Sunday, August 30, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
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.
Looking for a school district with gifted and advanced placement programs where 94% of the students are college bound? Consider Farmington, Connecticut where there is a fabulous home available. You can get this17-acre 52-room mansion for half price right now, with price lowered to $10,900,000, owned by Rapper 50 Cent. Enter through beautiful wrought iron gates to circular stone driveway. Inside you will find 48,000 sq ft of living space. The estate features both an indoor and outdoor pool, gym and media viewing screen room. There are 21 bedrooms, 25 baths and an 8-car garage for your antique car collection. Floors are carpeted, wood, slate/stone. There is a formal dining room and 5 fireplaces, a Guest House and Balcony. This Professionally Landscaped, Lightly Wooded Cul-de-Sac property features a Full Basement with Walk Out. Farmington is in Hartford County. Property Taxes are $98,949.