This beautiful waterfront estate was built in 2007 and is located on South Ocean Blvd in Palm Beach, FL. It boasts a grand iron front gate, over 13,000 square feet of living space, 7 bedrooms, 8 full and 5 half bathrooms, stylish decor, gorgeous gourmet kitchen, loggia, terraces, outdoor living spaces, a swimming pool, and more. It is listed at a hefty $42,500,000, which makes it one of the most expensive homes on the market in the area. This breathtaking estate is definitely the ultimate in Palm Beach living. The inside is everything I imagined it to be. Everything was tastefully done and it exudes a relaxed and luxurious lifestyle.

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  • Stewie

    Absolutely beautiful but over 42 million? Totally ridiculous. For that price, I expect at the very least oceanfront, with the bright white beach right in front of me, and not the lake. Palm Beach prices really are totally out of control. For 42 million you can stay in 5 star luxury hotels around the world all your life. It is a beautiful, well proportioned home though. If it were on the beach then maybe I’d understand the asking price, but as it’s not, I don’t think it’s worth more than 20 million




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    • Grrrowler

      Lakefront properties are still desirable because you can have a boat dock behind your house. Many “oceanfront” houses have Ocean Boulevard between them and the ocean. Those without tunnels leading to the beach mean you have to cross a very busy road to get to your beach. Lakefront houses are more private than those with Ocean Bvld. in their front yards. Houses with private oceanfront (generally north of the Breakers) go for even more than this…




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      • Stewie

        Well, good point about the boat dock. And if there’s a private underground tunnel from the house to the beach, then that makes it more desirable also. Point noted




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      • Stewie

        Oh right I see what you mean now. But those ‘road beachfront’ homes with the road in between them and the actual beach aren’t even proper beachfront.




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        • Daniel

          The homes that have the road (A1A or Ocean Blvd.) are still technically oceanfront. Views of the ocean are not compromised and the majority of vehicles are blocked by hedges and/or walls. The homes will also have individual gates and technical “own” the beach in front of the home. Either way, it is not terrible, as A1A is a two-lane road. Obviously, direct-oceanfront is preferred, but I doubt the owners of the homes complain they have to cross the road…if they even USE the beach, which is another story 😉




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      • Venom

        My buddies house is on Ocean and he has a tunnel that leads to beach with a beach cabana, pool and everything and his his was $25 million.
        I am not in love with Ocean personally, but it does have its prestige.




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  • Grrrowler

    Love it love it love it. This is how you do tasteful and relaxed yet still grand at the same time. The symmetry on the outside is just perfect, as is the scale of the rooms. The entry foyer with the row of arched glass doors and marble floor is breathtaking. The decorative restraint is impressive.

    The furnishings are clearly expensive but did not come from Rooms-To-Go and look very comfortable; I wouldn’t be afraid to sit on the furniture in this house. I don’t love the coral-colored chairs in the living room, but I do appreciate the splash of color they give to an otherwise bland (but highly detailed) room. The chandeliers are all appropriately sized and not overly gaudy. Note the real art on the walls. I’d sell my mother for that wood-paneled library. It’s not really my style, but it really is sublime.




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    • Stewie

      Yeh it is a beauty, I do agree




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  • Stewie

    As for the interior, it is tasteful and beautiful. Just like the exterior. The only thing I’d change is the color of the kitchen – I really can’t stand green colored objects inside homes, it’s a total turn off for me




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    • Yeah, but everything else about that kitchen (all the white) is to die for! I agree, a great property! 😉




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  • Daniel

    FINALLY some pictures of this gorgeous home. I drive by this property at least once a week, and the exterior detailing is truly phenomenal. But the price, as Stewie mentioned, is not justified. Drop the price $15 million, and then you have a price that is a reasonable starting-point considering the location (direct lakefront) and quality of materials.

    Interestingly, this home is an almost identical scale-down of the $84 million house (1220southocean.com) directly to the north of this home. That home is also grossly overpriced, by at least $20-$25 million.

    But it’s Palm Beach, and record-sales are not unusual, even in *this* economy. That is why Palm Beach is my dream location!

    P.S.

    If any of you like the style of this home (French-ish) then I suggest you take a gander at the Jeff Smith designed La Reverie, with 84,000+ square feet and a direct-oceanfront setting. It’s about 500 feet south of this home.

    davisgeneralcontracting.com and it’s house #4.




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  • Grrrowler

    Dang, you’re my new source for all things real estate in Palm Beach! I couldn’t remember the name of Casa Nana. I’ve always been a huge fan of Mizner since the first time I saw one of his houses. I thought Casa Nana had sold a few years ago but I will definitely defer to your knowledge in that.

    The former Kimmel Mansion…I too LOVE that place. The Indonesian interiors are incredible. Didn’t it sell for $80-something million?




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    • Daniel

      According to the property appraiser, it went for $77.5 million. BUT the owner (John Thornton) purchased a home on Emerald Beach Way that borders his lot for $9 million and change and then had it bulldozed. Have no idea what he will do with it!

      Oh, and here is the $68.5 million home that is adjacent to the Kimmel mansion (60 Blossom Way):

      http://www.architecturaldigest.com/architects/100/peter_marino/marino_slideshow_012008#slide=1

      And one more, I SWEAR! The owner of the $68.5 million home above also owns this home in Palm Beach (which he bought in 2005 for $33.6 million). Still owns it; I’m just waiting for it to come on the market for $50 million+. The address is 1960 S. Ocean Blvd.

      http://www.architecturaldigest.com/architects/100/juan_molyneux/molyneux_slideshow_072008#slide=1

      Ugh, After my mac n’ cheese is done, I will need to pacify my obsession for PB!




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      • Grrrowler

        Nice! I love that house next door to the Kimmel Mansion! There are a lot of statues but it all works. Very soothing and tasteful.

        1960 S. Ocean isn’t my taste, but Juan Pablo Molyneux is a very well known designer. You can keep all the furniture in that house, but I would gladly take all the art work!




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      • Kieran

        Wow awesome links! THank you! I remember when 1960 s.ocean blvd was on the market in 2005 I have been obsessed with it ever since, so it was nice to see those pix!




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  • Nalin

    now that is one heck of a house. im really feeling that style. it would make for a great party house




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  • Kieran

    Perfection




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