A 36,000-square-foot Palm Beach mansion built in 2016 was demolished on Tuesday. Estee Lauder’s successor, William Lauder, bought the house for his $110 million, and he demolished it less than a year later.
The building, located at 1071 N. Ocean Boulevard, was discovered last week in a driveway gate notice referring to a demolition permit being reviewed by the town, which said the owner intended to “demolish” the home. . Palm Beach Daily News.
Now known as the most expensive demolition ever to take place on Tony Island, construction workers used heavy equipment to tear through the walls of a French Normandy mansion, turning the once-gorgeous building into rubble. I was.
Lauder purchased the home in a non-market transaction in December 2021. Prior to that, in 2019, it was sold to a company related to investor Thomas P. Salis and his wife Susan for his $40.8 million.
According to the Daily News, the property spans two lots, and no plans have been submitted to city hall for new residences that could span both.
The Post reached out to Mr. Lauder for comment.
The crew was spotted by the Daily News vandalizing a house next to a vacant lot owned by the loader through another entity. Lawns, motor courts and landscaping on the property were also removed.
With 242 feet of seaside views, the now-destroyed home has 7 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms and was built by Hugh Davis. Separately, there were two guest apartments.
In 2019, the roof was changed from red barrel tiles to a calm gray single.
Previously described as “a one-of-a-kind custom estate”, it didn’t seem to fit the custom tastes of the loader.
Other amenities included a library, home theater, wine room, fitness center, and barber shop. Outdoor amenities included a loggia, summer kitchen, infinity pool and spa.
Combined, two adjacent properties owned by Lauder sit on over 2.25 acres with approximately 375 feet of beachfront.
The mansion had previously been criticized by locals at city hall meetings. They thought the property was too big compared to other homes in the neighborhood.