Located in one of the oldest Palm Beach neighborhoods, it is just steps away from the heart of town.
Living space inside and out is 3,574 sq ft including the guest cottage and is for sale for $2.75MM. With tropical landscaping abounding, there are 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths in the 2-story clapboard house. The lovely old-fashioned screened-in porch-and-loggia are 30’ long. The freeform swimming pool with a rough-rock border has heaters and jets that transform the pool into a whirlpool spa.

Like other homes of the 1920’s era, the floor plan revolves around a central foyer and staircase, with hardwood floors and a chair-rail. The living room fireplace has a white painted wood mantel. French Doors open to the porch and there are plantation shutters on the windows. The dining room ceiling is framed with deep crown moldings.

Two bedrooms are upstairs, the master with a window seat and a guest bedroom has a built-in desk and bookcases. The porch floor is Dade County Pine.

The lot measures 75’ x 122’ and has privacy landscaping. Deeded beach rights come with the house. The driveway ends at a wooden gate, and beyond are lush gardens, pool with waterfall, patios and grilling area. The separate guesthouse features one bedroom and bath, a cabana, living room and kitchen. French doors face the patio.


Christine Davis said...

I wrote about this house for the Shiny Sheet. http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/realestate/content/realestate/2009/08/13/RES_081309_Fite_Seaspray.html

The owners tell a romantic story about finding the home.

Marilyn Farber Jacobs said...

Thank you, Christine, for adding this to the blog. Your article was excellent! If you have written about other historic homes, please let us know. I am amazed at the number of unique readerships for this blog, who share our fascination with past history, especially when revived and redone.

Best wishes,