Separated nearby Worth: Side-by-side landmarked homes on market

December 12, 2014 - photo frame

A retard south of Worth Avenue on Golfview Road, dual corresponding landmarked houses are on a market.

They both date from 1923, they both underline Spanish Mediterranean-style architecture, they both were designed by remarkable multitude designer Marion Sims Wyeth and they both are listed for sale by Brown Harris Stevens.

But what creates No. 14 and No. 16 even some-more important is that they once comprised a singular mansion, La Claridad, built for Philadelphia utilities owners Clarence Geist.

Across a travel from a Everglades Golf Course, a palace was subdivided in 1948 into dual apart villas by Palm Beach designer Belford Shoumate, who private 10 feet of a corridor to separate a halves.

The eastern half during No. 14 entered a marketplace final open during $7.95 million. Listed by representative Ed Curran, that easy and renovated chateau was a theme of a Jun “On a Market” story in a Daily News.

And now it’s been followed by No. 16, that hasn’t been listed for sale in scarcely 70 years. Agent Carlie Seymour has set a cost of $5.75 million for a six-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath chateau with 7,066 block feet of vital space, inside and out.

Many Palm Beachers know 16 Golfview Road as a home of a late Frank O. Butler II, who took adult chateau in 1982 and died in Aug during age 85.

The Golfview chateau has been in a Butler family given a strange palace was subdivided. It was owned during that time by Butler’s father, Paul, who had business interests in a paper attention and ran Butler Aviation. The Butlers also grown a encampment of Oak Brook, outward Chicago, on land that was partial of their family farm.

Frank Butler’s roots in Palm Beach, however, extended even further. His grandmothers, Fanny Butler and Laurietta Ford von Stresenreuter Filipponi, both built estates in Palm Beach in 1924. An zealous traveler, Frank Butler managed his investments and collected Asian antiques, that filled his home.

In a 1997 investigate news prepared before it warranted landmark protection, a Golfview chateau was described as being “synonymous with a Boom Time Era growth of a Town of Palm Beach.” The news mentions a house’s “roughcast stucco, multi-level tub tile roof and wrought-iron ornamentation.”

The Butler family’s half of La Claridad contains a strange mansion’s front entry, enclosed loggia, staircase and dining room. Many of a architectural facilities sojourn intact, including a third-story tower. At a behind of a building is an alfresco yard with a fountain.

The wooden front doors are set within a approximate detailed with a heraldic motif. The front façade also facilities a carved-stone patio and grillwork over a front executive windows flashy with a letters “C.G.,” a initials of a strange owner. Geist is best famous for carrying re-opened, in 1930, a Boca Raton Club — currently a Boca Raton Resort and Club — after designer Addison Mizner mislaid a hotel in failure during a genuine estate bust of a late 1920s.

From a home’s foyer, one enters a loggia, from that a wrought-iron-embellished stairway rises. The loggia facilities a stenciled lamp roof and octagonal clay tile flooring from a 1920s.

The room also provides entrance to a full basement, that Butler mostly referred to as “the dungeon.” Fitted into a pathway above a groundwork stairs is a wood-slatted portcullis — an component of European palace fortification systems mostly found on drawbridges.

“I designed it,” Butler told a Daily News in a 2004 essay about a house. He combined wryly: “Not many people have that in Palm Beach.”

In a vital room — creatively a dining room in Geist’s time — strange elements embody rectangular- and diamond-shaped black tile flooring from Mizner Industries, a strange grate and a beamed ceiling. Butler had dual sets of carved-wood doors done to replicate a demeanour of a front doors though propitious with bejeweled handles. One set leads to a loggia and a other to a atrium and dining room.

The kitchen, off of a dining room, and a garage contain a north apportionment of a house.

On a second building are guest bedroom suites, a gallery, an bureau and a master suite. On a third floor, a building bedroom apartment offers breathtaking views. Hardwood floors and higher-than-average ceilings are found via a house.

Butler’s longtime estate manager, Rickard Evans, describes improvements Butler done to a house. Above a dining kitchen and garage, for instance, “there were small bedrooms that chopped adult a space. Frank put them behind together and combined some block footage on a north side to make one large master bedroom and office. In this area, there was a small gable roof. He lifted it up.”

The master lavatory is clad in stone, and a kitchen facilities mill embellishments, too, interjection to Evans’ possess handiwork. A muralist, Evans embellished trompe l’oeil seascapes on a yard walls, adding a dainty hold to a chateau that has positively gifted a share of story over a past 91 years.

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