January 19, 2022

Rayjin Teppanyaki

Beauty in design

Following legal dispute, renovation moving forward on 1923 Mizner-designed home

The owner of the landmarked, lakefront estate at 800 S. County Rd. is moving forward with renovations after litigation forced a pause last year. The Venetian-style home designed by Addison Mizner and built in 1923 is at a low elevation and vulnerable to flooding from the Lake Worth Lagoon.

Soon after a extensive-functioning dispute with neighbors practically derailed her attempts to elevate and restore an historic property on South County Street, Ann Desruisseaux is relocating ahead with renovation options.

Desruisseaux, who is co-trustee of the Desruisseaux land trust that purchased the Venetian-style dwelling for $24 million in January 2020, attained unanimous acceptance from the town’s  Landmarks Preservation Fee last 7 days to make a range of modifications to the lakefront estate that was built by Addison Mizner and created in 1923.

People improvements, which include things like the removing and relocation of several home windows and doors as nicely as other additions and reductions, are part of a comprehensive renovation prepare that calls for a partial demolition, elevation, additions and a total restoration of the small-lying home.

The dwelling, at 800 S. County Street, is vulnerable to flooding from the Lake Truly worth Lagoon.