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By now everyone has heard of Palm Beach Gardens located to the west of North Palm Beach. But the fascinating story of its development is not as widely known. In 1959, John D. MacArthur, a wealthy landowner and man of vision, announced that he was going to turn what was then cattle land and pine forest, into a city of 55,000 homes. He wanted it to have a garden atmosphere and to begin that theme did quite an amazing thing. He heard of an 80-year-old banyan tree in the town of Lake Park, which was going to be destroyed to make way for a dentist’s office. He purchased the tree and $30,000 dollars and 1,008 man hours later he had dug and transported the tree by rail, transplanting it as the centerpiece of his Palm Beach Gardens development. While being transported by the Florida East Coast Railway, the tree shifted and knocked out the Western Union telephone and telegraph lines running adjacent to the railroad, cutting Miami off from communications to the outside world until they were finally repaired. The following year he purchased and moved a second banyan, but fortunately with no mishaps. The trees are still growing strong some 55 years later and are on the logo shield of the Gardens.
With a population now at approximately 50,000, MacArthur’s vision has come to light 37 years after his death, with fine shopping, the headquarters for the Professional Golfer’s Association of America, 12 golf courses within the city limits, and has been host to The Honda Classic, the 1983 Ryder Cup and two PGA championships. Residents include six professional golfers on the PGA Tour, two well-known tennis professionals, a former world champion boxer, an award winning actor, baseball greats and many other notables in their fields.
Now for sale is an elaborate 16th century Italian Renaissance Villa-style mansion romantically overlooking a lake dotted with waterlilies near its grassy shore. The 16,000-square-foot home with six bedrooms and eight baths also includes a ballroom, kitchen with limestone walls, cherry cabinets and granite countertops, two pantries, two Sub-Zero refrigerators, two Bosch dishwashers, and a 60-inch Wolf range. Also a tennis court, pool, office, billiard room, den, library, gym and guest house. For more information.
Italian Renaissance mansion on a lake in exclusive Palm Beach Gardens, Florida - a golfer’s paradise, priced at $30 million.