Darrell Hofheinz

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Darrell Hofheinz writes about real estate, architecture and interior design for the Palm Beach Daily News. A history buff, he also edits the newspaper’s “Home & Loggia” section, where his “Beyond the Hedges” real estate column runs weekly. Follow him on Twitter @PBDN_hofheinz.

Latest from Darrell Hofheinz

Palm Beach board OKs houses, including one for former Trump property
 Palm Beach officials have approved two oceanfront houses with architectural styles as opposite as the parts of town where they will be built. On the North End, a contemporary-style house — to be developed on speculation — has gotten the nod for 535 N. County Road on property once owned by President Donald Trump. And 5 miles away...

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Palm Beach officials have approved two oceanfront houses with architectural styles as opposite as the parts of town where they will be built. On the North End, a contemporary-style house — to be developed on speculation — has gotten the nod for 535 N. County Road on property once owned by President Donald Trump. And 5 miles away...
Breakers Row resident sells longtime condo for recorded $11.5 million
 Ellen Hassenfeld Block has sold her longtime condominium at 2 N. Breakers Row for a recorded $11.5 million, four months after buying a penthouse in the same development from her brother, Alan G. Hassenfeld, the former CEO of their family toy business, Hasbro. The oceanfront condo Block just sold, No. S-24, is in the south building of the...

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Ellen Hassenfeld Block has sold her longtime condominium at 2 N. Breakers Row for a recorded $11.5 million, four months after buying a penthouse in the same development from her brother, Alan G. Hassenfeld, the former CEO of their family toy business, Hasbro. The oceanfront condo Block just sold, No. S-24, is in the south building of the...
McKinney developing contemporary house in South Palm Beach
 Exuberant Delray Beach developer Frank McKinney — who once donned a loincloth and a red cape to welcome guests to the unveiling of a Manalapan mansion he renovated for sale on speculation — has a new house up his sleeve. Under construction, this one also is on the ocean. It’s in South Palm Beach, abutting the Palm Beach...

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Exuberant Delray Beach developer Frank McKinney — who once donned a loincloth and a red cape to welcome guests to the unveiling of a Manalapan mansion he renovated for sale on speculation — has a new house up his sleeve. Under construction, this one also is on the ocean. It’s in South Palm Beach, abutting the Palm Beach...
House in same neighborhood as Mar-a-Lago sells for about $10 million
 After three years on the market, a custom home in the Palm Beach neighborhood that closes to traffic when President Donald Trump visits Mar-a-Lago has sold. The six-bedroom house at 130 Clarendon Ave. in the town’s Estate Section changed hands for a recorded $9.87 million, according to the deed recorded today by the Palm Beach County...

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After three years on the market, a custom home in the Palm Beach neighborhood that closes to traffic when President Donald Trump visits Mar-a-Lago has sold. The six-bedroom house at 130 Clarendon Ave. in the town’s Estate Section changed hands for a recorded $9.87 million, according to the deed recorded today by the Palm Beach County...
NEW: Palm Beach estate on Billionaires Row sells for $37 million: deed
 Socialite Mary Montgomery’s ocean-to-lake estate at 1800 S. Ocean Blvd. in Palm Beach has sold for more than $37 million, according to a deed recorded today. It is approved for demolition. Montgomery and her late husband, attorney Robert “Bob” M. Montgomery Jr., bought the the 2½ -acre property in 1988 and then...

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Socialite Mary Montgomery’s ocean-to-lake estate at 1800 S. Ocean Blvd. in Palm Beach has sold for more than $37 million, according to a deed recorded today. It is approved for demolition. Montgomery and her late husband, attorney Robert “Bob” M. Montgomery Jr., bought the the 2½ -acre property in 1988 and then...
First-quarter real estate reports show robust sales in Palm Beach
 There’s a reason that traffic seemed heavier than usual in Palm Beach during the height of the season, and it wasn’t just because more snowbirds might have been on the scene. It was also because real estate agents were putting more miles on their cars showing — and as it turns out, selling — their clients properties...

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There’s a reason that traffic seemed heavier than usual in Palm Beach during the height of the season, and it wasn’t just because more snowbirds might have been on the scene. It was also because real estate agents were putting more miles on their cars showing — and as it turns out, selling — their clients properties...
Matthews, Evans plead not guilty to Palm House charges in U.S. court
 A month after their arrests in Palm Beach, Palm House developer Robert “Bob” V. Matthews and real estate attorney Leslie Robert Evans pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal fraud charges related to alleged financial improprieties at the beleaguered Palm House hotel-condominium project on Royal Palm Way. They entered their...

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A month after their arrests in Palm Beach, Palm House developer Robert “Bob” V. Matthews and real estate attorney Leslie Robert Evans pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal fraud charges related to alleged financial improprieties at the beleaguered Palm House hotel-condominium project on Royal Palm Way. They entered their...
Palm Beach real estate: Montgomery home under contract; Minkoff on the move
 Mary Montgomery’s ocean-to-lake estate at 1800 S. Ocean Blvd. landed under contract in the MLS after the Palm Beach granted permission late last month to raze the house and outbuildings. The 2½-acre ocean-to-lake property has been listed for sale with an asking price of $46 million since September. The buildings have 26...

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Mary Montgomery’s ocean-to-lake estate at 1800 S. Ocean Blvd. landed under contract in the MLS after the Palm Beach granted permission late last month to raze the house and outbuildings. The 2½-acre ocean-to-lake property has been listed for sale with an asking price of $46 million since September. The buildings have 26...
Palm Beach OKs contemporary home for site where inlet meets ocean
 Boaters passing through the inlet at the north tip of Palm Beach will have something new to look at, once a contemporary-style house rises on the “point” lot at 149 E. Inlet Drive, immediately west of the Palm Beach jetty. After three presentations to the Architectural Commission, Palm Beachers Myron and Michelle Miller have...

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Boaters passing through the inlet at the north tip of Palm Beach will have something new to look at, once a contemporary-style house rises on the “point” lot at 149 E. Inlet Drive, immediately west of the Palm Beach jetty. After three presentations to the Architectural Commission, Palm Beachers Myron and Michelle Miller have...
Dunbar Road compound wins 2018 Schuler Award for new Palm Beach architecture
 When it comes to living life in a grand Palm Beach mansion, Peter and Leni May have been there, done that. In the 1980s, the couple renovated a 1926 house designed by noted society architect Marion Sims Wyeth at 1410 S. Ocean Blvd. on what is today known as Billionaires Row. “It was a large house that we made larger,” said...

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When it comes to living life in a grand Palm Beach mansion, Peter and Leni May have been there, done that. In the 1980s, the couple renovated a 1926 house designed by noted society architect Marion Sims Wyeth at 1410 S. Ocean Blvd. on what is today known as Billionaires Row. “It was a large house that we made larger,” said...
Seaspray Avenue garden with French accents takes landscape award
 A South Florida homage to a garden in Provence has been honored with the seventh annual Lesly S. Smith Landscape Award by the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach. Joined by colleague Tim Johnson, landscape designer Fernando Wong of Fernando Wong Outdoor Living Design accepted the award Thursday for the design of the grounds of a 1920s-era...

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A South Florida homage to a garden in Provence has been honored with the seventh annual Lesly S. Smith Landscape Award by the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach. Joined by colleague Tim Johnson, landscape designer Fernando Wong of Fernando Wong Outdoor Living Design accepted the award Thursday for the design of the grounds of a 1920s-era...