Florida ID: 3661
345 Brazilian Avenue
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- Approx. Sq. Ft.4,358
Enchanting Landmark 1910 Florida craftsman house and separate guest cottage has been totally renovated by noted builder and developer Bill Elias and designer furnished by Jack Fhillips. An inviting front porch with Chicago brick driveway and beautiful landscaping give the home exceptional curb appeal. The home offers over 4,300 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths and a gourmet kitchen that is open to the family room with French doors which open out to a lovely pool and garden. The first floor of the residence includes a formal dining room, double office, powder room and living room with fireplace. The second story offers a spacious master suite with private bath and balcony as well as two additional bedrooms and ensuite baths. The large guest cottage has a full living room, kitchen, two bedrooms and full bath. Lushly landscaped to ensure complete privacy, this in-town home is well suited for casual enjoyment and elegant entertaining.
According to early settler accounts, Palm Beach received its name from the shipwreck of the "Providencia."
The ship washed ashore in January of 1878 with a cargo of cocoanuts bound from Havana to Barcelona. Early settlers lost no time salvaging and planting the cocoanuts, which were not native to South Florida, hoping to launch the area into the commercial cocoanut industry. But this lush barrier island, 16 miles long and located 65 miles north of Miami, was destined for much bigger things. Its close proximity to the warm waters of the Gulf Stream produced a hothouse environment where the crème de la crème would flourish.