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On the Market: Ex-Calvin Klein CEO and wife renovate Palm Beach home

Posted On: 03-19-2018

When Lynda and Tom Murry decided to move from Ponte Vedra Beach in 2010 and buy a home on the island, they chose one in Regents Park in the style that has become known as Palm Beach Regency.

At 100 Regents Park Road, the house showcased the signature style of developer Clarence Mack and is one of just five homes — all with similar architecture — in the enclave he developed just south of Mar-a-Lago, which is today President Donald Trump’s winter White House.

Lynda lists many reasons why the house in Regents Park stood out to her, beginning with its outdoor attributes.

“Out of all the houses we looked it, this property has a private back yard, and the architecture is very understated,” Lynda explains. “Also, Clarence Mack laid out this house so nicely. It’s light, airy and all on one level; when you walk in, you can see all the way through the house to the pool.”

Lynda, who minored in interior design in college, is one of those people who loves redoing homes. Her husband, who was once chief executive officer of Calvin Klein, has a flair for design, too, she says. The two have redone 12 homes together, and this house is No. 13 on the list of the houses they’ve renovated “stem to stern.”

Built in 1959, the house is one of two that anchor the east side of the South Ocean Boulevard neighborhood, which last year was designated by the town as a historical district. The lakeside neighborhood is of the few in Palm Beach where the streetside exteriors of every building are protected from significant alteration.

Ready for a new project, the Murrys are selling their six-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath house — with 6,297 square feet of living space, inside and out — with agent Alison Newton of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. She has it priced at $7.995 million.

Mack devised a fairly straightforward floor plan. From the entry hallway, one enters the living room to the east. At the other side of the living room — and on the same axis — is a hallway that leads past bedrooms and out to the pool area.

On the north side of this median, from east to west, are the master suite, dining room, kitchen, office and two-car garage. South of that axis are two guest bedroom suites and the family room. Upstairs are two bedroom suites.

The house features many of the signatures for which Mack was known: There are 12-foot ceilings, built-in cabinetry, and a variety of classical moldings and elements, including pilasters. The living room and family room have gas fireplaces. Outside are a pool, a large covered terrace and a cabana with a summer kitchen set amid landscaped gardens designed by Mario Nievera of Nievera Williams Design.

Three rooms were combined and opened up to create as spacious kitchen. Absolute black granite and Carrara marble counters were added photo SPECIAL TO THE DAILY NEWS

Three rooms were combined and opened up to create as spacious kitchen. Absolute black granite and Carrara marble counters were added ... Read More

The Murrys hired a West Palm Beach contractor, B&A Design Builders, to help them execute the project, and the changes they made were many. Finials at the roofline typify other houses in the enclave. On their home, the finials were missing, so they had the originals replicated.

While the original pink-and-green color scheme is a Palm Beach favorite, Lynda decided to neutralize her interiors with an ivory palette, adding color through her fabric choices. Wood floors were refurbished and the marble-appointed bathrooms were redone.

Three rooms were combined and opened up to create as spacious kitchen. Lynda added honed Absolute black granite and Carrara marble counters and professional-grade appliances. The cabinets were refinished, and wavy leaded glass was installed. And crews ripped up layers of linoleum to uncover the original Dade County pine floor.

The family room, with its original stone floor, was rebuilt — and the fireplace was added.

“Upstairs we changed the staff quarters into guest suites,” Lynda says. “We also added drainage outside and put in a travertine driveway.

“I completely redid the pool, refinishing it with Pebble Tec. It’s 20-by-40 feet and it was very deep; we made it shallower.”

 The enclosed sun room includes a fireplace. Photo by VHT Studios, courtesy Douglas Elliman Real Estate photo

The enclosed sun room includes a fireplace. Photo by VHT Studios, courtesy Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Although they installed impact-resistant windows and doors, the Murrys left the original French doors in place, protecting them with electrified hurricane shutters. The home also has a full-house generator.

“I wanted to make home so that I could entertain. It’s very comfortable, but dressed up,” she says.

A final word: The Murrys went beyond improving their property. Lynda and her neighbor, former Ambassador Mary Ourisman, hired Nievera Williams to redo the landscaping in the neighborhood’s common circle.

 

 

Source: Christine Davis, March 19, 2018, Palm Beach Daily News

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