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The historic Palm Beach house was the first commission of John Volk

A Spanish style home features white stucco, striped awnings, and an elaborate wood portico at the entrance. Andy Frame for Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in Palm Beach, Florida, this four-bedroom, four-and-a-half beauty was the first commission of the late architect John Volk. Known for creating homes for the rich and famous in Florida and other resort communities like the Bahamas, Volk built a reputation on lavish design. Many of his early projects were in the Mediterranean Revival style, but throughout his career the architect sought to bring the outside in through windows, pools, and verdant gardens.

This 4,459-square-foot residence was constructed in 1925 with the help of Gustav Maass, an apprentice to another Palm Beach legend: Addison Mizner. A recent restoration reworked the home’s floorplan to make it more open, but much of the original style remains.

The home features a red tiled roof with an elaborate wood portico at the entrance. You’ll find elegant ornamentation and arched windows throughout, with many windows looking out onto a pool and garden courtyard. The kitchen is splashy and new, with a gray-blue navy and marble island. Upstairs, the master bedroom leads out to a wrought-iron and wood balcony and a bathroom with an oversized freestanding tub.

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A long, narrow pool sits in a grassy lawn surrounded by fruit trees and potted plants.
An outdoor lap pool is surrounding by lavish gardens.
A living room features a concrete fireplace, bright yellow couch, purple chairs, and a red rug under a chandelier.
An elaborate fireplace sets the tone for an open, dramatic living room.
A dining room with a chandelier, clear glass table, and eight clear chairs with blue cushions.
The dining room features raised alcove ceilings and airy windows.
A kitchen has white cabinets, marble countertops, and a dark blue island.
The kitchen has been recently updated with high-end features.
A bedroom has a seating area with two chairs and a coffee table in the front and access to a patio.
The master bedroom features access out to a wrought iron and wood second-story patio.
A long bathroom has white countertops, two circle gold mirrors, navy cabinets, and a freestanding white tub.
The white, navy, and gold motif from the kitchen is echoed in the bathroom.