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On the Market: Real estate agent created ‘tranquil’ home in Palm Beach

Posted On: 09-28-2017

Real estate agent Trina Lane, who traveled nationally and internationally before settling into Palm Beach in 1994, says there’s no place like the island.

“I’ve lived in the Orient, New York, New Vernon, and Southampton, but Palm Beach is safe and has fine restaurants and hotels and great shopping,” says Lane, who is affiliated with The Fite Group.

Soon after making Palm Beach her home, she bought and renovated her Regency-style house at 665 N. Lake Way and says she has been happy there. But the time has come to downsize.

With three bedrooms, four bathrooms and 3,868 square feet of living space, inside and out, the house has been listed with The Fite Group at $4.795 million. Some of the furniture can be purchased separately, says Lane, who is acting as owner/agent in the sale.

“It’s my first and only Palm Beach house, and I’ve loved it,” she says. “It’s very private on a large corner lot with gardens all around the property.”

She adds: “I knew the home had possibilities when I saw it.”

She hired the late John Gosman as her architect and undertook interior design and construction management herself.

The house stands on a northeast corner lot, with the front courtyard off West Indies Drive and a gated driveway that leads to the two-car garage off North Lake Way. A block from the ocean on one side and the Lake Trail on the other, the house is surrounded by lush landscaping. The dining room and guest bedroom open onto the pool area, and so-called Juliet-style balconies off the guest bedrooms offer garden views.

Other exterior architectural features include a pediment over the front door, quoins at the corners and shutters at the windows. Lane added the private courtyard in the front, which has a security gate and pavers edged in zoysia grass. She also put in a koi pond adjacent to the pool. Behind high hedges, the pool is surrounded by stone pavers, and two awnings provide shade.

Inside, she installed travertine floors throughout, along with the library’s carved coffered ceiling, mahogany paneling and fireplace.

“I put in real coquina walls in the living room, entry foyer and bedroom foyer,” Lane says. “The ceiling in the entry is also coquina. The house is nice and cool with all the stone.”

Last year, she replaced the roof and air-conditioning system and redid the master suite. Today, the bedroom has impact-resistant French doors that access a private patio, while the remodeled bathroom features a skylight. All of the bathrooms are appointed in marble with Sherle Wagner sinks and fixtures.

Bedroom suites flank the entry, while the living room is directly north of the foyer. Lane took down doors in the main living areas to create an open floor plan.

Features in the living room include decorative columns and wood moldings. A bar is built in, and sliding doors open to the gardens.

On the west side of the house are the kitchen and the dining room, which has French doors to the pool and patio.

Behind high hedges, the pool is surrounded by stone pavers; two awnings provide shade. 

Behind high hedges, the pool is surrounded by stone pavers; two awnings provide shade. 

The library and master suite are on the east side of the house. A bedroom suite with a kitchenette and the laundry are positioned over the garage.

The east guest bedroom has been transformed into a game room featuring mahogany paneling along with plantation shutters.

“I thought I would live here forever, so I put in top quality materials,” Lane explains.

The layout works well for entertaining, she says, explaining how she has set up tables and a bar in the front courtyard for parties with a hundred guests.

Christmas has been a favorite time for her in this house. Decorations included placing poinsettias just about everywhere and a huge tree in the living room, which has 14-foot ceilings.

Other features: The house has a surround-sound system and an attic with a wood floor that runs the length and width of the house. She has already obtained the town’s approval to carve out a fourth bedroom and bathroom from that upstairs space.

“I just love my home,” she says. “It’s very tranquil, but it’s too big for me now.”

 

 

Source: Christine Davis, September 28, 2017, Palm Beach Daily News

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