Live in a historic mansion just south of Mar-a-Lago

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location: Palm Beach, Florida

price: 40 million dollars

Regent’s Hall, one of five historic houses in a distinctive area of Palm Beach, Florida is currently undergoing a major restoration and rebuilding process that is expected to be completed in early September 2024.

The half-acre waterfront property in Regents Park has about 100 feet of frontage on the Intracoastal Waterway, said listing agent Rob Thompson of Waterfront Properties, just south of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and home. .

“In the entire Palm Beach area, there are only about 80 homes that are actually located on the inland coast,” he said.

The house is owned by Palm Beach jazz musician and radio personality Bob Merrill, who bought it in March 2020. “The house was not in good condition when he bought it, and it took a long time to get the permits it needed,” Thompson said.

Amenities include a two-car attached garage, pool and spa.

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So far, Merrill has raised the height of the house by 9 feet and added a new foundation featuring 141 spiral piers, Thompson said. “It’s really an unbelievable scenario, where a guy comes in and takes a historic property and comes in and raises the house and then builds a new slab underneath it. So, now you have a taller house and it’s higher than sea level.”

Other work on the 1959 home on Regent’s Park Road included new hurricane-resistant windows, new electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, a new pool, deck and landscaping, a higher seawall and a new roof with energy-efficient solar panels, she said. British newspaper “Daily Mail”. the list.

Thompson said Merrill was “a very interesting guy.” “He is a very charitable man, not only as a donor but as an active participant. He is involved in all kinds of charities.”

So far, the owner has raised the height of the house by 9 feet and added a new foundation with 141 spiral piers.

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“It’s in that sweet spot where anyone can come in and literally put together their own floor plan and choose all of their finishes,” Thompson said. “The house has now been put back together again and looks like a Regency-style house.”

All five Regent’s Park homes were built by developer Clarence Mack in the 1950s, according to published reports. They feature many of his architectural signatures, including classic exterior details, quilted silhouettes, flat roofs, 12-foot ceilings, and symmetrical floor plans.

The home has direct views of the Bingham Islands Bird Sanctuary in the waterway, Thompson said. “You have a very private view but a wide view of the water.”


The 6,488-square-foot home has six bedrooms, five full bathrooms and two partial bathrooms. It is located on an area of ​​half an acre.

means of comfort

Amenities include an attached two-car garage, pool and spa, and uninterrupted water views. Docking is permitted, according to the listing.

Neighborhood notes

Regents Hall “is located in the middle of Billionaire Row in Palm Beach,” Thompson said. “You can’t get a better star-studded list of celebrities.”

Notable neighbors include pop star Rod Stewart, Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, hedge fund manager Ken Griffin, investor Paul Tudor Jones II, real estate tycoon Jeff Green and financial mogul Thomas Peterffy, according to Waterfront Properties.

“You can walk to Mar-a-Lago and the Bath and Tennis Club next door,” Thompson said.

Agents: Rob Thompson and Tamara “TJ” Jane Fisher, Waterfront Properties

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