Saturday, November 13, 2010
UNUSUAL PALM BEACH HISTORIC HOME SELLS FOR $6.8MM
Cielito Lindo at 122 Kings Road was one of a few Kings Road residences subdivided from a massive 1927 45,000 sq ft 124-room mansion by Marion Sims Wyeth with Moorish style entranceway, brickwork, wooden window grills and tower, built originally for Woolworth heiress Jessie Woolworth Donahue and her husband James. The property is located north of Mar-a-Lago Club.
The subdivided home that was recently sold is 12,380 sq ft, almost totally furnished, has 20 rooms including 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and two powder rooms. Formal gardens by Mario Nievera are lush and extensive. An expansive wall with fountain from the original Donohue estate is carved with the words Cielito Lindo.
Beautiful lake and ocean views abound from the master bedroom, guest room and tower. Rooms are large with high ceilings. Cielito Lindo was one of the largest Palm Beach Jazz Age palazzos, built in 1924. The exterior of the home features red tile bands, a red barrel tile roof and geometric shaped interlaced wood details. The Library’s pickled paneling and pecky cypress walls and ceilings in the bar room, and 18th C. Italian marble fireplace mantelpiece are part of the 1764 William Hogarth (English artist) estate. There are panoramic views from the Tower Room. Dining Room features Venetian plaster and baths are of onyx with Sherle Wagner gold fixtures.
Posted by Marilyn Farber Jacobs at Saturday, November 13, 2010