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Built in 1886, this Queen Anne Victorian, 5,000-square-foot wooden cottage is the oldest house in Palm Beach and is historically important as the home of Palm Beach founder Henry Morrison Flagler. In 1985 the cottage was designated an historic landmark by the Palm Beach Landmark Preservation Commission.

Restoration included moving the building to a new site and rehabilitation for reuse as offices and a meeting center. A thorough retrofitting to meet the modern code requirements and the installation of new mechanical and electrical systems preceded the meticulous interior restoration and decoration to resemble photographs taken in the 1890s. The completely reconstructed exterior includes an entrance foyer addition, custom-designed stained glass and the repair or duplication of all wood trim and details.

Click to view photos:

1. Sea Gull Cottage    

2. Interior View    


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