Enter this "bunga-luxe" in Palm Beach, Florida, with an entrance hallway featuring the most provocative statue and gorgeous stair railings, black and white tiles that extend to a foyer where a pair of tables are set against a wallpaper of palm trees. Originally designed by society architect John Volk in 1935, the estate has received the Ballinger Award for the finest restoration of a landmark property.
There's also that contemporary, rustic fireplace with a quirky photo of a dog set atop the mantle and a game room and an outdoor patio with pillars and a lovely view of the sweeping green lawn and Atlantic Ocean.
Inside the rooms, there's patterned wallpaper and large windows to allow light in and to take a peek at the Atlantic Ocean and best of all, a superb gourmet kitchen with an adjacent morning room facing the ocean, exquisite millwork imported from France and custom designed hardware provided by P.E. Guerin.
Internationality and customization is no secret to this "bunga-luxe," but most importantly, the essence of the tropics lingers in each room, making it perfect for that long awaited getaway in the summer, where the touch of the hot summer sand is rewarded by the cool ocean waters and now, daydreaming of a true Californian summer...