ON THE MAR­KET

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re­sult, are sell­ing their apart­ment. Agent Gail Co­hen of Brown Har­ris Stevens has the list­ing for the three-bed­room, three-and-a-half bath unit with 3,832 of liv­ing space, in­side and on its bal­cony. The third-floor apart­ment is priced, fur­nished, at $2.495 mil­lion.

Sil­ver­man calls it a “sun­set unit,” a nod to its western ori­en­ta­tion with the main views over­look­ing the In­tra­coastal Water­way. Floor-to-ceil­ing slid­ing glass doors af­ford wide views from most of the rooms and open to the cov­ered ter­race, which wraps around the apart­ment to the west and south.

The apart­ment has an open floor plan cen­tered on the liv­ing room, kitchen and din­ing area. The mas­ter suite, ac­cessed from a hall­way off the en­try, is on the north side of the unit, and has slid­ing-glass doors that open to the bal­cony. On the south side of the apart­ment are the den, di­rectly off the liv­ing room, and two bed­room suites, as well as the util­ity room.

The pre­vi­ous own­ers used the apart­ment as a rental in­vest­ment prop­erty, so the Sil­ver­mans cus­tom­ized it to suit their tastes. They re­placed the floor­ing with light-col­ored wood plank­ing for a beach look.

“It’s awe­some,” Eric Sil­ver­man says. “We like the floors so much we are go­ing to use them in our new home.”

The Sil­ver­mans also re­did the kitchen, tak­ing down a wall that ob­structed the water views. They put in new cab­i­nets and chose quartz for the coun­ter­tops and back­splash, keep­ing the pro­fes­sional grade ap­pli­ances. The light fix­tures are new, and all the clos­ets have been out­fit­ted with Cal­i­for­nia Closet built-ins.

The mar­ble-ap­pointed mas­ter bath­room was re­con­fig­ured dur­ing the ren­o­va­tion. The other bath­rooms also are out­fit­ted in mar­ble.

They also re­moved the liv­ing room’s gas fire­place, although it could eas­ily be re­in­stalled by a new owner. They also took out the bath­tub in the mas­ter bath­room.

“The bar on the ter­race was fall­ing apart, so we re­did it with mar­ble coun­ter­tops,” Sil­ver­man says. “And my wife re­dec­o­rated. She has a good eye, us­ing all new fur­ni­ture from places such as Restora­tion Hard­ware and Me­cox Gar­dens.

“We also added two arched niches in the mas­ter bed­room for Jonathan Adler dressers.”

De­vel­oped on the site of a 1940s mo­tel and for­mer ra­dio sta­tion, Bel­laria was con­ceived by Gor­don Deck­el­baum and Mike Kemp­ner of Premier De­vel­op­ers, and broke ground in 2005. The late Palm Beach ar­chi­tect Gene Lawrence de­signed the two build­ings, each with five res­i­den­tial floors and 18 units.

The de­vel­op­ment’s grounds in­clude an Olympic-size swim­ming pool, two whirlpool spas and ten­nis courts. The gate­house and lob­bies also are staffed and of­fer concierge-style ser­vice.

“It’s a beau­ti­ful place, with a great staff,” he says. “We can lit­er­ally walk out the back to the beach, and we are next to the Lake Worth Casino, with a re­ally nice beach, restau­rants and ice cream store.

“The Bel­laria prop­erty is just unique in Palm Beach. It’s like we live in a bou­tique beach re­sort ho­tel.”

The Sil­ver­mans also ap­pre­ci­ate the com­plex’s ex­er­cise fa­cil­ity, which was just ren­o­vated, as well as the com­mon area for par­ties that res­i­dents can rent. There’s also a com­mon the­ater area and pool ta­ble.

“We have all these ameni­ties that we don’t have to take care of per­son­ally. We also have garage park­ing for two cars. It was the nicest condo that my wife could find in Palm Beach.”

The mas­ter suite, ac­cessed from a hall­way off the en­try, is on the north side of the unit, and has slid­ing glass doors that open to the bal­cony.

The mar­ble-ap­pointed mas­ter bath­room was re­con­fig­ured dur­ing the apart­ment’s ren­o­va­tion.

Deb­bie Schatz / Daily News file photo

Eric and Svet­lana Sil­ver­man moved in at the end of 2015, af­ter com­plet­ing a $500,000 ren­o­va­tion.

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