Saved from disrepair, a Palm Beach landmark dazzles with a luxurious renovation fit for an extended family getaway.


Written by Liz Arnold. Photography by Tria Giovan. JULY 8, 2018

This house just spoke to me,” says one of the homeowners of a landmarked 1928 Mediterranean Revival-style house located one block from the ocean in Palm Beach. Despite the cracked stucco and overgrown landscaping that accompanied the lawn’s For Sale sign, the wife immediately recognized its aesthetic potential when she spotted the classic beauty. It also met the requirements that she and her husband, who also have a residence in Canada, were booking for in a second home: an open plan, a spacious living room to entertain, and most importantly, enough bedrooms to accommodate their adult children and nine grandchildren under the age of 13. “A lot of homes down here aren’t very open,” says the wife. “Plus, I thought it was so pretty.”