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Palm Beach homes: Updated North End house sells for $6.6 million

Posted On: 04-03-2019

A renovated and expanded Palm Beach house at 225 Mockingbird Trail has sold for $6.6 million, according to the deed recorded today for the North End transaction.

Michael E. Peacock, who had the house homesteaded in the Palm Beach County tax rolls, sold it to Atlanta attorney Daniel F. Castro and his wife, Anna, the deed shows. The couple is new to Palm Beach.

“We were looking for a home that possessed all of the qualities of a textbook Florida home with windows everywhere, a pool and a spacious backyard, while also being situated in a prime location on the island, including amazing beach access and a bike trail a few steps away,” said Daniel Castro.

Castro is senior principal at Castro Law, an Atlanta firm specializing in personal-injury cases.

Built in 2001, the house has five bedrooms and 4,718 square feet of living space, inside and out. On a mid-block property measuring nearly a half-acre, the residence is about halfway between the Palm Beach Country Club and the northern tip of the island. The house has access to a private beach pavilion for the neighborhood.

The house was listed in July at $7.195 million, and the price never wavered, according to records in the Palm Beach Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. The property had been under contract since late October, MLS shows.

Agent Leanna Joan Fruin of the Delray Beach office of Engel & Volkers acted on the seller’s behalf in the sale. Her listing described the home’s “masterfully designed interior” and mentioned its second-floor addition, fine interior millwork, well-equipped kitchen and expansive living and dining areas.

Agent Carissa Fanjul Coniglio of Tina Fanjul Associates acted on behalf of the buyers.

Peacock paid a recorded $2.36 million for the house in 2010, property records show. In 2014, the Architectural Commission approved the design of the second-floor addition above the garage and a new entry element that created a two-story foyer.

The interiors were redone last year by designer Cheryl Forman of Bungalow Home & Design in Delray Beach.

“It was really (that) design that sold the home,” Fruin said.

The project included updating bathrooms and replacing flooring with gray-washed French oak floors, Forman told the Daily News last year.

Peacock’s address on the deed recorded this week was listed as a house on Monterey Road, several streets south of the home he just sold.



Source: Darrell Hofheinz, April 3, 2019, Palm Beach Daily News

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