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One of many Oldest Properties in Palm Seashore Lists for $28 million

Brown Harris Stevens simply listed some of the important historic estates in Palm Seashore, owned by billionaire businessman Peter M. Brant and his spouse, supermodel Stephanie Seymour.

Recognized now as Buttonwood, the landmarked constructing is without doubt one of the final remaining properties of its type on the island. Constructed simply after the flip of the twentieth century, it’s thought of an architectural gem. The body vernacular home at 245 Dunbar Highway was first constructed on the Intracoastal Waterway and moved, by logs, to its present location.

“245 Dunbar is without doubt one of the oldest properties in Palm Seashore with lots of its authentic particulars stored intact,” says Whitney McGurk, who has the unique itemizing with Liza Pulitzer and Alan Quartucci.

The asking value is $28 million.

Stephanie Seymour and Peter M. Brant in 2017Sean Zanni/PMC

“Very not often does such a house like this come to the market,” he continued. “With the outsized lot, on such a fascinating avenue, this property could be very distinctive. The dimensions of the home, guesthouse and grounds make this property superb as a compound.”

In accordance with native historians, the home on Dubar initially belonged to Elisha Newton “Cap” Dimick, the city’s first mayor who’s credited with serving to flip the world from a ghost city to a resort neighborhood.

Brant, {a magazine} writer and artwork collector, and Seymour, one of many authentic supermodels who has posed for the likes of Richard Avedon and graced the covers of numerous vogue magazines, have owned the house since 1999.

The property’s lush yard is ideal for entertaining.Andy Body/Brown Harris Stevens

The couple, who dwell primarily in Greenwich, Connecticut, has additionally owned properties within the Hamptons, together with an oceanfront dwelling in Sagaponack, which they bought in 2021 for $26 million.

They’ve been lively in the true property market in recent times. Final yr, they purchased side-by-side townhomes within the Carnegie Hill neighborhood in Manhattan for practically $20 million, in accordance with studies.

In 2020, they bought a landmarked ocean-to- lake property in Palm Seashore for nearly $47 million throughout city from the Dunbar home.

Loosen up poolside in a veritable oasis.Andy Body/Brown Harris Stevens

The home has, through the years, additionally been referred to as the Dimick Home or the Orangerie, as a result of when it confronted Lake Value it was surrounded by oranges, in accordance with an article written by Walter C. Willcox for the Historic Society of Palm Seashore.

Historical past would have been misplaced had it not been for E.T. Stotesbury and his spouse, Eva, who constructed the famed mansion El Mirasol, the famed Mediterranean property. Willcox wrote that they took “extraordinary steps,” not as soon as, however twice to maneuver and protect the home. In 1917, Stotesbury bought 10 acres of land that prolonged to the Atlantic Ocean, together with the Orangerie, from Dimick for $85,000. By 1919, that they had bought two massive adjoining parcels, as nicely, and had been continuing with plans to construct El Mirasol.

They gifted the Orangerie to a girl and it was moved in January 1920 below the supervision of the Stotesburys’ architect Addison Mizner to a lot on the north aspect of Wells Highway (Mizner by the way additionally designed Brant’s Palm Seashore dwelling throughout city).

Nonetheless, the Stotesburys got here again into possession of the home after they expanded El Mirasol, and moved it as soon as once more, to its present location, in 1924. It was a big buttonwood tree on the property that led to its present title, in accordance with The Palm Seashore Day by day Information.

Palm Beach, Peter Brant, Stephanie Seymour
The porch boasts plentiful house for outside residing.Andy Body/Brown Harris Stevens

Now located just a few blocks away from its authentic web site, the two-story home with its sweeping veranda wraparound porch sits on some of the fascinating streets. It boasts an outsized lot with 195 ft of depth and 100 ft in width.

Since buying the home, Brant and Seymour have renovated the principle home, although had been cautious to maintain its historic allure.

The principle home presents 5 bedrooms and there may be an possibility to show a downstairs library right into a sixth bed room.

Whereas inside photographs weren’t launched, a video reveals the house has retained a standard, oldworld model. An octagonal conservatory, which was added throughout a restoration venture within the early Nineties to match the octagonal front room, stays. It earned a Preservation Basis of Palm Seashore’s Ballinger Award in 1992, The Palm Seashore Day by day Information reported.

The home was not formally landmarked till 2017.

There’s additionally a four-bedroom, four-bath visitor home on the property, which Brant and Seymour have additionally reworked.

An oblong pool and a sunken scorching tub sit between the 2 homes, with a cabana alongside a tall hedgerow that gives loads of privateness.

The well-landscaped backyard presents a number of sitting and eating areas.

“This beautiful home lives like a household compound and is good for giant households or for the discerning purchaser seeking to buy a romantic Palm Seashore basic,” the itemizing says.

This text was the quilt story for the March 2023 Behind The Hedges Palm Seashore, which appeared in Palm Seashore for April. Learn the complete digital journal right here. For extra on Palm Seashore actual property, click on right here. 


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