Nearly Completed $ 59 Million Beachfront Home in Palm Beach
As Stock Custom Homes of Naples neared its first residential development project in Palm Beach, the company let architect Roger Janssen take the lead.
Janssen, after all, has years of experience designing homes on the island as the director of Dailey Janssen Architects in West Palm Beach.
He knew the lay of the land, so to speak – exactly what the executives of Stock Custom Homes wanted when they began to envision the project they would build on speculation on long vacant beachfront land at 916 S. Ocean Blvd. in the Estates section.
“We’ve always built upscale luxury homes from Naples to Big Sky, MT, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Entering the East Coast Florida market, we started building in Wellington in 2016, ”said Matthew Sellick, president of Stock Custom Homes, a division of Stock Development.
“The Palm Beach market has always been a good choice for us and our business model.
“We wanted to adapt to the Palm Beach market and surrounding homes, and Roger took the lead in that, and that’s how we came to what we have.”
And what they have is an area they plan to complete this summer despite already being marketed, furnished, with a price tag of $ 59 million.
Construction started almost two years ago
The company opened the home in June 2019 on the eight-tenth-acre lot with 130 feet of waterfront across the coastal road. The lot is located approximately one mile south of Worth Avenue.
In addition to Janssen, other people working on the project include landscape designer Keith Williams, a director at Nievera Williams Landscape Design, and a design team at Marc-Michaels Interior Design.
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With eight bedrooms, 10 full baths and three half baths, the estate will have 14,916 square feet of living space, inside and out, including a beachfront cabin connected to the main house by a tunnel under the coastal road. Carol A. Sollak of Engel & Völkers is the listing agent.
Among its features, the property will have two swimming pools – one for the main house and the other near the cabana on the beach.
“The outdoor living spaces are one of our features, and this property has lush terraces, an outdoor kitchen, outdoor seating with a fireplace – and the main pool has several fountains,” Selleck says.
The house is being built next to one of Palm Beach’s most recognizable landmarks – the 1928 mansion that many locals call the “ham and cheese” home because of its alternating red brick exterior stripes and coral.
For the new estate, Janssen wanted to create something suitable for land adjacent to the historic house, considered one of the masterpieces of renowned architect Maurice Fatio. As such, Janssen designed a house in a general Mediterranean Revival style and developed around the courtyard – one of Fatio’s design signatures.
“Stock had no preconceptions. They allowed us to study the property and come up with a house that has serious architecture commensurate with the section of the estate that would capitalize on the ocean view and take advantage of the depth of the property, ”says Janssen.
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Janssen’s design placed the driveway south of the house and leading west through the automobile yard to a three-car garage. From the motor yard, the entrance and hall have been arranged to open onto a living room facing the ocean, with two guest suites – one facing the ocean and the other facing the swimming pool – just north. Janssen installed an oceanfront library to the east of the foyer, with a formal dining room, family room, and kitchen to the west.
Beautiful parental suite
The master suite has been designed to include the entire northern part of the second floor. The designs show patio doors opening from the bedroom to the oceanfront and pool verandas. Across the floor plan is an ocean view suite plus two additional suites and a living room. Above the garage are the guest quarters.
Janssen also used the basement, which will house a games room, exercise room, home theater, wine cellar and lounge with bar.
Melissa Adair, senior project manager at Marc-Michaels, says interiors will meet the demands of modern living with high-end finishes and clean-lined fixtures and furnishings and transitional to more modern fixtures and furnishings. The palette is fresh and clean – lots of neutrals layered with soft grays and blues that create a sleek and livable design. “
For the main house cabin, Adair adds, the plan calls for “a more beachy aesthetic – lighter, neutral wood tones, natural materials, and light blue accents.” The basement is darker than the rest of the house.
Selleck credits the design team with creating a home to match the company’s early days on the island.
“In all the projects we tackle, we surround ourselves with the best of the best and we follow their advice,” says Selleck.