The longtime home and office of the late architect John L. Volk in Phipps Plaza is again on the market place — at $12 million — immediately after selling in late 2018 for a recorded $4.22 million.
The Midtown property is becoming made available with renovation plans authorized by the Landmarks Preservation Commission for a key update to the 1920s setting up at 206 Phipps Plaza. The property is part of a mixed-use enclave and designated historic district that lies a block north of Royal Palm Way off South County Highway.
With its inside presently gutted, the two-story building is on the north facet of the plaza and encompasses 10,950 sq. feet. The creating has a loggia and balcony overlooking its private pool and backyard garden. The residence is recognised as Casa de los Arcos, or Property of the Arches.
Volk, a person of Palm Beach’s most prolific architects, had his storefront office on the initial flooring and lived in the apartment above with his late wife, preservationist Jane Volk.
Agent Adam McPherson co-outlined the home last week with his Douglas Elliman Real Estate colleague Ashley McIntosh. The making is owned by a Florida limited liability business co-managed by Tommy Morrison and his father, Carlos Morrison, who have longtime ties to Palm Seashore.
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The renovation programs simply call for five bedrooms and a new three-motor vehicle garage, with two extra parking areas on internet site and up to 10 permitted parking areas in the plaza, in accordance to the income listing.
For years, John Volk’s office area was occupied by Smith Architectural Team. Very last 12 months, architect Jeffery Smith and his staff vacated that space by consolidating their existing operations in a building immediately to the east, where they already had offices.
The designs for the previous Volk setting up would change the entrance to the ground-flooring business space to Seaview Avenue, the street immediately to the north.
Architect Roger Janssen of Dailey Janssen Architects intended the authentic renovation ideas and final 12 months shepherded the undertaking by means of the landmarks board’s evaluate. The project has these days been overseen by architect Keith Spina of Spina O’Rourke + Partners.
The Morrison family’s ownership company purchased the property from Volk’s son, John K. Volk, who experienced lived there with his late wife, Lory. His father died in 1984, and his mother, Jane, lived at the home right up until her dying in 2010.
In the 2018 sale, agent Bruce Berry of the Corcoran Team was the listing agent and co-outlined the residence with agent Suzanne Frisbie. Attorney Homer Marshman handled the buyer’s side.
Right away after the sale, broker Christian Angle of Christian Angle True Estate re-stated the residence at $6.3 million, according to the multiple listing service, but a purchaser never emerged.
Soon prior to the sale in 2018, the Town Council agreed that the house could be split into two residences, despite the fact that Douglas Elliman is marketing the home as a solitary making — and the renovation programs reflect that standing.
Phipps Plaza has been in the news recently. In May, interior designer Scott Snyder marketed his longtime dwelling and office at 209 Phipps Plaza — upcoming doorway to the previous Volk residence — for a recorded $7.975 million. A minimal legal responsibility business purchased the two-story developing in an off-industry offer handled on both of those sides by broker Linda Olsson of Linda R. Olsson Inc., Realtor. That building was done in 1926 and has 6,591 sq. ft of area. Snyder, who said Palm Beach would keep on being his dwelling, has relocated his office close by.
Close by, construction is progressing on routine for The Carriage House, a private social club established to open by the conclude of the calendar year, according to architect Nelo Freijomel of Spina O’Rourke + Associates. The club will occupy historic buildings at 264 and 270 S. County Road at the entrance to Phipps Plaza.
Darrell Hofheinz writes about actual estate in his weekly “Beyond the Hedges” column. He welcomes information goods about Palm Beach front actual estate for this column. Email [email protected], connect with 820-3831 or tweet @PBDN_Hofheinz.