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Palm Beach Living by Jennifer Ash Ruddick

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Explore the pleasures of life in the homes and gardens of the legendary tropical island of Palm Beach

Could it be the subtropical climate and seaside breezes that have drawn multiple generations to Palm Beach for more than a century? Or does its timeless appeal lie in its unique mixture of charming bungalows, sleek minimalist houses, chic apartments, and iconic Mediterranean Revival residences by such legendary architects as Maurice Fatio and John Volk? Though the nation’s most exclusive barrier island is perennially thronged with visitors, few have seen the private homes and gardens showcased in Palm Beach Living. Some of the homes incorporate the exuberant colors of the island’s tropical flora; others opt for a soothing, more neutral palette to contrast with the surrounding landscape. All embrace indoor/outdoor living, and each reflects the singular aesthetic of the owner, realized with the help of renowned architects, including Fairfax & Sammons, Chris Stone and David Fox, Daniel Kahan, and Jeffrey W. Smith; superb landscape architects such as Mario Nievera, Jorge Sánchez, and Fernando Wong; and such world-class interior designers as Tom Scheerer, Mark D. Sikes, the late Carleton Varney, Frank de Biasi, Mimi McMakin, Amanda Lindroth, Kim Coleman, and Jonathan Adler. Expertly guided by native Palm Beacher Jennifer Ash Rudick, with photographs by Nick Mele, readers are granted an intimate look at the best in tropical living.