Marion Sims Wyeth is a famous American architect. Lemon Hill in Gulf Stream Florida is one of his primarypieces. Built-in 1939, it was originally listed at $12.5 million in 2017. It’s now listed for $9.5 million. The Georgian style two-story mansion has 2.63 acres of land. In addition to the main house, it has a pool house, caretakers house, and a two-car garage.
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Marion Sims Wyeth
Marion Sims Wyeth was an architect with many famous homes in his resume. He was born in New York City. He attended Princeton before studying in Paris in 1913-1914. He moved to Palm Beach in 1919. He was the first Palm Beach architect to become an elected fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
His homes include a property owned by Donald Trump, known as Mar-a-Lago. Mar-a-Lago takes inspiration from European palaces, and is absolutely decadent in its luxurious design. He also designed Doris Duke’s Shangri-La in Honolulu.
He’s known as one of Florida’s elite society architects, and for bringing luxury and class to a wide range of architectural styles. According to architect R.D. Dragistic, “He really was an architect who understood this type of client. He could produce work to their wishes that were still done by him — beautifully architecturally resolved, carefully done, but each one expressive of these clients who were used to having everything that they want, their fantasy.”
Location, Location, Location
Florida real estate isn’t easy to come by. Lemon Hill is a water lover’s paradise. It’s adjacent to a protected nature preserve, and located at the end of a canal near the Intracoastal waterway. It offers 65 feet of water frontage, and easy access to the Atlantic Ocean. The tropical climate and higher elevation of the ridge offer lush vista views and seclusion.
The compound retains its classic style and historical charm. A large lawn frames the yellow and white Georgian estate. The 6,000 sq ft home has four bedrooms and six bathrooms in the main house. You’ll find high ceilings, several fireplaces, and paraquat floors. The foyer has a classic curved staircase. It features a beige tile floor and delicate white railings. The large modern kitchen and formal dining room are perfect for entertaining.
The main house has a service entrance, and the estate includes a caretaker house with two bedrooms. The pool house has a bedroom as well. It features a large swimming pool and an outdoor dining area.
The best feature of the home is the cypress paneled library which also includes a full bar. The cozy atmosphere is perfect for relaxing with a book and sipping a martini. The library gives access to the pool terrace as well.
The Lemon Hill estate provides maximum privacy and security. The gated compound has an alarm system. The backup generator and hurricane shutters allow it to weather storms safely. The elevator adds convenience without interfering with the traditional feel of the home.