Preservation Redefined: Transforming a historic West Palm Beach Residence

Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Flamingo Park in West Palm Beach, this synthesis of historical and contemporary coastal architecture draws inspiration from the legacy of South Florida Modernism. As a Florida Historic Resource site, the planning approvals process requires that changes to the original property maintain specific historic and stylistic conditions.

Brent and Marc are masters of their craft. They think through every detail while keeping in mind the overall architectural vision set forth for the client from the beginning of the process.

Gopal Rajegowda

The joint renovation and addition blends the historic structure with the clients aesthetic and programmatic needs. The project involved a transformation of the entire property, including adding a garage, remodelling the historic carriage house, and lifting the house 10-feet for several months in order to demolish the foundation and recast the slab. 

Plan View

The entire site functions as a series of interlocking rooms woven together, from interior to exterior. Modern additions add sophistication and functionality, while preserving existing historical features. Street elevations stay true to the original 1938 facade. A new courtyard and loggia extend behind the residence, updating the character of the interior-exterior experience. Embracing the verdant landscape of the climate, century-old banyan trees and palms form the primary wall of the courtyard.