Custom home to replace Estate Section property

A rendering of 101 Via Marina
A rendering of 101 Via Marina

A new custom-built structure may soon replace a 1920s-era house at 540 South Ocean Boulevard in the Estate Section of Palm Beach – the address has recently been changed to 101 Via Marina. Architectural commissioners are reviewing the plans on Friday.

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Businessman Peter Wood wants to raze the home, which he acquired from billionaire philanthropist Jon Stryker for $22.9 million last May, according to the Palm Beach Daily News.

If Wood gets his way, a two-story Palladian-style residence featuring a partial basement and two-story guesthouse will replace the current home. Harold Smith of Smith and Moore Architects are handling the design. [Palm Beach Daily News]Christopher Cameron