Sitting a-top one of Palm Beach’s highest points, an expansive Georgian-style mansion has sold for $10.35MM.  Within 13,479 living sq ft are 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and 2 half baths.  Interiors are elegant.  Situated in a lake block near Palm Beach Country Club, the house, at 320 Ridgeview Drive, is at the intersection of Hi-Mount Road, a bit south of “coral cut” on North Lake Way.  

The master bedroom has a tray ceiling, carpeted floors, and onyx fireplace and French doors with balconies.  There are “his” and “hers” bathrooms, his includes a steam room. Three more bedroom suites have tray ceilings, French doors leading to balconies and carpeted floors.

The pool is lined in glass mosaic and there is an outdoor shower.
Rooms on the main level rise from an elevation of 22’, with a full basement below, unusual for a house of this size. The high elevation lent itself to the expansive basement.  

The lower level has a brick-walled 5,000-bottle wine cellar with vaulted ceiling and tasting room and has been used for charity events.  The wine room has a dining table in the center which accommodates large dinner parties.  On this floor there is a home theatre with acoustic walls, raised ceiling and a large screen.  The nearby billiards room has a limed-oak tray and coffered ceiling.  Included is an oversized laundry room with two sets of washers and dryers and storage space.  The lower level powder room is appointed in Verde Alpi marble and has a gold leaf ceiling.  Three arched glass and iron doors open to the wine room.

The poolside covered loggia has a broad sundeck above it, family room open to kitchen, elliptical staircase, paneled library and natural light streaming in through windows and French doors.  Color scheme is tone-on-tone ivory, millwork is painted with a subtle strip. Ceiling is beamed and coffered cypress.  There is a cabana bath, bbq and full size gym.

The main floor library is mahogany-paneled, has decorative moldings, corbel details, a Venetian plaster ceiling, and built-in bookcases and bar.  The living room features dental molding around the crown, a bay window and fireplace with marble surround and wood mantel.  French doors and windows open to the loggia, or have views of the pool area.  Floors are cherry wood.

It was built by architect Thomas Kirchhoff for the Lamberts in 2002.  The floor plan revolves around the home’s elliptical staircase, which leads to a second floor open gallery.  Floors are Bulgarian limestone set on the diagonal with Jerusalem stone cabochons.

The functional kitchen is the envy of gourmet chefs.  Dining room has wainscot paneling and subtle faux finish on the walls.  Floors in the kitchen and family room are Jerusalem limestone.  Family room has a raised-hearth stone fireplace, coffered ceiling and wet bar.  Counter tops are granite and appliances are professional-grade.  Elevator is near the kitchen.

The home has a symmetrical façade with 5 bays and stone quoins.  The central portion is clad in natural stone with Corinthian pilasters and a  pediment.  This is the highest price sale in Palm Beach since September 2011.

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