.



Kitchen is 40’ wide, has brick and fieldstone walls, a brick pizza oven, butcher block center island and floors made from reclaimed railroad ties.



The museum-quality formal dining room has a carved stone fireplace which is a replica of a dining room at the Palace of Versailles in France.  Floor-to-ceiling windows have mahogany frames.  Black walnut marquetry floor has a “rug border”.  Plaster walls are adorned with golf leaf.



Romantic and lavish guest bedroom on 5th floor has en-suite bath and walk-in closets.



Spa/bathroom resembles a Grecian temple.  Bath tub is Italian onyx with raised soaking rub carved from a single slab of stone; bidet and toilet are carved from matching onyx.  Steam shower is framed by  mosaic tile archway.



Fit for a king, the master bedroom suite features golf-leaf moldings, a sitting area with fireplace, hidden his-and-hers walk in closets and 2nd master bath.



Ground floor informal family room/den has a riverstone fireplace and home office area.



The 420 sq ft home theater/media center has sound-proofed walls and red cherry wood balcony.



Lower level indoor saltwater swimming pool is heated.




Three-tiered roof terrace offers a glimpse of Central Park and Upper East Side cityscape.  Imagine watching the July 4th fireworks from here!


Monday, December 16, 2013

1920’s PALM BEACH ESTATE UP FOR SALE: $26.4MM



This Moorish-influenced house built in 1920 by Marion Sims Wyeth, then in 1929 expanded by Addison Mizner, who is reknowned as the architect who gave south Florida its Mediterranean Revival style, prevalent in Palm Beach. 


Property is El Castilo, historic and turreted.  Location is El Bravo Way. 



Property features 6 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, has 16,021 sq ft. 

The property’s impressive five stories tower above its neighbors affording sweeping Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views.









Mizner added terracotta Cuban tile, painted cypress ceilings and iron lighting fixtures and railings.  In 2009 the property was given an award-winning restoration adding a new wing with kitchen and family room and bedroom walk in closets.  Great attention to historic detail.  Flooring and elevator were renovated, all hardware restored or faithfully replicated.





A Volk-designed pool house and patio with wetbar are high atop the turreted tower.







For showing information call Marilyn at 561-302-3388.