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On the Market: A townhouse at Sloan’s Curve has offered plenty of charms

Posted On: 01-13-2017

The only problem about living at the Residences at Sloan’s Curve is that “you get used to doing nothing,” says Kenneth Slater, who owns an oceanfront townhome at 11 Sloan’s Curve Drive with his wife, Ellen.

“Our place is like a condo, with a true concierge service. You just pick up the phone. They’ll even change out light bulbs. It’s almost embarrassing,” he says. “I call them up after being away and tell them I’m coming, and they make sure the lights are on and the air-conditioning is turned down. They do everything.”

The Slaters bought their place 10 years ago after moving here from Boston. And although they have enjoyed the townhouse, they say they are finding themselves spending more time in Florida and have decided to build an oceanfront home in Manalapan.

So their four-bedroom, four-bathroom townhouse — with 5,535 square feet of living space, inside and out — has been listed at $4.675 million with broker Monique Matheson of Monique Matheson Properties LC. The furniture is available through separate negotiations.

“When we were looking to buy, friends of ours from Boston described this development, which is where their parents lived. They talked about their father walking on a treadmill while looking at the ocean. I thought it sounded phenomenal,” recalls Kenneth Slater.

“It’s a terrific place. We have our own two-car garage, a big deck and balconies and a pool. And I love being on the ocean,” he says. “We also have dogs; you can have pets here.”

Although Sloan’s Curve is most recognized for its four multi-story condominium buildings at 2000 and 2100 S. Ocean Blvd., less well-known are the gated enclaves of 15 townhouses and seven single-family homes, which are tucked away on an oceanfront parcel north of the condo buildings. The development was built in the early 1980s by Sandy Weinstock with amenities that include gatehouses with 24-hour staff, community pools, a gym, a party room and six clay tennis courts, which residents of the condos, townhomes and single-family homes can all use.

Built in 1981, the Slaters’ townhouse already had been updated when they bought it, and the renovation included the installation of impact-resistant glass throughout. All the couple needed to do was decorate, and they hired the Boston firm, GSD Interiors. But the Slaters made some changes, putting in polished limestone floors in the first-floor rooms, replacing the roof and air-conditioning, installing custom wall units, adding a balcony off a second-floor bedroom and enclosing a corner of the master balcony to accommodate a small office. Over the years, they’ve also updated appliances.

+ A brick walkway along the north side of the garage leads to a glass-and-iron front door of the oceanfront townhome at photo SPECIAL TO THE DAILY NEWS

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A brick walkway along the north side of the garage leads to a glass-and-iron front door, which opens to the foyer and stair hall. Immediately to the south are the den, a bathroom, and the kitchen. Directly to the east — featuring an open floor plan — are the family room and dining area, with the living room a few steps down. A sleek railing separates the upper and lower living areas.

All of these public spaces offer views of the terrace, pool and beach.

Upstairs, the master bedroom suite is to the east of the landing. With wide views of the ocean and its terrace, the suite comprises a bedroom, sitting room, bathroom and the office. To the west of the landing are two guest bedroom suites.

Notable features include the fireplaces in master bedroom and the living room; and the built-in units in the family area and master bedroom.

In addition to the ease of living in a townhome with its own neighborhood association, the couple will miss their neighbors, Kenneth Slater says.

“My neighbor, (the late) Norman Leventhal, was one of the biggest developers in Boston. He used to say our development was the best-kept secret in Palm Beach, and he built millions of square feet. It’s pretty unique. I feel like I’m a very lucky person to be able to live like I do.”

 

 

Source: Christine Davis, January 13, 2017, Palm Beach Daily News

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