Il Palmetto – Palm Beach, FL
When architect Maurice Fatio was commissioned to build ‘Il Palmetto’ in 1930, the 5.46± acre Ocean-to-Lake estate was declared exceptional. Years later, Fairfax and Sammons oversaw a 4 year meticulous restoration of the Italian Renaissance-style palazzo, Il Palmetto’s architectural detail was maintained. The result is an estate without peer in Palm Beach. The main residence is designed as a series of pavilions connected by cloisters, beginning with the 2 story entrance hall. The pièce de résistance is the living room with a shield-decorated ceilings and architecturally-framed sunset views over Lake Worth. The formal dining room with a 16th Century carved ceiling accommodates elegant dinner parties. The main level is completed by the chef’s kitchen featuring custom appliances, butler’s pantry, family room, theater, billiards room, library, office and pavilion, all circling a courtyard and fountain. An outdoor loggia connects the inner courtyard to a large swimming pool lined with dark blue tiles.
Listing Agent: Cristina Condon