Back in summer 2014, veteran financial services executive Richard Thornburgh and his wife Cornelia paid real estate investor Ian M. Kean $9 million for a chic Florida estate resting amid the exclusive Everglades Island community of Palm Beach. Now, nine years later, the place has just popped up on the market again, asking $39 million.
Built in the mid-1950s, but extensively renovated in 2016, the property includes a main Bermuda-style residence and separate guesthouse — for a total of seven bedrooms and six baths in almost 5,000 square feet of island-inspired living space. Separated from the mainland by the Intercoastal Waterway, the half-acre-plus parcel comes complete with 150 feet of waterfront footage, a floating dock, boat lift and an all-new seawall.
As for the main house, it’s adorned throughout with rustic hardwood floors and vaulted pickled-wood ceilings, and features a formal living room with fireplace, as well as a family room boasting sliding glass doors spilling out to a covered fireside loggia ideal for al fresco lounging and entertaining. The formal dining room connects to a gourmet kitchen outfitted with custom cabinetry, high-end stainless appliances, an eat-in island and a breakfast nook, and five lower-level bedrooms include one that’s been converted into a den/media room.
Sequestered by itself on the upper floor is an expansive master retreat sporting a private balcony, sitting areas, dual walk-in closets, and luxe bath equipped with dual vanities and a large two-person shower. Outdoors, the grassy and garden-laced grounds are spotlighted by a 40-foot infinity-edge pool flanked by a sundeck and the aforementioned guesthouse, which has its own bedroom, bath, living room, wet bar and pergola. There’s also a whole-house generator and an attached two-car garage.
The listing is held by Liza Pulitzer and Whitney McGurk of Brown Harris Stevens.