With the available inventory of single-family homes so tight, some Palm Beach house-hunters who might not otherwise have considered buying a townhouse have reconsidered.
Especially when the residence in question has been “beautifully maintained,” as the sales listing described a 1998 townhouse that just changed hands for a recorded $7.375 million in a duplex on the near North End.
The deed recorded Thursday shows Byron De Jarne sold the property, which he bought for a recorded $3.45 million in November 2020. The deed lists him with an address in the Winthrop House condominium building across town.
The deed lists the buyer as a Florida limited liability company named after the address at 246 Everglade Ave. Business records give no clue to the identity of anyone behind that entity, other than Gunster attorney Brad McPherson, who is the company’s authorized representative. The buying entity’s mailing address is in care of the law firm in West Palm Beach, the deed shows.
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The two-level townhouse has four bedrooms and 4,202 square feet of living space inside and out, according to the listing prepared by Brown Harris Stevens agent Pat McInerney.
Among the layout’s features are a dining area and a kitchen with a breakfast spot. Other amenities include marble floors, a private elevator and an air-conditioned, two-car garage. The townhouse also has its own pool.
Agent Margit Brandt of Compass Florida acted on behalf of the buyer, according to the multiple listing service.
The unit that shares a wall with the townhouse is also on the market, listed by Douglas Elliman Real Estate agent Samantha Curry. The MLS shows Curry has a contract pending on the townhome at 242 Everglade Ave., which is priced at $8.25 million. That’s the same price McInerney had set for the unit next door.
McInerney also represented seller De Jarne in December when he paid a recorded $2.7 million for his two-bedroom condo, No. 419, in the oceanfront Winthrop House at 100 Worth Ave., according to the MLS. Agent Christine Franks of Sotheby’s International Realty acted for the sellers in that deal, Bernard Ian and Sandra Hannah Myron of London.
Darrell Hofheinz is a USA TODAY Network of Florida journalist who writes about Palm Beach real estate in his weekly “Beyond the Hedges” column. He welcomes tips about real estate news on the island. Email email@example.com, call (561) 820-3831 or tweet @PBDN_Hofheinz. Help support our journalism. Subscribe today.
This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Daily News: Palm Beach townhouse sale tops $7 million on the near North End