As occurs to many Palm Beachers, Lori and Michael Bernstein are embarking on a new chapter in their lives, possessing raised their spouse and children in a residence they designed much more than a decade back at 153 Kings Street in the Estate Section of Palm Seashore.
More than the years, the Bernsteins have liked their home. But time has moved on, and their two kids are headed this fall to Villanova College — and the Bernsteins are shopping for a residence in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, to be in the vicinity of them.
And that signifies downsizing in Palm Beach, so they have detailed their residence 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-fashion household the Bernsteins had purchased in 2004, in portion for the reason that they liked its architecture.
Architect Thomas Kirchhoff used that preference as the starting place for the design and style of their 5-bed room, 6-toilet household, which has 3 50 %-baths and 6,789 square toes of dwelling area, within and out.
The Bernsteins prepare to vacation on a regular basis concerning Pennsylvania and Florida. Michael operates in finance, and Lori runs two Palm Seashore shops — under the moniker Lori Jayne — on South County Street that focus in monogramming, household items, stationery and attire.
The ton on Kings Highway actions a tiny far more than a quarter acre, and is a pair of streets north of The Mar-a-Lago Club. The household has a symmetrical structure, with the foyer and stair hall front and middle. There’s also an elevator.
To the north of the lobby is a gallery and the dwelling home, flanked by the mix family members place and enclosed loggia — with a soaked bar — and the breakfast place, all overlooking the pool location.
To the east are the kitchen area and two-vehicle garage, and on the opposite side is a library.
Upstairs to the west are the major bed room suite — comprising two wander-in closets, a dressing room and two bogs — and an workplace. On the east side are three guest bedroom suites and a employees bed room suite.
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The property is identical in numerous features to the outdated one particular, which was severely harmed all through hurricanes in 2004, necessitating its alternative.
“One wonderful matter (was that) we have been ready to customise the areas and we were being allowed to maintain the similar sq. footage,” Lori claims.
The property was designed by the late contractor John Mitchell, and the Bernsteins worked with London-centered Colefax and Fowler on the interiors.
Several of the rooms element fake-painted walls with stippled or strie information, often dressed up with moldings. There are marble, limestone and wood floors all through, while the bedrooms are carpeted.
The residence “has a extremely traditional Palm Beach sensation, and lends alone to official entertaining, with a fantastic chef’s kitchen. It is a excellent relatives dwelling,” Lori suggests.
That kitchen area is fitted with white cabinetry, tile backsplashes, stainless-metal counters, and professional grade appliances. A butler’s pantry is close by.
The household also life large, she provides, with roomy interiors and substantial ceiling heights.
“It also has a first rate attic, which the air-conditioning upkeep people today convey to us is a pleasure to do the job in,” Lori says.
Built-in cabinetry also supplies the householders with plenty of storage area. “I could set the kid’s toys and crafts absent, and the cupboards have pull-out entry, so I really don’t have to dig by means of factors,” she states.
In the key bedroom suite, partitions are lined in a paper-backed cloth topped by egg-and-dart molding. One particular of the suite’s bathrooms functions Emperador marble, and the other is finished with Thasos inset with green marble. Visitor loos are concluded with Thasos marble.
In the back again property, the pool is set inside of a patio. Other outdoor features include a bamboo outside shower and a smaller sized patio that is accessed from the spouse and children home/loggia.
At the entrance of the property is an personal rose yard, and the Bernsteins have repurposed the kids’ playhouse to serve as an orchid home.
Imagining about what they will miss, Lori states: “We like going for walks one particular block to the seashore. I am likely to miss out on my kitchen — I appreciate my kitchen area — but most of all, I’m going to miss out on my little ones, who are going off to school.”
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