Breathtaking Views From A Palm Beach Home
March 09, 2014
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESSICA KLEWICKI GLYNN
When a New York couple who had been renting a winter escape in Palm Beach ultimately decided to buy a place there, they settled on a penthouse condo right on the water. Their new getaway had one of the best vantage points in the area, but, unfortunately, it also had one major drawback. Those possible jaw-dropping vistas of the sparkling ocean beyond were practically nonexistent from inside the home.
Case in point: The condo’s ocean-facing walls—where the bedrooms and closets were situated—were solid, with a grave deficiency of windows. The common living areas hadn’t fared much better, as they were sequestered in the center of the residence. To top off the perplexing layout, the mid-1960s condo had not been renovated or redecorated in decades and was overrun with outdated styling that did not satiate the homeowners’ desires.
“They wanted a place where their kids and grandchildren could come down for the holidays,” says designer Blair Harris, who had previously worked on the couple’s primary residence in Manhattan. Their New York apartment is much more traditional, so for this home, they wanted something a little more modern.”
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