Florida ID: 8107
200 Barton Avenue
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- Approx. Sq. Ft.4,682
Palm Beach, Florida - Spectacular private In-Town estate is perfectly located, one block from the Ocean and The Breakers & two blocks from the bike path. This walled and gated private enclave is lushly landscaped, has tropical pool with waterfall, covered loggia with outdoor fireplace and summer kitchen. The main house has 4 well-proportioned bedrooms with ensuite baths, powder room and separate oversized 1 bed/1 bath guest apartment with kitchenette. Lovely details throughout, the house has plenty of room for friends, both formal and informal entertaining areas. Complete renovation 2004 and perfectly maintained. Shows like new.
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.