Between Belvedere and Southern, east of Dixie, here is a 1931 Spanish-style house with 1526 sq ft living space and a guest house of 756 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Pet friendly. Listed in 3/07 for $379,000, expired 9/07, now back on market since 5-6-09 at $198,500. It is NOT A SHORT SALE. Hardwood floors, fireplace and tower room, architectural detail, gazebo with walkways through tropical landscaping and statuary. Burglar alarm and motion detector. Studio interior has beautiful wood floors, tumble stone bathroom and oversized attached garage. Shutters, garage door and gate are automatic. Fruit trees include mango, papaya, tamarind, banana, coconut, and guava. Chicago bricks throughout backyard, outdoor brick bbq. Room to add a pool or add on to the house. Sold “as is.” May I show you this lovely Florida-style mini-compound? Garage and studio are done with permits.
With 1570 sq ft, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, this charming Spanish-style house went on the market for $400,000 on 10-17-08. There were interim price reductions and now it is listed for $250,000 as a short sale. Located south of Atlantic Boulevard off Swinton, it has a garden view and a guest house with 1 bedroom, 1 bath and living room. Construction is stucco and frame. Lease OK, e pets allowed, 50+ lb. Pets. Floors are wood, note the fireplace. There is a fence and an open balcony. Tenant in place, so 24 hours notice is needed. Marilyn Jacobs (561-988-0070), Realtor, will be happy to show you the property.
On the market since 11/12/08 listed at $34,900, this charming Spanish-style jewel at 619 Royal Palm Drive in Lake Worth was built in 1929 has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and 760 sq ft of living space. Listed at the time of sale for $19,900, it sold for $17,500 on 3-13-09. It was a bank-owned foreclosed handyman special, needing total refurbishment and repair, as you can see from the photos, needing TLC. Sold for land value only. Located east of 95, south of 6th Avenue South.
Built around 1907, the 1800 sq ft “Hunt House,” named after the first residents (renters), was recently moved to the Delray Beach Historical Society and will be holding their archives. It had been close to demolition but in depth research was done to determine its relevance to local history. Families living in and near the small bungalow contributed to the fabric of early Delray. “The stories” of these families will be told in due time. The Society raised funds and received funds from various sources. A pre-cast concrete and steel bunker forms the inner walls of a fire and hurricane-proof archival storage facility, rated to withstand Category 5 hurricane winds. It is attached to Hunt House by a rear hallway, and is 500 sq ft. Temperature, humidity and light are controlled and will be set to museum standards. A permanent generator will be part of a back-up disaster plan. The former living, dining room and porch will be an open space to be used for classrooms, lectures, tours and receptions. There will be an archivist/curator’s office. No completion date has been mentioned.
Originally priced higher, reduction amounts to $10,500,000. Sitting on a dominant half-acre lot overlooking the Potomac River and Key Bridge, Halcyon House was built circa 1787. One of the most important private properties in DC, Benjamin Stoddert was the builder. He was a confidante of George Washington and Secretary of the US Navy. With 30,500 sq ft, a 17-year restoration has restored this dwelling to pristine condition. Five rental apartments and a separate townhouse are included. Perhaps a private owner or philanthropic institution will purchase the property… it has grand entertaining spaces and architectural splendor.
One of Palm Beach’s most prestigious streets is El Bravo Way, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. The street has very interesting homes on it. One is Casa de Copia (“House of Abundance”). Retaining the integrity of Volk’s architecture while adding modern features, pecky-cypress millwork and patterned terra-cotta floors open to a beautifully landscaped and private courtyard terrace and pool, located near a grand and elegant banyan tree. Within the 6800 sq ft of living space there are 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and two half-baths. A library is off the foyer, with built-in cypress cabinetry and double doors leading to a spacious mater bedoom. French doors then lead to a secluded garden terrace. Completing the private master wing there is a custom-fitted office, luxuriously appointed bath and expansive walk-in closets. Upstairs on the second floor there are three bedrooms with en-suite baths. There is also a window-lined sitting room that could become an exercise room, with a balcony overlooking the pool. A separate staff wing, accessed by the rear staircase, has a bedroom, bath and pressing room.