1608 Lake Avenue, West Palm Beach Property Listing: MLS® #RX-10508878

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Peg Delp

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  • Office 561-455-3300
  • Cell 561-436-5560

1608 Lake Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL – $2,395,000

  • 10 Beds
  • 10 Baths
  • 7,784 Sqft
  • .47 Acres
  • 10 Beds
  • 10 Baths
  • 7,784 Sqft
  • .47 Acres

1608 Lake Avenue

The largest landmarked residence located in the popular Grandview Heights Historic District adjacent to downtown West Palm Beach, this property is located 5 blocks off the intracoastal waterway and is currently configured to be a spacious residence for the property owners with 7 rentable units. The main historic structure features 4967 square feet with 6 bedrooms 4 1/2 bathrooms. In addition, there is a separate 2817 square ft newer structure with 5 bed & breakfast units which feature ensuite bathrooms, outside private entrances, terraces and balconies. The current bed & breakfast operation at the property, Grandview Gardens Bed & Breakfast, is one of the highest rated public lodging facilities in the state.This historic property comes with a loyal client base, 100+ 5-star reviews across a multitude of third party hotel booking syndicates, and over 400 positive reviews on TripAdvisor. The public school district for this property includes Palm Beach Public Elementary on Palm Beach island, the highest rated elementary school in Palm Beach County. One of the highest rated high schools in Florida, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, is walking distance. IMAGINE owning a historic Palm Beach estate, so charming, unique and rich with history that visitors have described it as ''the Secret Garden of the Palm Beaches'' and ''Enchanting from the moment you step foot on the property''. THE MAIN RESIDENCE ("Grandview Gardens B & B"): Nestled back in a tropical garden setting on a beautiful tree lined street, this historically landmarked 1925 Mediterranean Revival has been carefully restored and transformed into one of the Palm Beach area's most unique, intimate resort/residences. The property boasts 8 a large gathering room, commercial grade kitchen, an office, and the perfect configuration for entertaining your guests -- paid guests or visitors. Lush, tropical gardens and a quaint winding path leads guests to the romantic picturesque entrance of the Bed & Breakfast. Upon entering the estate be prepared to be swept away by the vaulted foyer/living room exuding historical charm through the pecky cypress finishes and the focal coral stone fireplace. The formal dining space and breakfast loggia showcase the continuation of Spanish Mediterranean influences throughout the home. The wood and teracotta floors and arched doorways flowing throughout the estate are some examples of the periodic architectural details prevalent in the home. There are laundry facilities and a two car garage with plenty of parking on the quiet street. Located along Howard Park in Grandview Heights, one of West Palm Beach's most desirable downtown neighborhoods with easy access (5-10 min) to Palm Beach and the beaches. Walking distance to the main attractions of downtown West Palm Beach, including City Place, Himmel Theater, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, The Norton Museum of Art, and an abundance of excellent cuisine!. As an option, buyers can also add the property at 734 Palm Street next door for 3 more additional bedrooms for $455,000. Listed separately but can be part of total B&B operation.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #RX-10508878
  • Price$2,395,000
  • Bedrooms10
  • Bathrooms10.00
  • Full Baths9
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage7,784
  • Acres0.47
  • Year Built1925
  • TypeResidential
  • Sub-TypeSingle Family Homes
  • StyleMediterranean, Spanish
  • StatusPrice Change

Community Information

  • Address1608 Lake Avenue
  • Area5430
  • CityWest Palm Beach
  • CountyPalm Beach
  • StateFL
  • Zip Code33401


  • # of Garages2
  • ViewPool, Garden
  • WaterfrontNone
  • Has PoolYes
  • PoolHeated


Pool, Tennis, Bike - Jog, Picnic Area, Sidewalks, Bike Storage, Manager on Site, Street Lights


3-Phase Electric, Public Water, Public Sewer, Cable


Garage - Attached, Street, Guest


  • HeatingCentral, Electric
  • CoolingElectric, Ceiling Fan, Central
  • FireplaceYes
  • # of Stories2
  • Stories2.00

Interior Features

Ctdrl/Vault Ceilings, Fireplace(s), Pantry, Foyer, Fire Sprinkler, Walk-in Closet, Volume Ceiling, Stack Bedrooms, French Door, W/D Hookup, Decorative Fireplace


Washer, Dryer, Refrigerator, Range - Electric, Dishwasher, Water Heater - Elec, Disposal, Ice Maker, Microwave, Smoke Detector, Auto Garage Open, Freezer, Wall Oven


  • WindowsArched, Blinds, Drapes
  • RoofS-Tile, Comp Rolled
  • ConstructionCBS, Frame, Frame/Stucco

Exterior Features

Fence, Outdoor Shower, Open Patio, Covered Balcony, Auto Sprinkler, Custom Lighting

Lot Description

1/4 to 1/2 Acre, Corner Lot, Sidewalks

School Information

  • ElementaryPalm Beach Public
  • MiddleConniston Middle School


Forest Hill Community High School

Additional Information

  • ZoningSF14(c
  • HOA Fees0.00

Listing Details

  • OfficeCompass Florida LLC
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Price Change History for 1608 Lake Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL (MLS® #RX-10508878)

Date Details Change
Status Changed from Active to Price Change
Price Reduced from $2,495,000 to $2,395,000 $100,000 (4.01%)
Status Changed from Price Change to Active
Status Changed from Active to Price Change
Price Reduced from $2,950,000 to $2,495,000 $455,000 (15.42%)
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Listing information last updated on February 17th, 2020 at 1:52am EST.

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