Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
A familiar verdant sight along the storied thoroughfares of Palm Beach, tall manicured hedges ring the perimeter of this magnificent property just steps from the town’s waterfront. Within those confines is an enviable estate comprising two oversized lots—one of which is dedicated to a formal jardín that reflects the influence of classically designed gardens the world over. The other parcel plays host to a refined Mediterranean-inspired residence, a guesthouse, a dance pavilion, and a dazzling swimming pool and spa.
Palm Beach, Florida | Wally Turner, Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage
Hallmarks of Mediterranean design are readily apparent in the villa’s barrel tile roof and the august iron gate that gives way to a generous motor court. Timeless shutters, buttery pastel tones, and perfectly placed palm trees hint at a subtle Caribbean influence.
Within, Old World elegance is on display in the foyer, with its balletically curvaceous stairway; a formal living room with ceiling tracery, a stately carved fireplace, and cool, gentle natural light; a large formal dining room with ornate moldings and French doors to the grounds; and a colorful billiards room with hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves, decorative ceiling details, and yet another fireplace.
In a nod to functional modernity, the inviting kitchen features traditional appointments, an island, and a breakfast area; two guest bedrooms easily function as windowed gym space; and the oversized laundry room offers dual sets of appliances, a sink, and ample counter space. One of five bedrooms, the primary suite is a true getaway that encompasses a spacious bedroom with multiple French doors and windows, a sitting room with an eye-catching fireplace, an en suite office, a sunny bath with a soaking tub, and a room-sized walk-in closet replete with thoughtful built-ins. A loggia with a pecky cypress ceiling leads away from the foyer, gazing out over the lush property.
Just outside the living spaces, a breezy verandah with classic archways and columns encourages alfresco lounging and dining. Beyond, amid impeccable landscaping and lawns, is the alluring swimming pool and spa.
A one-bedroom two-level guesthouse helps create a hacienda-like courtyard with tropical flora and flourishing emerald vines climbing the walls. This welcoming oasis enjoys its own living and dining area, a charming kitchen, richly hued hardwood floors, a loft sitting area, a bedroom and bath, and a one-car garage.