ON THE MARKET
— with 4,718 square feet inside and out — with agent Leanna Joan Fruin of Engel & Volkers. The house is priced at $7.195 million, and the furniture is available through separate negotiations. The mid-block residence occupies a lot of nearly a half acre, about midway between the Palm Beach Country Club and the northern tip of the island.
The house is laid out in a “reverse L” shape, with the living area just north of the foyer. Two guest suites, the family room, the kitchen and the garage extend to the east.
West of the foyer is the master suite, and upstairs, accessed from a stairway north of the kitchen, are the two new guest suites, one of which is now set up as an office.
The pool is nestled in the crook of the L. The garage, meanwhile, is accessed via a driveway along the east side of the house. “There’s also a cold plunge and outdoor shower,” Forman adds, referring to the spa filled with cold water.
In addition to painting the interiors white to lighten them up, Forman also removed all the shutters and replaced mahogany floors with French oak. Windows and doors are fitted with hurricane-resistant glass. The bathrooms also were updated.
“It’s like a brand-new house,” Forman says.
There are wallpapered accent walls, a wet bar and a simple fireplace in the living room.
The kitchen features a beamed ceiling and cabinetry with some open shelving. Carrara marble was used for countertops and the backsplash, and appliances have either stainless steel finishes or are integrated into the cabinetry. Just adjacent is an eating area set into a nook with windows and a built-in banquette.
In the master bedroom and bathroom, the ceilings are pitched, and the dressing room features built-in cabinetry. The master bathroom has a so-called “floating” vanity, a soaking tub, marble countertops and a walk-in shower.
One of the other bedrooms has built-in cabinetry, and the upstairs office has a bed built into a nook.
Peacock, meanwhile, is planning to stay on the North End, as he appreciates the neighborhood, which has access to the lakeside bicycle trail.
The house also has access to a community beach cabana on the ocean.
The kitchen was reconfigured. Carrara marble was used for countertops and the backsplash, and appliances have either stainless steel finishes or are integrated into the cabinetry.