151 Via Bellaria Palm Beach, Florida 33480

Conceived in the 1920's and artfully restored 20 years ago by noted architects Smith and Moore Architects, this magnificent residence has at its heart a gracious fountain courtyard connected to each major room by a wall of French doors. This emphasis on open space dominates the design and flow of the entire estate. It is evident in the exceptionally high ceilings, expansive rooms, nearly 69,000+/- square foot lot with its mature landscape and privacy hedges, in the 20,000+/- square foot sculpture garden and resort-size pool setting with separate cabana. 

Superb detail is everywhere. In the stenciled pecky cypress tray ceilings, graceful wood and painted tile staircase, custom millwork, unique built-ins, outstanding materials.

The formality of the living room with multiple seating areas and dining room for 16 is beautifully balanced by the inviting club and game room with built-in wet bar, serene office/library, relaxing covered loggias and distinctly private sleeping suites.

Along with inherent elegance, there is a sense of warmth and ease dutifully served by commercial-quality kitchens, dual laundry rooms, ample staff quarters, seemingly endless storage. All of which support a most gracious Palm Beach lifestyle not easily duplicated.

 

Location

Via Bellaria, Palm Beach, Florida. This regal courtyard villa is ideally situated in the Estate Section, two doors from the beach. It is readily accessible to the Michelin star dining and world-class designer shopping in-town along famed Worth Avenue, or mid-town at The Royal Poinciana Plaza. Award-winning golf and tennis facilities are at private clubs nearby. Social events occur at The Breakers and Mar-a-Lago, the Flagler Museum and The Society of the Four Arts Museum & Gardens. Private banking institutions abound along Royal Palm Way. Private and commercial air service is available at Palm Beach International Airport, a 15+/- minute drive.

 

Property

Situated on a 68,664+/- square foot double lot, with 450+/- feet of frontage along Via Bellaria, the home is superbly elevated and rimmed with mature foliage and an irreplaceable 18' privacy wall.  A side drive, entered under a cathedral of trees, leads past a decades old banyan tree, twin 2-bay garages, and the multi-car motor court to reveal a 20,000+/- square foot sculpture garden. The sprawling east side pool setting, its fountain and separate cabana with full bath, functions as the grand centerpiece of a mature sculpted landscape.

 

Residence

This incomparable residence includes 5 en-suite bedrooms, 2 staff bedrooms, 9.5 baths, and two 2-bay garages in 24,739+/- total square feet. From its gleaming marble, Spanish tile, and hardwood floors, to its stenciled wood ceilings, multiple fireplaces, library paneling, custom moldings and unique built-ins, this residence combines elegance with ease for truly gracious living.  

First Floor: A long formal reception area, facing the center courtyard, connects two wings. An adjoining living room looks out toward the pool. The entry wing includes a gracious foyer with guest suite, his and hers powder rooms, elegant staircase, elevator and paneled library. The living room leads to a formal dining room in the opposite wing, which is comprised of a separate breakfast area, clubroom with wet bar, and a den. Entertaining is facilitated by the comprehensive prep kitchen, adjoining full kitchen with commercial-quality stainless appliances and extensive cabinetry, utility room, and two staff bedrooms with full bath.

Second Floor: Atop the landing, a gallery hall leads to four en-suite bedroom suites, breakfast bar, covered terrace and sun deck at.  The grand master suite with stenciled ceilings offers his bath with steam shower and walk-in closet/dressing area with desk; her luxurious bath has a jetted tub, separate shower, walk-in closet/dressing room with lazy-Susan shoe storage  and a private ocean view sun deck with French door access.

Special features include: 18'+/- front elevation; 450' fronting Via Bellaria; 1.5+/- acre lot; 13'+/- ceilings throughout; multi-car motor court; dual 2-bay garages; 20,000+/- square foot serenity sculpture garden; resort-style pool with fountain, separate cabana with full bath; commercial quality prep and main kitchens; elevator; 3 gas fireplaces; stenciled pecky cypress ceilings and trim; custom tiles and moldings; up and down laundry rooms; upstairs breakfast bar; vast basement storage; full house generator.

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List Price
$24,000,000
MLS#
18-2036
Property Type
Single Family
Lifestyle
  • Enclave
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
9 full / 5 half
Total Square Feet
24,739
AC Square Feet
13,826
Year Built
1971
Taxes
$247,838
Tax Year
2018
New Construction
No
Area
Subdivision
PB
Zip Code
33480
City
Palm Beach
Has HOA/Condo Fee
No
Waterfront
  • No - Waterfront
Interior
Interior Features
  • Cable
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Storage
  • Wet Bar
Floor
  • Marble
  • Tile
  • W/W Carpeting
Pets Allowed
Yes
Exterior
Exterior Features
  • Balcony
  • Cabana
  • Ocean Access-No Deed
  • Sprinkler System
  • Storm Shutters
Roof Description
  • Barrel Tile
Pool
Yes
Lot Dimensions
450.26
Amenities
Security
  • Security System
Utilities
Heating
  • Central Air
  • Central Heat
  • Multi Zone Air
Water
  • City Water
  • Sewer
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