The Restoration and New Outbuildings to an Estate
Palm Beach, FL
Adding to and renovating an existing historic residence by Maurice Fatio in Palm Beach, we worked both within the context of the original architect's intention as well as expanding the use of the house for the present owner.
The quality of the interior finishes were improved and restored, including the addition of museum-quality decorative mantels, stone reliefs, painted wood ceilings and a myriad of decorative finishes. In addition, there is a complete new boat house and a beach house, which is connected to the main property by a tunnel under the road. The sum total of the house is over 60,000 sq ft.
The source of much of the architectural detail for this Italianate mansion on Palm Beach, Florida - newly completed for a computer billionaire - was the Oxford-based Symm Group, leading craftsmen in stone and timber since 1815. The house started life in 1930, designed by the society architect Maurice Fatio, as the residence of Joseph Widener, and has recently been totally reconstructed (with substantial additions and outbuildings) by New York architects Fairfax and Sammons.