Non-HOA private 1929 homestead historic multi-structure-zoned (2 buildings) at the highest-point of Palm Beach Lakes Blvd (~22' above sea-level) per topology maps. In Florida, "22' above sea-level" constitutes, "location, location, location".

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

I have lived in this property full-time for more-than four years. My neighbors are friendly, polite, respectful, encouraging, appreciative, and humanistic. A major city-oriented buyer is the perfect fit for understanding the diversity and social rhythms. It's an urban, "city scene", with all the urban dynamics.

THE DISTINCTIONS

- Corner lot

- Zoned multi-family, 2-building max.

- Main street (heavy-trafficked, main thoroughfare per DOT metrics)

- Two physical addresses: 717 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd and 1310 Division Avenue. You can build TWO distinct structures on this lot, but you cannot sub-divide the lot. The rear structure was bull-dozed. I don't know what the constraints are for a new second structure (size, height, etc.), or whether or not that new structure would be subject to, "historic" classification. You would have to check with the city regarding the allegedly, "180 possible uses" for this property. I make no assertions, warranties, guarantees, (expressed or implied), nor provide guidance to potential buyers. It is the buyer's responsibility to perform, "due diligence" regarding the property potential.

- If not considering a second structure, the backyard MAY be suitable for the primary home footprint expansion, a garage with upstairs office, perhaps a pool, parking spaces, etc. I can presently park up to 8 cars on half of the grassy back lot, ample, "off street" parking for the home, plus street parking, and two cars in garage and driveway.

- It is my unverified understanding the property can be utilized for limited mixed-use social-services-oriented purposes (i.e., house of worship, drug rehab, daycare center, social services-oriented law firms, etc.). Again, it is up to the buyer to perform their due diligence regarding potential uses of the property. I have been told by the city the property can be used for, "180 varying purposes". I have not verified this information.

COOL PROVENANCE

As second owner since 1929, I am told this home was owned by the descendants of the first oral surgeon in this West Palm Beach city area. I have been told he hosted overnight guests, jazz legends, when they performed at the, "Sunset Lounge" jazz club just a few blocks south. Cool. Very cool. The property has, "great vibes".

UTILITIES
- Gas for cooking, clothes dryer, and water heating.
- Electric for lights and other electronics.

ELDER-FRIENDLY

- Full bath and bedroom on first floor.

CONVENIENCE

- Located "just far enough away from the 'Times Square-like' noises, a less-than five minute car drive delivers you to the heart of the City of West Palm Beach proper (i.e., "downtown" Clematis Street, The Kravis Performing Arts Center (cultural performing arts center), The newly-expanded Norton Museum, Dreyfoos School of the Arts (a leading performing arts high school - Burt Reynold's attended this high school when it was named differently), Flagler Drive (i.e., Inter-coastal drive, "SunFest" music festivals, fireworks, arts events, green markets, etc.), Palm Beach (the actual beach), and yes, the inter-coastal can be seen from the second story. There's a performing arts school across the street, multiple houses of worship, Good Samaritan ( "Good Sam" ) hospital minutes away and plenty of shopping (i.e., stores, "CityPlace (now being renamed, 'Rosemary Square'", movie theaters, CVS, Whole Foods, Home Depot, gas stations, the Palm Beach Lakes Outlet Mall, etc.), and minutes to board a, "Bright Line" train to Fort Lauderdale or Miami. Perhaps best of all, a ten minute car drive delivers you to Palm Beach International Airport (PBI).

To view the property:

Buyer-brokers ARE welcome. To discourage, "Sunday shoppers" and for security reasons, all prospective buyers MUST submit a notarized bank letter stating their ability to purchase this property with cash on-hand, via bank letterhead, accompanied with the explicit authorization SELLER (me) is authorized to verify the funds exist BEFORE prospective buyer and-or their fiduciary buyer-broker is-are permitted view the property. No exceptions.

SALES CONTRACT TERMS:

Cash-in-hand buyers only. Period. That means, "no bank financing". Why? No meaningful comps. Unique property. Buyer-brokers ARE welcome, but buyer pays buyer-broker fee since the buyer-broker IS the buyer's fiduciary. I regret I have to emphasize this point. No, "seller brokers". Hence, "For sale by owner". I regret I have to emphasize this point.

An upfront, non-refundable 10% (certified check) down-payment must be deposited to my Real Estate lawyer's escrow account accompanied by, "meeting of the minds" executed sales contract. The only, "sales contract escape clause" (contingency) is, "inspection". The buyer may waive this contingency, if desired to, "fast track" a closing if the property location is sought more-than the home itself. For example, envision, "high-top condo towers" at 22' above sea-level some day. Envision a, "land lease". Etc. Etc. Again, seller makes no assertions the property can be used for any specific purpose. Buyer performs due-diligence.

Sold, "As Is". "Quick close" possible. Price is firm. Non-negotiable. If you cannot afford this unique property you cannot benefit from acquiring a key strategic investment. My opinion.

Enjoy your day. Sales Agents: Call ONLY if-when you have YOUR buyer. Don't waste your time or mine. Thank you.

Interior Features

  • Stories: 2
  • Square Feet: 1,980
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Additional Rooms: 6
    • MasterBath
    • DiningRoom
    • FamilyRoom
    • Office
    • LaundryRoom
    • WalkInCloset
  • Floor Coverings
    • Carpet
    • Laminate
    • Concrete
    • Tile
    • Hardwood
  • Appliances
    • Dishwasher
    • GarbageDisposal
    • Refrigerator
    • Microwave
    • Dryer
    • Freezer
    • RangeOven
    • Washer
  • Heating & Cooling
    • Central AC
    • Central Heating
  • Interior Keywords:
    • Security System
    • Mother-in-law Apartment

Exterior Features

  • Built in: 1929
  • Structure Type: Multi-Family
  • Lot Size: 6,969 Sq. Ft.
  • Parking: 1 Space
    • Attached Garage
    • On-street
    • Off-street
  • View Types:
    • City
    • Water
  • Exterior Keywords:
    • Fenced Yard
    • Deck
    • Patio
    • Sprinkler System

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  • Commute via Transit:
    15.25%
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Area Schools

Conniston Middle School
Grades 6-8
5/10
GreatSchools Rating
K. E. Cunningham/canal Point Elementary School
Grades PK-5
5/10
GreatSchools Rating
Village Academy
Grades PK
4/10
GreatSchools Rating
Pahokee Middle/senior High School
Grades PK-12
3/10
GreatSchools Rating
Forest Hill Community High School
Grades 9-12
3/10
GreatSchools Rating

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