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Private Palm Beach

By (author) Jennifer Ash Rudick
By (author) Alex McLean


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  • This lavish volume features 20 fascinating residences all from the most renowned Palm Beach architects
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A definitive collection, edited by one of the world’s pre-eminent authorities on populism.
Both old and new money flocks to Palm Beach for “the season”, and the houses that line the oceanfront and Intercoastal Waterway exhibit a remarkable range of approaches to living under the subtropical sun. Among the twenty homes that are featured in this lavish volume are those of Dorothy Spreckels Munn and Lilly Pulitzer Rousseau. All the most renowned Palm Beach architects — Addison Mizner, Maurice Fatio, Howard Major, and Belford Shoumate — are represented.
But author Jennifer Ash also takes us off the beaten path to fascinating residences known to natives alone: an artist’s bungalow on the bohemian Root Trail, a luxuriously appointed yet fully seaworthy yacht, a cozy retreat in a landmark church. And while relating the gossip-packed history of many of the island’s famous residents, she gives us a guided tour of interiors created by both local and world-renowned designers, including David Easton and Juan Pablo Molyneux.
From the rococo splendor of Mar-a-Lago — designed by Joseph Urban for Marjorie Merriweather Post and now owned by Donald Trump — to the ultra-modern chic of a house by Richard Meier, Private Palm Beach affords intimate access to life behind the island’s meticulously manicured hedges.

About the Author

Jennifer Ash Rudick is the author of several books on interior design, the design editor at large for Galerie magazine, and a producer of documentary films, including the award-winning Iris (with Maysles Films) and Scandalous.

Alex Mclean is the photographer of Private New York and Private Palm Beach. He lives in New York and his work appears in the New York Times, Metropolitan Home. Mirabella, and Vanity Fair.

Abbeville Press
19th Aug 2021
World excluding USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia
261 mm x 261 mm
180 Pages
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