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A classic palm beach mediterranean home gets glamorized

There is a relaxed sophistication about the interiors of this Palm Beach Intracoastal home, but it is also peppered with an array of stunning yet unexpected elements. In the living room, for example, a pair of glass tables by Fredrikson Stallard filled with white feathers flank a tufted sofa, while the dining room wows with a vintage Italian chandelier that required three people to painstakingly attach its 120 hanging glass balls. But designer Andrew Sheinman and his team of Kristine Greenblatt and Peggy Gubelmann had a way of weaving these statement pieces together with elegant yet comfortable upholstered seating and silk area rugs to make everything feel effortless and somehow a little less imposing. “The existing house was very traditional, and we introduced an eclectic mix that made it fresh,” Sheinman says. “It’s now a wonderful place for a glamorous couple to live and entertain.” 
But the couple in question, empty nesters with a large blended family that includes 10 grandchildren, had other things in mind when they started shopping for waterfront property. In fact, their initial attraction to the house wasn’t the size or the layout. Rather, one of their prime considerations was the dock with water deep enough to oat their yacht. The house also had the advantage of sitting on a lot set high enough to ensure optimal seclusion. As the wife explains, “The house is set at such a height so that we can enjoy the views while maintaining privacy.” 
Good thing, too. After the transformation of the many small rooms and meandering hallways into commodious living spaces that factored in the soft tropical surroundings, the desire to peer inside the beautifully appointed digs would prove irresistible. “The owners live full time in an old Tudor in Michigan, and for this house, they purposefully asked for a look that was traditional Palm Beach meets contemporary Hollywood glamour,” says Sheinman, whose creative hand is evident everywhere from the recommendation of a new frameless glass window wall and leveled floor, which makes stepping from the living room to the rear terrace one seamless motion, to the crisp stone-and-grass grid that forms the auto court.