PALM BEACH, FL - Tennessee-based investment manager Thomas F. Frist III and his wife, Julie, are the new owners of a Dutch Colonial-style house at 242 Tangier Avenue, Palm Beach. Under contract in 35 days, the Frists bought the house from its owner, Senie “Ann” Bloys, a real estate agent with The Fite Group for just under $8 million.
This sophisticated island masterpiece, created through the use of designer finishes, is truly astounding. Make a grand entrance in the sun drenched foyer, where a hand carved spiral staircase captures your attention and draws you to the gracious living room beyond. Walnut flooring brings warmth to the home and flows throughout the main floor including dining room, den, and library/guest suite. The kitchen is a pleasure from which to work with custom cabinetry, marble countertops, dual Bosch dishwashers, dual Wolf ovens, a Thermador cook top, and integrated Sub-Zero. The butler’s pantry is the perfect spot to fix a cocktail or a cup of coffee completed with refrigerator drawers, ice maker, wine storage, and a built-in Miele espresso maker. Relax on one of the two covered loggias, with one featuring an outdoor gas fireplace and poolside powder room and the other featuring a built-in Dacor gas grill and dining area.
Upstairs awaits your own private oasis: a four room master suite, with vaulted ceiling, private balcony, a pair of Carrera marble baths and walk-in closets, and home office. There are two additional upstairs guest rooms with walk-in closets and en-suite baths. But, for the ultimate in privacy, your guests can also enjoy a free standing guest house with living area, kitchenette, bedroom and bath.
A motorized Chinese Chippendale gate allows access to the driveway and two car garage. The best in modern high tech conveniences, such as a whole-house audio/visual system, category-5 cabling, elevator, hurricane impact windows and doors, a Kohler generator, are artfully integrated. Located close to the Lake Trail, beach, Palm Beach shopping and dining