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House party: Renovation honored at Ballinger luncheon

Posted: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 17, 2016


Homeowners Penny and Marion Hugh Antonini accepted the 29th annual Robert I. Ballinger Award at the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach’s annual membership luncheon at The Breakers on Dec. 9.

The award 920 S Ocean Blvd Fronthonored the Antonini’s historically sensitive restoration and renovation of their Estate Section home, which was designed in 1928 by noted society architect Maurice Fatio. The landmark at 920 S. Ocean Blvd. is known to many Palm Beachers as the “ham-and-cheese” house, so nicknamed because of the alternating bands of red brick and coral keystone on its exterior.

In her presentation, foundation Executive Director Amanda Skier mentioned the Antonini’s design and construction team, including architect Jeffery Smith of Smith Architectural Group; landscape architect Mario Nievera of Nievera Williams Landscape Architecture, decorator Susan Zises Green of Susan Zises Green Interior Design and Decoration and contractor Jeff Wildes of Wildes Builders.

During the luncheon, Jorge Sanchez and Brian Vertesch of of SMI Landscape Architecture gave an overview of the major improvement project planned for Bradley Park. It will be funded by the foundation.

Foundation Chairwoman Pauline Pitt also recognized Rick Herpel as the organization’s volunteer of the year.

 Posted by the Palm Beach Daily News
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