Florida ID: 3996
1236 South Ocean Boulevard
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- Garage Spaces5
- Approx. Sq. Ft.32,316
- Ocean view
World Class Oceanfront: Designed by internationally renowned architect, Thierry W. Despont on approximately 5 private acres (301' frontage), this extraordinary residence is truly a "work of art". The essence of this masterpiece is the unsurpassed direct oceanfront setting, tropical gardens, fountains and reflecting pools perfect for monumental art, and the rich mahogany and pale French limestone pervasive throughout. This unparalleled architectural vision has floor to ceiling walls of glass designed to capture light and sweeping ocean vistas with over 32,000 square feet of unmatched quality and detail beyond compare.
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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.