The Palm Beach Town Council voted 4-1 yesterday not to designate a Mediterranean Revival-style house at 100 El Bravo Way a landmark, the Palm Beach Daily News reported.
The council agreed with the owners’ expert and attorney that a 2,000-square-foot addition to the property, designed in 1922 by Marion Sims Wyeth, had altered the building’s form to such an extent that it no longer met landmark criteria. Part of that work included adding a second floor to the north portion of the house.
“As sympathetic as I am to the landmark concept in town, this is a different house. It doesn’t serve as a representative specimen of Wyeth, or Wyeth and Major. I just think remnants are not enough,” said Council member Michael Pucillo, who made the motion against landmark designation. [Palm Beach Daily News]