As takes place to many Palm Beachers, Lori and Michael Bernstein are embarking on a new chapter in their life, getting raised their family members in a home they crafted more than a 10 years back at 153 Kings Street in the Estate Area of Palm Beach front.
Over the yrs, the Bernsteins have relished their house. But time has moved on, and their two children are headed this fall to Villanova University — and the Bernsteins are buying a residence in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, to be close to them.
And that indicates downsizing in Palm Seashore, so they have listed their home for sale. Corcoran Group brokers Dana Koch and Paulette Koch have it priced at $19.9 million.
Competed in 2009, the residence changed a Georgian Colonial-style house the Bernsteins had acquired in 2004, in aspect mainly because they favored its architecture.
Architect Thomas Kirchhoff employed that desire as the starting up position for the structure of their five-bedroom, 6-lavatory household, which has a few half-baths and 6,789 square ft of dwelling place, inside and out.
The Bernsteins approach to travel frequently in between Pennsylvania and Florida. Michael functions in finance, and Lori runs two Palm Beach front retailers — less than the moniker Lori Jayne — on South County Road that specialize in monogramming, household items, stationery and attire.
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The ton on Kings Highway measures a very little additional than a quarter acre, and is a couple of streets north of The Mar-a-Lago Club. The property has a symmetrical format, with the foyer and stair corridor front and centre. There is also an elevator.
To the north of the lobby is a gallery and the dwelling room, flanked by the combination family room and enclosed loggia — with a soaked bar — and the breakfast home, all overlooking the pool location.
To the east are the kitchen area and two-auto garage, and on the opposite side is a library.
Upstairs to the west are the primary bed room suite — comprising two wander-in closets, a dressing home and two bogs — and an office. On the east aspect are 3 visitor bedroom suites and a staff bedroom suite.
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The home is very similar in quite a few facets to the outdated one particular, which was seriously broken during hurricanes in 2004, necessitating its alternative.
“One pleasant thing (was that) we have been in a position to customize the areas and we have been permitted to manage the exact sq. footage,” Lori says.
The household was designed by the late contractor John Mitchell, and the Bernsteins labored with London-based Colefax and Fowler on the interiors.
Lots of of the rooms function faux-painted walls with stippled or strie aspects, usually dressed up with moldings. There are marble, limestone and wood flooring through, despite the fact that the bedrooms are carpeted.
The dwelling “has a quite classic Palm Seashore experience, and lends itself to formal entertaining, with a terrific chef’s kitchen area. It’s a excellent household home,” Lori says.
That kitchen area is equipped with white cabinetry, tile backsplashes, stainless-metal counters, and experienced grade appliances. A butler’s pantry is nearby.
The home also life substantial, she provides, with roomy interiors and higher ceiling heights.
“It also has a first rate attic, which the air-conditioning servicing men and women convey to us is a enjoyment to function in,” Lori states.
Created-in cabinetry also provides the home owners with a good deal of storage room. “I could put the kid’s toys and crafts absent, and the cabinets have pull-out entry, so I really do not have to dig by means of factors,” she states.
In the primary bed room suite, walls are coated in a paper-backed cloth topped by egg-and-dart molding. A person of the suite’s bogs features Emperador marble, and the other is completed with Thasos inset with green marble. Guest bogs are finished with Thasos marble.
In the back yard, the pool is set in just a patio. Other out of doors facilities consist of a bamboo outside shower and a scaled-down patio that is accessed from the family room/loggia.
At the entrance of the household is an intimate rose backyard garden, and the Bernsteins have repurposed the kids’ playhouse to serve as an orchid residence.
Contemplating about what they will skip, Lori says: “We like walking just one block to the beach front. I am likely to skip my kitchen — I love my kitchen — but most of all, I’m likely to miss out on my small children, who are going off to university.”
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