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