Heralded since the early 1900s as a subtropical paradise, Palm Beach has been a magnet for the jet set, the “fête set,” and snowbirds from all reaches of the globe. Affording easy access to water sports, golf, tennis, boutiques, high-end dining, and sunny sandy beaches, the resort town has been perennially appealing ever since, and this coastal haven is no exception—a peaceful place to escape city life and the year’s increasingly chilly temperatures.
Palm Beach, Florida | Frances and Todd Peter, Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage
At a coveted address in the estate section—known for breathtaking views and artfully manicured landscapes—the home benefits from a prime perch on an ocean block, just two streets south of famed Worth Avenue. Following a painstaking top-down renovation, the 8,288-square-foot residence now offers the opportunity to enjoy turnkey living in a home filled with exceptional finishes and the sophisticated yet lighthearted style of perfectly apropos décor by Kemble Interiors.
Bringing to mind the effortless understated elegance of a Caribbean retreat, the home is dominated by breezy outdoor spaces with vibrant thriving plantings and a cheerful palette. Balconies, patios, and loggias overlook an impossibly green lawn and terrace that surround a spa, a cold plunge, and a refreshingly alluring pool with eye-catching green tile. Adding to the opportunities for amusement is a poolside cabana with a bar. Tall trees and lush mature greenery create a pocket of privacy.
Relaxed and refined living and entertaining are effortless thanks to formal living and dining rooms, a delightful sunroom, and a remarkably inviting kitchen and family room with multiple sitting areas and impressive appointments. A generous home gym makes staying fit easy and enjoyable. Each of the six bedrooms is peaceful and filled with natural light. Among them, the serene owner’s suite features lavish dual baths and French doors to a balcony. Its adjoining movie room opens to a private covered terrace.
Convenience and security were not overlooked, of course. Contemporary amenities include Lutron lighting and automatic shades, top-caliber appliances, and state-of-the-art audiovisual systems. A superior-quality air-conditioning system helps maintain a pleasant temperature year-round. Hurricane-impact windows and doors and a coded entry gate provide peace of mind at this perfectly pleasurable Palm Beach getaway.