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What does an owner do after spending countless months transforming a rare four-acre corner property in Palm Beach? In the case of a waterfront mansion, never move in! A local Palm Beach real estate developer enlisted a team of people to build a 7,700-square-foot dream home only to put it on the market for $78 million without ever spending the night.
Yes, the homeowner bought the corner piece of property on E. Inlet, knocked down the home, and hired Roger Janssen Architects, Seabreeze Construction, and Leeds Custom Design to create a new one. New York interior designer Tamara Magel was also tasked with installing all the furnishings to prepare for a move-in before the owner decided to list the home. Now, a lucky buyer will get to call this rare Bermuda modern estate with 180-degree water views of the ocean and the inlet home instead—with all of the furnishings included.
The sprawling abode features all-natural finishes mixing natural stones with woods and metals, nine custom marble bathrooms, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, infrared sauna spa, custom oak built-in office, a walk-in refrigerator, wide plank white oak flooring throughout, and lighting by RW Guild, Apparatus Studio, Allied Makers, Waterworks, Roll & Hill. There’s also a unique entryway with limestone herringbone flooring connecting the two structures with an infinity pool in between.
Due to its unique location, nearly every room has water views. You are immediately hit with the sparkling blue sea upon entry into the home, and those same vistas can be experienced from the chef-worthy kitchen, formal living room with built-in wine display case, the bedrooms with glass balconies, and even from some of the showers.
Before this new build, the house that sat on the lot was a simple one-story property built in the 1960s. But it has since become one of the most expensive ever listed in the exclusive enclave.