Qui-Si-Sana, Estate of the Day
Today's home is a Palm Beach, Florida classic. The five-bedroom oceanfront residence was built in 1921 and designed by architect Marion Sims Wyeth for entrepreneur Earle Perry Charlton, one of the founders of the F.W. Woolworth Company. Its name Qui-Si-Sana ("Here One Heals") comes from a hotel on the island of Capri, and the home has a Mediterranean appeal, making ample use of the outdoor space with large oceanside lawns and an open courtyard plan surrounding a private garden terrace by the formal pool. The interior includes four stately fireplaces, pecky cypress paneling, Cuban tile floors, and filigreed ironwork gates. Large hedges help preserve privacy on this corner oceanfront lot in one of Palm Beach's finest neighborhoods. While most of Florida has been faltering real estate-wise, Palm Beach has continued to rise, scoring $81.5 million for Sidney Kimmel's mansion and $100 million for Donald Trump's oceanfront flip. This home is listed at $20 million.
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Gallery: Qui Si Sana