Trust of late fashion icon Arnold Scaasi sells Palm Beach estate

Scaasi designed gowns for five First Ladies

Aug.August 01, 2019 10:30 AM
Arnold Scaasi and his Palm Beach property (Credit: Getty Images, Realtor)

Arnold Scaasi and his Palm Beach property (Credit: Getty Images, Realtor)

The trust of the late fashion designer Arnold Scaasi sold a Palm Beach home for $5.9 million.

The trust sold the 3,691-square-foot house at 137 Dunbar Road for $1,598 per square foot, records show. Kenneth Endelson, chairman of homebuilder Kenco Communities, and his wife Cheryl bought the home.

Scaasi designed the gowns of First Ladies Mamie Eisenhower, Barbara Bush, and Hillary Clinton and also designed gowns for Elizabeth Taylor, Mary Tyler Moore and Brooke Astor.

He was born in Montreal and got his start working in New York City with the designer Charles James. In 1969, he gained recognition when Barbra Streisand accepted the Oscar for “Funny Girl” wearing a pantsuit designed by Scaasi, according to published reports.

Scassi and his long-time partner Parker Ladd were often seen at social events in Palm Beach, where the couple would spend their winters. Scaasi died in 2015 at age 85 and Ladd died in 2017 at age 89.

The home has six bedrooms and six-and-a half bathrooms. It was sold in an off-market deal, according to The house was originally built in 1957.

In 2018, the home was listed for $7.9 million, according to RedFin. It was last purchased in 2001 for $3.3 million, according to records.

Endelson has developed and is currently developing home communities in South Florida, including homes in Arden a 1,200-acre master planned community in western Palm Beach County, and The Shores at Boca Raton, a 350-home community on Yamato Road.

Dunbar Road has attracted a number of wealthy homebuyers. In December, Tom Elghanayan and his wife Madeline Hult Elghanayan paid $8.1 million for a home at 235 Dunbar Road, property records show. The Elghanayan family is worth more than $2 billion as of 2015, according to Forbes.

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