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Many listings boast publishing pedigree—after all, why wouldn't a broker want potential buyers to know that a certain property was nice enough to be featured in, say, Dwell or Elle Decor? But it's not every day that one happens upon a listing that's at once the home of a world-renowned interior designer and architect and the subject of an Architectural Digest feature. Such is the case with Campion Platt's seven-bedroom Colonial Revival in Palm Beach, Fla., which he and wife Tatiana use in winter. Built in 1924 as a Mission-style home, the property was renovated 12 years later by architect Gustav Maass, who added elements such as a large bay window, and was recently landmarked by the Palm Beach Landmarks Preservation Commission for being "in perfect scale and form with the neighborhood." About those light, breezy interiors: "We wanted to rewrite some of the Palm Beach rules and to create a tropical sense of luxury in a fresh, bohemian way: colorful, historic, modern and intimate," Platt told Arch Digest in the Sept. 2009 issue. He was inspired by the 1988 drama White Mischief: "I liked the gauzy white curtains, the dark woods, the African influence overlaying the British colonial bones of the houses—and the mischief in the air." The home is listed for $3.295M.
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