In some circles, Palm Beach may be synonymous with bright colors, tropical prints, and rattan and wicker furniture. But for Thomas Kirchhoff — one of Florida’s most esteemed architects, widely known for classically inspired seaside estates — a finely tuned style is more fitting for a home in the celebrated luxurious winter resort.
Tailored, well-balanced designs rooted in classical principles are hallmarks of Kirchhoff’s residences, and this singular Palm Beach manor is no exception — an 11,775-square-foot setting that feels simultaneously traditional and contemporary.
Throughout are fastidiously appointed spaces that boast harmoniously proportioned schemes of dentil moldings, coffered ceilings, balustrades, and decorative stone and ironwork.
The elegant living room has refreshing, gentle radiance that is only enhanced by an expansive vista across the Intracoastal Waterway.
The relaxed sunroom has a warm, almost buttery soft ambience and banks of windows offering serene views in two directions.
Other noteworthy spaces include seven restful bedrooms, a chef’s kitchen, a formal dining room, and a handsome library with a fireplace and built-in bookshelves. Modern living is impeccably accommodated as well, with superlative fixtures, finishes, and appliances; museum-quality art lighting; a full-home generator; an elevator; and a sophisticated security system.
The estate enjoys nearly 200 feet of direct frontage on the Intracoastal Waterway, with nearly all of the plentiful windows directing the eye toward the water. The enduring home fits harmoniously into its environment, graceful grounds setting the perfect stage for its elegant symmetry with lush manicured lawns, well-orchestrated pathways, and mature bougainvillea creating enchanting pops of color. One lengthy loggia with classical columns provides a view across emerald grass toward the water.
A second loggia complements the alluring swimming pool and hot tub, offering an ideal waterside spot for relaxing and dining. Nearby, an open-air patio is perfect for basking in the warm sunshine.