Regarded as one of Delray Beach’s most coveted Mizner Era Mediterranean properties, ”Villa Abrigo“ (House of Comfort) is located in the heart of downtown on exclusive ”Banker’s Row“ and offers an extraordinary opportunity to live and work in Delray Beach. Behind a Spanish inspired stucco wall with an iron gated entry, you discover a private tropical oasis with lush bougainvillea, hibiscus, Royal Poinciana and a 100 year old Banyan tree. An inviting courtyard entry with original water fountain, three hand honed pecky cypress doors with classic decorative tile steps leads you into the lovingly restored main house originally built in 1926. See more remarks.
The grand living room features vaulted open beam pecky cypress ceilings, original Cuban tile floors, original decorative iron wall sconces, a wood burning fireplace and a dramatic arched window which floods the room with light. The kitchen has been completely redone with state of the art stainless steel appliances, including a gas Viking range, granite counters and new cabinetry while keeping the vintage style. Additionally a dining nook, pantry and new laundry room has been added for modern conveniences. The main floor offers two spacious bedrooms with oak flooring, one with an office/library possibility and a marble and travertine bath with French shower. The second level master bedroom opens onto a romantic terrace overlooking the tropical gardens. A second bedroom features a Juliet balcony and the second bath offers original claw tub and pewter accessories. The large backyard has a covered lanai, an original coral water fountain, Pony Tail Palms and a Banyan Tree. The Carriage house has been transformed into a fully equipped, income producing one bedroom guest house with a private courtyard entrance and gated driveway. This fine property is part of the Palm Beach historic society home tour and merits a historic plaque. Located in the Old School Square Historic Art District, zoning allows for the possibility of mixed uses such as office, residential, retail, restaurant, etc. Do not miss the rare opportunity to own this prize property.