Distinctive Palm Beach Properties

Quick Search


Updated Sunset Avenue townhouse sells for $4.5M

Posted On: 05-22-2014

By Darrell Hofheinz Daily News Staff Writer

After refreshing its interior, Karen McGarry Karp and husband James L. Massey have parted with the four-bedroom townhouse she bought a little less than a year ago at 156 Sunset Ave.

Karp sold Townhouse B, one of the two residences in the building, for $4.53 million, which was the price recorded May 1 with the deed. She had bought the 5,156-square-foot townhome in June for $3.8 million.

Lawrence and Ellen Sosnow of Wellington were the buyers, who were represented in the deal by broker Christian J. Angle of Christian Angle Real Estate. Lawrence Sosnow founded and is chairman of SeniorBridge Family Cos., a national agency offering geriatric home-care services.

Karp said selling wasn’t in her original plans, but she has lately gotten involved supervising another renovation project that will occupy her for the better part of a year: She and her husband are combining a pair of side-by-side apartments for themselves in the Ritz Tower on Park Avenue in New York City.

Agent Bobby Goodnough of Linda A. Gary Real Estate, who listed the 2001 townhouse for Karp, said the fact that the couple had made improvements boosted its appeal in the marketplace.

“The market is very tight, and people are paying a premium price for anything they don’t have to do work to,” Goodnough said. “This went under contract in 17 days.

”Karp, an avid collector of furnishings and art, upgraded the bathrooms, added an upstairs kitchen area and made cosmetic improvements to the residence, which has an enclosed loggia and a private pool among its amenities. In addition to the oversized master suite, all of the secondary bedrooms have individual baths.

“We were only in it for three days after it was finished when we decided to sell,” Karp said.

The townhouse is in the ocean block of Sunset Avenue.


Source: Darrell Hofheinz, May 22, 2014, Palm Beach Daily News

News Categories

Zimmerman Douglas Elliman

340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 318
Palm Beach, FL 33480

Jacqueline A. Zimmerman (561) 906-7153 Direct jz@PalmBeachProperty.com

Adam M. Zimmerman (561) 906-7152 Direct az@PalmBeachProperty.com

(561) 655-8600 Main Office


The Definitive Source for Palm Beach Real Estate

Jacqueline A. Zimmerman(561) 906-7153pAdam M. Zimmerman(561) 906-7152pMain Office(561) 655-8600
Douglas Elliman, Licensed Real Estate Broker | 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 318, Palm Beach, FL 33480


Equal Housing Opportunity

Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions

Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved

No warranty or representation, express or implied is made as to the accuracy of the information contained herin, and same is submitted subject errors, omission, change of price rental or other conditions, withdrawal without notice, and to any special listing conditions imposed by our principals.